Book Review


Brought to you by the verb “to read

In the past, present, and future tense.

As in have been reading, are currently reading,

And might read next…or are considering reading next…

This is my variation on the meme done by others,

And very well, I might add.

Revivor of http://www.Wednesdays

What have/are/will you be reading? Link it here at and share your reading adventures with me.

Accreditation of the art is actively being researched 9/22/2019 jee

Have been reading…

imageEverything You Are by Kerry Anne King which was just released yesterday by Lake Union Publishing. I reviewed it Monday if you’re interested in this really good book. Each month Amazon offers its Prime members a selection of books that are being released that month and this was one of the ones being released. It was certainly worth reading, too! Triggers include infidelity, alcoholism, desertion, suicide, and death of parent and child.

imageQuantum, Book 1 of the Captain Chase series by Patricia Cornwell. This was my other Early Release from Amazon this month which I reviewed on Monday. It’s the beginning of a new series for Cornwell in the Sci-Fi genre. The main character is in charge of security on a NASA facility and her identical twin is MIA at this time. She and her twin are in contact with each other using technology that they have developed in the NASA labs and with their twin intuition. They are considered highly intelligent and highly dangerous. Right now, they’re trying to find out who the real saboteur is before one of the twins gets tagged as it. The book closes on a pause rather than an ending in the story, obviously to be continued in the next book due out in August of 2020, Spin.

imageDo I Have to Wear Black to a Funeral? By Florence Isaacs which is due out in January of 2020. I recently had a close family death to deal with and I wish I had had this book in hand before I had to deal with all the decisions I had to face. This book talks about so many of the funeral traditions and how they have changed over time and how we do or don’t do them now. Even the Catholic Church has relaxed how it sees things a bit. Other religions have not. Non-religious services have changed greatly. More and more people are opting for cremation as our cemeteries are running out of room. Even Arlington National Cemetery is having to tighten up the criteria for internment as its space gets used up. And did you know you could rent a fancy casket for the services and be buried in an inexpensive one? Budget plans are everywhere these days because they have to be. 

imageDare to Sketch: A Guide to Drawing on the Go by Felix Scheinberger is a wonderful book for anyone who’s timid about sketching. The author emphasizes that your sketchbook is for your eyes only so that you can do as well or as poorly as you like in it. And get rid of the pressure of making that first page perfect – start on page 17 if you wish! It’s a book full of great ideas and enthusiastic support for anyone wanting to start or get back into sketching.

imageColor Your Style: How to Wear Your True Colors by David Zyla is similar to those books like Color Me Beautiful but more personalized, I think. Mr. Zyla takes you step-by-step through the process to find your personal colors based on your own face and eyes and hair. All you need is good lighting and a mirror…and possibly some paint chips might help along the way. But the author tells you about it all in the book. First, he tells you about some of his clients over the years and then he tells you how to do it for yourself. I found it highly entertaining and gratifying. 

nullIf You Tame Me by Kathie Giorgio, which I reviewed on the 27th was another quirky but highly entertaining book. A 55-year-old woman buys an iguana on her birthday as a roommate. What follows is her reconnection with the world as she gets to know some of the people she works with at the mall, her new next-door neighbor, and rediscovers her best friend from college. She rediscovers herself along the way.

imageFortuna Sworn, Fortuna Sworn #1 by K.J. Sutton is a debut adult fantasy by an author who’s written several YA fantasy novels. I reviewed this book on September 23, 3019. The main character is a Nightmare, literally.


And I am currently reading…

imageThe Emerald Tablet, The One Great Year series Book 2 by Tamara Veitch and Rene DeFazio is a story of the Emissaries as they travel down through time to present-day trying to guard the tablet from their adversary. The two soulmates, one with memory and one without have met periodically in these 13,000 years of reincarnations. Each has a path to follow is this fantasy woven with history. I’m at a point right now where they are together but she’s his best friend’s girlfriend! Talk about a tough reincarnation!

nullI’m also listening to Nottingham by Nathan Makaryk every chance I get. My new wireless earbuds only hold a charge for 2.5 hours, so I don’t get very far with them. I think I’m going to switch back to the corded earbuds just so that I can listen for longer at a stretch. With 25 hours and 25 minutes in this one, I need some long listening times to get through it!

What I’ve added lately…

imageNetGalley approved me for Recipe for a Perfect Wife by Karma Brown just yesterday. I had requested it a while ago, so I was sort of surprised when it popped up on my approved list.

imageI just bought I am Justice by Diana Munoz Stewart yesterday as well. I read a review on the second book in this series by someone that I follow on GoodReads and she really likes this series, so I decided I’d try it out.

So, what are you reading now?

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