Obsessive Bookish Nerd News – 1.22.17

Hello, Obsessive Book Nerds! Here is my bi-weekly update on some bookish things in my life. From what I’ve read and what I’m listening too, and some other bookish news. Check it out. Current reads… Currently Reading: Riveted by Jay Crownover Currently Listening: Burying Water… Continue Reading →

Review: How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

How to Win Friends has been in print for 75 years, and probably will be for another century.  Dale Carnegie condensed years of experience influencing people and making friends into a very readable 250 pages, and the world is thankful… Continue Reading →

Review Tour + Giveaway: Offensive Rebound by MJ Fields

  At first, I didn’t love Offensive Rebound. I wanted to like the main characters, Trae and Courtney, but I didn’t. I didn’t understand Courtney, she was such a pushover and just let people walk all over her. I mean,… Continue Reading →

Review: Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet

I was so excited to read Breath of Fire. I loved Promise of Fire so much. But once it was time to start reading, I kinda dragged my feet. I didn’t want to get into it and then be done… Continue Reading →

Audio Book Review: Fleeting Moments by Bella Jewel

Fleeting Moments took me by surprise. I wasn’t expecting to get so involved that I only wanted to listen to this audio. This was my first Bella Jewel book, so I didn’t know what to expect. I do know that… Continue Reading →

Audio Book Review: The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid

So, I really thought The Diabolic had an interesting premise.  Diabolics aren’t human.  They don’t understand emotions the way normal people do until it’s programmed into them.  Overall, though, I felt the book was a little flat.  Again, the plot was interesting… Continue Reading →

Book Spotlight: Egomaniac by Vi Keeland

The night I met Drew Jagger, he’d just broken into my new Park Avenue office. I dialed 9-1-1 before proceeding to attack him with my fancy new Krav Maga skills. He quickly restrained me, then chuckled, finding my attempted assault… Continue Reading →

Audio Book Review: Womanizer by Katy Evans

Normally, I don’t start a series midway through. But the Manwhore series has been on my TBR list for a while. Last year, I took a jump and started at the halfway mark and listened to book #3, Ladies Man…. Continue Reading →

Review: Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner

Freakonomics is possibly the most digestible Economics book ever created.  It is the exploration of outlandish questions from the viewpoint of an economics professor (Levitt) and an acclaimed writer for the New York Times (Dubner).   If you slept through… Continue Reading →

Audio Book Review: Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare

So, I love Simon.  I’ve loved Simon since book one when he was the only one not swayed under Jace’s charm.  I cried when he became a vampire.  I cried again when he became human.  So when I heard that… Continue Reading →

Cover Reveal: The Play Mate by Kendall Ryan

THE PLAY MATE is the upcoming friends to lovers standalone from New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author Kendall Ryan releasing on March 14, 2017 and we have the spectacular cover to reveal for you! Smith… Continue Reading →

Review: Lucian Divine by Renee Carlino

I’ve only got one Renee Carlino book under my belt. So when I came across Lucian Devine it really peeked my interest. Jumping right in, and was able to get into the book. However, I’m finding it rather hard to… Continue Reading →

Review: Dear Life by Meghan Quinn

  Dear Life, When I I first read the synopsis of this upcoming book by Meghan Quinn, I was intrigued and knew I had to read it. Unlike any of the other novels I’ve read of hers, this book took… Continue Reading →

Review: The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

One of my favorite books of all time is Marion Zimmer-Bradley’s The Mists of Avalon. I read it at a young age, and adored how she took a simple piece of a story — the women of King Arthur’s court… Continue Reading →

Review: Lara Croft and the Blade of Gwynnever by Dan Abnett and Nik Vincent

Dan Abnett and his lovely wife Nik Vincent return to pen another Lara Croft story. The last one they co-wrote was Tomb Raider: The Ten Thousand Immortals, which linked the rebooted Tomb Raider game with its upcoming sequel, Rise of the Tomb Raider…. Continue Reading →

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