Category Archives: Book Reviews

The Magicians

—3.5— First of all, November is the month of HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS movie release.  Therefore, despite the fact that I hate cold whether, this becomes the BEST MONTH OF THE YEAR.  I am more excited about Harry … Continue reading

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American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from Poe to the Pulps

—4— Halloween is my favorite holiday to read for.  Granted, there are not that many other holidays that lend themselves to seasonal stories, except Christmas.  But who wants heartwarming Christmas stories when you can read blood-curdling Halloween stories?!  For reals. … Continue reading

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Neverland

—4— And now for a true HORROR novel for a fine October day… On Georgia’s coast, in an area that is the antithesis of beautiful, young Beau Jackson arrives with his parents, sisters, and little brother to visit their grandmother. … Continue reading

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Grave Sight

—4— Well fellow readers, October has come. Which means it is time for some good mysteries, spooky reads, and novels of suspense!  First review of the season is a recent Anderson Family Book Club reading choice, Grave Sight by Charlaine … Continue reading

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The Reserve

—2.5— What to say, what to say?  I got this book in the clearance bin!  Score.  What else… No, it wasn’t that terrible actually.  But The Reserve by Russell Banks is not a book I’m going to go out of … Continue reading

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The Piano Teacher

—4— In 1941, Will Truesdale arrives in Hong Kong.  He begins an affair with the glamorous Trudy Liang.  Their relationship continues during the Japanese occupation of China during WWII.  They both make decisions to try and survive and succeed during … Continue reading

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Impact

Alright, it’s been an atrocious summer for book reviewing, and not that great for book reading either.  Life seemed to have other plans for me.  But since my last actual review, I have moved downtown into an apartment with my … Continue reading

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Remarkable Creatures

—3— Sometimes I wished I had studied to be a paleontologist, because, well, fossils are cool!  But then I think that would be very dusty and dirty and there would be a lot of camping and such.  But I can … Continue reading

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Survival of the Sickest

Well here we have a review of a book I read over a year ago.  Not exactly ideal, but I really liked the book so I wanted to make sure it finally got mentioned. —4— From Publisher’s Weekly: Moalem, a … Continue reading

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Outlander

How about a good old-fashioned book review?  About time you say?  Agreed. —2.5— Alas fellow readers!  I had wished to love this book.  I had dreams of finding a new series to read.  I had thought that it would enthrall … Continue reading

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