Category: Book Reviews

Phoenix and Ashes by Mercedes Lackey

Phoenix and Ashes by Mercedes Lackey

Phoenix and Ashes by Mercedes Lackey Series: Elemental Masters #3 Published by DAW Books on Oct. 5, 2004 Genres: Fairy Tales, Fantasy Pages: 405 Format: Hardcover Source: my personal collection Goodreads Also in this series: The Serpent’s Shadow, The Gates of Sleep, Home from the Sea, Steadfast, Elemental Magic:, Blood… April 12, 2012 Book Reviews 0 ★★★★

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The Gates of Sleep by Mercedes Lackey

The Gates of Sleep by Mercedes Lackey

The Gates of Sleep by Mercedes Lackey Series: Elemental Masters #2 Published by DAW Books on April 1, 2002 Genres: Fairy Tales, Fantasy Pages: 389 Format: Hardcover Source: my personal collection Goodreads Also in this series: The Serpent’s Shadow, Phoenix and Ashes, Home from the Sea, Steadfast, Elemental Magic:, Blood… April 11, 2012 Book Reviews 1 ★★★★

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“The Serpent’s Shadow” by Mercedes Lackey

“The Serpent’s Shadow” by Mercedes Lackey

The Serpent’s Shadow by Mercedes Lackey Series: Elemental Masters #1 Published by DAW Books on March 1, 2001 Genres: Fairy Tales, Fantasy Format: Hardcover Source: my personal collection Goodreads Also in this series: The Gates of Sleep, Phoenix and Ashes, Home from the Sea, Steadfast, Elemental Magic:, Blood Red, From… Read more »

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“The Thirteenth Princess” by Diane Zahler

“The Thirteenth Princess” by Diane Zahler

Categories: Children’s, YA, Fantasy Book source: Public library The Thirteenth Princess retells the story of the Twelve Dancing Princesses from the point of view of a youngest thirteenth sister.  Disregarded by the King after her mother dies in childbirth, Zita is relegated to work as a servant in her father’s… Read more »

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“A Veiled Deception” by Annette Blair

“A Veiled Deception” by Annette Blair

Category: Paranormal cozy mystery Series: Vintage Magic mysteries Book source: purchased I picked up a copy of Annette Blair’s A Veiled Deception in the used bookstore about a month ago, and finally got around to reading it.  It’s the beginning of a new “paranormal cozy” mystery series*, and while I… Read more »

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“Copper Beach” by Jayne Ann Krentz

“Copper Beach” by Jayne Ann Krentz

Copper Beach by Jayne Ann Krentz Series: Dark Legacy #1 Published by Putnam on Jan. 10, 2012 Genres: Paranormal romantic suspense, Romantic suspense Pages: 324 Format: Hardcover Source: the library Goodreads Also in this series: Dream Eyes Also by this author: Dream Eyes, River Road, Secret Sisters, Eye of the… Read more »

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“All Wound Up” by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

“All Wound Up” by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

All Wound Up by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee Published by Andrews McMeel Publishing on October 18, 2011 Genres: Crafts, Humor Pages: 240 Format: Hardcover Source: the library Purchase: Amazon Goodreads Also by this author: The Amazing Thing About the Way It Goes “. . . a sort of David Sedaris-like take on… Read more »

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Organized Simplicity, by Tsh Oxenreider

Organized Simplicity, by Tsh Oxenreider

Tsh Oxenreider*, the founder of SimpleMom.net, takes a practical and realistic approach to the increasingly popular concept of simple living. Pointing out that what is simple for one family may add work or complexity for another, she begins with a basic but elastic definition of what “simple living” means, one… Read more »

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Spider and Jeanne Robinson

Spider and Jeanne Robinson

Apropos of my previous post on hope, I’ve been rereading some of SF author Spider Robinson‘s early works, and I noticed something I hadn’t paid attention to when I read them years ago.  Robinson doesn’t shy away from the tragedies of life.  His characters are often in pain, wounded in… Read more »

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The Science of Kissing, by Sheril Kirshenbaum (review)

The Science of Kissing, by Sheril Kirshenbaum (review)

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, I’ve been reading Sheril Kirshenbaum’s The Science of Kissing: What Our Lips Are Telling Us.  As the title suggests, this isn’t a how-to book, at least primarily; instead, it explores the psychology, physiology, biochemistry, evolutionary biology, neurochemistry, and cultural anthropology of kissing.  Sound dull? … Read more »

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