Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Would you read more? A First Chapter/First Paragraph Tuesday Intro

My fellow book blogger at Bibliophile By the Sea hosts "First Chapter/First Paragraph Tuesday Intros" where she shares the first paragraph sometimes two from a book she is reading or thinking about reading soon. I've decided to join in with this opening excerpt from a book that the author sent me.  Tell me what you think... would you read on, or not?

 A Love & Beyond by Dan Sofer
Amazon Digital Services, Inc./Dan Sofer, March 5, 2015

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Marshmallow Mayhem Blitz

Marshmallow Mayhem cover

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In this sequel to BANANA BAMBOOZLE, all Cassidy Dunne wants is a road trip to bond with her niece and some gooey campfire s’mores. What she gets is an extra serving of mayhem — marijuana brownies, creepy locals, an ardent admirer, a precocious canine cohort, and a dead body.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Positron? Not Positive.

The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood

Which would you choose if you had the choice between staying unemployed and homeless, and cutting yourself off from the rest of society but with job security and a home to live in? What if having a home meant you had no real freedom? On the other hand, what if having your freedom meant poverty and constantly running away from rapists, thieves or worse.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Becoming Nora

Nora Webster by Colm Tóibín

Everyone loved Maurice Webster. While she was married to him, Nora lived quietly in his shadow. Then he fell ill, and as his death approached, Nora was totally devoted, practically ignoring her sons and daughters in order to care for him. Now that he's gone, Nora has become something of a tragic celebrity. More importantly, now Nora has to find a new normal for both herself and her children.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

The Monsters Within

The Determined Heart by Antoinette May

The bulk of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's fame came from her novel "Frankenstein." However, she was also married to Percy Bysshe Shelley, and the daughter of two well-known writers, Mary Wollstonecraft and William Godwin. This novel examines the life of this woman who, in the early 1800s, wrote a penultimate horror novel, and was arguably one of the first writers of science fiction.