Book Review: Early Decision by Lacy Crawford
4 Stars , Fiction , Latest Posts / August 28, 2014

Ms. Crawford wrote an amusing book, easy to read, quick, intelligent and often funny. The author even made me like some of the most spoiled kids the protagonist was engaged with, as well as a few pointers on writing essays (and if you follow my blog you know that there is certainly a lot left to be desired).

Book Review: And Some Fell on Stony Ground by Leslie Mann
4 Stars , Fiction , Latest Posts / August 27, 2014

The story takes place over a course of about 12 hours, but much of the story is told in flashbacks and memories which are triggered by external events which the protagonist, a flier named Leslie Mason, experiences. Mason is experiencing a profound sense of loss almost every waking moment due to his luck of having survived many missions, but loosing many friends who did not have such good fortune. In his depressed state, Mason is concerned only with the present and survival, not concerned about past or future.

Book Review: Nemesis by Jo Nesbø
4 Stars , Fiction , Latest Posts / August 26, 2014

I did not read this book in English, which gave me a different perspective on the Harry Hole novels. For example, the name itself in English is Harry Hole, but translated in another language with different emphasis and sounds it is more like Hari Hølā (Hoo-laa), a little point which I really enjoyed. Of course, the Norwegian names were difficult to pronounce, but that is part of the charm of translated novels.

Guest Post: Slingin’ Slang by Stephen Kozeniewski
Guest Posts , Latest Posts / August 25, 2014

Editing my first draft was something of a revelation. The novel is set in 1934, so that was a hard stop for all slang and references. That reference to Jiminy Cricket? Nope, that had to go. (Pinnochio didn’t come out until 1940.) What about “out the wazoo?” Doesn’t that just scream ’30s PI? Nope. Actually the term didn’t come into use until the late ’60s.

Fun Facts Friday: Ray Bradbury
Fun Facts Friday , Latest Posts / August 22, 2014

Ray Bradbury didn’t like computers or eBooks, believing that the Internet was “distracting”. However his stance softened when his agent explained to him that “a new contract wouldn’t be possible without ebook rights”.

Book Review: Maggie’s Wars by Phil Pisani
3 Stars , Fiction , Latest Posts / August 21, 2014

I did enjoy the premise of the story, which seemed to be edited heavily to the point where character development took a second seat to length. A quick, quirky read with a noir feel about a feisty lady and a soldier, both trying to make a difference out of place.

Kiva Loans — Repaid
Latest Posts / August 20, 2014

We’ve received a total of $12.47 in repay­ments this August. Loan repay­ments in the amount of $12.02 were made on a por­tion of a loan pur­chased with pro­mo­tional credit, so this amount was returned to the pro­mo­tional account. Click here to donate yourself Funded on Aug 5, 2013 Shonali United States  |  Food Production/Sales You Loaned: $25.00 Newly Repaid: $0.61 Total Repaid So Far: $6.27 (25.08% of your loan) Repayment Status: Paying back on time Funded on Aug 16, 2013 Fredy Celestino Guatemala  |  Internet Cafe You Loaned: $25.00 Newly Repaid: $1.46 Total Repaid So Far: $14.17 (56.68% of your loan) Repayment Status: Paying back on time Funded on Dec 26, 2013 Imer Peru  |  Grocery Store You Loaned: $25.00 Newly Repaid: $2.11 Total Repaid So Far: $13.56 (54.24% of your loan) Repayment Status: Paying back on time Funded on Mar 28, 2014 Yrma Peru  |  Liquor Store / Off-License You Loaned: $25.00 Newly Repaid: $1.92 Total Repaid So Far: $5.41 (21.64% of your loan) Repayment Status: Paying back on time Funded on Apr 23, 2014 Anonymous Peru  |  Restaurant You Loaned: $25.00 Newly Repaid: $6.37 Total Repaid So Far: $18.39 (73.56% of your loan) Repayment Status: Paying back on…

Giveaway (Over): Deadly Errors by Allen Wyler
Latest Posts / August 18, 2014

Thriller Explores Biggest Medical Nightmare: Deadly Patient-Care Errors  Enter via the Raf­fle­copter form below “A thriller that only a doctor could have written. Wyler’s sense of the worlds of the hospital and operating room are unsurpassed. You’ll feel as if you are right there.” –Michael Palmer, New York Times bestselling author of Miracle Cure and The Sisterhood ?Deadly Errors is a wild and satisfying ride! This is an ?up all night? pass into troubled places that only hard-working doctors know about, a turbulent world of trusting patients and imperfect humans struggling with the required image of perfection.?   –John J. Nance, author of Pandora?s Clock and Fire Flight    A comatose man is given a fatal dose of insulin in the emergency room, even though he isn’t diabetic.  An ulcer patient dies of shock after receiving a transfusion of the wrong blood type.  A recovering heart patient receives a double dose of medication and suffers a fatal heart attack. Brain surgeon Dr. Tyler Matthews suspects that something is seriously wrong with the hospital?s new ?Med-InDx? computerized medical record system. But he doesn?t suspect that there?s something murderously wrong with it. As Matthews begins to peel back the layers of deception that…

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