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This week…

Monday, July 1st, 2013

I’m a little late, but it’s still Monday! Here’s what’s coming up on the site this week:

Monday: My weekly preview, plus a special sneak preview for tomorrow’s post!

Tuesday: Teaser Tuesday PLUS! A special review – this is hitting the stores tomorrow and I thought it was a lot of fun.

Wednesday: Nanette has finished up The Clock of Life by Nancy Klann-Moren – check in for her review.

Thursday: Today is the day! My much-rescheduled review of NOS4A2 by Joe Hill.

Friday: I’ve got a stack of new books to tell you about. Come back on Friday to see what you should add to your TBR list.

Saturday: Saturday Snapshot — the parks here are green and gorgeous. Hopefully, I’ll get a chance to take some new photos for you.

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

This week…

Monday, June 17th, 2013

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

Monday: My weekly preview, plus an update on some new books that I’ve added to the library.

Tuesday: Teaser Tuesday – a great teaser from one of my new books!

Wednesday: A review from Nanette, my new reviewing buddy. She’s going to help we wade through the piles of e-book requests that come in.

Thursday: Come back on Thursday for my review of NOS4AS, the terrific new novel from Joe Hill.

Friday: I am on the road this week, so I have no idea what Friday will bring! Hopefully, I’ll have a chance to catch up on some reviews that have been languishing.

Saturday: Saturday Snapshot — I took a couple of pictures on my trip to Indiana last week, and I think I have one to share.

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

I’m back!

Monday, June 10th, 2013

First, I want to say thank you to the nice folks who emailed to check up on me. I know I haven’t been posting much, but Real Life has been kicking my butt lately. Work, family and travel have really kept me jumping, and sometimes those things have to come first. Still, it’s time to get myself back on track and take care of my commitments here. Hopefully, I can get back in the groove;  I have stacks of new books, some great reviews to share with you – including reviews by my new partner in crime, Nanette, who will be helping me plow through the stacks of great offers I’ve gotten by helping out with reviews. Thanks for reading and I promise to keep the new posts coming.

–Lisa

This week…

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

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

Monday: My weekly preview, plus a delayed review of Virus Thirteen

Tuesday: Teaser Tuesday – a great teaser from a book I just finished: NOS4A2

Wednesday: Hopefully, I’ll have some new words for you by Wednesday.

Thursday: Check in on Thursday for my review of The Best of Punk Magazine. I would call it a coffee table book, but I’m not sure punk rockers have coffee tables.

Friday: This week, I’ve got a great guest post from author Julie Ann Walker. Giveaway Alert! Julie Ann will be talking about her new book, Rev It Up, and about how her travels have influenced her writing. In addition, I’ve got a copy of Rev It Up to give away to some lucky reader.

Saturday: Saturday Snapshot — I’m still going through old photos, so maybe I’ll have more family pictures to share.

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

This week…

Monday, April 8th, 2013

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

Monday: My weekly preview!

Tuesday: Teaser Tuesday…plus a delayed guest post!

Wednesday: More Wondrous Words and some new books.

Thursday: Check back for my review of The Last Kind Words by

Friday: I’ve got a Guest Post today from Elizabeth Corrigan, author of Oracle of Philadelphia, talking about where to write.

Saturday: Saturday Snapshot –I have been really bad about getting my Saturday Snapshot posts up, but I know I will have something this week.

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

Dreadful, dreadful news

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

In a personal statement issued yesterday, Scottish author Iain Banks announced that he has terminal cancer. According to the statement, his time is quite limited and his latest novel, The Quarry, will likely be his last.

I can think of few books that gave me the sort of bone-deep shivers that The Wasp Factory gave me. Unfortunately, Banks is one of those authors that I always meant to get around to reading. I have several of his books on the shelves (I can see Song of Stone from where I’m sitting), and now I have the terrible feeling that there is no more time. And that is so terribly unfair. Fuck cancer. So many dear friends and talented people gone, and simply no more time.

 

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!