Thanks to Dr. Seuss, Becky Kyle is a voracious reader. If left strictly to Dick & Jane, she'd probably still be in the second grade. And if anyone deserves thanks for her reviewing, she wishes she could remember the recruiter at the UCO Library School who suggested she write a review of every book she read as both a mnemonic and a reference tool.

She has always loved music. The first records she can remember playing are the gorgeous colored kids' vinyl records with songs like "Rockin' Robin" (the old version) and stories like "The Little Match Girl."

She moved on to cassettes and then CDs. She had a brief affection for mp3, but really dislikes the compression rate -- it seems the only thing mp3 does well is loud. So she is back to CDs and seeing if she can figure a place to put all those pretty shiny discs so she can access them.

She lives in Knoxville, TN, with her spouse of 26 years and four cats, the oldest of which is 19. She was born on Friday 13 and, yes, one of her cats is black!

Other interests include doll collecting, creative writing, traveling....

Reviews by Becky include:

Jody Adams
Voices of Home

Tori Amos
Midwinter Graces

Live in Concert

Moya Brennan

Moira Cameron
Sands of the Shore: Be Tricked or Betrayed

Greetings from Havana

Annie Dinerman
Broken Cookies

Enter the Haggis
Gutter Anthems


Andrew Eversole

Fairport Convention
Over the Next Hill

Jessica Gall
Little Big Soul

Derrick Gardner & the Jazz Prophets
A Ride to the Other Side

Drew Gibson

Patty Griffin
Children Running Through

Hannah's Field
Warriors of Love

Hecate's Wheel
Hecate's Wheel

Highland Way
Caledonia to California

Ingram Hill
Cold in California

Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Ilembe: Honoring Shaka Zulu

John Mayer
Battle Studies

Randy McAllister
Dope Slap Soup

The Moon & the Nightspirit

The Refugees

Return to the Dream
Return to the Dream

If on a Winter's Night

Saffron Summerfield
The Early Years

various artists
A Family Christmas
Jazz Around the World

Eddie Vedder
Into the Wild

Ilona Andrews
Magic Burns

Kelley Armstrong
Women of the Otherworld #3: Dime Store Magic
Women of the Otherworld #4: Industrial Magic
Women of the Otherworld #8: Personal Demon

Lyn Benedict
Sins & Shadows

Holly Black

Jenna Black
Morgan Kingsley, Exorcist #1: The Devil Inside

Megan Bostic
Never Eighteen

Karla Brady
The Soul of the Band

Patricia Briggs
Mercy Thompson #3: Iron Kissed

Terry Brooks
Genesis of Shannara #3: The Gypsy Morph
The Word & the Void #1: Running with the Demon
The Word & the Void #2: A Knight of the Word
The Word & the Void #3: Angel Fire East

Meghan Brunner
From the Ashes

Emma Bull

Jim Butcher
The Dresden Files #9: White Night
The Dresden Files #10: Small Favor
The Dresden Files #11: Turn Coat
The Dresden Files #12: Changes
The Dresden Files #13: Ghost Story
Side Jobs

Rachel Caine
The Morganville Vampires #3: Midnight Alley
The Morganville Vampires #9: Ghost Town
Weather Warden #6: Thin Air

Charles Cassady
Paranormal Mississippi River

John Crowley
Conversation Hearts

Cherish D'Angelo
Lancelot's Lady

MaryJanice Davidson
Derik's Bane

Melissa de la Cruz
Blue Bloods #4: The Van Allen Legacy

Carole Nelson Douglas
Delilah Street, Paranormal Investigator #1: Dancing with Werewolves

Diane Duane
Stealing the Elf-King's Roses

Doranna Durgin
Feral Darkness

Erica Eisdorfer
The Wet Nurse's Tale

Alan Dean Foster
Star Trek

Christopher Golden
Baltimore, or The Steadfast Tin Soldier & the Vampire, with Mike Mignola

Simon R. Green
Nightside #4: Hex & the City
Nightside #5: Paths Not Taken
Nightside #6: Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth
Nightside #7: Hell to Pay
Nightside #8: The Unnatural Inquirer

Sara Gruen
Ape House

Talia Gryphon
Gillian Key, ParaDoc #1: Key to Conflict

Justin Gustainis
Black Magic Woman

Ann Halam

Shannon Hale
Princess Academy

Laurell K. Hamilton
Incubus Dreams
Obsidian Butterfly

Charlaine Harris
Harper Connelly #2: Grave Surprise
Southern Vampire #8: From Dead to Worse

Sheila Hendrix
Bad Company

Bruce Hennigan
Jonathan Steel Chronicles #2: The 12th Demon: Vampyre Majick

Mark Henry
Happy Hour of the Damned

Nancy Holzner

Tanya Huff
Smoke #1: Smoke & Shadows
Smoke #2: Smoke & Mirrors
Smoke #3: Smoke & Ashes

Nigel James
Lessons from the Road

James David Jordan
Double Cross

Sherrilyn Kenyon
Dark Hunter #7: Seize the Night

Caitlin R. Kiernan

Daniel Kraus
The Monster Variations

Mark Levy
Accidental Genius

Holly Lisle
Moon & Sun #1: The Ruby Key
Sympathy for the Devil

Valya Dudycz Lupescu
The Silence of Trees

Katie MacAlister
Aisling Grey, Guardian #1: You Slay Me
Aisling Grey, Guardian #2: Fire Me Up

Karen Macinerney
Tales of an Urban Werewolf #1: Howling at the Moon

Tom Maremaa
Metal Heads

Carole McDonnell
Wind Follower

Richelle Mead
Vampire Academy

J.L. Miles
Divorcing Dwayne

Kate Milford
The Boneshaker

C.E. Murphy
The Walker Papers #1: Urban Shaman

Glen E. Page
Apocalypse #1: The Last Plague

Janet Paisley
White Rose Rebel

Vicki Pettersson
Sign of the Zodiac #1: Scent of Shadows
Sign of the Zodiac #2: Taste of Night
Sign of the Zodiac #3: Touch of Twilight

Steffan Piper

Kat Richardson

Lane Robins
Sins & Shadows (as Lyn Benedict)

Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
Channeling Cleopatra

Patrick Shannon
Letters from Wheatfield

Cindy Silbert
Chameleon Butterfly Dragonfly

Wen Spencer

Jeanne C. Stein
The Anna Strong Chronicles #3: The Watcher

Kathryn Stockett
The Help

Carrie Vaughn
Kitty Norville #2: Kitty Goes to Washington
Kitty Norville #3: Kitty Takes a Holiday
Kitty Norville #4: Kitty & the Silver Bullet

Mary Ann Winkowski & Maureen Foley
The Book of Illumination

Shelly Wu
The Definitive Book of Chinese Astrology

Star Trek: Countdown

Alvin & the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel

Arthur Christmas


Away from Her

Capitalism: A Love Story

A Christmas Carol

Dancing at Lughnasa

Darjeeling Limited



Fair Game

The Golden Compass

Hidden Figures

The Invention of Lying


It's Complicated

Julie & Julia

The Last of His Tribe

Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium

The Muppets


The Other Boleyn Girl

Powwow Highway


Sherlock Holmes


Smoke Signals

Something the Lord Made

Spirit Rider


Up in the Air

The Visitor

Whip It

The Wind that Shakes the Barley


Mercedes Lackey: obeying the rules