Picky Reader reads C.J. Box

Rarely do I rave about other authors’ books. But occasionally, I feel I must. I ran across C.J. Box’s books in the local library. I’d never heard of him. I haven’t yet figured out what makes me pick up a particular book by an unknown (to me) author. Maybe it…

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Barbara Meyers Author Newsletter – April 2014

You might wonder why my newsletters are so infrequent. It’s because I don’t have any writing news to report. No new books being released. No contracts signed. Right now all I do is write and rewrite. A couple of my fans keep asking when the next book in the Grinding…

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Picky Reader Disappointed

First on my list of disappointments were some of my recent library book selections.  I could only read two out of five.  One was a Lee Child Jack Reacher novel.  The other was Betrayal by John Patrick Hunter.  The rejected ones were, in no particular order:  an award winning (literary?)…

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Barbara Meyers, Author – April 2013 Newsletter

No, no, it can’t be April already, can it?  The days zip by so fast I am constantly checking the calendar for the correct date.  Writing news?  Efforts for THE FIRST TIME AGAIN shift into marketing/publicizing.  The local newspaper features local writers, at least a cover and publication information, so…

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Picky Reader – 26

Roadside Crosses by Jeffery Deaver. (Paperback) Took me a while to get into this, but when I did, I was in all the way. Lots of unexpected twists and turns. Haven’t read much straight suspense lately so it was a good pick. Forbidden Magic by Jo Beverley. (Trade paperback) Jo…

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Picky Reader – 25

Flirting in Cars by Alisa Kwitney. Sort of a women’s fiction/romance story. I liked it.
Glitter Baby by Susan Elizabeth Phillips. I thought I’d read everything of hers, but I must have missed this one. True to form, SEP never disappoints her readers.
Violet by Design by Melissa Walker. I don’t normally read young adult fiction. This was a pretty good book, although if young adults tend to annoy you, don’t bother. The character of Violet is full of contradictions and waffles between being wise and immature. But that is the nature of young women her age.
A Vintage Affair by Isabel Wolff. I enjoyed this book. It has a lot parallels in it and connections made from past to present through the main character who owns a vintage clothing shop. She heals her own emotional wounds by helping a dying woman put her past to rest.
Fools Paradise by Jennifer Stevenson. I read this on my Kindle. It is a laugh-out-loud romantic comedy about stagehands and union infighting. There is one bedroom scene in particular which I found wildly hysterical. Fun and entertaining.
Picky Reader - 25 Here is another book I’m recommending. Scattered Moments. I am still working on a good blurb for it. (Don’t get me started on the angst of writing effective blurbs.) What’s a married woman to do when she meets her soulmate thirteen years too late? Sure there’s lots more to the book than that, a frenemy with her own agenda and a hidden camera, a husband she doesn’t know as well as she thinks she does, and vows she made to herself long ago which she now must re-examine. Scattered Moments is available for 99 cents on Amazon.com and bn.com right now. P.S. I would have posted this blog much earlier if WordPress wasn’t being a pain and not letting me upload my gorgeous cover. I still don’t know how I did it!
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Picky Reader – 24

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.  My daughter bugged me and bugged and bugged me to read this book until finally I relented and bought the Kindle version and read it months later.  Is it as good as my widely read, discriminating daughter insisted it was?  Yes.  Not only is…

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Picky Reader – 23

Missing by Sharon Sala.  This book will keep you going.  It’s fairly action-packed with some unique twists and an interesting plot.  Yes, there’s a love story, but there are lots of bumps in the road getting there. Ruthless by Anne Stuart.  Anne Stuart’s books are consistently very good stories and extremely…

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Picky Reader Reads Non-Fiction – 1

I rarely read non-fiction for a couple of reasons.  First and foremost it takes me a long time to read a non-fiction book.  I can generally only manage a few pages a sitting which my pea brain must then absorb before I can go back and try to glean some…

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