Friday, August 2, 2013

Friday Finds

Here are a few of the intriguing book reviews I've found around the Internet this week:

 by Sarah Jio -- review at 2 Kids and Tired Books. I tend to like books that go back and forth between present and past, especially when there's a mystery involved! The last book I enjoyed that uses this narrative style was The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton. Fabulous book.

The Age of Miracles by 

   Have you read any of these? Would you recommend them? What other books have you found this week?

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Books Talk: Impressions of the Books I've Read


Last week I finished A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf, The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman, and Born in Death by J. D. Robb.

Born in Death was my favorite of the bunch. Not that this comes as much of a surprise to me since I've loved every book in this series, so far. What does surprise me is how Nora Roberts (writing as J. D. Robb) can continuously come up with new stories that don't seem overly repetitive to me. This is book #23 in this series! How on Earth does she write twenty-three books about essentially the same characters and still manage to hook me? Every. Single. Time. It's baffling.

Coming in as a close second for favorite book of the week was The Light Between Oceans. Set in Australia, The Light Between Oceans is the story of Tom Sherbourne, a WWI veteran who returns home to become the light keeper on Janus Rock. Tom's experiences in the war, the isolation of the lighthouse, and his wife's repeated miscarriages lead the couple into making a shaky ethical decision -- one that will ultimately affect many lives. With its compelling plot and engaging characters, this debut novel is beautifully told. M. L. Stedman is definitely an author worth watching.

As for A Room of One's Own, all I can say is: Why do I keep doing this to myself? It's not like I haven't read any of Virginia Woolf's other books. I have. And I hated every one of them. I have one more of her books on my bookshelf -- Orlando. The premise sounds really interesting, which is why I have it. Now I just need to decide if I'm going to subject myself to Woolf's writing one more time or if I'm just going to give it away without opening it. Blech.

Are there any authors you keep trying over and over again, even though you've been disappointed in their books in the past? What makes you keep coming back?

Monday, July 29, 2013

Reading This Week

Finished these books last week:


More to come about those on Wednesday.

For now, here's a look at what I'm planning to read this week:

Have you read either of these? What were your thoughts?

Happy reading,

Friday, July 26, 2013

Reading This Week

Here's a look at what I've been reading this week:


Have you read any of these? What were your thoughts?

Happy reading,

Thursday, July 25, 2013


Hello Web People! 

Especially those of you who read and/or write...

Years and years ago, I managed a book blog called Passion for the Page. That blog served as a space where I could manage my many reading challenges. It also allowed me to express my opinion of the books I read. Then I found Goodreads. Because Goodreads allows me to do basically the same thing (and, honestly, who has time to duplicate effort these days?) I let Passion for the Page rest. 

Now, I'd like to get back into the blogging world with a slightly different shift in focus. This time around the blogging block my intention is to not only share the books I read (and there are a lot of them), but also my adventures as an aspiring romance author. If you're at all interested in the book world, stick around for reviews, giveaways, tips on the craft of writing, the occasional article on the world of book publishing, and any other booky subjects that come to mind.

Do you have a favorite book or writing blog? Is it yours? Leave a link in the comments and I'll come visit!

Happy reading,