Category Archives: Bookish Chatter

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 […]

TSS: Murder, Monsters & Mayhem Week 2 Wrap-Up

This post comes a little (ok, a lot) later than I hoped. Last night, my teen went to his first Homecoming dance. Upon dropping him off for the dance, I learned they didn’t have enough volunteers. Guess who stayed until after midnight checking in hundreds of kids? Yep, that would be me. Thankfully, the fam […]

Fall Book Preview: October 2014, Part III

Didn’t I warn you that October was an outstanding month of books. I’ve shared two lists thus far (Part I & Part II) and I’m wrapping up with the final list of books today. These lists have covered the gamut as far as books go.  You’ll have to let me know if I’ve overlooked any! […]

Fall Book Preview: October 2014, Part II

Yesterday, I shared the first part of my most anticipated books of October list, books that publish the first week of October. October is another big publishing month; I forsee at least one more post after this one! Following are the books scheduled to post the second week of October. Click on the book image […]

Fall Book Preview: October 2014, Part I

I’m a little behind on this. Crazy work schedule plus a teen son with shingles, I have little time to even contemplate reading a book.  That said, I did take the time to review books releasing in October. Wow, what a month!  While I’ll be focusing largely on horror and thriller for Murder, Monsters & […]

Gone Girl Film Release Giveaway!

UPDATED: WINNER SELECTED! Congratulations, Sarah Hayes!! It’s the book everyone was talking about. In just a few weeks, the movie is hitting the big screen.  I don’t know about you, but I’m excited.  I loved the book (despite the urge to throw it across the room) t so I’m thrilled to find out how the […]