Dune

Written By: Frank Herbert Published By: Ace Reviewed By: Melissa Minners                When the latest film version of the Frank Herbert science fiction novel, Dune, hit the theaters, I listened to my friends’ enthusiasm and wondered at it.  My father had this book on our shelves when I was a kid and even though heContinue reading “Dune”

Upgrade

Written By: Blake Crouch Published By: Ballantine Books Reviewed By: Melissa Minners                I am a very fast reader and love reading new and exciting books from authors I haven’t sampled before.  Recently, I was offered an opportunity to review a science fiction novel by Blake Crouch called Upgrade.  I wasn’t entirely certain what itContinue reading “Upgrade”

At the End of the Matinee

Written By: Keiichiro Hirano Translated By: Juliet Winters Carpenter Published By: Amazon Crossing Reviewed By: Melissa Minners                Last year, I was looking for something different to read.  Happily, Amazon was offering a bunch of books for free that I might want to check out.  They were by authors I had never heard of andContinue reading “At the End of the Matinee”

Star Wars: Queen’s Hope

Written By: E.K. Johnston Published By: Disney Publishing Worldwide Reviewed By: Melissa Minners                I’m always on the lookout for Star Wars novels, no matter where they fall out on the timeline.  So, when Netgalley.com offered Star Wars: Queen’s Hope for review, I jumped at the opportunity.  I love learning more about Padmé Amidala andContinue reading “Star Wars: Queen’s Hope”

Nameless: Season 2

Written By: Dean Koontz Published By: Amazon Publishing Reviewed By: Melissa Minners                I read the first series of Nameless short books by Dean Koontz at the height of the pandemic, never imagining that there would be more, especially after that shocking ending.  But Koontz wasn’t done with the man known as Nameless and hisContinue reading “Nameless: Season 2”

We Are the Troopers

Written By: Stephen Guinan Published By: Hachette Books Reviewed By: Melissa Minners                Some time ago, I read Hail Mary, a book about the National Women’s Football League, something I never knew existed until I found that book.  It annoyed me that I never knew about women’s football.  I knew all about women’s baseball, tennis,Continue reading “We Are the Troopers”

Rizzoli & Isles: Listen to Me

Written By: Tess Gerritsen Published By: Ballantine Books Reviewed By: Melissa Minners I’m a big fan of the Rizzoli & Isles television series that used to air on TNT and now is available in syndication and on DVD.  In fact, I have every season on DVD.  Yet, I never have read any of the booksContinue reading “Rizzoli & Isles: Listen to Me”

Nameless

Written By: Dean Koontz Published By: Amazon Publishing Reviewed By: Melissa Minners                During the pandemic, I was looking for quick reads that I could download to my cleanable Kindle should I get stuck at work and have downtime to actually read.  I was directed to a series of short stories by Dean Koontz calledContinue reading “Nameless”

You’ll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey

Crazy Stories About Racism Written By: Amber Ruffin and Lacey Lamar Published By: Grand Central Publishing Reviewed By: Melissa Minners                I have a terrific friend who challenges me to read books I might never have pursued on my own.  Recently, I received You’ll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey by Amber Ruffin and LaceyContinue reading “You’ll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey”

The Song of Achilles

Written By: Madeline Miller Published By: Ecco Reviewed By: Melissa Minners                Being a rabid fan of all things mythology, it is no wonder that one of my Christmas presents would be a book based on mythology.  The story of the Trojan War has been told by many, most famously by Homer in The Iliad. Continue reading “The Song of Achilles”

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