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This week…

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Here’s what’s coming up on the site this week:

Monday: My weekly preview, plus a little about some new books that came in this week.

Tuesday: Teaser Tuesday! I’m in the middle of The Last Kind Words by Tom Piccirilli. Terrific book and there are some great bits to share with you.

Wednesday: Wondrous Words Wednesday – I am bound to have some new words to share with you.

Thursday: I’ve got a review of a book that I really enjoyed and that will make a terrific movie - Virus Thirteen. You’re going to really enjoy this one.

Friday: I’ve got a guest post Friday about writing horror stories – and why someone would choose horror as their genre!  Will Millar, author of Infernal Machines talks about what drew him to horror stories. (Infernal Machines is also the name of an amazing modern jazz album! Check it out..)

Saturday: Saturday Snapshot — hopefully something less lame this week than a picture of my cat. :)

Sunday: Another Quotable — interesting, funny, thought-provoking statements about books and reading.

This week…

Monday, March 18th, 2013

Here’s what’s coming up on the site this week:

Monday: My weekly preview, plus, if I get a chance, a little bit about some of the books that I’ve received lately.

Tuesday: Teaser Tuesday and a snippet from my latest book.

Wednesday: Wondrous Words Wednesday and this is a real treat! I’ve got a link to some amazing obsolete words that you’re really going to enjoy.

Thursday: Check in for my review (finally!) of Waiting for Sunrise. Plus, I’ve got a sneak preview that got snafued and I am finally getting a chance to post for a book with a terrific title: Clockwork Dwarf.

Friday: Today, I’ve got a guest post from Collin Tobin, author of the suspense-thriller, Upload. You don’t want to miss that.

Saturday: Saturday Snapshot — hopefully something more cheerful than last week.

Sunday: Another Quotable — interesting, funny, thought-provoking statements about books and reading.

This week….

Monday, March 11th, 2013

Here’s what’s coming up on the site this week:

Monday: My weekly preview, plus a few new books that have come in.

Tuesday: Teaser Tuesday – a little snippet from whatever I’m reading.

Wednesday: I’ve got some new words from my last book and whatever else comes to mind.

Thursday: This week, I’ve got at least one and maybe two new reviews (to make up for last week).

Friday: I’ve got a guest post from Stacy Verdick, author of A Luring Murder talking about unlikely inspiration.

Saturday: Saturday Snapshot — Spring is springing all over town and I hope to have some new photos for you.

Sunday: Another Quotable — interesting, funny, thought-provoking statements about books and reading.

This week…

Monday, March 4th, 2013

Here’s what’s coming up on the site this week:

Monday: My weekly preview, plus some new books I’m very excited about.

Tuesday: Teaser Tuesday and a teaser from whatever I happen to be reading.

I had planned on a Chapter Preview, so be sure you check on Tuesday for something special.

Wednesday: I’ve got an announcement about a free offer that you’re going to be interested in. After all, who doesn’t love a free book!

Thursday: I have a couple of reviews I’m working on, so there should be a brand new review on Thursday.

Friday: I’ve got a guest post scheduled from Robert Ferrigno, author of The Girl Who Cried Wolf, about the characters that are all around us.

Saturday: Saturday Snapshot — something is sure to interest me this week enough to take a picture of it.

Sunday: Another Quotable — interesting, funny, thought-provoking statements about books and reading.

That’s a little more mysterious than my usual previews, but there are definitely things worth checking back for this week!

This week…

Monday, February 25th, 2013

Here’s what’s coming up on the site this week:

Monday: My weekly preview, plus some new books that I am very excited about!

Tuesday: A Teaser from my current read, Waiting for Sunrise by William Boyd.

Wednesday: I have some great new words from my new book for Wondrous Words Wednesday.

Thursday: Check back on Thursday for my review of an Extraordinary Theory  by Stephanie laCava.

Friday: I have a guest post scheduled – we’ll see if the post shows up from the author!

Saturday: Saturday Snapshot — let’s hope I get a chance to take some new pics!

Sunday: Another Quotable — interesting, funny, thought-provoking statements about books and reading.

This week…

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Here’s what’s coming up on the site this week:

Monday: My weekly preview, plus some new books that came in the mail this week! Also, I’ll be announcing the winner of my Giveaway! It’s not too late to enter!

Tuesday: Teaser Tuesday means a snippet from my latest read.

