Being paid to review books?

Not on the Cannonball! I do wonder though, a bit more on the ethics of the services provided by Todd Rutherford as described in this article. From the article: Instead of trying to… Continue reading

Roasted Chicken, Cranberry, Sweet Potato, Barley soup — recipe

My dinner tonight presented several dilemmas. I’m on a self-imposed “sweet potato diet” where all my carbs will be in the form of sweet potato for the next week. This will require me… Continue reading

Bzzzzz Cover Girl & Olay Tone Rehab 2-in-1 foundation

I’m a BzzAgent. That means that I get to try stuff out through BzzAgent which is “an international network of consumers who voluntarily participate in word-of-mouth (WOM) programs for a variety of products… Continue reading

Review #39: The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling

The Tales of Beedle the Bard is a book of folklore stories set directly in the world of Harry Potter. It is the compilation of oral tales from the final book of the… Continue reading

Review #38: The Harrowing by Alexandra Sokoloff

From Wikipedia, “The Harrowing is a horror novel by Alexandra Sokoloff. It was first published in 2006 by St. Martin’s Press, and is the author’s debut book, following a screenwriting career.” I must… Continue reading

Review #37: Stranger in the Room by Amanda Kyle Williams

Keye Street is an ex-FBI profiler and current private detective, doing her best to make her new business work while staying true to herself. She gets a call from her cousin Miki, a… Continue reading

Review #36: Confessions of an Angry Girl by Louise Rozett

First things first… this is an awesome young adult novel, the debut full-length work of Louie Rozett. The Angry Girl doing the confessing is Rose Zarelli, a nearly 15 year old high school… Continue reading

Review #35: Book of Shadows by Alexandra Sokoloff

Book of Shadows is a crime thriller with a strong supernatural edge. Homicide detective Adam Garrett and his chain smoking, street weary partner, Landauer are called to the dump site of a headless… Continue reading

Book signing – Messy by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan

The Fug Girls, Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan, were in Boston this week to promote their second YA novel, Messy. They did a book reading and signing at Brookline Booksmith in Coolidge Corner.… Continue reading

Review #34: Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King

I’ve had this book for about two years, ever since it came out in 2010 (I even got the hard cover version), but somehow just got around to reading it. I love Stephen… Continue reading