Mini-Reviews: “Who Done It?”, “Here I Go Again” and “Hooked”

When Chicago winter rears its ugly, black icy, snow swirly head, all I want to do is stay inside and read books. I don’t want to work. I don’t want to go out. I don’t want to get the flu, but that happened last week. But you know the great thing about the flu (after I passed out for two days, that is)? I got to stay inside and read books! Here’s what’s currently in my Lucille Bluth tote bag, and a couple others I just finished. Continue reading

Authors, Readers, and Review Philosophies

As I sat down at the beginning of this week to decide what my review was going to be, I found myself floundering. I didn’t have anything in my to-read pile that seemed to fit, and nothing I’d read recently but hadn’t reviewed seemed adequate, either. As Friday approached and with it my self-imposed draft deadline, I realized I simply wasn’t going to have one. Continue reading

Reading in the Sky

This week’s review topic was extraordinarily slow to come to me. It wasn’t until I found myself scrounging through Amazon’s Kindle listings and my mom’s bookshelf for in-flight reading material that I really even realized what to write. Then, of course, I realized that my problem was my topic. Continue reading

I Love My Kindle

I placed an order for a Kindle immediately after Amazon announced the price was being lowered (to $139 Wifi and $189 Wifi plus 3G). Traveling is a huge part of my job and I spend an inordinate amount of time sitting in uncomfortable airport chairs, dirty taxi cabs, and lonely hotel rooms. I’m a fast reader and I was tired of my tiny Blackberry screen and the need to plug in my bulky laptop everywhere. Continue reading