2021 Reading Challenge

2021 Reading Challenge
Jill Elizabeth has read 3 books toward her goal of 245 books.
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Book Review: Unthinkable by Brad Parks

I really liked the way this one started. I hadn’t read Brad Parks before, although head certainly heard of him. The premise and setup were intriguing and well-managed – unfortunately about 40% in it felt like it was floundering and I started to lose my feel for the characters and the story. I didn’t see how they could possibly drag 60 more percent of the book out based on what had happened so far. (Slowly and painfully, as it turned out…) Continue reading Book Review: Unthinkable by Brad Parks

Guest Post: My Author’s Journey (or How I Became an Accidental Publisher) by Zen Grandma, Author of Secrets to Understanding a Toddler for First Time Parents, an Essential Guide

Today I’m pleased to introduce you to Zen Grandma and her new how-to for first-time parents, Secrets to Understanding a Toddler for First Time Parents, an Essential Guide. She’s sharing how she developed her book – and got into the world of online publishing along the way! Enjoy…

My Author’s Journey (or How I Became an Accidental Publisher)

Like many people, I’ve always had that nagging feeling that there was a book inside of me somewhere just waiting to be written. But any time I would sit down to try to come up with ideas, I drew a blank. As a child, I was an avid reader. I liked historical fiction geared towards young readers best. I devoured the Laura Ingalls Wilder books as well as Caddie Woodlawn, The Wolves of Willoughby Chase and Pippi Longstocking. As I grew older I enjoyed Nancy Drew, then as an adult, suspense and adventure type novels. And like all good readers, I went through a Stephen King phase as well (I think The Stand was one of his best!) Continue reading Guest Post: My Author’s Journey (or How I Became an Accidental Publisher) by Zen Grandma, Author of Secrets to Understanding a Toddler for First Time Parents, an Essential Guide

Book Review: The Therapist by B.A. Paris

I enjoy the novels of B.A. Paris, particularly in the more domestic – ish vein of The Dilemma and this newest offering. I enjoy delving into the dynamic of families and neighbors in the types of forced- drama settings that she crafts. She does a marvelous job presenting a range of personalities and forcing them into the crucible of a murder or death scenario. Continue reading Book Review: The Therapist by B.A. Paris

Excerpt: Never Saw Me Coming by Vera Kurian

About the Book

“I’ve never met someone like me, but when I do, eventually, I think it will be like two wolves meeting in the night, sniffing and recognizing a fellow hunter.”

Meet Chloe Sevre. Freshman honor student. Average-seeming, legging-wearing, hot girl next door…and diagnosed psychopath with an IQ of 135. Her hobbies include yogalates, frat parties, and plotting to kill Will Bachman, a childhood friend who grievously wronged her. Continue reading Excerpt: Never Saw Me Coming by Vera Kurian

Book Review: The Cover Wife by Dan Fesperman

I like Dan Fesperman because I like traditional, old-school feeling spy novels – and that is usually what he writes. Or at least what I usually read of his. This one felt like half domestic thriller drama and half spy book – and unfortunately there was an overemphasis on the first of those descriptors, which is where the book lost me. Continue reading Book Review: The Cover Wife by Dan Fesperman