What Keeps Me Up At Night

What Keeps Me Up At Night
Posted October 8, 2011 by Tammy in Ruminations / 1 Comment

October is the perfect month to talk about scary stories. It’s also the perfect time to mention Stephen King, without doubt one of America’s modern masters of horror. (I’m pretty sure someone else came up with that title.) Say what you will about Steve (yes, I am claiming the right to call him “Steve”), he […]

THE NIGHT CIRCUS by Erin Morgenstern – Review

THE NIGHT CIRCUS by Erin Morgenstern – Review
Posted September 30, 2011 by Tammy in Reviews / 8 Comments

A contortionist folds herself into a tiny box.  A young girl’s gown changes from white to black in front of your eyes.  A magical ice garden waits to be explored within a black and white striped tent.  Welcome to the Night Circus, a place where imagination is real, and reality is whatever you can imagine. […]

A SPY AT HOME by Joseph Rinaldo – Review

A SPY AT HOME by Joseph Rinaldo – Review
Posted September 28, 2011 by Tammy in Reviews / 4 Comments

A Spy at Home is not the kind of book I usually choose to read.  Nonetheless, as a new book review blogger it is flattering to be asked to review a book by a writer who visits your website. So I set off to read it, and discovered a new sub-genre: the international spy thriller/domestic […]

THE LAST WEREWOLF by Glen Duncan – Review

THE LAST WEREWOLF by Glen Duncan – Review
Posted September 17, 2011 by Tammy in Reviews / 1 Comment

This is the first book I’ve ever read by Glen Duncan, and he’s written eight books. Where have I been? I wonder. I have a lot of catching up to do, because I loved this book. I love werewolf stories.  There is something appealing about a character who is compelled to commit monstrous acts, but […]

Read Me! New This Week – Recommended Reading for the Week of August 1

Read Me! New This Week – Recommended Reading for the Week of August 1
Posted August 1, 2011 by Tammy in Just Released / 0 Comments

Continuing with my theme of circus-inspired stories, this week’s new read is Among the Wonderful by Stacy Carlson.  Like last week’s recommendation, Carlson sets her book in the strange and wonderful world of showman P.T. Barnum, this time in 1840s New York City.  Barnum arrives in New York and purchases a natural history museum, which he proceeds […]