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This book is in three chronological parts. Without giving anything away, there is:

Part 1: bad thing happens because of silly little girl, mid-1930s
Sep 24, 2012
Sep 24, 2012
The Well-Beloved
Main plot line - a guy gets engaged to a girl his age, then runs away with another girl, who runs away from him; 20 years later, he goes after her dau ...more
Oct 29, 2012
Oct 27, 2012
The Vicar of Wakefield
Quite an adventure for a man of the cloth, he starts out a wealthy man and loses almost everything but always has his family (well, almost always). I' ...more
Mar 16, 2013
Mar 17, 2013
The Red House Mystery
A very good (and, i think, the only) mystery story from the man best known for his 'Winnie The Pooh' books. A likable amateur detective with his equal ...more
Jan 17, 2011
Jan 22, 2011
The Secret Agent
Not your average spy novel, this goes into the spy's life and the people around him, and continues on well after he is found out. The action for which ...more
Sep 17, 2012
Sep 20, 2012
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (The Wicked Years #1)
Wow - NOT a children's book. I haven't read, well, ANY of the 40+ 'OZ' books, but I get the impression very little other than the characters & pla ...more
Jan 15, 2011
Jan 22, 2011
Gone with the Wind
I've never seen the movie, but I can't imagine how they were able to condense this book into a film that lasts any less than a few days. Amazing from ...more
not set
Oct 29, 2012
The Spy Who Came In from the Cold
This is a book that demands your attention - something is always happening, and its all important, so you can't miss any details. Twist after twist an ...more
Oct 15, 2012
Oct 18, 2012
Busman's Honeymoon (Lord Peter Wimsey, #13)
The author fell in love with her own character, and in this book she marries him. This is a love story, with a murder mystery thrown in. Sayer's is a ...more
Jul 20, 2013
Jul 23, 2013
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
It's a somewhat interesting story, in the normal vein of a Gaiman novel, but I'm really unclear as to what he was trying to accomplish. There is very ...more
Nov 03, 2013
Nov 05, 2013
Whose Body?  (Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries, #1)
Lord Peter Whimsey can sometimes be annoying. In this book, he annoys frequently, lots of bad jokes and singing. Somewhere underneath it all is a dece ...more
Jan 18, 2011
Jan 22, 2011
The Mysterious Stranger
Not so mysterious a stranger - it's Satan, says so right after he's introduced. And that's no spoiler - it's the beginning of chapter 2. It's definite ...more
Mar 17, 2013
Mar 17, 2013
The Great Gatsby
I've read this a couple times and will read it again, and probably again after that at some point. As there is a movie coming out - or maybe it's alre ...more
not set
Oct 29, 2012
Lady Anna
I didn't have high expectations of this book, as I loved the Barset and Palliser series' but have found the few other Trollope novels I've read rather ...more
not set
Jul 23, 2013
Murder Must Advertise  (Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries, #10)
A very entertaining murder mystery where Lord Peter Whimsey plays a dual role rather well. a negative portrayal of advertising in general plays as pro ...more
Jan 10, 2011
Jan 22, 2011
Singing in the Shrouds (Roderick Alleyn, #20)
Roderick Alleyn incognito on a transcontinental cruise with a murderer on board. The usual solid Alleyn mystery.
Jul 18, 2013
Jul 23, 2013
An Echo in the Bone (Outlander, #7)
I do love the characters and the history, the children become more interesting as time goes by as well. I'm extremely intrigued by the time-crossing l ...more
Oct 21, 2013
Aug 21, 2013
Memoirs of a Geisha
Awesome book, thanks for the recommendation Alicia!
Oct 18, 2012
Oct 18, 2012
The Road
This is an incredible story of a man's love and sacrifice for the safety & well-being of his son in the face of constant and pressing adversity. T ...more
Aug 21, 2009
Sep 08, 2009
War and Peace
Everything I know about Napoleon and Napoleonic Wars, I learned from this book, so I really hope it's accurate. I though 'Gone With The Wind' was a gr ...more
Jul 06, 2013
May 23, 2013
Death at the Bar (Roderick Alleyn, #9)
It's hard to go wrong with Rodderick Allyn on the case, he's the classiest detective among the Queens of Crime.
Oct 18, 2012
Sep 27, 2012
Jude the Obscure
Definitely easy to see why this was a very controversial book at the time, there's even an allusion to abortion and several other events and topics th ...more
Jan 22, 2011
Sep 08, 2009
Postmortem (Kay Scarpetta, #1)
Pretty good crime novel, some characters you like and some you love to hate, some what gritty and graphic. This really got me into this series. Contai ...more
Jul 28, 2013
Oct 29, 2012
Harry Heathcote of Gangoil
My least favorite by far of all Trollope novels I've read, this is a simple story set in the Australian bush with very few likable characters. Maybe I ...more
Oct 22, 2012
Sep 08, 2009
Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander, #2)
Exceptionally well-developed characters, I just can't help loving Claire & Jamie. It's rare an author can paint characters sufficiently for you to ...more
Aug 17, 2013
Oct 29, 2012
The Mysterious Mr. Quin
Mr. Quinn is certainly mysterious, in a supernatural way. This is definitely a character I would like to have seen Christie explore more.
Sep 15, 2010
Sep 08, 2009
Dune (Dune Chronicles, #1)
Aug 26, 2009
Sep 08, 2009
The Pearl
not set
Jul 23, 2008
The Child Garden, or a Low Comedy
not set
Jul 23, 2008
Childhood's End
not set
Oct 29, 2012
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