Thriller

Broken Glass – Book Review

Nik Pohl Thriller Book 1 by Alexander Hartung
Translated by: Fiona Beaton
Published on: November 1, 2019

A gritty police procedural thriller I picked as my October Amazon First Reads selection. Originally published in German, it has now been translated to English by Fiona Beaton.

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Middle Grade

[ARC Review] The Math Kids: An Unusual Pattern

by David Cole
Published on: October 7, 2019

I have a young nephew who doesn’t like to read. In fact, he runs away from me when I say the word ‘book.’ The other day I had the Netgalley site open when he peered over and saw this book. He quickly looked at what it was about and said it looked interesting and told me I needed to read it and tell him if it was good. So, I did and I am very thankful that I can tell him that it was good.

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Audio Book Reviews, Fantasy - General

A Gathering of Shadows – Audio Book Review

Shades of Magic #2 by V.E. Schwab
Published on: February 23, 2016

A Gathering of Shadows Final

Have you ever liked a book or a series and yet didn’t like one of the main characters?  I mean like really, really disliked a main character.  That’s where I am with Lila Bard.  I had trouble with her in the first book, but in this second book in the series my dislike for her has moved very far from just “trouble.”

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Picture Books

The Why-entist and the Wild Weather – Blog Tour – Picture Book Review

Children’s STEM Picture Book By Jane Lowry
Illustrated by: Sukarno Achmad
Published on: October 10, 2019

A rhyming picture book that helps explain what is causing the weather to change and what we can all do to help.

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Sci Fi Short Stories/Novella

Barry’s Deal – Book Review

The Amazing Conroy Book 4 by Lawrence M. Schoen
Published on: August 28, 2019

Every once in a while one needs a science fiction story that is just pure fun. A story with a sense of style that has a lot of charisma. A story that gives you a break from alien invasions or post-apocalyptic worlds. In Barry’s Deal, you get the feel of Las Vegas along with the con games you might have seen in the movie Ocean’s 11 (or 12 or 13). All set on Neptune’s largest moon – Triton. Incidentally and unrelated to the book, per NASA’s web site, Triton is the “only large moon in our solar system that orbits in the opposite direction of its planet’s rotation.”

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