Tag: 2014 Reads

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Sanctus Book 1 of the Sancti Trilogy – Simon Toyne

Inside the Citadel in the ancient city of Ruin resides a select group of monks charged with protecting the Sacrament, along with thousands of ancient texts discovered over the millennium.  The nature of the Sacrament is known only to a select few of those monks - the Sancti. But when Brother Samuel is initiated into the Sancti, and discovers what the Sacrament is, he decides can not live with that knowledge or continue to belong to the Sancti. He makes a harrowing and torturous climb to the top of the Citadel, where he stands for hours in a pose symbolic...

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Harry Dolan’s Very Bad Men (David Loogan Series #2)

Harry Dolan's Very Bad Men is the second book in the David Loogan series,  Dolan's follow-up to Bad Things Happen about which Stephen King  said..... "Great F****ing Book Man, I was totally hooked"  I am in total agreement with the great Mr. King's assessment of Bad Things Happen and I feel the same way about  Very Bad Men!! In Harry Dolan's Very Bad Men, David Loogan and Elizabeth Waishkey have settled down to a simple life  after the tumultuous events in Bad Things Happen, until one day when David, as editor of Gray Streets magazine receives a manuscript that begins...

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Your Life Calling:Reimagining the Rest of Your Life – Jane Pauley

When I saw Jane Pauley's book.Your Life Calling in the library last week it was like, yes! This is the right book at the right time! And while it was not exactly what I anticipated, it was nevertheless a good read. See two months ago, I applied for Social Security, more out of necessity than actually wanting to retire. Throughout this past year, the work that I have done for the last 34 years,  has just not been there, and I have mostly been collecting unemployment and thinking about how I want to move forward with my life. I really...

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Amanda Kyle Williams’ The Stranger You Seek’s strong ending leads to Book 2 of the series!

So last week I wrote that I was struggling through The Stranger You Seek the first of the Keye Street novels from Amanda Kyle Williams. Tonight I went to the library to get book 2 in the series Stranger in the Room! It's easy to explain the reason , stealing and editing a line from Monty Python and the Holy Grail "It Got Better!! I guess that it took a while for the story to grab me, but once it did it didn't let go until the last twist and turn in the plot! The protagonist of the book is...

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After a Great Read – Bad Things Happen by Harry Dolan – I can’t wait to begin Very Bad Man!

A couple of Saturday's ago, I was browsing through the books at Barnes & Noble and I came across The Last Dead Girl, Book # 3 in the David Loogan series written by Harry Dolan. On the dust jacket of the book I read that Stephen King called Dolan's book Bad Things Happen   "a "great f***ing book"! When I came home, I went to my local libraries website and requested the book. I was captivated by the book from the opening sentence, the pages flew by and it quickly became Book 29 of 2014, and I agree with Mr King...