Monday, January 26, 2015

Hacker

*Book source ~ A review copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.
Title ~ Hacker
Series ~ Aleph, #1.1
Author ~ Julie L. York
Publisher ~ Julie L. York
Published ~ 14 October 2014
Genre ~ Paranormal
Pages ~ 42

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Friday, January 23, 2015

Guest Review

Guest Reviewer ~ Molly S. Daniels
Molly S. Daniels is a Marine Veteran, Military Spouse and Super Mom to both human and fur covered children. In addition to these important duties she is a Reviewer for InD’tale Magazine and is a Freelance Editor. An aspiring writer who actually enjoys cooking (who are you, you weirdo? lol)  Molly has a great sense of humor, a love of all things naughty and an amazing tolerance which she needs in abundance when dealing with me. :D 

Molly has generously agreed, once again, to sit in the Big Chair (mine) while I read and get some reviews queued up for you lovely followers to read. And I really *am* reading and writing reviews. I am not sneaking in any Diablo III on the Xbox or piddle farting around on the internet. Well, not a lot anyway. *coughcough* So, please enjoy another stellar review by Molly. :)

Sunday, January 18, 2015

The Sunday Post ~ 76th Edition

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer.
~ Recap the past week ~ Show what's upcoming ~ Share news ~ Display book hauls ~

Friday, January 16, 2015

2 Graphic Novels

*Book source ~ A review copy was provided by NetGalley & IDW in exchange for an honest review.
Author ~ Mike Johnson
Artist ~ Tony Shasteen
Publisher ~ IDW Publishing
Published ~ 24 March 2015
Genre ~ Graphic Novel | Sci-Fi
Pages ~ 132

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

My Secret Fantasies

*Book source ~ A review copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.
Author ~ Joanne Rock
Publisher ~ Harlequin Blaze
Published ~ 17 December 2013
Genre ~ Romance
Pages ~ 224

Monday, January 12, 2015

KLL ~ Houses of Common

*Book source ~ Kindle Lending Library
Series ~ Houses of Common, Part 1
Publisher ~ Synaptic Labs
Published ~ 14 January 2014
Genre ~ Sci-Fi
Pages ~ 312

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Friday, January 9, 2015

Siren Tamer

*Book source ~ A review copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.
Title ~ Siren Tamer
Series ~ Siren Tamer, #1
Publisher ~ Sofia St. Angeles
Published ~ 28 October 2014
Genre ~ YA | Fantasy
Pages ~ 219

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

12 Years of Audiobooks with the Kids

Books have been a huge part of my life since I was very young and I wanted to instill that love in my kids. So I bought them books every chance I got, starting with baby books and progressing to the adult books they read today. Our family currently has a home library in excess of 14,000 books (not including what's on both of my Kindles). However, reading out loud to them killed my throat. Until the day I had a lightbulb moment. Audiobooks! And a tradition was born. Every evening we listened to 1 disk of an audiobook. Once everyone was in school I changed it to a disk on school nights, so we would listen Sun-Thurs with weekends off. We would get slack in the summer, but we didn't stop listening completely. More than 12 years have gone by and we are still listening. We started with A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket and are currently listening to The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher. With my daughter graduating this year the fate of the audiobook is up in the air. Will the boys continue on? Or stop in favor of reading their own books in that time slot? I guess it depends on if we find a series we enjoy. We're almost caught up to the newest Dresden book, so I'm not sure what we'll pick up next. Will we finish the Benny Imura series by Jonathon Mayberry? Or maybe the Study series by Maria V. Snyder? I'm sure they'll want to finish The Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan now that it's complete and perhaps we'll give The Lord of the Rings another try with a different narrator. Only time will tell.

We had fun sitting down and trying to list all the books we've covered over the years. Between us we managed to get nearly all of them and I discovered a few forgotten ones when I looked through some Goodreads lists. I'm pretty sure the following list is fairly well complete. Not too shabby considering I never kept track of our books until 2011 and there's no way to go back and see what I got from the library. I only bought a few series on CD and a couple from Audible.