Author: Anne

Audio: Run to Ground by Katie Ruggle  #JIAM

Audio: Run to Ground by Katie Ruggle #JIAM

Posted June 22, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 2 Comments

           I enjoyed this, so much, even though I had to suspend my disbelief at times. Run to Ground is the first in the Rocky Mountain K9 Unit series. There are other series by this author set in this small town also. I have not read those yet, so I didn’t recognize characters some might. I read the prequel novella to the Search and Rescue series. I think it was too short for me to get connected. The characters here were small town quirky and so lovable. Jules has had some tough situations in her life and did the bet she could. She is loyal and compassionate. She is not stupid but sometimes she is almost TSTL. Jules loves her siblings. And […]


Night Watch by Iris Johansen, Roy Johansen

Night Watch by Iris Johansen, Roy Johansen

Posted June 17, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 0 Comments

          I have enjoyed this author for many, many years. I was happy to briefly meet her at RT in Atlanta this May. Some of her earlier romantic suspense books, from the 1990s,  were just a touch paranormal, with what is truly my favorite kind, extraordinary skills of the mind. It is magic but in a more possible way, possibly real. The people in these thrilling stories were related loosely with someone knowing someone else. I truly loved these stories with each having a romance and a strong women featured.   I cannot believe none of this author’s books have been reviewed here. But the stores above are older, before the blogging times, and lately other than Kendra, it has been primarily […]


Audio: How To Travel the World on $50 A Day by Matt Kepnes  #JIAM

Audio: How To Travel the World on $50 A Day by Matt Kepnes #JIAM

Posted June 15, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 0 Comments

  I love to travel and this audio is non-fiction on how to do so at lower costs. It also seems timed right since summer is a big travel season.  It includes an introduction and three parts. Part One deals with planning your trip. Part Two is on the road expenses such as accommodations, food, transportation and activities. Part Three is regional information ( on the same things as Part Two)  including: Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia, Central America, South America, China, India and Japan. The introduction is short and basically contains a list of questions which are answered later and a pep talk for those who are too afraid or think they don’t have the money to travel. I found this boring since […]


Blog tour: Dating-ish by Penny Reid

Blog tour: Dating-ish by Penny Reid

Posted June 13, 2017 by Anne in Blog Tour, Book Review | 0 Comments

  Penny Reid is one of my favorite authors, in the top 5,  and nearly everything of hers I read is a 5 star book. She has included so many things I love like friends knitting and cooking, and cultural things like Harry Potter and Charlie Hunnam.  She is addictive. I have such respect for her work. So what about Dating-ish?  I had trouble starting this one; I didn’t like Matt. At 38%, I wasn’t sure I was going to like him. Ugh, coconut.  I LOVE Marie. She, like Penny’s books, is smart and vulnerable and honest. It amazes me how strong these women are to be so authentic.  As a total computer nerd, things like AI and robots are fascinating to me. Plus, I […]


Audio: Leviathan Wakes by James SA Corey  #JIAM

Audio: Leviathan Wakes by James SA Corey #JIAM

Posted June 11, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 1 Comment

          I received the ebook from Tor in a nifty program they have called book of the month club. It seems to have freebies of older award winners, often the first book in the series. Perfect since this is where I want to start and from their perspective, it gets me hooked on a series or author. But I preferred to try the audiobook which was available at the library. I discovered this is a very popular space opera series which is now a TV show on syfy called The Expanse. I watched the first episode and it follows the book closely, except for the character’s physical looks. It looks like each season is one book. Since it follows the book, […]


Thrifty Thursday: Audio  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle  #JIAM

Thrifty Thursday: Audio The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle #JIAM

Posted June 8, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 0 Comments

          The purpose of Thrifty Thursday is to read a book which was free (at some point). Tantor freebie on January 18, 2017  (currently $6.99 to $23.26 as of writing this post) Overall rating 4.29 with 181,280 ratings and 4,802 reviews   I get emails occasionally from Tantor with a free audio download. So since June is Audiobook Month, I decided it was a very appropriate Thrifty Thursday selection. This is a classic mystery tale, set in the late 1800s in England. Who doesn’t love a British accent? I am listening to many more of my books set in England for just this reason. Simon Prebble does a fine job with male and female voices differentiated. I could distinguish which character […]


Audio: Stolen Magic by Marina Finlayson    #JIAM

Audio: Stolen Magic by Marina Finlayson #JIAM

Posted June 3, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 3 Comments

            I’d never heard of this Shadows of the Immortals series when it was on a list from Tantor of new releases.  It sounded interesting, in a favorite urban fantasy genre and it was the first in the series. I’ve become a huge audio fan and couldn’t resist giving it a try. Magic is also appealing to me. Wow! Stolen Magic was rather awesome! The world-building was fascinating and there were some great characters. The paranormal types were unique which is always refreshing. There were shapers, shifters, vampires, and gods.  Lexi, the main character, was so strong and compassionate; I couldn’t help but love her. She has the trait of making friends of many types, needed by every heroine to succeed. […]


About A Dog by Jenn McKinlay

About A Dog by Jenn McKinlay

Posted June 1, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 0 Comments

              This had all the things needed for a great small town romance. There was a group of women, old friends who had grown up together, all back in town for Emma’s wedding. The two women who don’t live there have family to visit and enjoy in the small town. They have a group of guys who are the best man and groomsmen to do activities with them. The small town has charming restaurants, businesses, and favorite hangouts. There are quirky characters needed in every small town. However, the wedding activities are two weeks worth of planned events. Who can take off two whole weeks? Mac comes from Chicago to Maine and stays with her fun aunts in the […]