Thursday, January 30, 2014

Cat Thursday | Maxie in the Snow (Jan 30)

Welcome to the weekly meme, hosted by Michelle at The True Book Addict, that celebrates the wonders and sometime hilarity of cats! Join us by posting a favorite LOL cat pic you may have come across, famous cat art or even share with us pics of your own beloved cat(s). It's all for the love of cats! Enjoy! (Share your post in the Mr. Linky on The True Book Addict).


The "big snow" of January 28 — 29, 2014, Columbia, SC.

These are not my paw tracks!

Monday, January 20, 2014

Rubber Soul, by Greg Kihn | BookBlast

 I am reading a really good book, y'all — Rubber Soul, by Greg Kihn.   Let me tell you a little about it.

Rubber Soul by Greg Kihn

Greg Kihn is a rock star, seasoned radio host and author. Rubber Soul, his latest novel is inspired by intimate interviews that he conducted with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Pete Best, Yoko Ono and Patti Harrison. Though Rubber Soul is fiction, as Greg says it is “100% historically accurate” and an candid glimpse of the phenomenon that is The Beatles.


Rubber Soul is a an innovation in the Rock Thriller genre, taking readers on a rollicking ride through The Beatles legacy from the early days in Liverpool to six sold out shows per night in Hamburg and full-fledged Beatlemania.

Dust Bin Bob runs into some lads from Liverpool at his second hand shop on Penny Lane. The lads: John, Paul, George and Ringo and Dust Bin Bob become firm friends, sharing vinyl that will spark a revolution. Murder, mystery and Beatlemania mayhem ensues—with the boys narrowly avoiding an international incident and an attempted assassination. It’s the ultimate Beatles story that could have happened!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Scrapped, by Mollie Cox Bryan

Scrapped, by Mollie Cox Bryan

I read a really good book recently, y'all — Scrapped, by Mollie Cox Bryan.   Let me tell you a little about it.

Scrapped is the second book in the Cumberland Creek Mystery series.  It follows Scrapbook of Secrets, which I review here.  

Returning characters in Scrapped are Annie, Vera, Sheila, and the other ladies in the Cumberland Scrapbook Crop, along with Vera's mom Beatrice.  The writing style for Scrapped (as well as Scrapbook of Secrets) is a little unusual; the narrative point of view varies from chapter to chapter, mainly between Annie, Vera, and Beatrice.  This technique adds to the book, since the reader knows what several characters are thinking, not just one character.