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Bane of the Liche Lord (Chronicles of the Nameless Dwarf, #5)
I liked this book as an overall read. It surely had a plethora of "bad guys", including a particularly nasty hoard of creatures called "feeders." The ...more
May 28, 2014
May 22, 2014
Redemption: The Further Adventures of Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer
I began this book with a critical attitude because I studied and taught Huck Finn in school. I was looking for the author to keep to the original lang ...more
Oct 24, 2013
Oct 20, 2013
Raging Heat (Nikki Heat, #6)
This was a fun book to read. It was very much like an episode of the Castle TV show, and since I am a fan of the show, I liked it. It is, of course ti ...more
Nov 07, 2014
Oct 25, 2014
Marcelo in the Real World
Marcelo was a great character. As much as I hoped his father, Arturo, was not right about him, it certainly seemed that his plan to push Marcelo into ...more
May 15, 2009
Apr 29, 2009
Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1)
My daughter-in-law said she was reading this book and there was a lot of buzz about it. She described it as like the Twilight series but for adults, r ...more
May 13, 2012
May 08, 2012
The Game (The Game is Life #1)
Although there are some similarities between this and others of the ilk of Hunger Games, Ender's Game, etc., this was different enough from others to ...more
Jan 27, 2015
Jan 18, 2015
The Roots of Obama's Rage
I appreciated reading D'Souza's take on Obama. This book was published in 2010, so some of the information is not up-to-date, but the thesis of the bo ...more
Mar 04, 2015
Feb 24, 2015
The Passage (The Passage, #1)
FINALLY FINISHED!! This book seemed to go on forever. There is a line in "Amadeus" when the king has just heard a Mozart opera and he says "There were ...more
Jun 03, 2011
May 24, 2011
the Key to everything
I struggled to read this one. I kept trying to think what point the writer was trying to make other than lots of weird stuff and gore. Sorry. I can't ...more
Jul 18, 2014
Jul 15, 2014
Dirty Little Secrets (J.J. Graves Mystery #1)
I was pleasantly surprised by this story. I wasn't sure what it was when I got it, but it came in a set of three, so I thought I'd give it a try. I li ...more
Sep 27, 2014
Sep 26, 2014
American Sniper
This may be the only book about which I would say, "I liked the movie better." However, the book was so much like the movie, it could be a toss-up. Ch ...more
Feb 11, 2015
Jan 30, 2015
The Ebon Staff (Chronicles of the Nameless Dwarf, #4)
The author has a particular gift for descriptions of yucky things. These stories are entertaining if you want something like The Lord of the Rings.
May 22, 2014
May 19, 2014
Rolling Thunder (Wings of War, #1)
I got this one as a freebie on Book Bub. It is the first in a series. Mark Berent was in Vietnam and this is a frank depiction of what that was like. ...more
Jun 30, 2013
Jun 07, 2013
Republic (America's Future, #1)
I thought this book would be different from what it turned out to be. I thought it would be uplifting and have a successful ending. Perhaps there is a ...more
Feb 28, 2013
Feb 18, 2013
Term Limits
I finally finished this one. My reading time has diminished somewhat, so I have been picking at them a little at a time. We were on vacation when a wo ...more
Jul 14, 2014
Jul 01, 2014
Limbus, Inc. (Limbus, Inc #1)
I liked the framework of the antique dealer, down on his luck, is given a book that tells stories of people who were hired by Limbus, Inc., ...more
Nov 17, 2014
Nov 11, 2014
Harvest Home
There are two kinds of books I can't wait to finish. One is the thriller that I can't put down, and the other is the one I want to finish so I can get ...more
Jan 19, 2014
Jan 11, 2014
The Carpet People
When I saw this on Book Bub, it looked like it might be interesting and entertaining. I liked the illustrations that were interspersed throughout the ...more
Sep 19, 2014
Sep 14, 2014
The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey
I borrowed this book from the library as an experiment to see if I could get it to download onto my Nook. I was successful. I also have The Lace Reade ...more
Feb 2011
Feb 01, 2011
The Cat Who Went Up the Creek (Cat Who... #24)
These books are comfort food for my mind.
Apr 07, 2014
Apr 02, 2014
A Century of Wisdom: Lessons from the Life of Alice Herz-Sommer, the World's Oldest Living Holocaust Survivor
I saw the documentary about this woman and it inspired me so I bought the book to see what else might be included. She was someone who triumphed over ...more
May 05, 2014
May 04, 2014
The Tehran Initiative
This is the follow-up book to The Twelfth Imam. I liked the first book, but this one was even better. The scenario is very believable and President Ja ...more
Mar 17, 2013
Mar 12, 2013
See (See, #1) (Web of Hearts and Souls #4)
This narrative, written in first person by a girl of about 16 years, began acknowledging a traumatic event after which she had no memory of her life b ...more
Oct 18, 2013
Oct 14, 2013
The Hidden Life of Dogs
This book was a little disappointing as I began reading because of its dryness. I wasn't sure what I had expected, but it wasn't this. However, as the ...more
Aug 31, 2013
Aug 27, 2013
The Ant-Man of Malfen (Chronicles of the Nameless Dwarf, #1)
I had a somewhat difficult time with the language of this book to begin with, but as I read along it seemed to get a little easier. Had I already read ...more
May 16, 2014
May 16, 2014
I borrowed this from the library for my nook. I didn't have to wait very long and after I read the first 25 pages or so, I understood why. It was abou ...more
Apr 21, 2011
Apr 21, 2011
The Help
Not sure what to say about this one. I did like it very much, but I had seen the movie just before I read the book, so it was a little different than ...more
Jan 23, 2012
Jan 05, 2012
Atlas Shrugged
I decided to read this book after I saw the first movie. It has been a long read because I have put it down several times to read other books. I liked ...more
Feb 06, 2013
Oct 24, 2012
Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit
This was a very interesting book. It was basically a study of the philosophy of the past and future of mankind framed as a discussion between a gorill ...more
Sep 12, 2013
Sep 09, 2013
The Flu (A Novel of the Outbreak)
I thought this story started a little slowly, but as I read along, I became engaged in how the story elements and characters were all going to converg ...more
Dec 07, 2014
Nov 30, 2014
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