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Startup: A Novel

Startup: A Novel - Doree Shafrir So, I started this book thinking it was one thing...and I'm not sure I even remember what/why...but it was not that. HOWEVER - I was very pleasantly surprised about the pace, story, and characters.

I am a regular listener of Doree and Matt's podcast (Matt and Doree's Eggcellent Adventure) and I should have known, just from listening to Doree that I would enjoy her writing voice. I enjoy her intelligent humor on the podcast, the book was just as enjoyable. The characters were well developed and personable, so I cared about what happened to them. The story was interesting and engaging, so not only did I enjoy it, but I am eager for more. Doree is a talented writer and I look forward to reading more of her work.

Mates

Mates - Sean Michael, Julia Talbot, B.A. Tortuga The three stories were ok...but just ok.

Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man

Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man - David Fisher, William Shatner I have been wanting to read this book and my son gave it to me for Christmas; I was not disappointed. I learned a lot about Leonard Nimoy that I did not know, like that fact that he was a poet. Truly enjoyed this book.

Night Shift

Night Shift - Charlaine Harris I, once again, loved the story and the people of Midnight. I want more and am disappointed that Ms Harris has decided to end another great series too soon (IMHO).

Big

Big - Emme Rollins I enjoyed the writing, the characters and the story. My biggest "complaint" was the how the step sibling challenge was resolved. First, I think that far too big a deal was made about it...no blood relation; second, the resolution was (IMO) extreme. That being said, I will read more from this author as I did enjoy her voice and her pacing.

Jane Two: A Novel

Jane Two: A Novel - Sean Patrick Flanery I loved this story! It reminded me of growing up, first love, loss...and heartbreak. Sean did an amazing job of painting his story with words and feelings and even smells and sounds (this story has a soundtrack that is very cool). You and Mickey and Jane and Steve McQueen and Kevin took pieces of my heart, Sean.

The Beautiful Ashes

The Beautiful Ashes - Jeaniene Frost So I loved this book and now I can't wait for #2! The characters were well developed and the story explored both their motivations, although I'm looking forward to getting to know Adrian better (maybe in the next book - fingers crossed). Jeaniene does a fabulous job of "painting" the landscapes of the realms and I could almost feel the cold when Ivy talked about it. Brava, Ms. Frost, keep of the great work! <3

Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables - Jennifer Lee Carrell, L.M. Montgomery I originally read this series when I was 13 or 14 and I adored it! Seeing it now reminds me of how joyous reading Anne's books was...perhaps a re-read is in order.

The Story of Son

The Story of Son - J.R. Ward I read this a while ago...as part of a group of stories. I loved it then and I still love it. Love J. R. Ward and love that she wrote a story that is part of the Brothers universe, but not necessarily part of them.

Beyond Shame

Beyond Shame  - Kit Rocha I liked this story. Strong characters, well written, good dialogue. I would recommend.

You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost): A Memoir

You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost): A Memoir - Felicia Day Just finished and I really loved it!

Felicia has a very welcoming voice and writes as if she is talking to a friend. She is real, open, and heartfelt about her struggles and her journey. I identify with her struggles with her mental health issues because, after all, I should just be able to fix myself, right?

I have always really liked her, her talent, her voice, and her down to earth personality. I would love to be able to meet her in person someday and thank her, buy her a cup of tea, and talk about geeky stuff with her. I'm sure she has plenty of good friends, but after reading her book, I do wish, more than ever., that I could be one of them.

Wicked as They Come

Wicked as They Come  - Delilah S. Dawson Part of a series that I am waiting for more of...I truly enjoyed the steampunky vibe along with the mystery and love story...more please?

Her Russian Protector Boxed Set

Her Russian Protector Boxed Set - Roxie Rivera The first three books of this series have hooked me, I really liked the stories, the characters, and Roxie's writing was not rushed, but was well done and hot! Onward...!!!

Dead Ever After

Dead Ever After - Charlaine Harris I'm upset...too many loose ends...and what does get wrapped up was not even on the horizon, really. Very disappointed and sad that this is how it ends.

The Funhouse

The Funhouse - Dean Koontz Of all Dean's books, this one freaked me out the most...not sure why, but I usually re-read his books once or twice and this one was a one time only for me.

It Happens

It Happens - Heather Long I really enjoyed this story. It is a quick read, but the passion and the knowledge of the author come through. I would recommend it, very enjoyable.

Currently reading

Serial Killers: The Method and Madness of Monsters by Peter Vronsky
The Silent Corner by Dean Koontz
Progress: 251/464pages
Ashwin by Kit Rocha
This Present Darkness by Frank Peretti
Nightblade (A Fantasy Quest Adventure) (The Nightblade Epic Book 1) by Garrett Robinson
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
Breathing Eden: Conversations with God on Light, Fresh Air, and New Things by Jennifer J. Camp
Praying Through Cancer: Set Your Heart Free from Fear: A 90-Day Devotional for Women by Laura Geist, Susan Sorensen
Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists (Pottermore Presents) by J.K. Rowling
Leaves of Grass (Coterie Classics with Free Audiobook) by Walt Whitman