GIVEAWAY: YOUR HOUSE IS ON FIRE, YOUR CHILDREN ALL GONE

Just in time for Halloween, the kind folks at Penguin have sent me a giveaway copy of the new creepy book by Stefan Kiesbye, author of Next Door Lived A Girl. Here is what others are saying: “Creepy in a way that actually made me quite nervous.” —Ben Loory, author of Stories for Nighttime and Some for…

GIVEAWAY: JASPER FFORDE’S “THE WOMAN WHO DIED A LOT”

  I have adored Thursday Next ever since she burst onto bookshelves everywhere (and in every dimension).  For me, there was finally a heroine for nerdy, literary, smart young women – like me.  Or, like I want to be. Thanks to the generous people at Viking, I am happy to announce I have copy of…

REVIEW: JEZEBEL by Irene Nemirovsky

This is the first of Nemirovsky’s novels I have read.  I’d heard her story and was intrigued.    She was born in 1903 in Kiev to wealthy family, who immigrated to France.  Well-educated, she became a prolific and respected writer in Paris.  However, her life and talent were cut short when she died in 1942…

REVIEWS: Meh…

These are the reviews that I dread.  I try to find something positive about each book I read, but sometimes a book just doesn’t fly for me.  Still, my plan is to give a fair description here so you, the reader, can decide.  Perhaps you will find a book here that becomes one of your…