Koushun Takami’s “Battle Royale”

Holy Crap!   Yes, that ^^ was my first reaction to this book. I read "The Hunger Games"  a few months ago and quickly found out the author's story was being criticized as stealing from something called "Battle Royale".  Well, of course I had to go get this book and see for myself. First I … Continue reading Koushun Takami’s “Battle Royale”

Karen Miller’s “The Innocent Mage”

I read this out of order and found it rather interesting to read the mage's past and how things began after the second book of the culmination of the meeting of all of the characters in the first.  Again, the language and some inconsistencies troubled me a bit but once past those I enjoyed the … Continue reading Karen Miller’s “The Innocent Mage”

Fifty Shades Trilogy- E.L. James – Review- Spoiler alert!

I suppose I should review each book, then perhaps wrap it up with a summary.  There is no way I can come up with to review this trilogy without giving some spoilers so please don't read this if you are picky about knowing anything. Fifty Shades of Grey:  I should clarify first that I read … Continue reading Fifty Shades Trilogy- E.L. James – Review- Spoiler alert!

Book Review – Moving Past The Romance Novel Marathon

As you may know I just finished re-reading all of the romance novels that had been in storage for about 20 years and donated them to Goodwill. Though I don't see reading more steamy type romances like Harlequin again, the project did prod my interest in reading again.  So, moving forward I intend to continue … Continue reading Book Review – Moving Past The Romance Novel Marathon

Book 83, 84 and Finally number 85

Emma Goldrick’s “My Brother’s Keeper” Again I find myself having difficulty getting into the story simply because neither character seemed that attractive to me.  I wonder if I am actually just shallow in this way.  Otherwise, a decent story of rather unlikely love coming to be. Michelle Reid’s “A Question of Pride” Ah the office … Continue reading Book 83, 84 and Finally number 85

Book 78, 79, 80, 81, 82

Jane Corrie’s “Bride for Sale” The hardest pill to swallow in this story is the age difference depicted in the front photo.   I didn't find him that much older in the story but the front photo has him looking like her Grandfather.  Not a bad story, it held my interest.  The arranged married idea modernized … Continue reading Book 78, 79, 80, 81, 82