Monday, April 14, 2014

And the winner is....

Congratulations to Lisa, who won a FREE copy of Lexicon!! Thank you to everyone who entered - please check back for more giveaways in the future!!
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Jess

Friday, April 11, 2014

Sorta Recommended Read - Goddess Cottage by Sherri Dub

Goddess CottageGoddess Cottage by Sherri A. Dub
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed the action and fantastical events of this novel! Some of the editing and grammar could have been better, and I would have liked it to be less cliche overall, but it was still a good addition to it's fantasy genre. If I could change anything, it would be the romance as it was too glib and predictable, and perhaps develop the character of Mitch a little more. I would also stop the jumping around from each character's point of view, as it would be a more consistent and enjoyable story to have it told from just one point of view. Still, this was a decent story and I didn't mind reading it.

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Flop - Miss Anne in Harlem by Carla Kaplan

Miss Anne in Harlem: The White Women of the Black RenaissanceMiss Anne in Harlem: The White Women of the Black Renaissance by Carla Kaplan
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Since this author previously wrote about Zora Neale Hurston who I love, I figured I'd try out this book. However, it came across as dry and rather uninteresting - I had a very hard time getting into it. I think this is a fantastic topic that lends itself to be written about in a much more colorful and interesting way, and wish that I could have enjoyed this more. As it is, I can only say that I love the topic but didn't really like the book.

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Recommended Read - Wander Home by Karen A Wyle

Wander HomeWander Home by Karen A. Wyle
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

While I love this author, I find this book to be a bit too confusing at times keeping the characters straight (in terms of who is mom, grandma, etc). But otherwise this was a brilliantly crafted novel about life after death. Quite a beautiful imagining of the hereafter and a place I'd be happy to end up someday!

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