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Riva's Reads

I read just about anything with words - especially cozy mysteries and urban fantasy.

Currently reading

Kitty Rocks the House (Kitty Norville, #11)
Carrie Vaughn
Loki’s Wolves
Kelley Armstrong, Melissa Marr
Beyond Sugar Shock: The 6-Week Plan to Break Free of Your Sugar Addiction & Get Slimmer, Sexier & Sweeter
Connie Bennett
Ghosts of 42nd Street
Anthony Bianco
Kevin Hearne


HOLY ROLLER - LYONS JULIE The memoir of a white, middle class, investigative journalist who is a member of a poor, black, Pentacostal church in South Dallas where addicts leave services truly cured of their addictions. Lyons writes well, and tells her story without preaching. She just describes events as she experienced them. That experience is naturally colored by her beliefs, but she isn't "in your face" about it. Lyons also gives an even-handed description of Pentacostal services, showing that they aren't always the frenetic stereotype expected by most people. An enjoyable read, this one might even be interesting to non-believers.