Gingerdead Man, by Maya Corrigan Gingerdead Man is the seventh installment in Maya Corrigan's Five-Ingredient Mystery series. As it often happens, I hadn't read the previous books in the series, but it wasn't hard to jump into this one and get to know the residents of Bayport, Maryland. The series centers around Val Deniston, a … Continue reading Mystery Review: Gingerdead Man
The Geometry of Holding Hands, by Alexander McCall Smith Isabel Dalhousie, philosopher, returns in the thirteenth volume of this series. I jumped into this one cold, since I haven't read the previous Dalhousie books, but I immediately fell in love with Isabel and the way her mind works. Geometry has a very loose plot, involving … Continue reading Fiction Review: The Geometry of Holding Hands
The Revolutionary and the Rogue, by Blake Ferre There still aren't nearly enough queer historical romance novels out there, although things have definitely improved in the past several years. So I was thrilled to see this title by Entangled, one of my favorite romance publishers. The story takes place in Paris, as the triumph of … Continue reading Romance Review: The Revolutionary and the Rogue
Her Husband's Grave, by P. L. Kane Robyn Adams is a psychologist who works with police departments to track down serial killers. She's just finished one such case (and almost gotten herself killed in the process) when she receives a call from her cousin Vicky, whose husband Simon has been found murdered and buried at … Continue reading Suspense Review: Her Husband’s Grave
The Dead Girl Under the Bleachers, by Donna M. Zadunajsky This book actually managed to put me in a reading slump for over a week. It should have been the kind of page-turner that I normally read almost in one sitting, but I ended up slogging through it just to get to the end. The … Continue reading Suspense Review: The Dead Girl Under the Bleachers
This is a blurb I added to my About page today, but thought I'd throw in as a little random musing of a post as well. Photo by Jess Bailey on Pexels.com Why No Star Ratings? Honestly, I don't feel comfortable rating books with stars or numbers. Back when I was still teaching, grading was … Continue reading Where Are All the Stars?
Liberty Farm: A Family Portrait, by Izai Amorim I have to admit that I was a bit worried going into this reading. Not because of anything in the book description (after all, I had requested the ARC because it sounded interesting), but because of what I saw when I opened the book. Mainly, pages listing … Continue reading Fiction Review: Liberty Farm
Girls Against God, by Jenny Hval. Translated by Marjam Idriss(Affiliate link to Bookshop.org, a great site helping support independent bookstores.) This novel feels more like a piece of performance art. The story, such as it is, involves the narrator's journey from a Southern Norway childhood; through international studies in Japan and the United States; and … Continue reading Fiction Review: Girls Against God