Book Review: “Veronica Mars: Mr. Kiss and Tell” by Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham

Our favorite young detective lives on in print once more.

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Book Review: While You’re Away, Part 1

There’s been a lot of buzz in the past year or so about the “new adult” genre. Seems like it’s still finding its legs. From what I can gather, the characters are a little older than those in young adult. There’s often some sort of college setting. Definitely more sex. Read More Book Review: While You’re Away, Part 1

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

Books: Hot Erotica for a Cold Night

Ah, winter. In my home city of Chicago, ’tis the season for icy winds that threaten to freeze off one’s appendages, beaucoup layers and for me, two cravings: 1) peppermint mochas and 2) reading about someone being spanked. Read More Books: Hot Erotica for a Cold Night

Tales from the Ledge: The Name of the Game is Regression

This has been a very weird summer, rife with uncertainty. More and more, I’ve turned to my chief coping mechanisms: writing and reading. I gravitate toward YA and romance when times get tough, and that’s definitely been true these past few months. After work, when I’m not at dance class or listening to a light rock DJ and her sappy love songs, I have my nose in my Nook. Read More Tales from the Ledge: The Name of the Game is Regression

Book Review: “Between You and Me”

I’ve followed Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus for a decade now, ever since they burst onto the scene with the bestselling domestic tell-all The Nanny Diaries. Their follow-up, Citizen Girl, was also excellent, with a feminist protagonist struggling to stay employed while maintaining her values. I feel they’ve lost their edge in recent years, with books ranging from fair-to-middlin’ (The Real Real) to forgettable (Dedication) to freakng terrible (Nanny Returns. Shudder). However, when I saw their latest on NetGalley, I couldn’t resist giving the duo another shot. Here’s what I thought of Between You and Me. Read More Book Review: “Between You and Me”