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Stars Over Sunset Boulevard – Susan Meissner

Stars Over Sunset Boulevard – Susan Meissner

Stars Over Sunset Boulevard by Susan Meissner had the potential to be great. Instead it was good but lacked the emotional pull needed. Violet and Audrey are both secretaries at the movie studio filming Gone With the Wind in 1938. They become roommates out of necessity and friends out of shared […]

Posted June 21, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 2 Comments

To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee

To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee

    Welcome to the halfway point of the United States of books! We have now reached review number twenty-five and six months of reviews. I can’t thank the team of reviewers enough and our fantastic readers. To say thanks to you all, we are giving away a $25.00 Amazon gift card […]

Posted June 20, 2016 by Laura in Giveaway, Reviews, United States of Books / 3 Comments

United States of Books – The Monkey Wrench Gang by Edward Abbey

United States of Books – The Monkey Wrench Gang by Edward Abbey

    Today we visit Utah with The Monkey Wrench Gang by Edward Abbey. EW says – “Abbey’s tale of four ecological activists seeking to destroy the Glen Canyon Dam became a primer for other green-minded saboteurs.”   The Monkey Wrench Gang by Edward Abbey is touted as a comic […]

Posted May 16, 2016 by Laura in Reviews, United States of Books / 3 Comments

The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

    Welcome to another installment of the United States of Books! See full details here. Today we will visit Florida with The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. Entertainment Weekly say’s “Working with Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s editor, Rawlings was pushed to look into her own history for literary fodder, which […]

Posted April 11, 2016 by Laura in Reviews, United States of Books / 2 Comments

The Beast – J.R. Ward

The Beast – J.R. Ward

I have never hidden my unabashed love of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. Lover Awakened is probably the book I re-read most in life, at least four times a year and Zsadist is my go to answer when asked about a book boyfriend. However, after last years The Shadows and my […]

Posted April 9, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 1 Comment

Black Widow Forever Red – Margaret Stohl

Black Widow Forever Red – Margaret Stohl

I am the odd one in my family. I am not a comic book/graphic novel fan. I enjoy the movies and have collectables of certain characters (Gambit, Harley Quinn, and Deadpool), but have never really gotten into the reads. My hubs and two kiddos, however are super into comics. My eleven-year-old […]

Posted March 14, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 0 Comments

Shoeless Joe – W.P. Kinsella

Shoeless Joe – W.P. Kinsella

    This weeks United States of Books brings us to Iowa with Shoeless Joe by W.P. Kinsella. Entertainment Weekly says – Not only was this novel – adapted for Field of Dreams – set in Iowa, but Kinsella also attended the state’s other claim to fame: The Iowa Writers’ Workshop. I went […]

Posted February 15, 2016 by Laura in Reviews, United States of Books / 5 Comments

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain

  Welcome to another installment of the United States of Books! See full details here. Today we will visit Missouri with The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. Entertainment Weekly say’s “Twain’s masterpiece about Missouri’s most iconic literary contribution, Huck Finn, will resonate for as long as America’s rivers flow.” […]

Posted January 25, 2016 by Laura in Reviews, United States of Books / 4 Comments