By Fiona Davis I had forgotten how much I enjoy historical fiction until I read this book. The story begins in the late 1800s and follows a young woman from her home in England to her new home and job in America. In England, Sarah Smythe works as the head housekeeper of a beautiful hotel.… Continue reading The Address
Remember how you felt when you got to the end of the movie Sixth Sense? Or how mind-blown you were after reading Gone Girl (or anything Gillian Flynn)? I love it when I am completely surprised at the end of a book. This novel takes you on a journey with Louise, Adele, and David -… Continue reading Holy Gillian Flynn Ms Pinborough
The Birds by Alfred Hitchcock is one of the scariest movies I've seen. Last night I went to my local Walmart here in Forney, Texas, and this is what I found. Birds. I like birds - a lot - one at a time. There were birds on the ground, birds on the cars, birds lining… Continue reading What’s Your Favorite Horror Story?
Who's with me? NANOWRIMO is National Novel Writing Month. When? The month of November. I signed up once but didn't finish - okay, I never started. This year will be different. Challenge accepted! 50,000 words in a month. Let's Do It! Are you in?
Oh my gosh – I just finished this book, and it was every bit as good as Cross Her Heart, the first book I read by Sarah Pinborough. A Matter of Blood did not disappoint. It is entirely different than the first book I read, but it too captured my attention immediately. Detective Investigator Cass… Continue reading A Matter of Blood by Sarah Pinborough
WOW – Fantastic Book – and I’ve discovered a new author I can’t wait to BINGE read. Have you ever found an author you love – immediately binge-read ALL his or her books – and then have withdrawals because there is nothing to do but wait for a new one? As a George R. R.… Continue reading Cross Her Heart by Sarah Pinborough
This is the holy grail for writers who want step-by-step instructions on getting published The Byline Bible by Susan Shapiro is the icing on the proverbial creative-writing-cake. I’m three courses away from completing a master’s degree in creative writing, and the timing for finding this book could not have been better. I got a "Sneak Peek"… Continue reading Byline Bible: Get Published in Five Weeks by Susan Shapiro
I love ALL of Lisa Scottoline’s books – but I especially enjoy the Rosato & DiNunzio novels. I couldn’t wait for this new book to become available when miraculously, I received an early readers’ edition through a Goodreads giveaway. Scottoline’s twists and turns and crisis upon crisis always keeps me biting my fingernails and turning… Continue reading Feared – Lisa Scottoline
At fifty years old, I thought myself to be up-to-date, computer literate, able to use a cell phone with one hand. When I watch my daughter and others her age use the phone as a keyboard, I realize that I am really in the dark ages and getting darker all the time. I've heard about… Continue reading Feeling Old in an Age of Technology
I remember the excitement of going back to school. Getting new school supplies, new clothes, being a grade "older". Well, here I am -- going back to school (and it's not just the "grade" that's getting older these days). School has certainly changed! I'm enrolled in an online college. I never have to go to… Continue reading New Crayons