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New Release: The Body in The Bathtub!

Happy Friday! Have a new audiobook! The Body in The Bathtub written by Shea Macleod and narrated by Yvette Keller is now available! Bunco night seems like a safe bet, until someone finds a dead body in the bathtub. With her friends in shock and topping the local detective's suspect ...
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New (and used) Normal

Two audiobooks in the final release stages, a monthly newsletter out (before the month is over), and a functioning kitchen: January has been a back-to-normal month. (If you didn't get to read the January newsletter that launched today, you are missing out!) Still, normal doesn't mean boring: 2018 is new, ...
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Book Review:

Once Upon A Nightmare: A Novella of the Nightmare City series by P.S. Newman My rating: 5 of 5 stars Once Upon A Nightmare is a fantastically-paced novella set in a fascinating future LA where dreams (and nightmares) can manifest. The twist of having a main character who discovers she ...
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Book Reviews: Science Fiction Mystery Romp

Murder on the Orion Express by Nate Streeper My rating: 3 of 5 stars Murder on the Orion Express is a fun book full of humor and great action sequences, but I had enough trouble with some aspects of it that I didn't enjoy it as much as I wanted ...
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Non-Fic Fridays: What Regency Women Did For Us

I loved my Finnemore Fridays, and soon I will find a legit way to bring them back, continuing my quest to spread the brilliance of John Finnemore far and wide (without bending any copyright laws). Until then, let's talk non-fiction! There was a major swath of years between 25-35 where I ...
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Whatcha Readin’?

You've seen the fiction binge I've been on since December, so this post is about the non-fiction books on my To Be Read (TBR) pile. Wonderland: How Play Made The Modern World, by Steven Johnson, is one of the books on my currently reading stack. I love his premise that creation ...
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The Speed of Narration

Forums are such an interesting place to hang out (when you have the time). This week I participated in an interesting thread about listeners who speed up their audiobooks. It's a good topic for me to think about as I edit The Body In The Bathtub, due out at the ...
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Book Review: The Binge Continues

My historical romance binge continues with a three-book series called The Extraordinaries, by author Melissa McShane. Let's be honest: I read these books because of the GORGEOUS covers. It happens. You will probably enjoy this series if you are a fan of naval war books like the Horatio Hornblower novels ...
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2018 Reading Goals: JASNA Book Club

One of my goals this year is to read more books. Since I love talking about what I read, a way to do that is to read and discuss with my local JASNA chapter (which happens to be the Ventura JASNA Book Club). If you want to join the fun, ...
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Reading for Escape

Permission (from me) to immerse myself in books is my favorite thing about the winter holiday. Curling up, warm and cozy, with nothing to do but sleep in, read, and eat holiday foods is one flavor of paradise. Over the past few years, holiday reading is also about trying to ...
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