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Well, as usual it’s been a dog’s age since I’ve done one of these, and a lot of what I’ve read I’ve already reviewed: The Typewriter Girl by Alison Atlee, Unforgivable by Joanna Chambers, Daniel Deronda by George Eliot, When Maidens Mourn by C.S. Harris, Children of Liberty by Paullina Simons, That Scandalous Summer by ... more >
Filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock popularized the term “MacGuffin,” using it as shorthand for whatever object put the characters (and the story) in motion. For Hitchcock, the MacGuffin mattered mainly because the characters cared about it enough to go after it–whether the audience precisely understood it was a secondary concern. Today’s novels ... more >
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I’m a big fan of New Adult books and so I was excited when Berkley sent me True by Erin McCarthy to read ( A | BN | K | S ). It captured the zeitgeist of the New Adult genre with the college age protagonists and their attempts ... more >
Some readers are concerned about the growing reach of Amazon into all corners of our book reading world from selling to publishing to acquiring their favorite social media site where they chat with other readers about. I’ve looked at a few alternatives but other than Library Thing, there isn’t a ... more >