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

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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
Hunted
Kevin Hearne
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reviewed: The Soul of All Living Creatures: What Animals Can Teach Us About Being Human
Virga, an animal behaviorist and vet, uses stories about the animals he's treated to explain human characteristics such as se...
The Soul of All Living Creatures: What Animals Can Teach Us About Being Human - Vint Virga D.V.M.
reviewed: A Dog Walks Into a Nursing Home: Lessons in the Good Life from an Unlikely Teacher
This is a sweet memoir about Halpern and her labradoodle, Pransky, who became a certified therapy dog team and visited the lo...
A Dog Walks Into a Nursing Home: Lessons in the Good Life from an Unlikely Teacher - Sue Halpern
reviewed: But I'm Hungry!: 2 Steps to Beating Hunger and Losing Weight Forever
There's not really much new here - it's still the same common sense rules for losing weight - but it's presented well. The fi...
But I'm Hungry!: 2 Steps to Beating Hunger and Losing Weight Forever - Marie Suszynski;Crystal Petrello;Sue Mellen
reviewed: Queen of the Air: A True Story of Love and Tragedy at the Circus
A somewhat interesting, but not riveting, biography of two circus performers from the early 1900's, both aerialists. Lillian ...
Queen of the Air: A True Story of Love and Tragedy at the Circus - Dean Jensen
reviewed: Nobody's Secret hc
An entertaining YA cozy featuring a teen-aged Emily Dickinson as the sleuth. Emily meets a handsome stranger who later turns ...
Nobody's Secret - Michaela MacColl
reviewed: Who'S on First
An absolutely adorable illustrated version of the old Abbott and Costello comedy skit by the same name. The illustrator has d...
Who's on First? - 'Bud Abbott',  'Lou Costello'
reviewed: Lust for Life
Wow! What a ride. This was an unexpected, but totally appropriate, ending for one of my favorite series. While I'm sad I can ...
Lust for Life - Jeri Smith-Ready
reviewed: Postcards From Cedar Key
I love visiting Cedar Key. It's a small Florida community filled with folks you'd love to have as your neighbor. This is the ...
Postcards From Cedar Key - Terri DuLong
reviewed: Being Santa Claus: What I Learned about the True Meaning of Christmas
A sweet memoir about what it's like being a professional Santa. Lizard truly does look like the "jolly old elf". In this book...
Being Santa Claus: What I Learned about the True Meaning of Christmas - Sal Lizard
reviewed: Dial C For Chihuahua (Barking Detective Mysteries)
A light, new cozy series starring a tiny Chihuahua with a HUGE personality. Pepe talks but only Geri can understand him. She'...
Dial C For Chihuahua - Waverly Curtis
reviewed: The Memory of All That: George Gershwin, Kay Swift, and My Family's Legacy of Infidelities
I like memoirs/biographies. And, I liked this one. It gave an interesting look at what life was like in the 1920's, 1930's, a...
The Memory of All That: George Gershwin, Kay Swift, and My Family's Legacy of Infidelities - Katharine Weber
reviewed: The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires
Iris Scanlon is a human who has started a concierge service for vampires. She takes care of those things that need to be done...
The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires - Molly Harper
reviewed: The Iron Wyrm Affair (Bannon and Clare)
The world building in this book was fantastic - a gritty, magical yet logical, Victorian Britannia that was a joy to explore....
The Iron Wyrm Affair - Lilith Saintcrow
reviewed: God Save the Queen (The Immortal Empire)
This was an interesting take on vampires, werewolves, and goblins with a steampunk edge. I like the explanation given for how...
God Save the Queen - Kate Locke
reviewed: The Taken
Loved, loved, LOVED this book. It's the beginning to a new trilogy by Vicki Pettersson (author of the Signs of the Zodiac ser...
The Taken - Vicki Pettersson