Book Reviews

I typically post between two and three book reviews a week. Please refer to my review policy if you’d like to submit a book for consideration. I invite you to subscribe to my newsletter to get a summary of my reviews once  a month.

Holiday Advent Calendar Unveiling: December 9

Holiday Advent Calendar Unveiling: December 9

Well this short story was an improvement from yesterday, that's for sure. My make-up however, is a different story (pun intended). I look a hot mess this afternoon, mainly because I'm in between naps and Christmas parties. Although it looks like I had a rough night, I...

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Holiday Advent Calendar Unveiling: December 8

Holiday Advent Calendar Unveiling: December 8

Highlights? I've changed the 'angle' of my video today, and both Smokey and Pearl make an appearance. It's pretty obvious Pearl isn't happy about her cameo; the expression on her face is a dead giveaway of this. Seems as though Smokey is more showbiz ready these days....

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Holiday Advent Calendar Unveiling: December 7

Holiday Advent Calendar Unveiling: December 7

This has been my favourite day of the advent calendars so far! The chocolate was so-so (sadly, it was dark again, like, super dark, 70% cocoa dark) but the short story was amazing, and it was only five pages! You can tell how excited I am about it in this video, I...

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Holiday Advent Calendar Unveiling: December 6

Holiday Advent Calendar Unveiling: December 6

My cold is slowly getting better, and to help speed things along and make my video more 'viewable', I've put on a bit more make-up today. Normally I'm not a big make-up person, but since I've started posting these advent youtube videos all these make-up advent...

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Holiday Advent Calendar Unveiling: December 5

Holiday Advent Calendar Unveiling: December 5

Even though I have contacted the plague, I am still enjoying reading my short story advent calendar and sampling my chocolate advent calendar ( side note: I can't taste the chocolate right now, but the texture still delights me). Smokey takes front seat in this video...

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Holiday Advent Calendar Unveiling: Day 4

Holiday Advent Calendar Unveiling: Day 4

Not much to say here-anyone familiar with the author D.H. Lawrence? If so, then you'll probably like this short story. And sorry for the lack of cats in these videos, they are hard to wrangle now that the holidays are here, I guess they're busy Christmas shopping or...

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Holiday Advent Calendar Unveiling: December 3

Holiday Advent Calendar Unveiling: December 3

Below is my third vlog marking December 3, which includes a few glimpses of some of my feline companions, so you have that to look forward to. Unfortunately I'm currently battling a head cold, so there's lots of snuffles that make appearances as well. On a happier...

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Holiday Advent Calendar Unveiling: December 2

Holiday Advent Calendar Unveiling: December 2

Below is my second vlog marking December 2, and a dark turn in the short story advent calendar. The chocolate was delicious as always though, so that's nice. Unfortunately Pearl and Smokey don't make any appearances in this video, and my background is a sad gray wall...

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Holiday Advent Calendar Unveiling: December 1

Holiday Advent Calendar Unveiling: December 1

As promised, below is my first vlog marking December 1,and the beginning of my advent calendar unveilings. These are short and sweet videos so they won't take  long to watch every day-because yes, I'm doing this every day until December 25! I forgot to mention this in...

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Double Advent Calendar Unveilings-Follow Along with Me!

Double Advent Calendar Unveilings-Follow Along with Me!

It's getting to be that time of year folks! December starts tomorrow, and I've got my advent calendars (yes, that's plural) locked and loaded. To mark this special time of year, I'm going to be posting a video each day on my youtube channel until Dec. 25. They'll be...

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Book Review:  The Usual Santas, Foreword by Peter Lovesey

Book Review: The Usual Santas, Foreword by Peter Lovesey

If the title of this book is confusing, the subtitle will make everything clear: A Collection of Soho Crime Christmas Capers. As you can see by the cover of the book, it's all about 'Christmasy' stories of crime, and who doesn't love to read a holiday-themed book at...

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Book Review: Jesus on the Dashboard by Lisa Murphy-Lamb

Book Review: Jesus on the Dashboard by Lisa Murphy-Lamb

I've got strange reading habits and preferences, I'm totally aware of that fact. One of these unique tendencies is the fact that I love coming-of-age books, but I don't read a lot of YA (young adult). 'When else are people coming of age?' you might ask. Well, the...

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