Author: CMash

An avid reader for many years. Married for 31 years with 2 fantastic adult sons who I am so very proud of with great gfs. Am disabled. Found this wonderful community of book blogging in approximately December 2009 and have loved every minute of it. Am now a reviewer for authors, publishers, publicists, etc. And am also a partner in a Virtual PR tour company, Partners In Crime Tours for authors of novels of mystery, suspense and crime (www.Partnersincrimetours.net)

Talk & Thoughts

Having some computer problems so may not be posting daily until it is fixed.   ūüôĀ

Talk & Thoughts

Regarding my Sony Ereader:
Last night I downloaded the 1st book, and will be downloading many more in the future, from my local library.  I think this is great!!!!!!!!!!!!  No fee !!!!!!!!!! It works as if you were to check out books pre digital age.  Six books can be downloaded at a time and this can be done anytime 24/7.  The books will be saved on your reader for approximately 3 weeks, just like if you checked out the books in person.  Also if it is a new release you can put a hold on a title and will receive an email stating the book is ready for d/l.  I am so excited about this feature of the Sony Ereader and this will make blog challenges easier and can enter into a lot more challenges.

BOOK REVIEWS

Run For Your Life by James Patterson (Rating 4.5)
I won this book from Luxury Reading blog site.  Another one of my favorite sites and another site that should be visited.  The link is:  http://www.luxuryreading.com/.
As expected, it was a fast paced and page turning read.  Mr. Patterson has created another likeable character, Det. Michael Bennett and his family of ten (10) adopted children.  Alex Cross has competition with Det. Bennett.  Someone is killing the affluent people of New York and some of the murders take place during the day with witnesses.  What is the link between these victims?  Det. Bennett thinks he has figured out the killer’s next target and beefs up security including himself.  He is right except the killer has one more stop to make and that is Det. Bennett’s home where the 10 children are!!!
There was only one thing that I found to be unrealistic about this book and will have to reread the reviews of other bloggers.  The killer’s weapon are guns and the killings are at close range.  After the murders, he walks by witnesses, down streets, etc, etc and there is no mention that he is covered in blood from the close range of his MO.  I am looking forward to February 2010 when “Worst Case”, another Det. Bennett book, will be released.

Talk & Thoughts

Under Construction !!!!!!!!
With the kindness and help from J.T. at Bibliofreak blog site, she explained what I was doing wrong on my blog and how to fix it. I had read on one of the many book blogs that I enjoy, that the nicest people are Book Bloggers and that is so true. I will be formatting my blog differently using J.T.’s suggestions. Thank you again J.T. for all your help.  If you haven’t visited her site you really should.  It is great !!! Here is her link:  http://bibliofreakblog.com.  I will be trying to resize my new blog button. LOL Its quite big…another example of me being computer challenged.  My 1st button’s image was removed from photobucket.  And since the one now is the image I use to sign into blogs via google friend connect, I think this image would be much more appropriate.  LOL Wish me luck on this challenge.

Talk & Thoughts

Regarding my Sony Ereader:
Last night I downloaded the 1st book, and will be downloading many more in the future, from my local library.  I think this is great!!!!!!!!!!!!  No fee !!!!!!!!!! It works as if you were to check out books pre digital age.  Six books can be downloaded at a time and this can be done anytime 24/7.  The books will be saved on your reader for approximately 3 weeks, just like if you checked out the books in person.  Also if it is a new release you can put a hold on a title and will receive an email stating the book is ready for d/l.  I am so excited about this feature of the Sony Ereader and this will make blog challenges easier and can enter into a lot more challenges.

BOOK REVIEWS

Run For Your Life by James Patterson (Rating 4.5)
I won this book from Luxury Reading blog site.  Another one of my favorite sites and another site that should be visited.  The link is:  http://www.luxuryreading.com/.
As expected, it was a fast paced and page turning read.  Mr. Patterson has created another likeable character, Det. Michael Bennett and his family of ten (10) adopted children.  Alex Cross has competition with Det. Bennett.  Someone is killing the affluent people of New York and some of the murders take place during the day with witnesses.  What is the link between these victims?  Det. Bennett thinks he has figured out the killer’s next target and beefs up security including himself.  He is right except the killer has one more stop to make and that is Det. Bennett’s home where the 10 children are!!!
There was only one thing that I found to be unrealistic about this book and will have to reread the reviews of other bloggers.  The killer’s weapon are guns and the killings are at close range.  After the murders, he walks by witnesses, down streets, etc, etc and there is no mention that he is covered in blood from the close range of his MO.  I am looking forward to February 2010 when “Worst Case”, another Det. Bennett book, will be released.

Talk & Thoughts

Under Construction !!!!!!!!
With the kindness and help from J.T. at Bibliofreak blog site, she explained what I was doing wrong on my blog and how to fix it. I had read on one of the many book blogs that I enjoy, that the nicest people are Book Bloggers and that is so true. I will be formatting my blog differently using J.T.’s suggestions. Thank you again J.T. for all your help.  If you haven’t visited her site you really should.  It is great !!! Here is her link:  http://bibliofreakblog.com.  I will be trying to resize my new blog button. LOL Its quite big…another example of me being computer challenged.  My 1st button’s image was removed from photobucket.  And since the one now is the image I use to sign into blogs via google friend connect, I think this image would be much more appropriate.  LOL Wish me luck on this challenge.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING !!!!

Happy Thanksgiving all.  I  have so many things to be thankful for.  For my family, my husband, 2 sons and their girlfriends whom I consider my “daughters”.  For my entended family and friends.  And to the new friends that I have met through book blogs.  I AM blessed.  Have lots of yummy turkey and sides but not too much, that I won’t receive all my newsletters that I look forward to every day.