Category Archives: Book Reviews

The Naturalist by Andrew Mayne ~ #Mystery #BookReview

Please let me like the next book in this series as much as I liked this one! That’s probably a little scarce to suffice as a review . . . I thoroughly enjoyed my time with the main character, a … Continue reading

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The Good Samaritan by John Marrs ~ #BookReview

I believe it’s fair to say that this is an uncomfortable story. I haven’t read anything with a similar premise before. It felt plausible. Uncomfortably so. In the same strange way that people tend to rubberneck as they pass a … Continue reading

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In a Cottage in a Wood by Cass Green ~ #Mystery #BookReview

When I began this book, I felt like a peeper. It was TMI (too much information) too soon. Personal information. I didn’t know this character yet. It felt like a boundary was being crossed. It’s strange to admit, but I … Continue reading

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Pretty Girls Dancing by Kylie Brant ~ #Mystery #BookReview

You’ve gotta love a book where all of the characters are damaged, everyone writhing under the constraints of their own demons as they struggle just to make it through the day. For some reason, these types of books always seem … Continue reading

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My Sister’s Grave by Robert Dugoni ~ Fiction #BookReview

I have mixed feelings about this book. Parts of it aren’t entirely believable, but people are unpredictable and the book is fiction, so . . . might as well just go with it. Maybe a Chemistry teacher really would become … Continue reading

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Sisters One, Two, Three by Nancy Star ~ Fiction #BookReview

I almost put this book down 10 pages in. I didn’t like the style of writing. It was just a touch too much telling versus showing, which gave the writing a slightly juvenile quality. It wasn’t bad, but that’s one … Continue reading

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Hallowe’en Party by Agatha Christie (Hercule Poirot #39) ~ #Mystery #BookReview

If I had to name my first ‘literary hero’, the first author whose books I read that made me jealous, that made me think to myself, “This. Is. It. This is what I need to do. I need to write … Continue reading

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101 Great American Poems ~ BookReview

After reading Zen in the Art of Writing by legendary author Ray Bradbury, I decided to take some of his advice, which included reading poetry. I’ve never been a big fan, and I’m afraid I don’t have much appreciation for … Continue reading

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Beartown by Fredrik Backman ~ #Fiction #BookReview

5 stars! Maybe it’s an odd way of starting a review, but in this case, it’s fitting. Every once in a while you stumble across a book that changes you. This is one of those stories. It’s raw and insightful … Continue reading

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Zen in the Art of Writing by Ray Bradbury ~ Nonfiction #BookReview

My reading didn’t go as expected last year. I thought a Goodreads goal of 70 books for 2017 would be a cake walk considering I read 100 in 2016. Yet, come the end of December, I found myself picking only … Continue reading

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