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Penguin Books Celebrates

This July 30th (that's right, Tomorrow!) marks the official 75th anniversary date for the launch of one of my long term favorite publisher - Penguin Books! And Penguin is going all out to celebrate this summer. Check out their dedicated anniversary website for more details. Here's a glimpse :

Review - Sizzling Sixteen by Janet Evanovich

Sizzling Sixteen (Stephanie Plum)
St. Martin's Press, 320p, Isbn-0312383304

I generally always look forward to getting a good laugh with a Plum book in my hand. But the last few ones (excluding 15 which I missed reading for some mysterious reason?! I'll be reading and blogging it soon, btw, thanks to St.Martins who shot over a copy as soon as they realized I'd missed it - Thanks!!) barely coaxed a few smiles from me. However the long lasting effect of the initial books in this series (laugh out loud, rolling on the floor kind) are such that to date I pick up a Plum book with an anticipatory grin. Thank the good lord, this one does not disappoint - not entirely.

Review - My Dangerous Duke by Gaelen Foley

My Dangerous Duke
Avon, Isbn - 0061733970; 400p

I'll begin by saying that although Ms Foley's historical romances frequently list among my favorites, I won't be adding this book to that list. Reason - I just didn't like how the characters behaved, especially towards the end. Let me start from the beginning -

WARNING - Spoilers ahead. Read at your own risk...