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Book Review: Chronicles of the Undead by A. F. Stewart

Chronicles of the Undead by A.F. StewartMy rating: 5 of 5 stars Told wholly via journal entries, Chronicles of the Undead takes us through three people’s journals, all from the same family. Their perspectives on the same subjects are different, but the obsession with vampires is insidious. Stewart manages to keep the dark feel throughout […]

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Review: Family Money by Chad Zunker

Family Money by Chad ZunkerMy rating: 3 of 5 stars This suspense book lacked real suspense a lot of the time. The overwhelming source of tension throughout most of it was whether Alex’s wife would find out he’s lying to her since that’s something she can’t abide. That’s not enough for a suspense/thriller book. That’s […]

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Review: Mary Astor’s Purple Diary by Edward Sorel

Mary Astor’s Purple Diary: The Great American Sex Scandal of 1936 by Edward Sorel My rating: 4 of 5 stars Sorel does a wonderful job of bringing lots of Mary Astor’s life that most people won’t know about to the forefront and building up why she became the woman became—multiple marriages to deadbeat men, an […]

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Review: A Stranger in the Mirror by Sidney Sheldon

A Stranger in the Mirror by Sidney Sheldon My rating: 5 of 5 stars What a journey! Sheldon captures quite a lot of what I know to be true in Hollywood based on the many biographies and autobiographies of stars I’ve read. Everything is believable, and he brings us so close to the characters, all […]

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Review: Sea Glass by Anita Shreve

Sea Glass by Anita Shreve My rating: 5 of 5 stars This book turned out to be so much better than I had thought when I first started it. It starts with quite a lot of description, which turned me off immediately; too much description in the beginning leaves me bored since there’s not enough […]

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Review: Silent Night by J.E. Taylor

Silent Night by J.E. Taylor My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is a short, quick read with every inch of it filled with Christmas. I enjoyed all the many holiday references the author managed to squeeze in in clever ways. I didn’t expect an urban fantasy book, even though it’s centered around Christmas, to […]

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Review: The Glass Key by Dashiell Hammett

The Glass Key by Dashiell Hammett My rating: 4 of 5 stars This book was enjoyable but not as much so as The Maltese Falcon. The style does take a little getting used to. It’s very sparse, which I don’t mind, except sometimes the description given was hard to understand. Someone moving their shoulders—that vague—was […]

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Review: ¡Yo! by Julia Alvarez

Yo! by Julia Alvarez My rating: 5 of 5 stars Under the guise of the general storyline—Yolanda García wrote a novel that shares too much of the truth about her real family for their liking—begins a book that’s really about the many perceptions different people can have of one woman. Each chapter is from a […]

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