Tag Archives: New York City

Review: ‘Burn Baby Burn’ by Meg Medina #SRC

Set against the backdrop of New York City in 1977, Burn Baby Burn takes place when things were changing for women, a serial killer was on the loose, a city was failing, it was the hottest summer on record, and disco was queen. Nora López can’t... Read More | Share it now!

Too short, though sweet ~ ‘Happy Again’ by Jennifer E. Smith #Review #COYER

**Happy Again is a sequel novella to This is What Happy Looks Like, so there may be spoilers.** I just (happily) discovered that Ms. Smith wrote a mini-sequel to her novel This Is What Happy Looks Like. The coolest thing about eBooks and the internet... Read More | Share it now!

Secrets, Giselle & Murder? ‘Unlovely’ by Celeste Conway #Review #COYER

All I knew about this book was what I gleaned from the cover: it was about ballet, and somehow, love and horror were involved. As the story opens, I had the distinct feeling that it was taking place sometime in the 1950s. When the main character... Read More | Share it now!

BriefINK Review: ‘Dad is Fat’ by Jim Gaffigan

Jim Gaffigan probably isn’t for everyone. He doesn’t cuss much and talks a lot about everyday occurrences. He doesn’t wear red leather or talk about his coke habit. Because of this, he’s known as a “clean” family... Read More | Share it now!

BriefINK Review: ‘Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares’ by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

At four in the morning, I was awakened suddenly by this realization: “Dash and Lily” are named after the American writers Dashiell Hammett and Lillian Hellman. Duh. And this realization came not only after reading this story twice, but... Read More | Share it now!

BriefINK: A Baker’s Dozen ~ ‘My Life with the Walter Boys’ by Ali Novak

Briefly: After the tragic deaths of Jackie’s entire family in a car accident, she moves from New York City to Colorado to live with the family of her mother’s best friend from college. It is on the flight there that Jackie is told that she... Read More | Share it now!

More Jared than Tiffany: ‘Being Audrey Hepburn’ by Mitchell Kriegman

Briefly: What happens when your average girl with below average finances and a Jersey accent gets stuck in that infamous black Givenchy from Breakfast at Tiffany’s? At the Metropolitan Museum of Art? During a hoity toity soirée? And people see... Read More | Share it now!

Book Review: ‘Isla and the Happily Ever After’ by Stephanie Perkins

There is a Curse of the Trilogy. Sometimes, the middle book serves only as a bridge from the first book to the third. It’s full of explanations and set up, but not much happens. Then there’s the Burn-Out; by the time the author gets to the... Read More | Share it now!

Here’s Your Summer Jam

I know that y’all, no matter your age, are super pumped about the 70s R&B/funk/pop that’s found itself back in vogue. From Bruno Mars to Justin Timberlake, the bass guitar, keyboards and horns bring back a sound that has been absent... Read More | Share it now!

Book Review: ‘Enchanted, Inc.’ by Shanna Swendson #WWRC13 #NARC13

Rating: 2.5 I’m Cranky Because: I am taking part in a challenge where magic/witchcraft has to be the central focus of a book. This book was on a list of examples, and it sounded fun, light, easy. My library didn’t have it, but eventually let me... Read More | Share it now!