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Review: Pray for Silence by Linda Castillo

Hurray!  Another mystery series! Regular readers know that I love a good mystery series, and Linda Castillo’s novels featuring Kate Burkholder have all the indications of a good series.  In Pray for Silence we’ve got a main character with an interesting background and character flaws that will keep things interesting, a problematic love interest, engaging minor characters and a good… Read more

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Review: Green Eyes in the Amazon by P.J. Fischer

Green Eyes in the Amazon is a very timely book — almost too timely. Fundamentalist religious groups are conspiring to control society and stifle scientific advances by any means necessary, including violence. It is set in a hazy but not-too-distant future. No more cellphones and SUVs, now we all have vidcoms and autopiloted cars. Central America is a Dead Zone,… Read more

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Review: The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny

The Brutal Telling is a first-rate detective novel. The mystery is complex and well-plotted, while the beautiful Canadian scenery and charming characters breathe life into the story. It is a look into the very darkest corners of the human heart, a reminder that we never truly know what another person is capable of, or what secrets they may keep. The… Read more

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Tuesday Thingers

You know, one of the things I love about Tuesday Thingers is that I am always learning something new about LibraryThing! This week, I learned how to edit my library style. As always, a big thank you to Wendi at Wendi’s Book Corner for hosting. Questions: Have you explored the different styles? Have you customized any of the styles? If… Read more

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Tuesday Thingers

Wow, it’s been a while since I’ve done one of these, but I am really excited about today’s topic! This is something I’ve been meaning to do since I saw the Library Thing Blog post… Questions: Do you have a LT widget on your blog? If so, what is your favorite thing about it? Have you had a chance to… Read more

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Review: The Disappearance by Efrem Sigel

It’s a parent’s worst nightmare: one minute your child is there – the next minute, he’s gone. In The Disappearance, Joshua and Nathalie Sandler’s son, Daniel, disappears and their lives change completely. The Sandlers are a very happy family. Joshua runs a furniture sales business; Nathalie is a professional cellist. Daniel is 14 years old, generally a pretty good kid.… Read more

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Tuesday Thingers

Today’s question, from Wendi’s Book Corner: Were you aware of the Member Giveaways Program? Have you posted any books in the giveaway? If so, what are your thoughts on the program? Have you requested any books, and if so, did you win any? Yes, I was aware of the Member Giveaway Program. I have requested a couple of books, but… Read more

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Tuesday Thingers

From Wendi’s Book Corner, we get today’s Tuesday Thinger Question: Were you aware of the Early Reviewer Program? Have you received any books from the program? If you have, how have you liked the book(s)? Any other thoughts on the LTER program? I have been extremely fortunate to receive a total of about 10 books from Early Reviewers! I think… Read more