Thursday, July 31, 2014


Was only able to read 4 books on July.  Reviews and other information can be found on my Goodread account.

Title: Traitors  (Novella follow up to Crooked Fang)
Author: Carrie Clevenger
Publisher: Katarr Kanticles Press

Rating: 3 Paws

Title:  The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making
Author:  Catherynne M. Valente
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends

Rating: 4 Paws

Title: White Hot Kiss
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: Harlequin Teen

Rating: 4 Paws

Title:  Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades #1)
Author: E.L. James
Publisher: Vintage

Rating: 2 Paws

Monday, July 28, 2014


TITLE: Dear Daughter
AUTHOR: Elizabeth Little
PUBLISHER: Viking Adult
RELEASE DATE: July 31, 2014

FROM GOODREADS:  As soon as they processed my release Noah and I hit the ground running. A change of clothes. A wig. An inconspicuous sedan. We doubled back once, twice, then drove south when we were really headed east. In San Francisco we had a girl who looked like me board a plane to Hawaii.

Oh, I thought I was so clever.

But you probably already know that I'm not.

LA IT girl Janie Jenkins has it all. The looks, the brains, the connections. The criminal record.

Ten years ago, in a trial that transfixed America, Janie was convicted of murdering her mother. Now she's been released on a technicality she's determined to unravel the mystery of her mother's last words, words that send her to a tiny town in the very back of beyond. But with the whole of America's media on her tail, convinced she's literally got away with murder, she has to do everything she can to throw her pursuers off the scent.

She knows she really didn't like her mother. Could she have killed her?

I am so glad I was able to receive an early copy of this book from Pengiun. If it wasn't for First to Read, I may have never given it a second glance. Janie was convicted of killing her mother 10 years ago and has just been released on a technicality. Janie is now trying to figure out who actually killed her mother with just one glitch, she hadn't ruled herself out of the short list of suspects. This book was wonderfully written for the author's first novel. It is full if pop culture references and Janie herself is a blast. She is full of cynicism and snarkiness, two traits I dearly love. This book contains a mesmerizing mystery and the ending had me yelling for more. I will definitely be recommending it to others.



     Hey guys, it's me Booker T!  It has been FUREVER since Mom helped me post but so much has happened. She explained to me she wants to give this blogging thing a second try as her first attempt was such an epic fail.  She also told me that she wants to share my blog so she can do some random book related and some other posts since she has been reading more in the past few years and since I need her help maneuvering the keyboard, I figured it was the least I could do.

     I must update you on the farm.  So far, there have been minimal zombie sightings.  I think I finally have this area covered and with the help of my various farm (stuffed) animals, we have a security system that works.  In much sadder news, we lost my dear brother Cooper in April of 2013.  It was devastating for all of us as he was such a big part of all of our hearts.  My brother Barkley is now 15 1/2 and while his health is diminishing, he is still around barking out orders from his watchtower (aka - his favorite old chair).  And last but not least, Dad bought Mom a new puppy for her birthday this year.  He knew how much she was missing Cooper, and her father, who passed a year ago this month, that in January, we welcomed the newest pup into the household.  And can I just say, things have not been the same.  Let me introduce Cassius Cee.  

He is now 8 months old and never lets any of us forget he is the baby.  He doesn't quite understand that Dad is MINE, and I am still learning to share.  However, he is kind of fun to play with and have around.  Plus it means an extra birthday celebration, thus more snacks and toys, each year.
     Well that is about it for the update - Booker T.