Friday, May 29, 2015

Lost & Found by Jacqueline Sheehan
Released: April 2007

The front cover of Lost and Found by Jacqueline Sheehan is what initially caught my eye the day I purchased this novel. I enjoy reading these "feel-good" novels when I need a break from the thriller and horror genres.

Dreamworld's Synopsis

Rocky's husband Bob is a veterinarian who indulges in deep fried food whenever one of his "patients" dies, or when he has to tell people their pets are dying from cancer and other diseases. After consuming a carton of fried clams from Johnny's Drive-In, Bob dies from a heart attack in his and Rocky's upstairs bathroom as Rocky is ordering Lands' End socks from the Internet.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

The Expats by Chris Pavone
Released: March 2012

Chris Pavone's The Expats initially caught my eye at the bookstore because I had just spent the last three weeks or so catching up on every episode of FX's The Americans (I fucking love that show). I'm more intrigued than ever by spies, and by how they can manage to balance both a family life and a secret life.

"Where is Luxembourg?"

Kate Moore leaves her career in the CIA to live as an expat in Luxembourg with her husband Dexter, a security system genius who works as an independent contractor for one of the country's most prestige financial institutions. After having worked in secrecy as a CIA agent for several years, Kate is bored with her new life, which mainly consists of shuffling her children to and from school, and having coffee with the other expat moms.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Diana Gabaldon's Outlander, revisited

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If you follow any book organizations or book-related people on Twitter, or have Facebook friends involved with book clubs and reading, you may have heard or seen news about the Outlander television series that airs every Saturday evening on Starz.

A few years ago in summer 2013, when the Outlander series was initially picked up by Starz, I had doubts that the show would be any good. But as the premiere date neared, and everyone started talking about the upcoming show, I finally became excited.