Wednesday: I have some interesting words from The Taste of Tomorrow: Dispatches from the Future of Food to share.

Thursday: My review of It’s All Too Much: An Easy Plan for Living a Richer Life with Less Stuff by Peter Walsh. This was supposed to help me clean up my clutter and get organized; instead it just annoyed me.

Friday: For Friday, I’ve got a special guest post from a reader who took exception to my comments on this Quotable. We’ll see what she has to say in defense of English teachers.

Saturday: Saturday Snapshot — I hope to have some new pics to share.

Sunday: Another Quotable — interesting, funny, thought-provoking statements about books and reading.

This week…

Monday, February 11th, 2013

Here’s what’s coming up on the site this week:

Monday: My weekly preview, plus some new books! I love it when I get new books, and I’ve got some interesting ones to share with you.

Tuesday: This week, my Teaser is from An Extraordinary Theory of Objects: A Memoir of an Outsider in Paris by Stephanie la Cava. It made me laugh when I read it, so it seemed perfect to share.

Wednesday: I’ve got some interesting words for you from An Extraordinary Theory of Objects. It’s got some scientific terms, some historical terms, and they are all nicely defined in the text, making it easy to read.

Thursday: I haven’t decided which review to run! I have a couple of things still in draft, but there will definitely be a review for you.

Friday: This week, I’ve got a guest post from Heath Sommer, author of The Manufactured Identity. You’ll love this topic: On Serial Killers and Breakfast Cereal. Plus! I’ve got a free copy of The Manufactured Identity for one lucky reader. Be sure to check back for it!

Saturday: Saturday Snapshot — more pictures from the archives, unless I get ambitious and get my camera out this week.

Sunday: Sunday Quotables — interesting, funny, thought-provoking statements about books and reading.

This week…

Monday, February 4th, 2013

Here’s what’s coming up on the site this week:

Monday: My weekly preview.

Tuesday: Teaser Tuesday will include something from my current read. I am trying to finish up a few things that I started and set aside, so I think we’ll have something from The Taste of Tomorrow: Dispatches from the Future of Food by Josh Schonwald.

Wednesday: I plan to have some new words from The Taste of TomorrowIt’s got a lot of interesting info about food technology, so I’m sure I’ll run across something new.

Thursday: Catch my review of Bad Little Falls by Paul Doiron, an audiobook provided by the nice folks at Macmillan Audio.

Friday: A bonus review! This book was a gift from my cousin and if you’re a fan of classic cocktails, you don’t want to miss my review of The Punch Bowl: 75 Recipes Spanning Four Centuries of Wanton Revelry by Dan Searing.

Saturday: Saturday Snapshot — I am still going through the archives for Spring photos, since I can’t stand looking at the snow outside.

Sunday: Another Quotable — interesting, funny, thought-provoking statements about books and reading.

This week…

Monday, January 21st, 2013

Here’s what’s coming up on the site this week. (Technically, it is still Monday, so I’m not too late.)

Monday: My weekly preview.

Tuesday: Teaser Tuesday will include something from my current read, It’s All Too Much by Peter Walsh. I have a definite problem with clutter and organizing, so I’m hoping for great things from this book.

Wednesday: The final batch of medieval words from Something Red.

Thursday: A review! I am hoping to have my review of Something Red ready to go, and I have a few more reviews in the pipeline, too.

Friday: I’ve gotten some great new books in the past week, and Friday I plan to tell you about them, plus I’ve got a great guest post!

Saturday: Saturday Snapshot — I might dig through the archives and find some summer photos. I am not in the mood for snow.

Sunday: Another Quotable — interesting, funny, thought-provoking statements about books and reading.

This week…

Monday, January 14th, 2013

I am in Cincinnati this week for work, and here’s what I’ve got planned…

Monday: If I get a chance, I’ve got at least one new book I want to tell you about.

Tuesday: Teaser Tuesday will include something from my current read. I just finished one book and I haven’t decided what to start next, so it’s still a big mystery.

Wednesday: I’ve got more fanciful medieval words from Something Red to share.

Thursday: I will definitely have a review — perhaps the book I just finished, perhaps the audiobook I finished on the drive to Cincinnati. Who can say?

Friday: I’ve got a special guest post today from Douglas A. Jaffe, author of Chasing Dragons.

Saturday: Saturday Snapshot — I think I need to take some pictures in Cincinnati this week.

Sunday: Another Quotable — interesting, funny, thought-provoking statements about books and reading.