Author Archives

I blog about books and libraries at and cohost the podcast, Book Cougars: Two Middle-Aged Women on the Hunt for a Good Read. I also review mysteries, thrillers, and related history for Criminal Element.

  • One day, two libraries, six books

    My local public library re-opened today after closing in November for an internal make over.  I am so happy to have it back!  I checked out a bunch of music and these three books: Publishing a Blog with Blogger, 2nd… Read More ›

  • Doomsday Book by Connie Willis

    Title: Doomsday BookAuthor: Connie WillisPublisher: Spectra; First Thus edition (August 1, 1993)ISBN-13: 978-0553562736 Mass Market Paperback: 592 pagesOriginally published in hardcover, 1992Date read: January 18, 2010 This book came to me by way of a friend at work.  We were… Read More ›

  • A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick

    Title: A Reliable WifeAuthor: Robert GoolrickPublisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2010ISBN-13: 978-1565129771 Date read: January 5, 2010 The bookstore where I work received an advance reader copy of this novel a few weeks before it was released in paperback. … Read More ›

  • An Honorable German by Charles McCain

    Title: An Honorable German: A Novel of World War IIAuthor: Charles McCainPublisher: NY: Hachette Book Group, 2009ISBN-13: 978-0446538985**Mass Market Paperback release: May 31, 2010** Date read: January 3, 2010 This book caught my eye on the new book display at… Read More ›

  • The point of this blog and about me

    Point of this blog: This blog is simply a place for me to post my thoughts about the books I’ve read and ramblings about books, authors, and book culture in general.  I hope that those of you who may read… Read More ›