Not a Book Tour

Not a Book Tour: New Orleans Recap

I realized, the other day, that I never did a recap of my trip to New Orleans. The trip, being mostly for the ALA conference, also includes about 24 hours of research. Originally I was going to be researching a book I wanted to set in New Orleans. Over time this plan has evolved andRead more

Weekly Reading: Vampires!

This week I got back into some vampire fiction by reading The Fall, which is the second book in the Strain trilogy.  You are probably aware of the show on FX that starts season 3 in a few days… or may have started already.  I can’t keep up. I have been reading vampire books and watchingRead more

Recollection Wednesday: Jane Slayre

Between Jane Eyre and Jane Steele, there was another take on this story that is worth mentioning- Jane Slayre: The Literary Classic with a Blood-Sucking Twist. Did you know I was a fan of vampire novels?  Even more so, did you know I love vampire slayer stories? Jane Slayre came from the same world as PrideRead more

I Read It So You Don’t Have To: Life and Death

OMG- Life and Death suuuuuuuuccccckkkkkss A confession: I am the reason my sister, Katie, is obsessed with Twilight.  I am sure if I had not done it, someone else would have.  Still, it was me because I am an addict.  Twilight hit just as Harry Potter ended (for me).  The thrill of a series is just as much aboutRead more

Book Club of 1- Meeting 3. Three Books?

Books Read: The Wee Free Men The Strain William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope Drinking: Chai Tea Eating: Oatmeal This is a breakfast meeting of this book club.  I had a busy weekend filled with local culture, good food, and good friends.  I got almost no reading done over the weekend.  It wasRead more