Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Fellow blogger Tessa and I had the pleasure of meeting Mrs. Caine at a book signing at our favorite indie bookstore Murder by the Book. Rachel Caine was a lot of fun and answered questions and personalized every one's books.
Marilyn's house is haunted but not by the actress. Jamie encounters strange entities in the garden she believes are children trapped between two planes. Jamie is determined to help these children and find out what happened to them and to prove her worth in the supernatural world.
In No Humans Involved we read about the relationship with Jamie and Jeremy and get a little better insight to Jamie. She is very self-conscience and awkward and constantly looking for approval and reassurance.
No Humans Involved has a pretty good storyline. You get a better understanding of how non-supernaturals fit into the supernatural world. There isn't a lot of action but enough to keep it interesting.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
I know, Tessa and I have been MIA for a few weeks but y'all know how it is. One thing lead to another and before I knew it I had neglected the blog for 3 weeks.
Anyway, both Tessa and I were able to find the time to read Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. Its a fabulous book but, I think its better for a potential reader to begin the book without any preconceived ideas so, I'm not going to give a review. Just know that it has an original storyline with a beautifully written setting.
Tessa and I loved the book so much we decided to attend a signing at our favorite indie book store, Murder by the Book. We had a wonderful time and learned that Night Circus has been optioned for a movie so be on the look out.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Although The Reading Grove primarily shares reviews on books falling into the realms of Mystery or Sci-Fi/Fantasy, we do hold an appreciation for literature from a variety of categories. That got us thinking, what is your favorite genre of book? Take our poll at the bottom of the page.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Did you know zombies are the new vampires? My Life as a White Trash Zombie by Diana Rowland is the first in the new series White Trash Zombie and is the first zombie book I have read. It wasn't too gruesome and had lots of mystery. Angel isn't a mindless flesh-eating machine, although, it seems to take her awhile to figure things out that are pretty apparent to the reader. My Life as a White Trash Zombie is a good start to a new series and I can't wait for the next installment.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
A friend asked me to read this book and after we both read it we would go watch the movie. I have to say this book is predictable and not very interesting. It lacks dimension and depth. It starts very slow, somewhere in the middle it picks up, but ends on a very flat note. There are so many directions a book about racism and oppression can go but Kathryn Sockett stayed very benign. Kathryn Sockett even has the nerve to compare one of the main characters to Boo Radley from To Kill a Mockingbird.