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With my MLIS degree complete and my first part-time real librarian position in high gear I find that my pleasure reading has gotten back on track. I figured now would be the time to get back to blogging. Let's hope I can keep on top of my books. So with my trusty Pomeranian dog "Spike" stiill by my side I will continue the challenge to read 1001 books.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Have I mentioned I HATE hot weather???

I know I said I would be back, and I have been reading, but the AC in our computer room went on the fritz last week and it has been very hot (it's 90 right now at 11pm!) so I have only gotten on the computer to do email.

Luckily we now have AC again (yay!) and I will post tomorrow the many books I have read in the last couple of weeks. Also, Comic Con International starts Wednesday and I am going to try to post each evening!

Hope everyone is staying cool in this very hot summer we are experiencing (I know there are areas much hotter than Southern California) and until tomorrow...Good Night and Good Reading.

Monday, July 4, 2011

I'm baaaack!! BLOOD RELATIONS by DL Atha

Hello everyone, I know it has been quite a while, but life got just too complicated for me to blog on a regular basis so I figured I'd go away for a while and come back when I felt I could give my blog the attention it deserves. So I hope to be posting at least a few times a week from now on. I'll begin with a book which I received as a Kindle copy from the author and am very happy that I did.


Annalise has rrecently moved herself and her daughter to an excluded farm and when her daughter goes off for a visit to her grandmother's, Annalise is looking forward to some quiet time in her new home. Little does she know that someone has been watching her and one night breaks into her home to make her his own, and he is not human.

I am usually not a big fan of horror erotica, but while there is a bit of the erotic within this story, the tale is more about a well-educated, smart woman (she's a doctor) is able to think her way out of a horrible situation and become a heroine in the end.

I really enjoyed Annalise and hope that there might be more of her stories to come!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

"Scribbling Women" Blog Tour

Welcome and hello! Thank you for joining the tour from Lisa’s World of Books. We are on day 2 of the “Scribbling Women” Blog Tour!

[Photo: Tom Snyder]

Once you have read my review be sure to check out the Tundra Books Blog at Tundra Booksfor updates on the tour, information about purchasing a copy of this marvelous book, and to find out about an amazing contest they are having to win copies of all of Marthe Jocelyn’s books!

In Scribbling Women: True Tales from Astonishing Lives Marthe Joselyn brings together the stories of common women who changed history through their letters, stories, and journals. Although these women come from disparat and seemingly separate lives Jocelyn connects their stories through history and even manages to create a Circle of Life style ending as she links the final woman's tale to one of the first's.

The book begins in 1st Century Japan, with She Shonagan a woman who wrote about her cloistered palace life in The Pillow Talk which is the only remaining example of what women's life was like in her time and culmantes around the world with Doris Pilkington Garinara, an Aborigine woman who's story hearkens back to that of Margaret Catchpole, an English woman who was among the first of Australia's 'settlers' and who's letters tell of its first struggling years.

If I had any criticism about the book, it would have to be that I wanted to know more and was sad as each chapter (and story) ended. What Ms. Jocelyn has done is to provide a primer which can lead to further investigation into these fascinating women's lives. In fact, the books ends with a challenge to the reader to start writing their own history. Who knows, maybe your 'scribbles' will someday wind up in a book!

Remember to stop by Tundra Books and please follow the tour to Kerry at Shelf Elf.