New Reviews

New books read this past week:

Under Holidays: The Gingerbread Cookie Code by Ann Trader – a four Sparkler contemporary romance with a high heat level

Under Romance:

Time Signature by Rick Ellrod – a 5 Sparkler time travel romance

By Any Other Name by Alan Lorens – a 4 Sparkler contemporary

Read but not reviewed:

The Grim Reader by Kate Carlisle – though not written up, I’d give this 14th book in her Bibliophile Series a 5 Sparkler rating. Love this series!

January 17

Birthdays: Benjamin Franklin (1706), Charles Brown (1771), Ellen Wood (1814), Anne Bronte (1820), Compton Mackenzie (1883), Ronald Firbank (1886), Leonard D. White (1891), Neville Shute (1899), William Stafford (1914), Robert Cormier (1925), John Bellairs (1938), Suzanne Berne (1961), Sebastian Junger (1962), Wendy Mass (1967)

Quote: “Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” – Benjamin Franklin

Leonard D. White was an American historian and posthumous winner of the 1958 Pulitzer Prize for History.

Neville Shute was a British novelist and aeronautical engineer famous for his book “A Town Like Alice”

William Stafford was the US Poet Laureate in 1970 and Oregon Poet Laureate in 1975.

Robert Cormier was famous for his YA fiction, especially the often censored “The Chocolate War”

Sebastian Junger is best known for his novel “The Perfect Storm”