Friday, September 30, 2016

Different? Yes, but…

Today Will be Different by Maria Semple


Eleanor is having a very difficult time right now. Her budding cross-dressing son is once again pretending to be sick to get out of school, and she really should be working on her book - her graphic memoir - but one thing leads to another and, well, yes, this day really is turning out to be different; or is it?

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Teaser Tuesday for September 13, 2016



Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Eling for Healing

The Last Will of Moira Leahy by Therese Walsh


Almost a decade after a tragic accident, Maeve Leahy is still trying to come to terms with what happened between her and her identical twin sister, Moira. When a Javanese knife, called a Kris, comes into Maeve's life, its mystery and magic bring these past events to the fore.



Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Should Regions for ARCs still be a thing?

So far and yet so near…



As most of my readers know, I live in Israel. Because of this, sometimes when I request advance reader copies (or ARCs) of books from sites like NetGalley, publishers sometimes decline my requests. No, this isn't antisemitism or some nasty BDS "gotcha." The reason they give is that they don't have the rights to give out ARCs to locations outside their domain. Lately, however, I've been thinking this is a bit strange, and if you think about it, effectively outmoded, especially when it comes to people who review books for the Internet (remember, it is call the World Wide Web, because it connects all corners of the globe).