Monday, December 30, 2013

Blind Justice by Anne Perry

Blind Justice (William Monk, #19)Blind Justice by Anne Perry
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Monk series is a favourite of mine, even more so than Anne Perry's Pitt series. While this story focused on Oliver Rathbone, it really advances William and Hester's story line as well. And I'm very much enjoying their growing relationship with Scuff. The series just keeps getting better and better. I can only hope that Ms. Perry is a vampire or some sort of immortal so that she never stops writing.

Friday, December 27, 2013

The Last Word by Lisa Lutz

The Last Word (The Spellmans, #6)The Last Word by Lisa Lutz

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What a great read. The Spellmans are a unique bunch and I really enjoy my time spent with them. If you are familiar with the series, you will enjoy this one, too. If you are new to the series, go get the first one and read them all. It's really worth it.

Monday, August 19, 2013

MaryJanice Davidson's Undead and Unsure

Undead and Unsure (Undead, #12)Undead and Unsure by MaryJanice Davidson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Excellent, as always. Some questions were answered. Sinclair is back. The ending raised my eyebrows. I see a come-uppance on the way for a certain beautiful young blonde. And the house is now chock full of babies and puppies! I love this series. Thanks, MaryJanice. If you ever make it to Halifax, Nova Scotia, know that you will be very welcome to visit. Or stay. You could move here. It's really nice.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Random House's Sizzling Summer Readathon Results

For the month of July I accepted Random House's reading challenge to
Join our Sizzling Summer Readathon and challenge yourself to read as much as you can this summer.
This I have done, with very good results. At first I guestimated that I would read 3000 pages over the month of July. After the first week I realized that I was capable of much more, so I adjusted my number to 8000 pages. I am pleased to announce that I ended up with 9292 pages in total. Following are the books I read:
  1. The Heist by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg: 295 pages
  2. Hidden Prey by John Sandford: 233 pages
  3. The Hit by David Baldacci: 390 pages
  4. Affliction by Laurell K Hamilton: 527 pages
  5. Broken Prey by John Sandford: 254 pages
  6. Whiskey Beach by Nora Roberts: 484 pages
  7. Deck Z: Titanic by Chris Pauls: 202 pages
  8. The Night is Watching by Heather Graham: 392 pages
  9. Stolen by Allison Brennan: 360 pages
  10. Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch: 390 pages
  11. The Water Rat of Wanchai by Ian Hamilton: 400 pages
  12. Invisible Prey by John Sandford: 249 pages
  13. Phantom Prey by John Sandford: 228 pages
  14. Deadly Forecast by Victoria Laurie: 294 pages
  15. Bomb Shell by Catherine Coulter: 400 pages
  16. Cold Copper by Devon Monk: 400 pages
  17. The 9th Girl by Tami Hoag: 416 pages
  18. The Bridgerton 2nd Epilogues by Julia Quinn: 384 pages
  19. The Husband List by Janet Evanovich and Dorien Kelly: 227 pages
  20. The Storm by Clive Cussler and Graham Brown: 394 pages
  21. Wicked Prey by John Sandford: 218 pages
  22. Storm Prey by John Sandford: 216 pages
  23. Buried Prey by John Sandford: 266 pages
  24. The Last Word by Lisa Lutz: 329 pages
  25. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs: 318 pages
  26. Stolen Prey by John Sandford: 409 pages
  27. Magic Rises by Ilona Andrews: 327 pages
  28. Silken Prey by John Sandford: 289 pages
This was a fun challenge and I enjoyed every single book I read. I'll let you know if I win any of the prizes.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Carniepunk is now in stores!

CarniepunkCarniepunk by Rachel Caine

My copy is ordered, and while I wait for it to arrive I thought to let you know that you too can enjoy this wonderful anthology that includes stories by all these wonderful authors:

What's not to like?

You can purchase this in Canada from: If you are in the US you can go to the Simon & Schuster Website for all the usual links.

Happy reading!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Kelley Armstrong's Omens

Omens: The Cainsville SeriesOmens: The Cainsville Series by Kelley Armstrong
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I had the privilege to read an advance copy of this book. I have long been a fan of Kelley's Otherworld series and I knew that I would enjoy her writing. It's always a leap of faith when an author asks you to forget established characters and meet brand new ones. Fortunately for me, Kelley's new world is as engaging and enjoyable as the Otherworld was. This one is a must-read for all Kelley Armstrong fans and for anyone who enjoys their mysteries with a twist.

Well done, Kelley, and thank you once again for another great story!

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Monday, December 17, 2012

It's a Wonderful Life at the Lion's Den Theatre

On Sunday I attended the Lion's Den Theatre production of Frank Capra's It's a Wonderful Life. They put the play on like an old-time radio show and we were the live studio audience. It was fantastic. The actors all did a wonderful job. It was easy to sit back and follow along while His Honour, played by Eric Fitzpatrick (the gentleman on the left), explained to Clarence, Angel Second Class, how this might finally be his chance to earn his wings.
Bedford Falls came alive in our imaginations through the superb acting and excellent live sound effects by Shawn Maggio and Mark Penny. The All-Female Trio: Girlband leant their voices to the songs of the era and I've never heard better.

I'd give this production 5 thumbs up! Job well done.