April 18, 2022: Baron’s Book Club Blab Blog! Four new books reviewed!

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A few more new books for your consideration... Two Lumps of Sugar for Mr. Anxiety by Eli Wilde (release date: March 28, 2022) When Jed’s mum dies, his world is turned upside down and his anxiety finds a new source of unease to feed upon. After the funeral, he leaves his job in England to…

April 11, 2022: Baron’s Book Club Blab Blog!

Three more new and upcoming releases for your consideration... No Second Chances by Rio Youers (released February 22, 2022) Luke Kingsley’s glory days are behind him. A star on the rise, his life and career imploded after his soul singer wife, Lisa Hayes, disappeared without a trace, silencing a very public and tumultuous marriage. Most…

April 4, 2022: Baron’s Book Club Blab Blog!

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Work has eaten into my once torrid reading pace, but I did read two books last week... The School for Good Mothers by Jessamine Chan (January 4, 2022 release) Frida Liu is struggling. She doesn’t have a career worthy of her Chinese immigrant parents’ sacrifices. What’s worse is she can’t persuade her husband, Gust, to…

March 27, 2022: Baron’s Book Club Blab Blog!

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I was distracted by work and sundry other activities this past week so I only read a single book... The Perfect Crime - Edited by Vasseem Khan and Maxim Jakubowski (Release date: September 13, 2022) Around the world in 22 murders… MURDER BLACKMAIL REVENGE From Lagos to Mexico City, Australia to the Caribbean, Toronto to…

March 21, 2022: Baron’s Book Club Blab Blog! Four new and upcoming titles for you to discover!

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A relatively light reading week for me... Greenwich Park by Katherine Faulkner Helen’s idyllic life—handsome architect husband, gorgeous Victorian house, and cherished baby on the way (after years of trying)—begins to change the day she attends her first prenatal class and meets Rachel, an unpredictable single mother-to-be. Rachel doesn’t seem very maternal: she smokes, drinks,…

March 14, 2022: Baron’s Book Club Blab Blog!

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Another half dozen recent and upcoming releases for your consideration... The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections by Eva Jurczyk Liesl Weiss has been (mostly) happy working in the rare books department of a large university, managing details and working behind the scenes to make the head of the department look good. But when…

March 7, 2022: Baron’s Book Club Blab Blog!

Six more new and upcoming titles for your consideration... Devil House by John Darnielle Gage Chandler is descended from kings. That's what his mother always told him. Now, he is a true crime writer, with one grisly success--and movie adaptation--to his name, along with a series of subsequent lesser efforts that have paid the bills…

February 28, 2022: Baron’s Book Club Blab Blog! 6 new and upcoming releases!

Another six new and upcoming releases for you to check out - or not: The High House by Jessie Greengrass Perched on a sloping hill, set away from a small town by the sea, the High House has a tide pool and a mill, a vegetable garden, and, most importantly, a barn full of supplies.…

February 21, 2022: Baron’s Book Club Blab Blog! More new and upcoming releases reviewed!

More new and upcoming releases for your consideration... The Puppet Maker's Daughter by Karla M. Jay Hungary 1944. The war comes late to Budapest. Nineteen-year-old Marika, forced out of nursing school, believes she and her Jewish family will remain safe, even as Nazi soldiers fill their cobbled streets. With Russians to their east, the Allies…

February 14, 2022: Baron’s Book Club Blab Blog!

A few more new and upcoming books for your consideration... Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson In present-day California, Eleanor Bennett's death leaves behind a puzzling inheritance for her two children, Byron and Benny: a traditional Caribbean black cake, made from a family recipe with a long history, and a voice recording. In her message, Eleanor…

February 7, 2022: Baron’s Book Club Blab Blog!

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My torrid reading year continues apace... Red Dirt Girl by C.A. Lupton It’s the late postgenomic era and the loss of habitable landmass has led to severe limits on human birth. In the drive for species perfection, fewer and fewer can breed, and the long-simmering tension between the reproductive ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’ is coming…

January 24, 2022: 2022 Reading Reviews!

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Murder in paradise, Echo by Thomas Olde Heuvelt Travel journalist and mountaineer Nick Grevers awakes from a coma to find that his climbing buddy, Augustin, is missing and presumed dead. Nick’s own injuries are as extensive as they are horrifying. His face wrapped in bandages and unable to speak, Nick claims amnesia—but he remembers everything.…

January 10, 2022: READING…(and reviews!)

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As promised, I would be picking up my reading this year.  Here are brief reviews of some of the 2022 releases I've read so far in January... The Insecure Mind of Sergei Kraev by Eric Silberstein The year is 2100. The lack of trust that characterized the early Internet era is long behind us. Mathematical…

My Top 10 Anime of 2021!

And a few that didn't make the list.... SUPER CROOKS This collaboration between comic book heavy-weight Mark Millar and Japanese animation studio Bones felt inexplicably off.  The premise is great with its focus on super-powered villains, but the characters, while colorful, are surprisingly flat.  The series is action-driven and often over-the-top ultra-violent yet some episodes…

September 8, 2021: Amazing Covers!

  Conan the Barbarian #2 - cover art by Dan Panosian Marvel Portfolio: Iinhyk Lee - cover art by In-Hyuk Lee Batman #112 - cover art by Jorge Molina DC Horror Presents: The Conjuring - The Lover #4 - cover art by Bill Sienkiewicz Joker/Harley: Criminal Sanity - cover art by Francesco Mattina Deep Beyond,…