August 2016 Book Reviews

I did a lot of traveling in August so most of the books this month are beach reads. I did read a few new authors I found through BookBub and Kindle Unlimited and somehow I ended up with three magic books. I guess I needed some magic in my birthday month ūüôā Note – I…

May 2016 Book Reviews

The quote above is very appropriate for this month not only because I read an Alexandre Dumas book but because once again I went down a black hole of fairy tales and royals. I blame secret algorithms in Book Bub, Kindle and Nook and how they know exactly what book to offer me to suck…

April 2106 Reviews

I have had so many nights like this so I had to stop reading my favorite authors during the week. I have even dreamed about books and woke up super early to read. I love this feeling while I am reading but it makes for rough mornings during the week. Spy Girl by Jillian Dodd…

January 2016 Reviews

I love escaping into a book and this month’s books certainly helped me do that! As you will see below I started my new reading plan this month by listening to Pride and Prejudice for the Classic book and reading Reading Lolita in Tehran for the Books from Around the World. These books were a…

June 2015 Book Reviews

Its summer time which means Beach Reads! It is only July and it has been hard trying to save these books for vacations…I still have Santa Barbara and Aruba coming up! ¬†Thank God some of my favorite authors are releasing books this month! Many of the books below were free from either Nook or Kindle….

March 2015 Book Reviews

I read a lot this month¬†because I fell head first into the deep end of the Young Adult pool two weekends in a row. I am constantly on the look-out for the book or series that will take over my life and for a couple of weekends this month I found them. I got completely…

February 2015 Book Reviews

Part of the reason I started writing this blog was to share what I have read with someone…anyone… Before the Peace Corps I would read and talk books with my best friends Tim and Tiara. Tim and I worked together and during lunch we would walk and talk about the book we were reading. Tiara…

July 2014 Book Reviews

I ran away from home for the 4th of July. ¬†I live near San Francisco and it’s true…the summer’s are cold (the coldest winter was a summer spent in San Francisco)! ¬†I went to Las Vegas to warm up and to sit by the pool and read. I read ten books in five days! ¬†When…

June 2014 Book Reviews

I don’t know where this picture came from originally but four different people sent it to me on Facebook. For those of you who don’t recognize the beat, it’s Baby Got Back by Sir Mix-A-Lot era 1992. The original talks about women with big butts so both the original and this version apply to me….

April 2014 Craisie Book Reviews

This was definitely me last weekend. I had finished The Cairo Affair before lunch but needed something to read for lunch so I started The King. ¬†OMG…I couldn’t put it down! I had so much work to do but I couldn’t stop reading. ¬†It was 551 pages and I read it until I couldn’t keep…

March 2014 Craisie Book Reviews

With all the rain that we have had and the fact that my favorite authors released new books I have stayed up later than normal this month. The Chase by Janet Evanovich NYPD Red2 by James Patterson The Undead Pool by Kim Harrison The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker Cress by Marissa Meyer…

June Book Reviews

I did a lot of traveling this month so I wanted to read lighter books…that didn’t always work out and I didn’t read as much as I thought I would. ¬†Busy Busy! I am finding that I am losing interest in some of the books I am reading too. ¬†For example I started three books…