Posts Categorized: Standalone

{Halloween Series} Review: Bird Box by Josh Malerman

{Halloween Series} Review: Bird Box by Josh Malerman

The best way to describe Bird Box by Josh Malerman is creepy. It’s the type of horror novel that plays off your fear of the unknown. What is out there that is driving everyone who sees it into a murderous and suicidal rage? Obviously no one can say because everyone who has seen it is dead. Is it a mysterious creature, aliens or some kind of fog that attacks the viewer? It’s unknown which is part of why it’s so unnerving.

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Short Story Review: Misbehaving by Tiffany Reisz

Short Story Review: Misbehaving by Tiffany Reisz

Title: Misbehaving Author: Tiffany ReiszPublication Date: February 1, 2014Publisher: Cosmo Hot Reads from HarlequinGenre: Adult Contemporary Romance/EroticaFind It: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N, KoboSource: Publisher via Netgalley Wanted: Adventurous, open-minded man willing to try anything… As a popular sex blogger, Beatriz gets paid to have orgasms. So being on deadline the week of her sister’s wedding isn’t as rough as it sounds. There’s just one hitch: Bea’s assignment is to write a review of a sex position manual, but she doesn’t have a plus one to play with. The good news: Ben, the one who got away back in college, is also attending stag–and he’s as temptingly gorgeous as ever. The… Read more »

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Review: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Review: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Title: Me Before You Author: Jojo Moyes Publication Date: December 31, 2012 Publisher: Pamela Dorman Books/ Viking Genre: Adult Contemporary Fiction Find It: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N, Book Depository Source: Library Lou Clark knows lots of things. She knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop and she knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick. What Lou doesn’t know is she’s about to lose her job or that knowing what’s coming is what keeps her sane. Will Traynor knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live. He knows everything feels very small… Read more »

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Review: Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon

Review: Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon

Title: Telegraph Avenue Author: Michael Chabon Publication Date: September 11, 2012 Publisher: Harper Collins Genre: Adult Contemporary Fiction Find It: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N, Book Depository Source: ARC from publisher received at ALA   As the summer of 2004 draws to a close, Archy Stallings and Nat Jaffe are still hanging in there—longtime friends, bandmates, and co-regents of Brokeland Records, a kingdom of used vinyl located in the borderlands of Berkeley and Oakland. Their wives, Gwen Shanks and Aviva Roth-Jaffe, are the Berkeley Birth Partners, two semi-legendary midwives who have welcomed more than a thousand newly minted citizens into the dented utopia at whose heart—half tavern, half temple—stands Brokeland. When ex-NFL… Read more »

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