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.

  • Fatherland by Robert Harris

    Title: FatherlandAuthor: Robert HarrisPublisher: Random House, 1992Originally published in the UK by Hutchinson. Fatherland is one of those books that has regularly crossed my path over the years, usually mentioned in an article about some other book I’d read.  I… Read More ›

  • Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson (book & movie)

    Title: The Girl with the Dragon TattooAuthor: Stieg LarssonTranslator: Reg Keeland Publisher: Vintage Crime, 2009Originally published by Norstedt, 2005 I’d been meaning to get to this book for sometime, but it wasn’t until I found out that the Gene Siskel… Read More ›

  • Talent is Overrated by Geoff Colvin

    Title: Talent is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else (audio version)Author: Geoff ColvinRead by: David DrummondPublisher: Tantor Media, 2008 I have a two hour commute each day and usually listen to free podcasts about books or running,… Read More ›

  • Horns by Joe Hill

    Title: HornsAuthor: Joe HillGenre: Horror/SuspensePublisher: William Morrow, 2010ISBN:978-0-06-114795-1Pages: 370 I read Joe Hill’s first novel, Heart-Shaped Box, and liked it enough to enter the giveaway for Horns on  Five days before the book’s release I received an advance reader… Read More ›

  • Publishing a Blog with Blogger

    Title: Publishing a Blog with Blogger, 2nd Edition Author: Elizabeth Castro Publisher: Peachpit Press, 2010 ISBN-10: 0321637526 Pages: 170 + index Series: Visual QuickProject Guide I came across Publishing a Blog with Blogger on the new book display at my… Read More ›

  • New Scottoline in March!

    I’m so excited!  I just found out Lisa Scottoline’s new novel, Think Twice, is scheduled to hit the shelves on March 16, 2010.  If you haven’t yet read Scottoline, don’t wait any longer.  She writes mystery/thrillers that feature strong, realistic… Read More ›

  • Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell

    Title: Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10Author: Marcus LuttrellPublisher: Back Bay Books (2007)Little, Brown and Company; Reprint edition (2009), 464 pages Mixed feelings about this book.  I actually read it… Read More ›