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 first 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 trying to over-mother her grown children, Sue is the Editorial Director at Silver Beacon Marketing. She oversees Readers Lane and Movie Rewind 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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History from the King of Horror Author: Stephen King Everybody thinks on occasion about a moment, or two, or a ...
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Blessed and Cursed Author: Kristin Cashore Young Adult fiction teems with fantasy worlds.  Those of the dystopian variety were the ...
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Private Lives of Pippa Lee, The

Peeking into Pippa Author: Rebecca Miller All too often we think we know people because we’ve been in their house ...
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Love You Hate You Miss You

Totally Teen Tragedy Author: Elizabeth Scott One of the issues I frequently see in Young Adult fiction is that the ...
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Full Dark, No Stars

Novel Novellas Author: Stephen King I’ll never give up on Stephen King.  I know he’s prolific and not every word ...
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Shatter Me

Drippy Dystopian Romance Author: Tahereh Mafi The Hunger Games were destined to spawn countless copycat Young Adult dystopian novels.  That's ...
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Sibling Mystery Author: Rosamund Lupton Told in the first person in the form of a letter, Sister is a story ...
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Book Thief, The

Death Narrates Nazi Germany Author: Markus Zusak Books and movies about war can make the most complicated of human circumstances ...
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Before I Go to Sleep

Forgetting to Remember Author: S.J. Watson When I wake up in the morning I usually have the same first thought, ...
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Brave Girl Eating

Exploring Anorexia It’s a very rare circumstance under which I will say – to anyone – “you must read this ...
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Olive Kitteridge

Her Town Popular culture tends to portray small towns as places where everyone knows everything about everyone else.  Every scandal, ...
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Slap, The

The slap heard round the barbie Author: Christos Tsiolkas Most of us have been there at one time or another.  ...
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Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, The

History or Histrionics? Author: Rebecca Skloot I have to be honest.  I don’t get the big deal over this book.  ...
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Sh*t My Dad Says

I was expecting a raunchy redneck.  When I heard about some kid gaining massive numbers of Twitter followers by posting ...
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Matched (Matched Trilogy, Book 1)

A Match Made in...Government? Author: Ally Condie Is there anything as grand as true love in the eyes of a ...
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