Everyday is book day at my house!
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Avid reader of almost anything ... diligent reviewer because I like to hear myself type.
It’s a Wild West
tail tale with a twist – baseball and cricket have not been invented, nary a human to be found, dogs instead of horses and cats rule.
Urban fantasy is not my usual go-to genre, but tempt me with vampires and I can be convinced to give one a try. The bonus is that the vampires in this one are bloody and brutal – just the way I like ‘em.
Sometimes you just have to read something light and fun, and if that something is told by two absolutely charming "talking" cats, well – all the better. This was my first introduction to Bob and his best buddy Farfel and it was cat-love at first read.
I love the idea of adult coloring books but was always a little apprehensive about purchasing one and jumping in … I know its supposed to be relaxing but I’ve seen some pretty complicated pictures that I think (for me) would be more frustrating than relaxing. When I came across this book it was enough to make me change my mind.
I am fairly convinced that I now know where the writers on “Jeopardy” get some of their questions. I was flipping through the pages of this book during a commercial break while watching the game show and there it was! – The exact trivia tidbit that had just been a question on the show. Their secret is out now.
I was introduced to Uncle John when I received one of the books as a Christmas gift with the inscription “Because it’s probably the only room where you don’t read”. Hahaha … if only she knew. What? No! No! Think bubble bath!
Miss Armstrong had me hooked from the opening sentence. Her ability to create unique “worlds” for her novels and characters never ceases to amaze me. This second book in the “City of the Lost” series took me once again to the middle of nowhere, Rockton, Yukon Territories ... the place people go when the want or need to disappear from their everyday lives.
My Canadian book nerd side is really going to be showing now but I have to post a special shout out to Toronto author Andre Alexis. His book, "Fifteen Dogs" (one of my favorite reads in 2015) won the "Canada Reads 2017".
Fifteen Dogs won the Scotiabank Giller Prize in 2015, making it the first Giller recipient to also win Canada Reads. Alexis was recently honoured with the Windham-Campbell Prize, which recognizes an author's body of work and is one of the world's richest literary awards.
I so loved this book and would highly recommend it.
My review HERE
Congratulations to Mr. Alexis ... very well deserved!
For me Graham Masterton is synonymous with “The Manitou”. Mr. Masterton has been responsible for some of my most cringe-worthy horror reads and his Night Warriors books still remain some of my favorites. For a long while he sort of dropped off my radar and then I came across his crime thriller series featuring Katie Maguire. I started the series with the most recent book so I knew I wanted to go back and check out the first few.
After reading the first two books in this Promise Falls trilogy I waited quite awhile before picking up this last book. I don’t know why I waited so long but now that I’ve read it I’m on the fence about this one.
I’m always on the lookout for a good horror story so when I got the email that I’d won a copy of this one I was quite excited to read it. I’ve read a few other novellas by Mr. Cassidy and, like those, this one did not disappoint.
After the last few books I was ready to give up on this series. I’m quite glad I decided to plough through one more. I thought this was the best one in quite a while.
I hadn’t heard any buzz about this book, but the cover caught my eye from the “express read” shelf as I was hurrying past it on my way to the “holds” shelf at the library. When that happens (more often than I should probably admit) I read the synopsis on the inside cover but I also flip through the book and read some random sentences and the first line. How could I resist a book whose first line read “I found the perfect wife for my husband”?