Travel Reads: Guardian of the Dead

Karen Healey’s debut novel Guardian of the Dead works as a Travel Read on two levels: Not only is it an entertaining read, but it also transports you to two worlds … a campus town in New Zealand and the fairy world of Maori. When I first started to read Guardian of the Dead, I […]

Movie Review: The Prestige

At first blush, The Prestige looks like an interesting period movie. But you’d be wrong … I think. Starring Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale as rival magicians in 19th century England. Alfred Borden (Bale) and Rufus Angier (Jackman) start off as friends and partners, but when their best trick ends with the death of Angier’s […]

Travel Reads: Dead Fred, Flying Lunchboxes, and the Good Luck Circle

Proceeds from book sales go to benefit Frank McKinney’s Caring Home Project Foundation. An amphibious shark, strangler fig trees and blood red remora … oh my! That’s what Ppeekk (pronounced “Peekie”) has to contend with after she moves to Florida and meets Dead Fred. Dead Fred, a small and crispy fish, isn’t really dead … […]

Travel Reads: The Duty of Love

I’ve been sitting on this review for a couple of weeks because I’m completely torn … and somewhat confused … about what to say about Ronald Neal Green‘s novel The Duty of Love. I received a copy of the book specifically for review and it was billed as being part Stephen King and part J.R.R. […]

Travel Reads: Servant of a Dark God

Last night I finished reading Servant of a Dark God, the debut novel by John Brown, which is also the first book in a new fantasy series. I received this new Tor book free as a review copy … but this review is totally my honest opinion. What would you do if in the course […]

Travel Reads: Dead Until Dark

The same day I purchased a copy of Greywalker at the GoodWill, I also picked up Charlaine Harris’ book, Dead Until Dark. This is the first Sookie Stackhouse book … a blending of the mystery and light horror genres that not only led to a series of at least nine books, but also the hit […]

Movie Review: Meet the Robinsons Widgets My husband recently got a copy of Disney’s Meet the Robinsons and we watched it the other night. I hadn’t heard good things about it, so I wasn’t really expecting much. I was pleasantly surprised. Meet the Robinsons, loosely based on William Joyce’s book A Day with Wilbur Robinson, is a sweet and […]

Travel Reads: Greywalker

There’s a fine veil between the world of the living and the world of the dead and only a rare individual can walk pull it back and walk in both worlds. Reluctantly, Harper Blaine has recently become one of those singular individuals. And her life has taken a unique and terrifying twist. Written by Kat […]

Travel Reads: The Second Ship

What if the ship that landed in New Mexico back in 1947 wasn’t the only one to crash that day? Enter the lives of Heather, Mark and Jennifer … three students at Los Alamos High School who find the second ship and are thrust into a world filled with government cover ups, secretive scientists and […]