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    Reexamining John Le Carre’s Legacy. Two Books One Weekend Long Reading Marathon. Which Book is Worth Your Time?

    This particular holiday season, I revisited an author, whom I consider, the father of the spy thriller genre – none other than John Le Carre. The Christmas holiday must be my favorite. Right after Thanksgiving, I begin to get nostalgic about books I’ve read. I want to hold them again in my hands, snuggled on my couch with a cup of coffee reading the hours away. The good ol’ George Smiley, Alec Leamas and the gang, kept me company for a savory weekend of going undercover behind the lines of East Germany. No one does it better than Le Carre when it comes smoke and mirrors. He spins a sinister…

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    Sweet Little Lies vs Ghosted Poll Results

    Yesterday on Twitter I asked in a poll which book you’d like me to read and review next. Sweet Little Lies by Caz Frear or Ghosted by Rosie Walsh, both hot items on the book market, both highly anticipated by book lovers. Sweet Little Lies will be released on August 14, 2018, but already is gaining momentum on Amazon among readers giving it over four stars out of five. It tells the story of a young London policewoman working on a murder case. The deeper she gets into the investigation the more she believes her estrange father has something to do with it. The book is being marketed as a journey into the protagonist’s dark childhood past that she can’t…

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    Darktown – Must Have Must Read

    When I go to my local bookstore I like to fill my bag with lots of books, some I know I’m going to read right when I get home, others I’ll safe for one of those times when I’m in between books or waiting for a favorite to come out. You can call it a very organized reading list in my head that I keep tally of what I want to read and what books can wait.

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    I’ll Be Gone In The Dark – A Book Review

    One afternoon randomly flipping through the channel I stumbled on a mini-docu series called ‘The Golden State Killer – It’s Not Over Yet.’ The show was based on Michelle McNama’s newly released true crime book ‘I’ll Be Gone In The Dark.’ A few days later, her book was in my hands and I dived into reading her obsessive search to catch California’s most prolific serial killer, a forty year old case. Listen to the show to find if the book is worth all the hype and your money.

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    Book Review: The Last Equation of Isaac Severy

    Since I’m weathering my third winter storm in the past 10 days on the East Coast, that gave me the ideal opportunity to take a much needed break from editing and writing to catch up on reading. I must say ‘The Last Equation of Isaac Severy’ by Nova Jacobs was as delicious as I suspected it to be. The book did not disappoint.

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    My Thrill Club Review

    I stumbled upon a  neat book subscription service which is both affordable and wicked fun! It’s called mytrillclub and I love it. I’ve used their service only once and I have to say I’ll continue to do. This post is my review and my opinion of the company. It’s unbiased. I’m not affiliated with them by any means. With that out of the way – let me tell you more about my wicked find.