Saturday, September 13, 2008

Bad Cover

This one could be about anything. Strangely enough, it is about a woman who owns a male strip club.

Women who own their own strip clubs deserve better window dressing for their novels.

Good Cover!

I'm not familiar with Canavan's Black Magician trilogy, but this is, apparently, a prequel.
This cover makes me want to get familiar with it. It strikes just the right mood between creepy and fascinating.......if you're a fan of the fantasy genre.
If you're not a fan, you're probably wondering what the ^$%#%@ I'm going on about. Nevermind, you.

Monday, September 8, 2008


I had written off this book as an unequivocal "not interested" until I read Chelsea Cain's review in the NYT.

Darn her. Now I may just have to try and make room for it.

Review: Small Favor

Small Favor (The Dresden Files, Book 10) Small Favor by Jim Butcher

My review

rating: 5 of 5 stars
Hot damn! Now this was a fantastic audiobook! Most people will know the reader, James Marsters, from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Whether you liked that show, or not, don't let that sway your willingness to listen to him read the Desden series. Marsters is FANTASTIC. I was one who wasn't interested in the series, even though it was everything I was supposed to like. But, I listened to the first one and that is what got me interested. I have, since then, tried to read the ones in the series that have not made it to audio yet. I still can't get into them.

This entry into the series seems darker and more violent than the ones that have come before it. Some of my favorite characters, especially the incredible Michael Carpenter, have huge supporting roles. Others, drew the short stick and make brief appearances.

I've read the amazon reviews, and I see that some were truly disappointed with this entry into the series. Maybe that is what a dedicated reader will think. But, for the casual obsessive, this was top notch!

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Review: You're broke because you want to be.

You're Broke Because You Want to Be: How to Stop Getting By and Start Getting Ahead You're Broke Because You Want to Be: How to Stop Getting By and Start Getting Ahead by Larry Winget

My review

rating: 3 of 5 stars
There isn't anything new in this book. You've heard it all before. He says it in a more blunt way, but it is the same advice. Budget. Stop Spending. Up is up, down is down. Etc. I liked it, but it certainly wasn't groundbreaking.

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