Blog Tour: The Thing with Feathers review and giveaway

By Anne Sweazy Kulju Genre – Historical Fiction/Saga Publisher – Tate Publishing & Enterprises, LLC Release Date – 9-11-2012 Purchase: Amazon | Smashwords |Library Thing Blurb: It was the ugliest photo he had ever seen. And nothing would be the same again.      As the inhabitants of Cloverdale, Oregon, welcomed in the twentieth century, they were not unaccustomed to hard times and thorny situations. Small communities banded together for protection and hope. Heroes and villains were often difficult to decipher.      When an itinerate Baptist preacher arrived with his baby daughter and a wife lost on the trail, there was no Read More …

2012 Reading Challenge: Done!

Before I totally put 2012 in the past, I would like to share you my accomplishment last year. As the title suggested, I finished my Goodreads Reading Challenge with a time to spare. Last June 28, I joined the quest to read 50 books until the end of the year. That’s like 50 books in six months. At first, I thought it would be easy. I am a fast reader and have a lot of free time. I am single (never married and no boyfriend), a bit of a loner, and dependent to helpers for house chores. So I was Read More …

The Drought by Steven Scaffardi: Author interview, book review + giveaway!

  Summary: Dan Hilles is a pretty regular kind of guy – regular job, regular bunch of mates, regular male aversion to shopping. But following his break-up with long-term girlfriend, Stacey, he finds himself single again. He’s been out of the game for a while and is a little out of practice. Soon, the very irregular and increasingly worrying issue in Dan’s life is the extended drought he finds himself suffering. And we’re not talking the climate change, scorched earth, God I’m parched variety. You’ve got to hand it to Dan though – it certainly isn’t from a lack of Read More …

The Torturer’s Daughter by Zoe Cannon – author interview and book review

THE TORTURER’S DAUGHTER BY ZOE CANNON Summary When her best friend Heather calls in the middle of the night, Becca assumes it’s the usual drama. Wrong. Heather’s parents have been arrested as dissidents – and Becca’s mother, the dystopian regime’s most infamous torturer, has already executed them for their crimes against the state. To stop Heather from getting herself killed trying to prove her parents’ innocence, Becca hunts for proof of their guilt. She doesn’t expect to find evidence that leaves her questioning everything she thought she knew about the dissidents… and about her mother. When she risks her life Read More …

July: Read books

For the month of July, I have only read thirteen books (approximately 2.3 days/book). I’m not sure if I should be happy or not with this statistics, but I guess I should be glad to have read something than others who have not read anything at all. However, I somehow feel like I should have read more if only I have more free time. Anyway, here’s the list of the books that I have read during Julius Caesar’s birthmonth. I have written the book titles, authors, my ratings, and Goodreads summary for each. Hades by Alexandra Adornetto. Rating: 3/5. I have read Read More …

Wisest is she who knows that she doesn’t know

Who are you? Where does the world come from? These are two questions that Sophie got when she received her mail. A story about a Norwegian girl coming to philosophical consciousness with the aid of her philosopher friend, Jostein Gaarder’s Sophie’s World helped the readers travel to the history of Western philosophy, from Socrates time to Sartre. Gaarder’s style to put a sort of textbook material into an interesting mystery novel motivated young readers to read it, too. I’ve read this book as a requirement in one of my classes in History of Political Thoughts. I always want to read Read More …

Fallen

I have started reading this series since I was in my senior year in college, year 2010. After I finished with Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight saga, I have moved on and searched for a new addiction. I knew I wasn’t ready to go out of the young adult paranormal genre, and so I have stayed in that classification and browsed for different titles with interesting plots. Eventually, I came upon a story that is not about vampires, werewolves, and faeries, which were all occupying the “new released” shelves in the bookstore. An angel love story. Okay. My country is a “Catholic Read More …

an excellent vintage

I don’t know why. Perhaps it’s because most people left the work area, or I’m alone in “gate 4” that’s why I thought of drinking. And not just an ordinary beer, or a cheap brandy. I am not a drinker myself, and I’ll admit I don’t have much experience drinking. But I am grateful for Ambassador Fred Almendrala’s class on Protocol and Etiquette where he had our wine tasting. What a delectable education that has been! I missed that class. Our professor was my own Morrie Schwartz, and my classmates were good. We had tasted wine and some sort of Read More …

Signs you are addicted to Fifty Shades of Grey

I know I have recently published a post on my write-up for the Fifty Shades of Grey, but I can’t stop myself. I have this insane urge to persuade everyone to read and be fond of the reality of life in Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele’s love story. I am aware that I am so hooked into this series, and I just can’t let it go. If I could, I would send PDFs and epubs file formats of the books to my friends, colleagues, and associates just to have them crazed over the trilogy, too. As I type this, the Read More …

I want more… the Fifty Shades trilogy

As promised, here is my entry for my current book addiction: E. L. James’ Fifty Shades of Grey. After my successful attempt to persuade my colleagues to get a copy and try to read The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins, I was thinking of the next series that will captivate our attention. We have watched the movie adaptation of the first book, but we were disappointed in some ways. We need to move on. Fortunately, one day, a colleague sent me an e-mail on our possible next target. “Another THG in the making?”, she queried. I was intrigued. I Read More …