Category Archives: Bookish Chatter

A Year In Review: Shining Stars

Didn’t I warn you about all my “best of” lists? While there is at least one or two more to come, I wanted to share those titles that stood above the rest, the shining stars of my reading year.  This can be for a multitude of reasons. In many cases, my review states why. I’m […]

A Year in Review: Series Favorites of 2014

Earlier this week, I kicked off my “best of” series with a list of my favorite Horror/Thriller titles of 2014.  Next up: books in series!  I don’t know about you, but I’m all about series/trilogies! Knowing that a story arc will continue or you’ll be reunited with your favorite characters in a subsequent book is thrilling. […]

A Year in Review: Horror/Thriller Favorites of 2014

Can you believe we are halfway through December?! Egads! With the end of the year comes the traditional “best of” lists. With over 40 titles on my favorites list, I thought it best to break it up into multiple posts.  We’ll start with my favorite genres: horror & thrillers.  From sadistic serial killers and stalkers […]

Product Review: Samsung Galaxy Tab® 4 NOOK® 7.0

*Note: This is not a sponsored post. I purchased the Samsung Galaxy Tab® 4 NOOK® 7.0 and I am not receiving compensation for this review.* I’m known to be a bit of a tech whore; I always have to have (or at least try) the latest and greatest technology, specifically if it is an eReader. My […]

A Month in Review: November 2014

  Yikes! Where did November go? How did it get to be December already? As the weather cools, I prefer to spend most of my time at home, comfortably curled up with a book. Despite having a short (ok, a week long!) reading slump, I quickly got back into my reading groove! Books Reviewed The […]

Winter Book Preview: December, 2014

It’s been over a month since I’ve done a book preview. November was a pretty quiet publishing month; December is a quiet month as well but I still managed to find several books I’m excited about. Plus, I’m always looking for one or two books to add to my holiday wish list! Below you’ll find […]

Blogger 911: I Was Hacked

I’ve been blogging since 2008. I thought I was knowledgeable in the ins/outs of blogging. Boy, was I wrong.  Last week, my blog was hacked. I couldn’t access it to fix it. I felt vulnerable. I felt helpless. I’m writing this post so you don’t have to experience this for yourself. I had no warning. I […]

Reflections: Revival by Stephen King

The moment I read the final pages of Revival I knew there was no way I would be able to review it. Not because I didn’t like it, or because it wasn’t worth my time.  Quite the opposite, as a matter of fact. How do you review or critique the work of your literary idol? […]

Week in Review: October 26, 2014

With family in town last weekend, despite my attempts to participate in the readathon I was pretty AWOL from the blog. I have two weeks of posts to catch you up on!  We’re coming in on the last week of Murder, Monsters & Mayhem. I hope you’ve enjoyed the wide range of books I’ve been […]

Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon: October 2014

Tomorrow, Dewey’s 24-Hour read-a-thon officially kicks off! This is my favorite of the two read-a-thons; there’s something about the cool fall weather and the idea of curling up under a nice, warm, blanket that appeals to me! When I heard my in-laws were coming in town, I knew I still had to figure out a […]