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Romance Writer, Alexis Morgan
My lastest blog interview is with best selling Romance writer, Alexis Morgan, where she discusses how she stretches her creative muscles.We chat about how she keeps her writing fresh after so many books …
The Reindeer Keeper
I started reading this book in December as it had a holiday theme of reindeers and thought it would be fitting for the season. Then I got sidetracked with other things and didn’t finish reading …
reviewed Animal Motions. February 10
Animal Motions
This book breaks away from the standard cute read for preschoolers to kindergarten. It does tell a story, but in the process it gets the children to do some exercises which are in essence basic stretches …
reviewed The 1895 Murder. February 10
The 1895 Murder
Let me begin by saying I am a fan of the Sherlock Holmes movies but I’ve only read one or two short stories years ago. However, since I do love a good murder mystery I thought this book might be …
reviewed A Distant Echo. January 01
A Distant Echo
I’m normally turned off by blatantly sexual covers like this one has, since it usually means that the book is more about titillation of your libido rather than your brain. However, I am easily …
reviewed The Maze. January 01
The Maze
This is a modern day retelling of sorts on Dante’s Inferno.  In both stories the protagonist is trapped and has to find his way to safety as he is tormented by demons.  In Brannon’s …
reviewed the last word. January 01
the last word
This is the sixth book in the series, but my first read for the author. I like picking up books that are in the middle of a series to see if the book can stand on its own. I’m happy to say that …
reviewed real food reset. January 01
real food reset
Is one of your New Year's resolutions about improving your health? If so, stop by my blog today and read my interview with Roland Denzel where we discuss health, diet and his latest books on that …
reviewed Deck the Walls. November 23, 2013
I'm getting into the holiday spirit. Starting this week and going through to Christmas I will be interviewing authors who have Christmas books. This week, I'm featuring Erin Dealey and her children's …
reviewed Searching for Sara by Nona King. June 06, 2013
Searching for Sara by Nona King
Freezer Burn by Gayle Carline
reviewed The Iron Lady. April 18, 2013
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The Iron Lady
Never saw this movie when it came to the big screen but saw it on the list for a cable channel last week so I thought I would watch it.  As Margaret Thatcher just died, I wondered if this movie would …
reviewed A Merry Little Christmas. December 10, 2012
All through this month I will be reviewing Christmas themed books on my blog. Today's book is "A Merry Little Christmas." If you want to get into the Christmas spirit, drop by for a quick …
The Hunger Games - Danmark
Take "The Survivor" TV series add a little Thunderdome or Rollerball and a touch of The Truman Show and you have the ho-hum Hunger Games. Maybe if I had read the book, it would have made more …
We all have our own crazy moments and times of neurosis and this author lets you in on hers. She notes her blog posts as being, “The often humorous tales of a woman trying to lead a normal life …
reviewed Dead Men Do Tell Tales. March 02, 2012
Dead Men Do Tell Tales
This book  features 60  Mini-Mysteries which are each one to pages in length. It is a quick who dun-it with your view of the murder scene and the clues. The titles are fun as well -- Party to …
A work in progress book by larry sheridan
I recently did an interview with this author and as part the research for our chat, I read the first chapter of the book. I really liked the flow of the suspense thriller and the way he set it up. I was …
Doug-Dennis and the Flyaway Fib
   I was immediately intrigued by this book when I opened it to find a dozen mini posters on the first two pages of circus acts. Who doesn’t love the circus and it’s unique and amazing …
reviewed Ernest's First Easter. April 28, 2011
Ernest's First Easter
      Each week I do interviews with published authors who share their experiences of getting published and give tips from what they’ve learned. If you would like to learn more …
The Great Easter Egg Hunt
This is one of several in the “Look Again” book series by the author. This means you get more for your money than just a nicely told tale. The book is both written and illustrated by Michael …
reviewed Pietà. April 13, 2011
Pietà
I saw this statue years ago when it toured the United States. Then last year I got to see it in Rome within St Peter's Basilica amongst the other great sculptures and was even more in awe of the artist's …
reviewed Lisbon, Portugal. April 13, 2011
In several tour books and travel blogs I'd read about these wonderful palm sized custard tarts, so I had to give them a try. What a treat! It's Lisbon's version of New Orleans beignets. In …
reviewed Dublin, Ireland. April 13, 2011
The Book of Kells Exhibition – is housed within the grounds of historic Trinity college. It is definitely a “must see” for Dublin. The Book of Kells is a gospel manuscript from 800 A.D. …
reviewed Rick Steves' Europe. April 13, 2011
Rick Steve's Europe
I love Rick Steve's books and his TV shows because he talks about the importance of getting to know the locals by meeting them instead of just seeing them from the window of a tour bus as you are …
reviewed London, England. April 13, 2011
London, England
London is one of the priciest cities to visit so you might want to look for some free things to do so you can afford to eat. Here's a freebie that gives you the opportunity to step back in time and …
Last Words: Letters and Statements of the Leaders
In 1916 there was an Easter uprising in Dublin by the Irish who wanted a free state. The bullet marks still show on the main post office exterior walls from that early battle. After it was over the rebels …
reviewed Irish Cuisine. April 12, 2011
Irish Food
When I first visited Ireland a couple of years ago, I dreaded what I would have to eat. I thought  it would be dreary. Who's heard about Irish cooking other than corned beef and cabbage? Was …
Here comes T-Rex Cottontail
We’re all familiar with the nursery rhyme song of “Here comes Peter Cottontail.” Well in this story the cute fuzzy little rabbit is laid up with a cold and isn’t able to bring …
Last One in Is A Rotten Egg!
Each time I read one of these “Gilbert and friends” books, I’m always amazed how a children’s writer can give such a lovable characterization to an opossum – one of the …
The ABC's of Writing for Children
When I saw the title of the book, I thought I would find a book that gives you step by step instructions for how to write for children from various authors. That is not what the book is all about. It …
Bella and Stella Come Home
This book is so dreamily illustrated in soft pastels that it barely need the words. This effect usually only happens when you have a husband and wife team working together as is the case here. This …
Joe Bright and the Seven Genre Dudes
This is a remix of the Snow White fairy that is very cleverly done. In this rendition, there is no evil queen. Instead there’s a gifted storyteller named Stella who is afraid that her fame may …
reviewed Harvey Moon, Museum Boy. February 27, 2011
Harvey Moon, Museum Boy
The author is also the illustrator so it is a perfect blending of text and illustrations. The pictures are so rich in detail that you will want to do a second “reading” of just the pictures.   …
reviewed A Heinlein Trilogy. February 22, 2011
I picked up this book from a library book fair, it had been awhile since I had read a Heinlein and I wanted to read some classic sci-fi from one of the masters. It’s three of his stories.  The …
The King of Quizzical Island
Quizzical Island is aptly named for the questioning King who wants to know just were the edge of the world is. The tale begins with that question and the responses he receives from his loyal and  …
reviewed the miracle of rain. January 26, 2011
the miracle of rain
The Miracle of Rain is a new children’s book by Sherry Rossman. It deals with a child’s fear of thunderstorms. In the story, Nora and her cat Molly were afraid until they met a raccoon named …
Good Night, Little Sea Otter
First off, the book cover grabbed my attention. When I am looking for a children's book to read, I want the cover art to grab me. This one definitely did. Seeing the cuddly mother and baby made me …
reviewed 10 Fat Turkeys. November 22, 2010
10 Fat Turkeys
This is a great little board book that tells the tale of 10 turkeys who each do their turn of dancing on a fence and then falling off. There is a constant repetition of the verse…Gobble, gobble, …
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