Meme Monday ~ Laughs for #Readers and #Writers

Best Grammar Nazi Meme of the Week:

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Local Girl Missing by Claire Douglas ~ Mystery Book Review

33411558This book was well written and interesting. The pacing was good, with a pervading sense of creepiness throughout the pages. The author placed a couple of good red herrings, yet also marked the trail to the reveal with plenty of deeply seeded hints.

That said, it’s been done before. The plot, that is. I kept waiting for some great turn of events to fishtail the reader’s investigation (because that’s what we do while reading mysteries, right?) in a completely different direction. But it never happened. The theory I postulated early on became fact. I would have preferred a wilder end to this piece of fiction. It’s definitely worth reading, but I wish the author had written a fresher ending that didn’t feel so overdone. For that, I give it 4 stars.

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True Grit ~ Tuesday’s Words of Writing Inspiration

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Meme Monday ~ Laughs for #Readers and #Writers

Best Reader Meme of the Week:

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The Wayward Pines Trilogy by Blake Crouch ~ Fiction Book Reviews

Wayward Pines (3 Book Series) by  Blake CrouchI’m not big on sci-fi, but after watching the TV series, it left me wondering about the book. I had read, and enjoyed, Dark Matter, also by this author, so I knew I liked his writing style and that he told a good tale. Then I got a cheap Kindle offer for the series.  And, finally (can it really be almost 2 years later???), I got around to the actual reading part.

After putting it off for so long, one word comes to mind. Why???? I loved this series! I’m not sure if it was more enjoyable because I had watched the miniseries or not, but, thanks to some extra time over Thanksgiving, I read the second and third book in less than 24 hours. I’m kind of sad now that it’s over.

Even if you aren’t a huge sci-fi fan, there’s enough mystery, suspense and action in this series to keep you reading. I didn’t want to put the books down until I found out what happened. The stakes were high and it all happened so fast! 5 stars!

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True Grit ~ Tuesday’s Words of Writing Inspiration

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Meme Monday ~ Laughs for #Readers and #Writers

Best Grammar Nazi Meme of the Week:

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Remember Me by Lynda Renham ~ Fiction Book Review

34680319This was a twisty little mystery. The author is purposely ambiguous at times, shrouding the truth in shadows, leaving the reader wondering – which character is visiting the shrink? And which character is truly crazy?

This might not be the freshest story line, but the author did a good job keeping it from feeling too familiar to the reader. That said, I didn’t really like any of the characters, and there was only a couple of paths the story could travel along, so, despite the author’s efforts to create enough red herrings to keep a sense of mystery, I felt the truth was obvious a little too early early in the plot. The question of how the characters would deal with the truth was not as interesting (to me, at least), as what was really going on. If the author had kept me in the dark a bit longer, I would have enjoyed the story more. That said, I did like and would recommend the book. 4 stars.

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True Grit ~ Tuesday’s Words of Writing Inspiration

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Meme Monday ~ Laughs for #Readers and #Writers

Best Writer Meme of the Week:

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