June 2013 has come and gone but some of the books I read that month continue to linger in my heart and mind, just some outstanding stories. As always, there is something for everyone here, from contemporary to paranormal books, terrific additions to wonderful series. If you missed them the first time, here is your… Continue reading Scattered Thoughts Book Review Summary for June 2013
Rating: 5 stars out of 5 In a world where a werecat virus has changed society, Roan McKichan, a born infected and ex-cop, works as a private detective trying to solve crimes involving other infecteds. While Roan McKichan remains comatose in the hospital, his status is grievously affecting all those around him. Dylan, his husband,… Continue reading Review: Infected Undertow (Infected #7) by Andrea Speed
You always hear that things have a way of changing overnight, but few experience it. It didn’t quite happen like that here but it was close. In my instance, things changed exactly one week to the day that I felt my heart shatter. On June 4, 2013, my companion of 18 years, Winston died. Exactly… Continue reading From Mourning To Joy Once More, Animal Adoptions and the Week Ahead in Reviews
What a spectacular year for great books in every genre from historical to fantasy! I have read so many wonderful books and series this year that it is hard to even begin to narrow down the list, although I have tried. What makes a book great for me? So many things, that it needs its… Continue reading Scattered Thoughts Best Books of 2012
When you are reading a story and the characters within are people you can relate to or commiserate with, do you ever stop to wonder why these fictional people seem so authentic? How has the author made them so real to you that you cry over their pain and or laugh in shared joy when… Continue reading When It Comes to Understanding People or Characters Is Music the Key? Thoughts on Novels and Playlists
Rating: 4.75 stars “In a world where a werecat virus has changed society, Roan McKichan, a born infected and ex-cop, works as a private detective trying to solve crimes involving other infecteds.” When Roan gets a call from the police about a shifted Infected at Club Damage, that there are injured people, and the cat… Continue reading Review: Infected Lesser Evils #6 by Andrea Speed
The last day of September is here and once again it seems as though the month just flew by along with the Canada geese overhead. I haven’t seen any hummingbirds for several days now and wonder if the last of the summer migrants have passed by as well. I will leave the feeders up until… Continue reading September’s Over, and The Week Ahead includes an Author Spotlight and Book Contest!
October is one of my most favorite months. Autumn is in full swing by then, bringing with it all the colors associated with Fall. Rich reds, all shades of orange and yellow, with white, and purple mixed in. This October will bring some marvelous book releases as well from Andrea Speed’s Infected: Lesser Evils, the… Continue reading Just a Quick Reminder!
Book covers have always fascinated me. Some repel me, others draw me in immediately. Think “ooh, shiny, pretty…” lol. Others intrigue me by their content or graphic design, while others leave me “meh” or confused. When I think of series covers that are successful, all they have some of the same elements incorporated into their… Continue reading Favorite Series Covers and Cover Artists!
My reading list has always been a convoluted constantly changing creature (alliteration how I love thee), but lately it is full of authors delivering an addictive group of novels revolving around a select cast of characters and the universe they inhabit, in other words a series! What does surprise me is that most of the… Continue reading What Series Am I Reading Now?