October 2023 Reflection

I know I say this practically every month, but I cannot BELIEVE we’re already in November. Actually, since it’s taken me forever to get a minute to sit down and do this reflection, we’re almost two weeks into November already. It’s time to take a look at what I got done in October.  If you’ve... Continue Reading →

2023 Book Review: Gearteeth

Gearteeth by Timothy Black A Fantasy, 2012 by Dreamsphere, 411 Pages  What I Didn’t Like: Weird formatting, which won’t affect my rating but did affect the readability. The chapter breaks don’t register in a Kindle and there’s no table of contents to use to judge chapter length. Also, there was a break in the middle... Continue Reading →

Book Review Etiquette

I did a post once about things authors do that are red flags to reviewers. But something I didn’t mention in that post is the mistakes authors make AFTER contracting with a reviewer. An author sent you their book, you agreed to review it, that should be the end of the interaction. Except sometimes it’s... Continue Reading →

2023 Book Review: The Terminal List

The Terminal List by Jack Carr A Mystery/Thriller, 2018 by Atria, 408 Pages What I Didn’t Like: Very detailed descriptions. This isn’t a negative for everyone, I know. But if you don’t like very wordy paragraphs packed with tons of details, consider this a content warning.  Torture, which is a content warning of sorts. It... Continue Reading →

2023 Book Review: The Innocent One

The Innocent One by Lisa Ballantyne A Mystery/Thriller, 2022 by Pegasus Crime, 352 Pages  What I Didn’t Like: A little predictable and sort of similar to a lot out there in the way the ending played out. I wanted something more unique than I got. The pacing is not consistent throughout the story. The middle... Continue Reading →

2023 Book Review: I’ll Give You the Sun

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson YA Contemporary, 2014 by Dial Books, 371 Pages  What I Didn’t Like: Jarring switch between chapter 1 and chapter 2. You seriously feel like you missed so much you’re almost in a different world. Of course, I think that was the point. But it’s jarring.  REALLY long... Continue Reading →

2023 Book Review: Club Dead

Club Dead by Charlaine Harris A Paranormal, 2003 by Orbit, 279 Pages  What I Didn’t Like: The ending leaves way too much unresolved (and that’s coming from me). This felt like the first half of a book, you’ll want to add the next one right to your list. The Bubba stuff was funny in book... Continue Reading →

2023 Book Review: Where We Converge

Where We Converge by AE Bross A Fantasy, Independently Published in 2023, 279 Pages  What I Didn’t Like: There’s something creepy about the time travel thing making this romance feel like it has a huge age gap. Plus the connection to one set of parents makes this extra creepy. But I say that about all... Continue Reading →

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