Virtually Harmless

Virtually Harmless

Micah lived a quiet, comfortable life, her involvement in law enforcement limited to the composite pictures that she produced with her computer and colored pencils. But everything is turned upside down when she involves herself in the case of an infant found abandoned in the Sweetgrass Hills ...
International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month

International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month

February is nearly over, but before it is gone, I wanted to remind you it is International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month. Prenatal infections can affect both mother and child. They can cause miscarriages, baby deaths, and lifelong physical and neurological conditions. Okay, an important topic, but why bring it up in a book blog? ...
Excerpt from The Reckoning

Excerpt from The Reckoning

I have been reading The Reckoning, by John Grisham. I generally like Grisham—at least his legal thrillers—but this one has some issues. The first part discusses the murder and outcome. The second part delves back into the past and spends half of the book detailing all of Pete Banning's experiences in the second world war, where he served in the Philippines. All of the relevant backstory was given in part one and the second part really doesn't contribute anything to the plot or the reader's understanding of the crime. ...
Excerpt from The Cuckoo's Calling

Excerpt from The Cuckoo’s Calling

I am just finishing up with The Cuckoo's Calling, first book in the Cormoran Strike series. I didn't realize until I just looked over the series page now that the author is Robert Galbraith—I recognized the name but didn't remember that's J.K. Rowling's pen name. I have also read book four in this series, but don't remember very much about it. ...
Teen Dating Violence Awareness

Teen Dating Violence Awareness

If you've been following me for a while, you know I don't do "romantic" Valentine's Day themes. I've done friendship, friends before romance, and ace/aromantic books. Today, I thought I would work on a list of books that are appropriate for Teen Dating Awareness Month. ...
Excerpt from A Wrinkle in Time

Excerpt from A Wrinkle in Time

I just finished re-reading A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle. Chances are, you've either read this book or seen the movie, or both. It has been popular since it was published in 1962, although it has also been one of the most commonly banned books. ...
Fiction about Human Trafficking

Fiction about Human Trafficking

Did you know that January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness Month, and January 11 is Human Trafficking Awareness Day? Human Trafficking is a huge industry, in both North America and around the world. With an estimated 40 million victims and generating $150 billion annually, it is not limited to third world countries, and affects people in all classes and industries. Children are particularly vulnerable, especially runaways and those in foster care ...
Excerpt from Ready Player One

Excerpt from Ready Player One

I just finished Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline. I had certainly heard about it before, but I hadn't read the book or seen the movie. If you are looking for a book with lots of 80s pop culture nostalgia, this is the one to read! While set in 2045, the protagonist and his competitors must learn everything they can about 1980s technology, music, movies, etc. in order to solve the clues that Halliday has left behind. I don't read a lot of sci fi/futurist fiction, but this one was full of references to the TRS-80 Color Computer 2 (saving programs to cassette tapes), War Games, and so much more. ...
Excerpt from The Atomic City Girls

Excerpt from The Atomic City Girls

I have just started reading The Atomic City Girls, by Janet Beard. In searching it up on Amazon just now, and realized that there is also a book called The Girls of Atomic City, on the same subject, so be aware if you are looking it up that there are two very similar books out there. The Atomic City Girls is billed as a novel and The Girls of Atomic City as a true story ...
Bargain books and a contest

Bargain books and a contest

Looking for some great deals on romance and romantic suspense books? Check out these deals! Fall in Love, Over and Over and Over...with Great Books from NY Times, USA Today, and International Bestselling Authors! Plus, enter to win a giveaway! ...
Excerpt from Strangers on the Train

Excerpt from Strangers on the Train

Believe it or not, I have actually never read Strangers on a Train before. I believe I saw the Hitchcock movie, some time ago. Or if not, I have seen enough clips about it to recall it as I am reading the book. I knew the premise of this classic mystery, but it has been interesting, it's actually quite different than I thought it would be. Rather than being a pure mystery, where there is a detective or some other sleuth trying to solve a murder, it is more of a psychological thriller where you know who the murder is, but are waiting to see how they are going to get caught. ...
The International Day of the Stim

The International Day of the Stim

September 17 is The International Day of the Stim, a day celebrating stimmies, loud hands and right to bodily autonomy.  ...
June, Into the Light and other freebies

June, Into the Light and other freebies

This week the kids were back to school, and maybe you could use a little something extra on your kindle to relax and decompress! June, Into the Light is free this weekend, and I have pulled together a list of other freebies you might enjoy. So stack up the ebooks, grab a pint of ice cream or your favourite treat, and settle down to read. ...
Do No Harm and other New Releases

Do No Harm and other New Releases

Do No Harm, our 17-book medical thriller collection is now live in all stores! The release price of $1.99 will not last; it will be going up to $9.99 next week, so get it at the lower price while you can! Even at $9.99, this is a great deal. That's just $0.59 for each full-length thriller ...
Excerpt from Two Kinds of Truth

Excerpt from Two Kinds of Truth

I have just finished reading Michael Connelly's Two Kinds of Truth, a Harry Bosch novel. Maybe some of you are watching Bosch on Amazon. According to Wikipedia, the 2019 season was based on Two Kinds of Truth. Don't worry, I'm not going to spoil it for you (assuming the tv series follows the novel.) ...
Christmas in July!

Christmas in July!

Today is July 25, and that means… Christmas in July! There is no snow here today, there are no Christmas trees or lights… but there are always Christmas books! ...
Freebie Round-up Vegan Baked Alaska and More Summer Reading

Freebie Round-up Vegan Baked Alaska and More Summer Reading

Summer is finally in full swing here. I'm enjoying being able to run and bike without multiple layers. And if you are looking for some beach reads or if you're still working and need a mental vacation, pick up Vegan Baked Alaska and some of these freebies. ...
Excerpt from Dangerous Minds

Excerpt from Dangerous Minds

Right now, I am reading Dangerous Minds by Janet Evanovich. It is the second book in the Knight and Moon series, and I have actually read the first one as well. I love the characters in this book. Evanovich writes lots of fun, quirky characters, and does not disappoint in this series. We've got an eccentric billionaire and the practical woman who tires without success to keep him stable and down to earth. There is a monk who has lost his island, and the billionaire's cousin, a hanger-on who is eccentric in his own rite. Put it together with an international threat, a secret society, and of course the missing (stolen) island, and you've got an Evanovich classic ...
Excerpt from The Camel Club

Excerpt from The Camel Club

I have just started reading The Camel Club by David Baldacci. I have read one or two other books in the Camel Club series. There are some good characters; I am particularly enjoying the OCD member of the club, Milton Farb. But I am partial to characters with neurodiversities. Baldacci is always good for suspense and well-structured plots and clues. Lots of action and thrills. ...
Books for your birthday

Books for your birthday

It's that time of year again. The arrival of my birthday, Canada Day, and Independence Day. Amazing that three such important birthdays fall so close together. Even if you don't live in Canada or the USA, consider this your birthday celebration too. I have rounded up some free and $0.99 ...