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review 2017-03-29 19:09
warm and fuzzies, people, warm and fuzzies!
Bedside Manner - D.J. Jamison
Independent reviewer for Archaeolibrarian, I was gifted my copy of this book. I made a new shelf, May/December, just for this book I thoroughly, and I mean totally and utter fell in love with both Paul, and Zane. I loved how Paul noticed Zane's eyes first. But then again, Zane was on Paul's gurney in his ER, black and blue all over from a beating by his step father for coming out. I loved that he waited, quite correctly, til Zane was fully recovered. I loved that Zane was determined to have Paul in, not only his bed, but his heart and his life. I loved them separately, and I loved them together. I loved Paul's back story, how he walked away from his marriage after so long. Loved how he though Zane was the courageous one for coming out so young. You know what?? I LOVED this whole blooming book! It gave me those warm and fuzzies I'd been looking for, for so long! Been a long, long ass time, since a book was so warm and fuzzy! LONG ASS TIME!! It has some characters from another book, its a kind of spin off from Heart Trouble (Ashe Sentinel Connections #6) Ben and Gage. Now, when I was reading this one, I was dead sure I had read about Ben and Gage before. They set bells a-ringing and I had to check which book it was but I can't find the review I must have wrote. So maybe, it wasn't THIS Ben and Gage I read about, I dunno. But that just needs mentioning. You don't need to have read their book, they just play a large part here. Anyways, warm and fuzzies, people, WARM AND FUZZIES! 5 stars **same worded review will appear elsewhere**

 

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review 2017-03-23 10:29
Science-Fiction at its best.
The Word Endangered (The Face of the Deep, Book 3) - Steve Rzasa

This was a fantastic read. I love classic science-fiction adventure (opera?) novels done well and this is a perfect example. Steve Rzasa's novels keep getting better and this is the best one yet in the series. I did not read Broken Sight which takes place prior to this story but I look forward to doing so.

 

Overall, the writing is excellent an awesome story and indepth plot-line that expands the created universe. I really hope this is not the end of this series. Such a unique concept for a series.

 

A must read!

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text 2017-03-20 00:40
Reading progress update: I've read 20%.
A Long December - Richard Chizmar

Guesstimating the percentage, but it's twenty or a little over.  I was experimenting with how easy it was to get Humble Bundle books onto iBooks.   Very easy.   I happen to know the comics are bears to read in iBooks so I don't; I read those as PDFs on my computer.   (Which I finally named.   Vin and my iPad is Viv, and now some of you will get that.  I also told my dad not to drop Viv because she was the survivor, and he just stared at me, to which I responded 'obscure naming of my iPad!   And references!')

 

Anyway, this books is amazing.   I tried to read it because I've been vaguely unsatisfied with everything I've sampled after the perfect Jae Lee Transformers book.   (Whatever, that's what I think of it as, so there you go.)   I figured since I had this on here, I'd try. 

 

I love the touch screen combined with the scrolling option on iBooks.   You can sorta mimic it on the Kindle app with the new view that shows you pages, but it's so much easier to read on the iPad!

 

I took today off from things, like cleaning.   Today was a 'it's for Grimlock and what she wants to do day.'   I played Juice Jam, went out to lunch and a concert featuring musicians who play in the Boston Symphony Orchestra with my parents and some family friends, and read.   

 

It was amazing.   I have my week planned, too.   Monday: laundry/cleaning/purging and dinner out.   Also, call doctor to see about getting stuff signed for school.   (It was the immunization blood work, which I knew would clear and did.)  Possibly go in and get that taken care of, too.

 

Tuesday: work and movie at friends house. 

 

Wednesday: comics then hair cut with my sister. 

 

Thursday: work, then watching TV with my friend. 

 

Friday: cleaning and sneaking in some comic book reading.   

 

Saturday: work and sleep it off.   

 

Sunday: take another Grimlock day for sanity's sake.

 

Monday: More laundry and possibly some light cleaning.   Then dinner.   Then kinda rinse and repeat.   

 

I'm going to try and relax as much as I can before my life gets crazy in the best way possible this fall!

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review 2017-03-16 15:32
"Black December", by Scott Hunter
Black December - Scott Hunter

Book #1, in the DCI Brendan Moran series

“Black December” is a crime thriller that brings DCI Brendan Moran to investigate a murder at Charnford Abbey where he will discover the abbot and monks to be most uncooperative…..

This mystery is written with a wild imagination and in a very particular narrative style. The slight difference in terminology is a bit of a challenge at first till you get used to it. The pacing is fast and furious while Brendan investigates what took place at the Abbey. As he did so the body count mounts and we are in one of those convoluted mystery….. What started with one crime soon developed into two investigations: one to solve the murders and the other to deal with the apparent theft of an ancient religious artifact. We have plenty of twists and turns to keep the suspense active till we reach the final point. This story is a real melting pot of police procedural crammed into a very complicated drama and acted out by multiple players and one cranky protagonist.

“Black December” leaves me with mixed feelings: at times I was deeply bored and other times totally captivated. What more can I say……

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review 2017-01-25 11:10
The Word Unleashed
The Word Unleashed - Steve Rzasa

A great second book in this series. Excellent story and writing. There were numerous formatting errors in my ebook edition (i.e. missing parts of sentences at the beginning of some chapters, etc.) that I found very distracting.

Overall a great Sci-Fi read. Looking forward to reading the next book soon...

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