Friday Reads: Inferno

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Today’s Friday Reads post is about Inferno by Dan Brown. We are big fans of Dan Brown, we have read all his books including his first two, which are lesser known, Digital Fortress and Deception Point. Inferno is the fourth … Read More

Friday Reads: The Good Good Pig

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It’s FRIDAY! Woohoo! We made it through the week and that means it’s time for Friday Reads. Today’s Friday Reads choice is The Good Good Pig by Sy Montgomery. As you can tell from my previous Friday Read posts, I … Read More

Friday Reads: “The Silkworm” is a Sophomore Success for Robert Galbraith

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After reading The Cuckoo’s Calling, I moved onto Robert Galbraith’s sophomore mystery, The Silkworm. It is set in the land of UK book publishing, with agents, editors, authors, and publishers as suspects. The book is a bit gruesome at times. It does … Read More

Friday Reads: Review of Lessons from Tara

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A couple months ago, we wrote a review of Dogtripping by David Rosenfelt. It told the story of his cross-country move from California to Maine with 25 dogs, 3 RVs, and 11 volunteers. Lessons from Tara is a follow up to Dogtripping. There is … Read More

Dragondrums: The Conclusion of the Harper Hall Trilogy

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In Dragondrums, the main character is no longer Menolly, but rather Piemur, Menolly’s first friend at the Harper Hall who we met in Dragonsinger. Here are my reviews for Book 1: Dragonsong, and Book 2: Dragonsinger. A Brief Summary The book … Read More

The Lincoln Lawyer: A Connelly Classic Despite a Rough Start

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The Lincoln Lawyer is the 16th book of Michael Connelly’s and is the first in the Lincoln Lawyer Series. The main character is Mickey Haller, a defense attorney in Los Angeles who works out of his car, a Lincoln, hence … Read More

Good, Evil, and J.K. Rowling, Post-Harry Potter

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After Harry Potter, the theme of good versus evil remains a key focus for J.K. Rowling, however post-HP, she has ventured much further into the evil side of things. The Cormoran Strike series is set in London and features a cast of celebrities and … Read More

The Cuckoo’s Calling: A Classic British Mystery with an Expert Ending

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This is a review of the audiobook version of The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith, a pseudonym for J.K. Rowling, read by Robert Glenister. Set among many rich, shiny people, as well as some grubby underlings who aspire to fame … Read More

Dragonsinger Book Review: Harpers, Hogwarts and a Hawaiian Kolohe

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Earlier this month, I reviewed Dragonsong by Anne McCaffrey. Today, I will be reviewing the second book in the Harper Hall of Pern trilogy, Dragonsinger. If you wish to read the first book, I highly recommend you stop and read … Read More

Review: The True Meaning of Smekday

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A couple of years ago, we attended the Tucson Festival of Books and we attended a panel where Adam Rex was a speaker. The panel was called “i-Illustrate: Art, Technology and Picture Books” in which panelists discussed utilizing Photoshop and other … Read More

Connelly’s ‘Black Echo’: A Gateway to Gritty LA (Book Review)

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I was introduced to Michael Connelly and his main character, Harry Bosch, by my parents. They had seen Michael Connelly’s books for years at local bookstores, but only after seeing Connelly playing poker on an episode of Castle did they finally purchase their first Bosch book: … Read More

Dragonsong Book Review: A Joyous Flight through Pern on Dragonwing

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Ever since we finished bingewatching all five seasons of BBC’s Merlin a few months ago, I have been on the look out for more dragon literature. John Hurt’s the Great Dragon was one of my favorites of all time. After typing in … Read More

Book Review: “Dogtripping,” A Wild and Endearing Ride

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Since 2012, we have been going on semi-annual road trips with our two dogs and cat (Izzy, Nana, and Billy). Earlier this year, we stumbled upon a book at the library that is about precisely this topic. This post uses referral links. … Read More