“Double Dealing In Dubuque” Dean Klinkenberg

Writer Frank Dodge is feeling optimistic for a change. He just landed a plum assignment from a national magazine to write about the growth of boutique food in the Midwest. Dodge's mood quickly turns sour, though, when his scheming rival Helen shows up--is she trying to steal another story from him? When a fire erupts at the food convention Dodge is scouting out, two people die and Dodge can't shake the feeling that the fire was no accident.

Books That Matter

When I was growing up war was just the way things were. No one took the time to explain to me that there were other ways to handle attacks from other countries. I remember sitting in my classroom in middle school as the Twin Towers were hit by those planes. We watched the people jumping from the buildings on our tiny bulbous screen hung in the top corner of our classroom. About the time my teacher realized that people were jumping to their death in front of a class of children she turned the TV off. 

The Booklist – Historical Fiction

Historical fiction is my favorite genre. It's the best of both worlds. The characters were/are real people and reading about them brings history alive in a way that textbooks just can't. The fiction bit allows the author some room for speculation. It's fun to see each authors take on the same historical characters. I think this genre keeps the past in the present and encourages people to look back and learn. It's easy to forget the past when you don't feel connected to it. Historical fiction allows it's readers to connect with those long dead and breeds empathy for those who survived or didn't some of the worst periods of our history. If we have no empathy for the horrors of the past are we bound to repeat them?

Battle Of The Book Cover #6

How does it work? Well, I will pit two different book covers against each other and you must judge which book you would most likely pick up based ONLY on the cover! Don’t forget to explain your choice. The winner gets a free book spotlight! If shopping small is on your list of must haves…..look no further and buy Indie! Self-published means that your dollars go to the author and not some gigantic publishing company! Put your vote in the comments!

Great Books For Cheap!

As a single income family it's sometimes difficult to afford extras. I love reading and can't imagine not being able to do so. I often hit up my local library and I strongly suggest you do the same but there are often books I really want to read that my library just doesn't have. Due to this I'm starting a weekly round up post to help my fellow broke book lovers out! Great stories aren't just for the financial elite.

Book Review Schedule

Hi bookland! How goes it? I've recently had a few authors inquire when their books were up for review. Here's a list of the next 5 books that you can expect to see reviews for. If your book isn't on this list, keep your eyes peeled. I'll get to it. This list is not a "To Be Read" list. I've already read these books. I don't always have time to write a review the second I finish reading. This is why I keep notes about each book I read and often will write up parts of the review while I'm reading. Enjoy!