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Brooklyn on Fire by Lawrence H. Levy: Mary Handley Takes on NYC Politics

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Brooklyn on Fire

Brooklyn on Fire is Book #2 in the historical Mary Handley mystery series by Lawrence H. Levy. When Book #1 was published, I really wanted to read it but I had so many books in my TBR pile that I knew I’d never get to it. I’m so glad I got a chance to read […]

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My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout: A Mother & Daughter Tale

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My Name Is Lucy Barton

When I decided to read My Name is Lucy Barton by Pulitzer Prize winning author Elizabeth Strout, I had no idea it would become an instant bestseller. I just liked the publisher’s description and I had previously reviewed one of her novels, The Burgess Boys (link at end of this review), which I loved. So, […]

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Terms of Use by Scott Allan Morrison: How Safe Is Social Networking?

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Terms of Use

As a Silicon Valley technology reporter, Scott Allan Morrison has followed the development of social networking (referred to in this article as social media) and the security issues that surround it in addition to many other timely tech topics. It probably shouldn’t be a surprise that he’s chosen to write Terms of Use, a thriller […]

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Anna and the Swallow Man by Gavriel Savit: Book Review & Giveaway

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Anna and the Swallow Man

We’re starting our review/giveaway for The Dreaming of Books Giveaway Hop one day early. For this hop, we’re featuring Anna and the Swallow Man by Gavriel Savit. It’s a novel I fell in love with when I read it and it’s getting tons of buzz in the book world, even though it won’t be officially […]

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A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding by Jackie Copleton: WWII Nagasaki

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A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding

When I saw that A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding by Jackie Copleton was being compared to Memoir of A Geisha and The Piano Teacher, I knew I had to find out more about it because I loved both of those novels. When I read the publisher’s brief description, I was even more intrigued. This is […]

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Hot Reads for Cold Nights Redux: Juicy Thrillers to Heat Things Up

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Hot Reads for Cold Nights

There’s nothing like a good thriller to get your heart racing on a cold winter afternoon. Of course that might also mean a bit less sleep if you make the mistake of starting a thriller at night but such are the occupational hazards of being a bookaholic. We’ve got three books for you today that […]

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