Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Update about The Leisure Zone blog

Just an update on my book review blog, The Leisure Zone.

Wanted to share some updates about my book review blog.
  • We currently have 2 reviewers: one full time, me, Jacqueline - and one part time, Shadow.
  • We did away with the review team about a year or more ago, as it just wasn't working out for me.
  • Currently we have a backlog of reviews to post.
  • Because of that, I'm taking a break from my read and review list until we get worked through the backlog of reviews.
  • So naturally, I'm not adding to my read and review list right now.
  • Shadow's status is pretty much unchanged.
  • In order to get caught up on my review posts, I'm going to start scheduling posts to automatically be put up each day in the blog.
  • Posts will go up at 10:00 a.m. central time, each day in the blog, except for Sunday.


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Friday, April 7, 2017

Some of my 'take a break' reads

Right now, I'm taking a break from my read and review list for my blog, The Leisure Zone, and I thought I would share some of my reviews on Goodreads, of the books I've been reading.
So, here they are:


Dragon Rose (Tales of the Latter Kingdoms, #2)Dragon Rose by Christine Pope
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is an excellent book. The author has managed to write a fairy tale story, in the classic tradition of many other much older fairy tales. I loved it. It's an awesome book, very well edited, with a great story and awesome characters. You'll be mesmerized from start to finish. There is no violence or graphic sex scenes. But there is a most awesome story. If you're a fan of fairy tales, then this is a book you'll definitely want to read.

Montana Snowfall (McCutcheon Family, #7)Montana Snowfall by Caroline Fyffe
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This was a good book, but, it is most definitely NOT a stand-alone novel. It's part of a continued series, and it reads like one. There is a lot of characters in this book, and bits of story here and there about them. Yes, there is the story about the 2 main characters, but about 1/3 to 1/2 of the book is about these other characters. It has a definite continued series feel to it. There are stories started but not finished in this book, and you're left with the feeling that they were continued from a previous book, and will be continued in a following book.

You should not read these as stand-alone novels, even though they are billed that way. They are really not. It's a continued series. From this one book I read, it seems to be a well written series; but you should start with book 1 and read through the whole series, rather than pick up one book from the middle and read it. I enjoyed it all right, but it would have been much better had I read the whole series.

Wild AngelWild Angel by Miriam Minger
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is an excellent book and I really enjoyed it a lot. It has a rich story and characters, and is very well written. It's an excellent book. For some reason, it no longer seems to be available on amazon in ebook format, which is a shame. A wonderful story with great characters.

Date Night on Union Station (EarthCent Ambassador #1)Date Night on Union Station by E.M. Foner
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a very good book, and I enjoyed it a lot. It's got great characters and a fascinating story. Purely great science fiction. If you're wanting a fun and fascinating science fiction read with a great story and great characters too, check out this book.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Newly rechristened

Formerly this blog used to be just a general posts blog of mine, but this month, I have decided to rechristen it as strictly a books and writing blog. Stay tuned for more posts.