Book Review: The Dane Law: The Atheling Chronicle 2 – Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown

The English countryside in the haying month was a sight to lift the downhearted. Gentle winds brushed the tall grasses of cultivated fields and wild marshlands, rippling them with sea-like waves of green. The darker hues of oak and beech on the rolling landscape gave balance in color and form, while winding rivers and brooks... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Going All In – Kiss, Marry, Kill

"It’s the ability to let go and move on, in poker and in life. This is the hardest lesson of all.” - Going All In (Locations 3080-3081) The Plot From Amazon: Three mismatched suburban couples, Steve and Katie, Marty and Erin, and Scarlett and C. Thomas, have been neighbors and friends for years. During a... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Circumstantial Enemy – My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean

"Though his mouth was empty, Tony swallowed. Then he dabbed his lips with his napkin. Goran was right: she was beautiful, but so bitter. Tony reversed the linen’s fold, returned it to his lap, and turned his head toward Katarina." - The Circumstantial Enemy (Locations 222-224) The Plot From Amazon: When Croatia becomes a Nazi... Continue Reading →

TropicalMary’s 10 Quotes of the Week – Once Gone

"Bill doubted that anything they’d found would do much good. The murderer was too purposeful, too methodical. This whole scene had been laid out with a certain sick style that set him on edge." (Locations 186-188) "Brave, Riley thought. That was not how she would have described herself. Once, maybe, when she was an active... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Four American Tales – Dead men tell no tales

"I realized later I’d pictured Yolanda as a wise and sexy angel of mercy, when all the time she was the daughter of a divorced dental technician from Pomona." - Four American Tales, 'Ballbusters on Parade' (Locations 405-406) The Plot From Amazon: Secrets. Money. Love. Death. Sometimes they’re hard to tell apart. Four American Tales... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Getting Home – The 2 Steps Forward, 1 Step Back Programme

"At times it was like he was at a large party. He could hear the voices, oh so many voices, but none distinct or clear enough to be deciphered." - Getting Home (Locations 77-78) The Plot From Amazon: Dealing with a past he cannot remember, a future he is not sure he wants and questioning... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Heir – All dialogue, all day!

Darius asks, “How many kingdoms are there?” King Leo responds, “There are eight: Pythus, Noil, Boris, Agle, Pirus, Nordia, Zavier, and Corvella. Pythus is ruled by the Endelson family, Agle is ruled by the Hanson family, Boris is ruled by the Dumont family, Pirus is ruled by the Phyro family, Zavier is ruled by the... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Fred’s Funeral – A Life Lost

"Why is he here, a witness to his own funeral? In life, he would have slunk out the side door." - Fred's Funeral (Locations 297-298) The Plot From Amazon: Fred Sadler has just died of old age. It's 1986, seventy years after he marched off to WWI, and the ghost of Fred Sadler hovers near... Continue Reading →

Movie Review: IT – #NoSpoilers

Genre: Horror/Drama Director: Andy Muschietti Running Time: 135 Minutes Plot This is for those of you who did not read the Stephen King novel or see the original Tim Curry mini-series by the same name, everyone else just bear with me. The town of Derry seems to be plagued by some sort of evil. Both... Continue Reading →

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