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Resource: John Grisham’s Rules of Writing

Since I’m still not writing reviews at the moment (still unpacking, still divorcing, still having trouble staying awake), I can at least share a good link I came across this morning: John Grisham’s Rules of Writing. As always with writing

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Scarcity

Sorry about the lack of… anything, really. I’m apartment-hunting. I’m college-hunting. I’m getting divorced. Yes, kind of all at once. I’m really hoping to get back to posting reviews, but I just keep falling asleep in the middle of the

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Review: “Earth Alone,” Daniel Aronson

Pros: Interesting start to a military sf story Cons: One big plot hole Rating: 3 out of 5 Daniel Aronson’s Earth Alone: Earthrise Book 1 depicts a dystopian future in which huge centipede-like aliens regularly try to invade earth. They

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Review: “Wired,” Douglas E. Richards

Pros: An interesting take on high intelligence Cons: Some of the hammered-in details weren’t ones I could agree with Rating: 4 out of 5 Wired is the first book in a series by Douglas E. Richards. In it, Kira, a

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Short Take: “Black and Blue,” James Patterson, Candice Fox

Pros: Decent detective story Cons: A lot of unlikable characters Rating: 3 out of 5 James Patterson and Candice Fox are the authors of Black & Blue (BookShots). The “BookShots” indicator means this is a novella, a short book meant

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Review: “Trapped,” Douglas E. Richards

Pros: I think it works as a children’s book Cons: Oops, didn’t see that it was a children’s book… Rating: 4 out of 5 I started reading Douglas E. Richards’ The Prometheus Project: Trapped (Volume 1) because I’d been intrigued

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Short Take: “Cross Kill,” James Patterson

Pros: I do like crime dramas Cons: But maybe not this one Rating: 2 out of 5 James Patterson’s Cross Kill: An Alex Cross Story (BookShots) has Alex Cross and his partner, John, helping with a before-school meals program; they’re

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Short Take: “Come and Get Us,” James Patterson and Shan Serafin

Pros: LOVE the main character’s narrative voice Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 “Bookshot.” What a great name for a type of book short enough to be downed in one quick shot, just like whiskey (especially in a season

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Short Take: “The Apocalypse Hive: Episode 2: The Armageddon Thrones: Season 1,” Sam Witt

Pros: I do have a soft spot for bio-thriller/horror Cons: The series is awfully bumpy so far Rating: 3 out of 5 Sam Witt’s The Apocalypse Hive: Episode 2: The Armageddon Thrones: Season 1 feels like a game of air

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Short Take: “The Apocalypse Hive: Episode 1: The Armageddon Thrones: Season 1,” Sam Witt

Pros: Intriguing start to a story Cons: Confusing start to a story! Rating: 3 out of 5 In the world of Sam Witt’s The Apocalypse Hive: Episode 1: The Armageddon Thrones: Season 1, company employees sabotage each other just to

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