Review: How to Tell If Your Cat is Plotting to Kill You

How to Tell If Your Cat is Plotting to Kill You by “The Oatmeal” aka Matthew Inman Andrews McMeel Publishing 2012 Paperback 131 pages Comics; Humour

With a title like this, how could I possibly resist reading How to Tell if Your Cat is Plotting to Kill You? I’d never heard of The Oatmeal […]

Hugh's Library: the Christmas Haul and Other Good Books

Most of these books were ones I picked out to give to Hugh for Christmas, but not all. And some weren’t for Christmas at all, I just decided to include them in this post, since I added them to Hugh’s library the week before Christmas.

I Wish There Were Dinosaurs by Amanda Niland Illustrated by […]

Review: Jar City

Jar City by Arnaldur Indriđason Translated by Bernard Scudder Reykjavík Murder Mystery #1 (#3 in Iceland) Vintage 2010 (2000) Trade Paperback 338 pages Crime Fiction; Murder Mystery; Detective Fiction

Detective Erlendur is a stout man of fifty, divorced twenty years ago from a woman who still loathes him, a smoker of long habit who […]

Review: Uncovered By Love

Uncovered by Love by Madeline Ash Destiny Romance 2012 E-book ? pages Romance

Vera Cole is twenty-five and still recovering from having a heart transplant, after years of suffering the debilitating effects of a disease she inherited from her father, who already died of it. It’s been about a year, and while her family […]

Review: Chains of Revenge

Chains of Revenge by Keziah Hill Escape Publishing 2012 E-book 111 pages Erotic Fantasy; Novella

Devadas is a warrior and the younger prince of Catiscal, but when he is captured by neighbouring Horvald, he is put in The Pit, there to fight Horvald’s warriors-in-training until he dies. No one knows he’s a prince, and […]

Hugh's Library: That's Not My...

That’s Not My… series by Fiona Watt Illustrated by Rachel Wells Usborne Touchy-Feely Books Hardcover Picture Books

I figure I won’t be adding any more of these books to Hugh’s rapidly growing book collection, so it seems safe to review them en masse now. (I’ve pictured the ones Hugh has.)

This series of Touchy-Feely […]

Review: The Sending

The Sending by Isobelle Carmody Obernewtyn Chronicles #6 Penguin/Viking 2011 Large Format Paperback 750 pages Fantasy; YA Fantasy

This book contains minor spoilers for the series.

After being summoned back to Obernewtyn from Sador not long after saving Rushton and his love for her, Elspeth finds herself waiting – for what, she doesn’t know. […]

Review: The Bite Before Christmas

The Bite Before Christmas by Lynsay Sands and Jeaniene Frost Argeneau #15.5 and Night Huntress #6.5 Avon 2012 (2011) Mass Market Paperback 325 pages Paranormal Romance; Urban Fantasy

The Bite Before Christmas contains two novellas, “The Gift” by Lynsay Sands (Argeneau #15.5) and “Home for the Holidays” by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress […]