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Literary World Traveler

A 37 year old wife, mother, business owner, and devourer of books, I would rather read than do just about anything. My husband and I read every night before bed and throughout the day when we can sneak a few minutes away. My most memorable reading experiences include my husband taking vacation time, standing in lines outside of book stores and attending book parties with me just so we could get two of the first copies of a popular book and shut ourselves in our home while we read them together. There are series that we follow religiously and genres that we just cannot get enough of, but there are enough differences in our preferences that, between the two of us, there are books of pretty much every genre and topic piled on bookshelves in our home and office. Working in market research and managing online and social media presences for our clients' brands, I like the idea of utilizing this media for the promotion of the books and fantastical worlds that I enjoy so much. Reading as many as a hundred books or more per year, I know that I will never read all the books I would like to, with more than two ten thousand books already purchased and set aside and new books being published all the time, but it is not going to stop me from having a wonderful time trying. My husband can read two books per day if he devotes the entire day to reading and has nearly perfect recall; I, on the other hand, can only complete one, but I figure that between the two of us, with all the lazy Sundays, vacation days, and extended lunch hours yet to be had that we will make a respectable dent in the wealth of literature waiting to be explored. Reviews: Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/pdp/profile/A3I4AJ7JORN5WW GoodReads: http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/8828381-kelly-truelove Barnes & Noble: http://my.barnesandnoble.com/Integrity-Consultants-profile Shelfari: http://www.shelfari.com/ladyoberon

No More Waiting

The Waiting: A Supernatural Thriller - Joe Hart

This was my first experience with a Joe Hart creation, and it was thoroughly enjoyable. This marvelous story required very little set-up, so I was able to jump right in with both feet. I had the privilege of learning and seeing the story unfold in time with the main character. There were no lengthy or unnecessary descriptors, and for this, I thank the author, as the reverse is so often the case.

Mr. Hart did an excellent job of preserving the surprises for the opportune revelatory moments without being repetitive or insulting my intelligence as a reader. I didn't experience any superfluous misdirection or red herrings, just pure suspense. Being such an avid reader of paranormal fantasy and horror, my opinion is often that there can never be too many hauntings, demons, ghosts, witches or other paranormal and occult elements, so I often feel left wanting more. That was not so with this book. It contained just the right amount of personal struggle, human emotion, and otherworldly delights.

Upon turning the last page, there was a brief moment where I considered that the ending was a little too neatly wrapped up, but then it occurred to me how very refreshing that actually can be. I cannot count the times I've read a book or watched a television series that was never seen through to fruition, for whatever the reason, so to have a complete experience such as this, from begging to end, was really a treat. I truly enjoyed, "The Waiting," and am looking forward to reading more from this author.