Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading" Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison
Published 3/7/2011 at 10:49 a.m. 0 comments
Rachel Morgan is a witch and a bounty hunter. Her job is to bring in witches practicing the dark arts, werewolves behaving badly, vampires feeding where they shouldn’t be and many other supernatural characters who have broken the rules. Rachel ...
Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading: Heart Sick by Chelsea Cain
Published 2/21/2011 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments
Portland murder detective Archie Sheridan pulled a case his first week on the job. Little did he know that he’d spend the next 10 years chasing the same serial killer, The Beauty Killer, across the country, never coming close to ...
Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading: The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova
Published 2/7/2011 at 11:09 a.m. 0 comments
Robert Oliver is an accomplished artist. He has painted for years, taught art at several colleges and has had his worked displayed in some of the best galleries in the nation. He is admired and respected among other artists. So ...
Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading: The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman
Published 1/24/2011 at 10:16 a.m. 0 comments
Newspapers are typically full of quirky people, each with their own strange personality but all with a passion for the news. “The Imperfectionists” offers characters who are no exception. The book takes place at an international English-speaking newspaper based out ...
Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading: Bloodroot by Amy Greene
Published 1/17/2011 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments
In Amy Green’s debut novel, “Bloodroot” she chronicles the lives of one family across three generations on Bloodroot Mountain in the foothills of East Tennessee. Myra Lamb, a beautiful girl with jet black hair and “haint” blue eyes, was raised ...
Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading: A Gate At The Stairs by Lorrie Moore
Published 12/27/2010 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments
Tassie Keltjin is a potato farmer’s daughter. She’s been raised in a small Midwestern town with nothing but her books to show her the rest of the world. As she goes off to college, her head is filled with Chaucer ...
Santa’s book bag
Published 12/20/2010 at 12:00 a.m. 1 comment
I love giving books as gifts. I love receiving books as gifts. Some could call it an addiction, and they would probably be right. Still, it’s a healthy addiction. When Christmas rolls around, I always have a ready answer to ...
Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading: The Likeness by Tana French
Published 12/6/2010 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments
Detective Cassie Maddox just finished the worst case of her career. Everything that could go wrong, did go wrong. When all was said and done, she left the murder squad and hasn’t spoken to her partner since. She has no ...
Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading: When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris
Published 11/22/2010 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments
David Sedaris is one of the funniest authors I’ve ever read. He’s not funny in the traditional sense since most of his books are a collection of essay memoirs, but his perspective on his own life events is full of ...
Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading: Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs
Published 11/15/2010 at 11:37 a.m. 0 comments
“Running with Scissors” is a memoir about Augusten Burroughs childhood, and how he grew up under the strangest circumstances. It’s so far from any resemblance of a normal childhood that I often forgot it was a memoir and was convinced ...
Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading: Ravens by George Dawes Green
Published 11/8/2010 at 11:16 a.m. 0 comments
Shaw McBride and Romeo Zderko have been best friends since they were children. Both work in a tech-support office in Ohio. One day they decide they’ve had enough and head south toward the Florida Keys for a new start. The ...
Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading: Drowning Ruth by Christina Schwarz
Published 11/1/2010 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments
Amanda Starkey spends her days nursing wounded soldiers from WWI in a hospital in Milwaukee. Living an independent life in 1919 is an unusual thing for a woman of that time. Amanda finds herself completely overwhelmed and decides it’s time ...
Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading: Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk
Published 10/25/2010 at 10:52 a.m. 0 comments
Shannon McFarland was beautiful. She had a promising career modeling. She had a boyfriend and was surrounded by loyal, loving friends. Then it was all suddenly ripped away when she was randomly shot driving down the freeway. Shannon is left ...
Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading: The Passage by Justin Cronin
Published 10/4/2010 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments
“The Passage” is unlike any book I’ve ever read. It’s a wonderful mix of science fiction, thrilling mystery, horror and an epic human story. Since I opened the first page, it has stayed with me throughout my days and into ...
Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading: The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs
Published 9/27/2010 at 10:30 a.m. 0 comments
Georgia and her knitting group - Anita, Peri, Darwin, Lucie and the rest - were much more than I expected. I generally don’t enjoy girly, female-driven books but decided to give “The Friday Night Knitting Club” a chance, expecting it ...