Monthly Archives October 2011

Book Review: DEAD GAME, by Jennifer Chase

Dead Game: An Emily Stone Novel
The plot idea was killer: An online role-playing detective/spy game that only an elite few who know how to access it are able to be a part of. The game has people searching for clues in real life, reporting back on the internet site for the game. Then a serial killer breaks loose in real life, leaving people dead–and evidence that the deaths have been filmed and documented exist. The only connection to the murder victims soon is revealed that they all were part of the role-playing game EagleEye (Which is sometimes one word, sometimes two words, sometimes italicized and sometimes in quotes throughout the novel.)

I have multiple problems with this very interesting plot line...

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Book Review: THE NEXT ACCIDENT, by Lisa Gardner

I Really Wanted to Love This Book…

… But unfortunately, I did not love it. I did, however, like it. It was entertaining if you’re not the type of reader who wants too much from a book. I personally prefer ‘more’. I agree with many of the other commentators who posted their reviews on for this book that the elephant dream was superfluous. Well, okay, the dream wasn’t so much, but the violence in the dream was. The same intent could have been conveyed without damaging the psyche of the reader to the point that it did. The result to Raine could have still had the same impact with the graphic nature of the dream.

Quincy and Raine are an unlikely pair. I realize that the book prior to this one went more in-depth with their relationship, but it was lukewarm at best...

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Book Review: SPIN THE PLATE, by Donna Anastasi

RECOMMENDED READING: SPIN THE PLATE, by Donna Anastasi – Yes, I do recommend this book for adding to the your reading list!


SPIN THE PLATE, by Donna Anastasi features Jo, who is a fa├žade of tough-as-nails with a bit of tender-as-a-kitten underneath female tattoo artist with a near comic-book vigilante personal life. She’s both likable if you get to know her and disdainful from a distance. She wears her weight and size and attitude as a shield to keep people at a distance, and yet, reveals her softness through the animal rescue activities and several scenes in the book in which she protects, fights for, or encourages those who are the ‘underdog’ position.

The story of Jo’s life,...

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I’m Not Anti-anything

There’s an old story that says Mother Teresa was once asked by a world leader to attend an anti-war rally, and she responded by saying she would never attend an anti-war rally… but that if someone invited her to a peace rally, she would attend gladly.

We live in such a negative world. From the time we are born, it begins with us having to cry for what we want to being told no constantly in an effort to teach and train us to be normal functioning adults, and then as adults, we are inundated with negativity – it’s fed to us in so many forms, directly from the government, from television, from radio – from the internet.

Negativity is everywhere.

I’ve even seen it right here ...

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