The Story Siren. It's a way to share and highlight all the books we receive, even if we don't review them. l share books that I buy, that I receive for review, get from the library, borrow from a friend, etc.
NetGalley Titles for Review
I gobbled up "Defying Convention" immediately; it got off to a good start but then the story took some weird turns and the author had a tendency to tell, not show."The Eighty Dollar Champion" is about a show horse who was the ultimate, pardon the expression, underdog. I remember that there was a Disney movie about the horse when I was a little girl. I love horses so this was a must read for me. It has photographs so instead of downloading it to my Kindle, I downloaded it to to my laptop; with Adobe Digital Editions, I will be able to better enjoy the pictures.The others looked interesting and reviews will show up sooner or later on the blog.
Simon & Schuster Galley Grab
Vampires AND unicorns? How can a girl raised on mythology and an avid UF reader as an adult possibly resist? :P
Received for Review
I don't like the cover for this Tempest book but I LOVE the series, so awesome. One of my hobbies is making my own soaps and bath items; some of the information in "The Natural Beauty & Bath Book" is flat out wrong but some of it is quite useful and the recipes range from easy to complicated. I got a bunch of books that I've never read before from one of my favorite online bookstores, PaperBackSwap: a Nora Roberts, 2 Star Trek books and a cozy mystery.The Nora Roberts book is an omnibus edition of three of her Silhouette stand alones. I'm a Trekkie from way back and I still have many of the books published in the 80's and 90's but these were two I never got.
Davidson and Coulter are two reliable mystery authors that I enjoy; I put my name on the wait list at the library as soon as I hear about a new book. I have never read Yasmine Galenorn and this older book of hers blends the paranormal with the cozy mystery format so I thought I'd give it a try. I just recently discovered Hearne and really enjoyed his first book.
Books are my candy, I just can't say "no". :D