Thirty Day Book Challenge: Day 20

(I know, I’m horrible at posting these daily!) Favorite Romance book Hmm, I’m a fan of Nora Roberts, and Danielle Steele, however I guess I’d have to say that my favorite romance book would have to be… Stardust by Neil Gaiman I know, it’s not really in the Romance genre… but there is romance in it! The story has everything you could want. Romance, comedy, adventure, tragedy, I mean really what else could you ask for? Continue reading Thirty Day Book Challenge: Day 20

Thirty Day Book Challenge: Day 18

A book that disappointed you… Lock & Mori, Mind Games by Heather W. Petty After reading the first book in this series, I was excited to read the next. However, it just did not have the same magic as the first one did. The book was okay, don’t get me wrong, it just wasn’t as good as the first. Continue reading Thirty Day Book Challenge: Day 18

Thirty Day Book Challenge: Day 15

Favorite male character… Hmm so hard… I would have to say, Sherlock Holmes I’ve read most of the original stories, and many spin offs. His character is something I find interesting and intriguing. I’m sure once I post this, I’ll think of a million other characters that would fit the bill, but oh well, that’s a reader for you! Continue reading Thirty Day Book Challenge: Day 15

Thirty Day Book Challenge: Day 7

A book that makes you laugh… The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde I love British dry humor, I also love obscure references to literary works. This series provides both along with a bit of sci-fi because the story is set in an alternate universe. If you haven’t read this, what are you waiting for? Continue reading Thirty Day Book Challenge: Day 7

Thirty Day Book Challenge: Day 1

Okay, so I came across this challenge on a Pinterest post. I thought it might be fun and as even if I don’t have time to do much else, I still read a lot. So let’s see if I can keep it up! Day One: Best book you read last year? (I’m going to go with this year since it’s almost over anyway) The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn I’ve read quite a lot of books this year (not as much as last year, but still a great showing) and this one still stands out to me. I … Continue reading Thirty Day Book Challenge: Day 1

Book Review #40

And next… I will not lie, this book took me months to read. Not because it’s long, but because I just could not get into it. I had a really hard time relating to any of the characters and the story itself was not that interesting. Would I recommend this book? Probably not. If I hadn’t gotten it in my BOTM I probably wouldn’t have read it myself. Continue reading Book Review #40

Book Review #31

The worst thing imaginable has happened. Mass shooting at a local community zoo. What would you do? How would you react? This is a very moving novel, and disturbingly relatable.  The only thing I didn’t like about the book is how it ended. I wanted to know more. I wanted to finish the story. I won’t say too much, as I don’t want to give anything away.  Give it a read, if I had the time, I would have read it all in one sitting. Continue reading Book Review #31

Book Review #30

If you like the books by Sarah Addison Allen,  you’ll like this book. It is written in the same style. A little mystery, a little magic, a little romance, a little something special. This is yet another from Book of the Month. I must say that I was pleasantly surprised that I really liked it.  I would probably say that this is a young adult book, but anyone would like it. Ghosts and mysteries to solve. A quick read, but there is a strong emotional pull to it. Give it a try… Continue reading Book Review #30

Book Review #29

The mystery continues in the next part of this series. No one is quite what they seem. Mori pushes away from Lock, though he may be the only one who can help her… Nice continuation of the first book. There is enough new story, that it doesn’t feel like it is just a stepping stone to get to the next book. However, I will say that unlike the stories of the books namesake, you really do need to read these in order. Otherwise I think you’d be a bit lost… Again, quick read, worth the effort. Continue reading Book Review #29

Book Review #28

A modern day twist on Sherlock Holmes. I am a fan of the originals, so why not? I received this book in one of those book of the month boxes  (it also came with a Sherlock keychain…all it has on it is 221B Baker Street which sometimes leads to interesting questions…).  This is a young adult novel that anyone could read. I liked the story and the pace. In this version Lock and Mori (short for Moriarty) sort of become friends… But, they have murders to figure out…. If you like Sherlock Holmes, or just mysteries in general, give it … Continue reading Book Review #28