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18 09, 2013

Blog Tour: Dark Horizons by Jenny T. Colgan

By | September 18th, 2013|Categories: Genre Fiction, Literature & Fiction, Movie Tie-Ins, Science Fiction & Fantasy|Tags: , |4 Comments

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dw_dark_horizons_600Please join Jenny T. Colgan, author of Dark Horizons, as she tours the blogosphere with TLC Book Tours!

Reviewed by Alyssa Katanic

I am usually not one for sci-fi. I do not like spending at least a third of the book describing the unrealistic settings and body figures – I just want to get into the plot. I have also never watched an episode of Doctor Who from the BBC, but I have been wondering what a Tardis is and why anyone on Pinterest would be interested in making a purple, English style telephone booth for their bedroom. So, when I saw the opportunity to review a book from the Doctor Who series, I was glad to pick up Dark Horizons by Jenny Colgan.

Dark Horizons is a perfect combination of historical fiction with futuristic sci-fi! What? That doesn’t even make sense!

6 04, 2011

Review: Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin

By | April 6th, 2011|Categories: Contemporary, Genre Fiction, Literature & Fiction, Movie Tie-Ins, Romance|Tags: , , , , , , , |13 Comments

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Reviewed by Vera Pereskokova (Luxury Reading)

Best friends since childhood, Rachel and Darcy have shared years of sleepovers and crushes, disappointments and successes. But the last thing that Darcy ever expected to share with her friend was her fiancé…

The stable and grounded Rachel had to work hard to achieve anything, while things came more easily to Darcy. Pretty and confident, Darcy seemed to glide through life, attracting high paying jobs, friends who worshipped her and best of all, a gorgeous and successful fiancé, Dex.

When Rachel met Dex in law school, she was sure that he was out of her league and was quick to introduce him to Darcy. The pair hit it off and was headed for the altar, but Dex’s hidden feelings for his law school friend lingered, finally finding their outlet on one drunken night after Rachel’s 30th birthday.

Rachel

18 05, 2010

Blog Tour: The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff

By | May 18th, 2010|Categories: Historical, Literature & Fiction, Movie Tie-Ins, Romance|Tags: , , |4 Comments

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the danish girl book coverPlease join David Ebershoff, author of The Danish Girl, as he tours the blogosphere with TLC Book Tours!

Reviewed by Erin N.

In the 1920’s, Denmark saw the rise of one of its most renowned artistic couples, Einar and Greta Wegener. Einar was a native Dane, born and raised in the bogs of Bluetooth by an elderly grandmother and a bedridden father. Motherless and alone, Einar befriended the son of the Baron who helped Einar break out of his shell and learn his first lesson about gender identity. After years of smothering his feminine feelings, Einar picked up the paintbrush and lost himself in the scenic panoramas of his art.

Greta Waud grew up in the orange groves of California. Heiress to her parent’s orange empire, Greta constantly felt the need to escape her life and found this

6 02, 2010

Review: Dear John, the Movie

By | February 6th, 2010|Categories: Etc., Genre Fiction, Literature & Fiction, Movie Tie-Ins|Tags: |1 Comment

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DJ_IT_1Sht_18I saw the movie Dear John yesterday, and I was once again reminded why I try to avoid films based on books, and especially books that I enjoyed (see my review here). Of course, there are notable exceptions, – The Blind Side and Slumdog Millionaire come to mind – but I usually walk into the movie theater with high hopes and walk out saying, “Way to ruin a good book!”

It’s not that

14 01, 2010

Review: Dear John by Nicholas Sparks

By | January 14th, 2010|Categories: Contemporary, Literature & Fiction, Movie Tie-Ins, Romance|Tags: , , |1 Comment

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dear johnReviewed by Vera (Luxury Reading)

As different from his quiet father as fire from water, John Tyree enlists in the Army for a fresh start and an escape from the awkward situation at home. Working his way up the ranks, John comes home to Wilmington, North Carolina out of obligation rather than a genuine desire to see his father. On one such leave, John happens to be in the right place at the right time as a young co-ed’s purse is knocked into the ocean and he rushes to assist the “damsel in distress”. So begins his relationship with Savannah Lynn Curtis, who is in the area building homes for Habitat for Humanity.

Despite the short duration of their stays in town, John and Savannah feel drawn to each other and are quickly spending every free moment together. Savannah is young, at