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.

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

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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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The Broken Wall by TaraSoleil

Story Title:  The Broken Wall Author Name:  TaraSoleil Category:  Harry Potter Story Url: Story Link Content Rating:  Mature Status: Complete Length:   80,648 words Story Summary:   It was only a book. No harm ever came from reading a book. Gioia’s Rec: … Continue reading

Posted in Action/Adventure, Content Rating-HP: Mature (R), Harry Potter, Hermione-centric, Maurader-centric, Sirius Black/Hermione Granger, Spoilers for Half-Blood Prince | Tagged | 4 Comments

We Don’t Need Roads: The Making of the Back to the Future Trilogy by Caseen Gaines

Story Title:  We Don’t Need Roads: The Making of the Back to the Future Trilogy Author Name:  Caseen Gaines Category:   Published Book Story Url: Amazon Link Story Url: Publisher’s Site Content Rating:  All Ages Status: Completed Length:   288 pages … Continue reading

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