Author Archives: Gioia

About Gioia

I'm a wife and mother and, when not tied up with responsibilities, I read non-stop. I love to share my favorite stories with others, thus the existence of my blog.

Guest Rec: This, You Protect by Owlet

Thought-provoking, character-driven, methodical & excellent writing technique, captivating plot, utterly addictive, and worth every second of my attention. I hope this tale goes on forever. Continue reading

Posted in Action/Adventure, Amnesia, Audio Book, Captain America, Character Study, Drama/Angst, Favorite Story, Friendship/Mentorship, Gen, Hurt/Comfort, Introspective, Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), Outsider-POV, Post-CA:Winter Soldier, post-canon setting, Reunion-fic, Sci-Fi, Series | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

These Cuts I Have by Melindaleo

This more recent, completed story is a marvelous sequel to DH, covering the immediate aftermath the Battle of Hogwarts through 1 September. Continue reading

Posted in Action/Adventure, Bill Weasley/Fleur Delacour, Character Study, Content Rating-HP: Teen (PG-13), Conventional (Canon) Couple, Drama/Angst, Favorite Story-Harry Potter, Fluff, Friendship/Mentorship, Harry Potter/Ginny Weasley, Harry-centric, Het: M/F, Hurt/Comfort, Introspective, post-canon setting, Romance, Ron Weasley/Hermione Granger, Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

The Last Master Outlaw: How he Outfoxed The FBI Six Times But Not A Cold Case Team by Thomas J. Colbert & Tom Szollosi

DB Cooper is not the Robin Hood, folk hero many assume. He’s alleged to be a murderer, a wife-beater, a deadbeat dad, a gaslighting womanizer, a drug dealer, a con artist, a violent man, and is living scot-free today. Here’s why. Continue reading

Posted in Character Study, Historical, Mystery/Crime Novel, Non-Fiction Book, Published Novel | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Mr. Darcy’s Refuge by Abigail Reynolds

Trapped for three days by a flood, and trapped forever by society because of it…. Continue reading

Posted in Chick Lit, Col. Fitzwilliam/Elizabeth Bennet, Col. Fitzwilliam/Jane Bennet, Content Rating-P&P: Mature (R), Conventional (Canon) Couple, Deviates from canon at or post-Hunsford, Drama/Angst, Era: Regency, Het: M/F, Historical, Hurt/Comfort, Introspective, Marriage rushed or urged due to compromising situation, Meetings prior to canon, Mr. Bennet not thrilled with Elizabeth/Darcy romance, Mr. Darcy/Elizabeth Bennet, Mr. Wickham/Lydia Bennet, Pride & Prejudice, Prior connections between Darcys and Bennets or related characters, Published Novel, Resolution earlier than in canon, Rivals vying for Darcy's or Elizabeth's affections, Romance | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

The Martian by Andy Weir

Story Title:  The Martian Author Name: Andy Weir Category:   Published Book Category: SciFi Amazon Url: Story Link Content Rating:  Teen (for language) Status: Completed, with movie made Length:   385 pages Story Summary:  Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one … Continue reading

Posted in Action/Adventure, Drama/Angst, Favorite Story, Gen, Introspective, Published Novel, Sci-Fi, Sci-Fi Novel, Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

The Ladies’ Auxilary Pie Auction by Lauriofthepen

We know that Rilla has always been interested in Ken, but when did Ken start seeing Rilla differently? Continue reading

Posted in Anne of Green Gables, Drama/Angst, Fluff, Het: M/F, post-canon setting, Pre-canon setting, Reunion-fic, Romance, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

PSA: Still Here

Goodness. It’s been over a year since my last post. I’m actually still here and read as much as ever. However Hubby’s ill health turned out to be a heart defect which my youngest child has, too, landing them both … Continue reading

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