About Sue

Sue photoSue is an old-school book nerd who remembers when Arrow and Tab book club delivery days were the highlight of elementary school. She would trudge home with her stack of paperbacks and lie on the front porch swing and read – Beverly Cleary, Judy Blume, and so many more. After switching to Stephen King at age 12, clearly marking her as a JDR (Juvenile Delinquent Reader), she was able to hide just enough of her inner nerd to survive high school.

After graduating from college with a whole bunch of degrees, she abruptly abandoned her career and stayed home with her babies. With few societal constraints, she turned back to the world of horror fiction and expanded into pretty much every other genre available. Which explains the 20 books currently residing on her bedside table.

When she isn’t reading, watching TV and movies, having a love/hate relationship with her two cats, drinking martinis with her husband or over-mothering her now nearly grown children, Sue is an Editorial Manager at Silver Beacon Marketing. She oversees Readers Lane, Movie Rewind and Pop Rock Nation and nags her boss about his schedule. She feels that this is an ideal use of her skill sets.

Sue’s Reviews

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Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

Painful Past Revisited Author: Jamie Ford Before even beginning this review I feel you should know that there are three ...
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Where’d You Go, Bernadette?

Senseless in Seattle Author: Maria Semple Well, that was a whirlwind!  When I picked up Maria Semple’s Where’d You Go, ...
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Touch, The

Hands off! Author: Lisa Olsen Lexi is an artist living in California.  She has two platonic roommates (Paul and Maddie) ...
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It Takes a Witch

I wish I may, I wish I might... Author: Heather Blake It’s no secret that I want to be Samantha ...
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Dark Places

Sophomore Slump Author: Gillian Flynn In her first book, Sharp Objects, author Gillian Flynn brought us a deeply flawed and ...
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Married By Mistake

Beach Blech: Married By Mistake Author: Abby Gaines Ah, the perfect beach read.  Light, breezy and with liberal touches of ...
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Fallen Star

I can't believe I read the whole thing: Fallen Star Take one Harry Potter rip-off.  Add one Twilight rip-off.  Sprinkle ...
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Ranger, The

Meet Quinn Colson in "The Ranger" Author: Ace Atkins Ace Atkins begins a new series of novels with The Ranger.  ...
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Host, The

Aliens Trump Vampires in "The Host" Author: Stephenie Meyer As much as I like YA fiction, I didn’t jump aboard ...
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Outrageous October

Ridiculous Read Author: Barbara Levenson Mary Magruder Katz is a Miami-based criminal defense attorney.  She runs her own successful practice ...
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Sharp Objects

On the Cutting Edge Author: Gillian Flynn You can’t go home again, right?  Or maybe you just don’t want to.  ...
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Black Bird

Singin' in the dead of night... Author: Greg Enslen I admire an author who swings for the fence with his ...
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Run

Teen Ninja On The Go Author: Francine Pascal *Disclaimer* This book is part of a series.  Do not start here.  ...
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Sam

Ninja's Boyfriend Author: Francine Pascal *Disclaimer* This book is part of a series.  Do not start here.  These books in ...
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Fearless

Fear the Teenage Ninja Author: Francine Pascal World, meet Gaia.  Not that Gaia wants to meet you, since she’s a ...
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Llama of Death

HE SPITTETH UPON YOU! Author: Betty Webb I’m accustomed to cozy mysteries having cutesy, punny titles that riff on the ...
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Gone Girl

[wptabs] [wptabtitle]Book Review[/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent] MIA?  KIA?  OMG! Author: Gillian Flynn I love it when a friend says, “You have to ...
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Duma Key

Phantom limbs in paradise Author: Stephen King Cold, snowy winter is the perfect time to curl up with a nice, ...
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Night Circus, The (Sue)

Magical Mystery Tour Author: Erin Morgenstern We often see really good books referred to as “page turners”.  The kind of ...
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Skinny

Deep Topic, Shallow Treatment Author: Donna Cooner A while back I read an article about Donna Cooner’s YA novel Skinny ...
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