Book Review: Head On, John Scalzi

Book Review: Head On, John Scalzi Science Fiction/Mystery: Head On, John Scalzi Fans of John Scalzi’s previous novel Lock In will be delighted with this 2017 sequel. Head On features the return of FBI agent Chris Shane, his partner Leslie Vann, and the world of the “Hadens,” people who have survived a usually fatal illness only […]

Book Review: Storm Shelter, J.L. Delozier

Book Review: Storm Shelter, Persephone Smith series, J.L. Delozier Mystery & Thriller: Storm Shelter, J.L. Delozier Storm Shelter is a prequel novel to J.L. Delozier’s debut thriller, Type and Cross. Protagonist Persephone “Seph” Smith is a psychologist with the V.A. She also gets deployed during emergencies to crisis areas. A pending hurricane sends her from her home […]

Book Series Review: MaddAddam Trilogy, Margaret Atwood

Book Series Review: MaddAddam Trilogy, Margaret Atwood Book Series Review: MaddAddam Trilogy, Margaret Atwood MaddAddam Trilogy: Oryx and Crake, The Year of the Flood, MaddAddam   What can be said about Margaret Atwood that has not already been said? Winner of the Booker Prize, perennial finalist for the Nobel Prize for Literature, author of poetry, fiction, non-fiction. […]

Recipe & Review: Teatime with Mary Russell, Laurie King

Recipe & Review : Teatime with Mary Russell, Laurie R. King     Mystery Series Review: Mary Russell Novels, Laurie R. King Mary Russell is the leading character in Laurie King’s mystery series that takes place between World War I through the roaring 1920s. American raised 15 year old, Mary Russell meets the retired detective Sherlock […]

Book Review: Type and Cross, J.L. Delozier

Book Review: Type and Cross, Persephone Smith series, J.L. Delozier   Thriller: Type and Cross, J.L. Delozier Persephone “Seph” Smith is a profiler. Her acute empathy allows her to get into the minds of criminals, understanding the way they see the world and sometimes anticipating their next moves. When a killer executes a plot to release […]

Recipe & Review: Teatime with Mitford Books, Jan Karon

Recipe & Review: Teatime with Mitford Books, Jan Karon    Book Series Review: Mitford Books, Jan Karon Mitford, NC is an idyllic town in the Blue Ridge Mountains that bursts with all the drama of big city lights in the package of small town interpersonal relationships. In Mitford, cake competitions are as fierce as Superbowl Sunday […]

Recipe & Review: Teatime with China Bayles, Susan Wittig Albert

Recipe & Review: Teatime with China Bayles, Susan Wittig Albert    Book Series Review: China Bayles Herbal Mysteries China Bayles is the main character of the 28 and counting China Bayles Herbal Mysteries, a cozy mystery series by Susan Wittig Albert. After an intense career as a lawyer, China Bayles moves to the small college […]

Recipe & Review: Teatime with The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter, Susan Wittig Albert

Review & Recipe: Teatime with The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter Series, Susan Wittig Albert          Book Series Review: The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter, Susan Wittig Albert The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter series by Susan Wittig Albert is filled with many delightful ingredients — cozy mystery, historical Lake District setting, fantasy elements. […]

Book Series Review: Binti, Nnedi Okorafor

Book Series Review: Binti; Binti: Home; Binti: The Night Masquerade, Nnedi Okorafor      Science Fiction Series: Binti; Binti: Home; Binti: The Night Masquerade, Nnedi Okorafor Binti is one of the most extraordinary students on earth, so special that she has been accepted to Oomza University, the best university in the galaxy. Adding to her uniqueness is her tribe, the Himba, […]