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url 2017-04-05 18:11
This month's giveaways (Early Reviewers) are up at LibraryThing
The Card Catalog: Books, Cards, and Literary Treasures - Carla D. Hayden,Library of Congress
Curious Minds: A Knight and Moon Novel - Phoef Sutton,Janet Evanovich
The Loyal Son: The War in Ben Franklin's House - Daniel Mark Epstein
A Hiss Before Dying: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery - Rita Mae Brown

There's more than the ones I show above, those just caught my eye.

 

The Card Catalog: Books, Cards, and Literary Treasures from the Library of Congress sounds a particulalry quirky find:

"Description: The Library of Congress brings booklovers an enriching tribute to the power of the written word and to the history of our most beloved books. Featuring more than 200 full-color images of original catalog cards, first edition book covers, and photographs from the library's magnificent archives, this collection is a visual celebration of the rarely seen treasures in one of the world's most famous libraries and the brilliant catalog system that has kept it organized for hundreds of years. Packed with engaging facts on literary classics—from Ulysses to The Cat in the Hat to Shakespeare's First Folio to The Catcher in the Rye—this package is an ode to the enduring magic and importance of b..."

 

 

Source: www.librarything.com/er/list
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review 2017-03-13 00:00
The Scam
The Scam - Janet Evanovich,Lee Goldberg When someone launders your money do they also iron and starch it? Why yes, I am a dad, why do you ask?

Nick Fox and Kate O'Hare are once again using Nick's talents as a conman to take down criminals on the FBI's list of bad guys. This time they are after a casino owner who is helping launder money for anyone from mobsters to terrorists. Given the company he keeps, is it any surprise he has a tank of piranha in his office for 'negotiations'.

After being disappointed in the second instalment in this series, The Chase, I was unsure if I would read any more of the Evanovich and Goldberg series. I already had The Scam on loan from the library, so I decided to chance it. This was a rewarding decision as The Scam delivers an entertaining read.

I was disappointed with The Chase because it felt like an episode from one of those will-they-won't-they crime shows - such as Castle or Bones - during their declining years. You know, just as they are lining up the ramp over the shark cage. But The Scam felt like an early episode at the beginning of the series when Castle or Bones are still awesome, even though there are plot elements here that set this firmly later in the series (can't say more without major spoilers).

So skip The Chase and read The Scam.
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review 2017-03-03 13:33
Hero at Large ★☆☆☆☆
Hero at Large - Janet Evanovich

This must rank in the top 5 most asinine stories I've ever had the misfortune to attempt to read. It doesn't even deserve the compliment of bothering to explain why I thought it was so bad.

 

Audiobook, borrowed from my library via overdrive, read by CJ Critt, who did a pretty good job, considering the material she had to work with. I gave it 7 minutes longer than my 20 minute minimum before DNFing.

 

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review 2017-02-27 00:00
The Chase
The Chase - Janet Evanovich,Lee Goldberg There is no con you can pull on a politician, given that they invented them all.

Nic Fox and Kate O'Hare are once again teamed up as the will-they-won't-they odd couple. This time their mission is to recover a stolen artefact of national significance to the Chinese government. They have to steal it from the people who stole it before someone realises it was stol..... You get the idea.

I've read many Lee Goldberg and Janet Evanovich novels and have always found them humorous and entertaining. But The Chase felt like a by-the-numbers follow up to The Heist, a book that established a potentially good series. This was like an episode from a TV crime show like Castle, or Bones, or any of the dozens of those similarly constructed dramedies. And not an episode from the start of the series when it was good, but in those later episodes when they are lining up the ramp over the shark tank.

That isn't to say that The Chase fails to entertain, quite the contrary. This is a fun novel and series, but could feel a bit too formulaic.
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review 2017-01-15 05:45
Turbo Twenty-Three (Plum, #23)
Turbo Twenty-Three - Janet Evanovich

I've long ago stopped expecting anything different from these... I think the last really different plot was maybe 11?  But I still keep happily coming back for more because I'm hooked on the characters.  All of them: Connie, Ranger, Morelli, Grandma, Stephanie's mom, Vinnie... even LuLu (who's sometimes a bit too over the top).

 

Number 23 isn't any different.  Total formula, but Evanovich got an extra star out of me because she's pretty much ended the whole who-will-she-choose? charade (no, that's not a spoiler) and she adds some truly classic, rip-snorting, laugh out loud moments.  There's always at least one in every book, but this one had me laughing out loud at least 4 times.  That might be a new record for me.  She might churn these out in her sleep, but she still has the ability to set up the best comedic moments in just a sentence or three.  

 

As long as she keeps me laughing, I'll keep coming back.  

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