Welcome, book lovers, to the first mailing of my blog posts. I was somehow under the impression that when people signed up through WordPress to be a “registered user” of this site, the blog posts would go out by e-mail each time I published one. Was I wrong, or what?
I have set up a Mail Chimp account, and added a “Subscribe” button. Now that I have created a list of all of your e-mail addresses, you will be receiving my blog posts at the address you provided. Of course, you can unsubscribe at any time, but I hope you won’t. I don’t want to flood your inboxes with too many messages; my goal is to send out blog posts once or twice per month, but certainly no more than once per week – after I’m comfortable using Mail Chimp, that is.
Whenever my blog posts are about a particular book, as most are, I include the link to the full review of the book. There are several older posts already on the blog, from the days before I set up this mailing list – I will not be sending out mailings on those. I have published lots of book reviews, but have not blogged about all of them, so you may want to peruse the drop-down menus for your favorite genre. I hope you enjoy my reviews.
I have to take a minute to brag. During the Labor Day weekend I received word that The Grumpy Book Reviewer is among The Top 25 Thriller BookBlogs to Follow in 2018, as featured by Feedspot. They even sent me the little badge graphic that you see on the right of your screen. This may be the most exciting thing that has happened to Grumpy in a while.
Most of the thrillers I have reviewed can be found under my category tab “Adventure/Thriller/Political Drama”. A few of those under “Fiction and Literature” have some thrilling (or threatening) parts, as well.
I suppose I need to review more thrillers, now. I have read a lot of them, just need to review more. Now it’s time to go chase more spies – in books, at least. Right now, I am fighting World War II.
Have you ever wished you could travel through time to a year when a cure for a terminally ill family member would likely be available? I certainly have. Well, in Diane Chamberlain’s new novel, The Dream Daughter, a young woman whose husband was killed at war, did just that to save her baby girl – her dream daughter.
The Dream Daughter is a wonderful combination of both the sci-fi/time travel and Christian fiction genres. It is sure to be a bestseller when it hits store shelves October 16, 2018. To read my full review, click right here.
Posted in Christian Fiction, Science Fiction / Time Travel
Tagged book review, Christian fiction, Diane Chamberlain, novel about a mom's love, novel about baby with congenital heart defect, novel about VietNam widow, review of Christian fiction novels, scifi, The Dream Daughter, time travel
One of my favorite authors, Brad Meltzer, notified me of the the upcoming publication of this, his latest novel, through GoodReads, and had his publisher send me a pre-publication copy through NetGalley — thank you to all of them. I thoroughly enjoyed this new action-filled political drama, The Escape Artist.
Did you know Harry Houdini, the greatest escape artist of all time, left his books and papers to the Library of Congress? Did you know that many local hacking conventions are organized or backed by our government to seek out potential future employees for our national intelligence, and to identify potential criminal hackers? I learned this and a lot more from The Escape Artist.
If you enjoy political intrigue, action, & drama, you will enjoy Metzer’s latest book, due out Tuesday, March 6, 2018. To read my full review, click right here. Happy reading.
Posted in Action/Adventure, Political Drama
Tagged action-adventure books, action-adventure novel, army morticians, Brad Metzer, fallen soldiers, governmental intrigue, great book club books, Harry Houdini, Library of Congress, military dead, NetGalley, non-fiction, political drama, The Escape Artist, The Grumpy Book Reviewer