Review: I SPIDER by Anthony Lance

“…think Hitchcock’s ‘Psycho’ meets ‘The Birds’ with flashes of humor.” I have a rather compulsive habit of downloading books to my e-reader, so it was no surprise when I SPIDER joined the masses on my kindle after I read a few excerpts (Hanging on to sanity by a thread, Take care, there’s a caretaker, Caught yellow…

Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-A-Thon

Okay.  Denise and Karen over at BlogHer are chatting about a Read-A-Thon.  Dewey’s Read-A-Thon to be exact.  And it starts TOMORROW!  Yes. Saturday October 13, 2012. I have a million things I should do this weekend.  But the thought of vegging out with books for 24 hours sounds like my kind of fun.  I have literally…

Review: Bad Luck Cadet & Bad Luck Officer

…Law Enforcement Adventure With Humor, Compassion and True Grit If you love cop shows and cop novels and think the various CSI television series are how law enforcement actually works, then let me introduce you to author and heroine Suzie Ivy who will set the record straight and tells it like it really is.  And…

Guest Post: Author, Anita Finlay

Reading & Writing Cafe welcomes Anita Finlay, author of Dirty Words on Clean Skin: At Best Buy one lazy Sunday afternoon six years back, I sampled my first Ipod.  The preprogrammed music selections featured India.Arie singing “I Am Not My Hair,” a magnificent composition written, in part, to honor Melissa Etheridge, who appeared bald at the…

Do You Read… YA?

Young Adult books are one of the fastest growing publishing categories. But their popularity is not because 12 to 18 year olds are insatiable readers.  It is because they appeal to all ages. The YA years are the quest years — a time of testing limits, questioning authority, flaunting conventions, searching for answers and discovering one’s…

Review: STIRRING UP TROUBLE by Julie Alexander

“… a delightfully witchy YA romance…” Did you ever wonder why witches are ugly, green and have warts?  Well…  It’s not their wickedness showing through.  It’s their punishment from Zeus for using their powers for self-serving purposes. Which leaves nerdy 15-year-old Zoe Miller, who is a witchwiz at STIRRING UP TROUBLE trying to resolve more than…