Book Reviews, CBR- Manhattan, Misc

Book Review: The Boy in the Suitcase by Lene Kaaberbol & Agnete Friis

***This book was reviewed for my own enjoyment The Boy in the Suitcase is yet another example of why I’ve come to love Scandinavian/Nordic/Icelandic translated books. There’s something about the cultures, as reflected in writing, that speaks to me. This mystery/thriller is the first of the Nina Borg Series by Kaaberbol and Friis. Told through… Read More Book Review: The Boy in the Suitcase by Lene Kaaberbol & Agnete Friis

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Book Review: Fierce Fighters: Predators by Paul Beck & Lee Martin

***This book was reviewed for Quarto Publishing via Netgalley Deadliest warriors of the animal kingdom square off in the ultimate battles. There are 45 ‘matches’, giving the stats for two comparable critters, like speed and intelligence. You will also learn the beastie’s Latin name, habitat, size, defining features, hunting methods, and preferred prey. Interspersed are… Read More Book Review: Fierce Fighters: Predators by Paul Beck & Lee Martin

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Book Review: Ultimate Expeditions: Rainforest Explorer by Nancy Honovich

***This book was reviewed for Quarto Press via Netgalley Dive into the field journal of Harold Bennington, on expedition for the Charles Natural History Museum, and explore the wealth of the Amazon. Traverse the largest rainforest on earth and learn about the mighty jaguar, whose jaws can crack a bowling ball, the colorful macaw, one… Read More Book Review: Ultimate Expeditions: Rainforest Explorer by Nancy Honovich

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Nov 4- 10th

Life and Things This has been a pretty quiet week, for the most part. The ‘day’ job did offer some passing amusement when a random dude called me around 3am, and started asking me rather personal questions. I guess he missed the ‘Pacifica Beach Hotel. This is Aislynn…’ bit when I answered, because he thought… Read More Nov 4- 10th

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Book Review: Alone by Cyn Balog

***This book as reviewed for Sourcebooks via Netgalley Alone by Cyn Balog is one dark, creepy psychological thriller. Bismarck-Chisolm House, a grand old mansion on Solitude Mountain, was once a murder mystery mansion, but has fallen into severe disrepair. Seda and her family inherited the home upon the deaths of her aunt and uncle. They… Read More Book Review: Alone by Cyn Balog

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Book Review: HEX by Thomas Olde Heuvelt

***This book was read for my own enjoyment Heuvelt’s HEX is a brilliant tale of the dark emotions that rule men’s hearts, and the devastation those emotions can wreak upon society. Black Springs is a town with a secret, a conspiracy so entrenched and so horrific that Outsiders are dissuaded from moving into the quaint… Read More Book Review: HEX by Thomas Olde Heuvelt

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Book Review: I Love a Book by Joe Rhatigan

***This book was reviewed for Moondance Press via Netgalley   Rhatigan’s picture book for children on the delights of reading is quite the treasure. I read this with my cubs. While all enjoyed it (including this oversized bookworm), it is really geared to younger ages. Beautiful artwork dominates, showing snippets from all kinds of tales.… Read More Book Review: I Love a Book by Joe Rhatigan

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Book Review: Mad or Bad: Crime and Insanity in Victorian Britain by David Vaughn

***This book was reviewed for the Manhattan and Seattle Book Reviews Vaughn’s Mad or Bad looks at the rise of the insanity plea in regards to crime, thanks to efforts of the alienists (precursor to psychologists), specifically in regards to Victorian Britain. There are five parts, discussing notables of the time, the qualifications of ‘insanity’,… Read More Book Review: Mad or Bad: Crime and Insanity in Victorian Britain by David Vaughn

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Book Review: A Journey to Yonder by Nidhi Kaur

***This book was reviewed for Reader’s Favourite Kuar’s A Journey to Yonder is raw, visceral. It is a pouring out of the soul in purifying honesty. Written as part prose, part poetry, Yonder tells the story of a life, as seen through different lenses. We follow Kuar through different aspects of her life, from childhood… Read More Book Review: A Journey to Yonder by Nidhi Kaur

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Book Review: Wild and Wonderful (and Paranormal) West Virginia by Denver Michaels

***This book was reviewed for Reader’s Favourite Wild and Wonderful (and Paranormal) West Virginia by Denver Michaels delved into the lore and legends of titular West Virginia (and neighboring Virginia), taking a peek at everything from battlefield ghosts to UFO encounters. The first chapter dealt with hauntings, and questions of giants in North America in… Read More Book Review: Wild and Wonderful (and Paranormal) West Virginia by Denver Michaels