Tag Archives: reading

November 26

Horns, Joe Hill

****½ William Morrow, 2010 ISBN 0061147958 (ISBN13: 9780061147951) Like Heart-Shaped Box, this novel reminded me of how much I like the horror genre. I loved the premise of the book and thought Hill developed it beautifully. When Ig wakes up after a night of drinking, he thinks they are the product of a huge hangover. […]

August 03

Mysterious USA Reading Challenge

Inspired by an article about a writer who read books from 196 countries to broaden her horizons, I decided to challenge myself as well.  Not being a native of the USA, but living here for the past 16 years, I want to read and review one mystery novel from each of the 50 states. I’m […]

On writing, Stephen King July 02

On Writing, Stephen King

***** Pocket Books, 2002 ISBN 0743455967 This is the book everyone asks if you’ve read when you say that you write for a living.  Embarrassingly, I hadn’t read it. Now I’ve read it twice in less than two weeks.  And will probably read it many more times. This book surprised me, amazed me, and kicked […]

April 16

El pergamino de la seducción (The Scroll of Seduction), Gioconda Belli

**1/2 Barcelona: Seix Barral, 2005 (Spanish) WASHINGTON, DC, April 16, 2013 – Gioconda Belli’s El Pergamino de la Seduccion,The Scroll of Seduction weaves together two stories: the life of Juana of Castile in sixteenth century Spain and the story of Lucía, a young girl in 1970s Madrid.  Perceptive and extensively researched, Belli’s narrative reveals a […]

Review: Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

From my column at the Washington Times Communities WASHINGTON DC, November 16, 2012- After waiting for a month to get my back-ordered Kindle Paperwhite and using it every day for two weeks, I can honestly say that this is Amazon’s best Kindle yet. I read a lot.  From fiction, to magazines, to biographies, I love to […]