Daily Archives: January 29, 2014

Grey Howl (A Dulcie Schwartz Feline Mystery) by Clea Simon

Grey Howl

Reviewed by Teri Davis

For Dulcie Schwartz, working on her final thesis at Cambridge University while balancing her school schedule with her private life is challenging, especially with a boyfriend who works night. Her boyfriend, Chris, has finally changed his schedule from working nights to days and hopefully will be seeing Dulcie more frequently now. Computer technicians, especially competent ones, are frequently needed at all hours, especially at universities.

Cambridge is hosting this year’s prestigious ELLA conference, the Association of English Language Literature Academics which is a big deal since usually the conference is in exotic places such as Dubai and Oxford. Dulcie feels privileged to be presenting her paper on the genealogy of a Gothic novelist. She realizes that she has not earned fame or notoriety in the field yet, but this is a phenomenal opportunity and the first major step in her chosen career.

Still Foolin’ ‘Em’ by Billy Crystal

Still Foolin’ ‘Em’

Reviewed by Allen Hott

Still Foolin’ ‘Em’Billy Crystal has written something of a sequel to his first novel, 700 Sundays. In Still Foolin’ ‘Em’ Crystal pretty much tells the story of his life by looking back at many of the major occurrences such as birthdays, weddings, and even deaths. Mainly it seems that this endeavor is about aging and how it has been affecting Crystal.

The book is mostly funny and when it is it is very, very funny. However there are also places where he brings the reader to tears when he tells of some very heartbreaking incidents in his life.

If you are not aware Billy Crystal has done many different things in his life. His major claim to fame is probably as a stand-up comedian but he has done so much more and yet in almost every endeavor that trait as a comedian still comes to the surface.

What Once Was Lost by Kim Vogel Sawyer

What Once Was LostReviewed by Jane Squires

God put this book in my hand just when I needed it. Walking through obstacles and adversity, this book encouraged me. Little did I know what I would face yesterday.

Christina and Levi may seem the characters that weave the story together, but Tommy, Cora, Louisa, Rose, and all the others of the Poor House will touch your life. You will feel all they endure.
Even Mr. Dresden who caused so much trouble will show how God used all the bad for good.
So many lost find their way after a fire displaces all those who lived at the Poor asylum.