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Galore
3.70
Original review posted at Layers of Thought.

Historical fiction and a multi-generational tale, set in the freezing Newfoundland seaside town of Paradis...more
May 05, 2011
Sep 29, 2010
 
Now What?: 90 Days to a New Life Direction
3.58

Mini Synopsis:
This is a user friendly book with out any new age “mumbo jumbo”. It systematically and realistically addresses the issues a person will...more
Sep 10, 2009
Jul 31, 2009
 
The Women of Nell Gwynne's
3.66
Original review posted on Layers of Thought.

A steam punk novella which won a 2009 Nebula award. It has a bit of a satirical twist, where the women of...more
Nov 16, 2011
May 16, 2010
 
The Devil in Silver
3.42
Original review by John is posted at Layers of Thought.

In a Kafkaesque turn of event someone is submitted to a psychiatric unit who shouldn’t be. Just...more
Aug 20, 2012
Jun 12, 2012
 
The Book of Summers
3.61
3.5 stars actually. Original review posted at Layers of Thought.

It’s a poetic trip to Hungary for the reader, with a bittersweet ending. A coming-of-a...more
Aug 02, 2012
May 07, 2012
 
Silver (Silver, #1)
3.63
Original review posted at Layers of Thought.

3.5 stars actually

Quick take: A nicely paced urban fantasy about werewolves. It includes a strong romanti...more
Jan 19, 2014
Jan 21, 2012
 
Wait Until Twilight
3.08
Mini Synopsis:
Samuel is in his first year of high school. He’s a good kid. He’s smart, popular, from a healthy family, and facing the normal challenge...more
Aug 14, 2009
Jul 03, 2009
 
Dirty Little Angels
3.43
Actually 3.5 stars

This a page turning coming of age story with a dark Southern Gothic tone and an intriguing twist.

Mini Synopsis: A realistic tale cen...more
Jun 06, 2010
Nov 05, 2009
 
The Metamorphosis
3.73


Mini Synopsis:
As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect. – Franz Kafka, The
...more
Jan 06, 2010
Oct 20, 2009
 
Bellman & Black
3.01
Original review posted at Layers of Thought.

Shellie’s quick take: Set in England in the 1800’s, in a Yorkshire mill town and on the outskirts of Londo...more
Nov 13, 2013
Aug 05, 2013
 
Kafka on the Shore (Contemporary Fiction)
4.11
Original review posted at Layers of Thought.

A complex, fantastical novel with philosophical musings and literary tropes discussed throughout. Translat...more
Dec 26, 2011
Dec 11, 2009
 
Book Crush: For Kids and Teens-Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment and Interest
4.00
Original series review posted at Layers of Thought.

If you love books and lists, and are an eclectic reader, you will adore this series. Each recommend...more
Jun 27, 2010
Jun 21, 2010
 
Tender Morsels
3.56

Set Up:
This story is a version of the tale Rose Red and Snow White, which, according to the link, has no connection to the American version or any oth...more
Jan 16, 2010
Jul 24, 2009
 
Garden Spells
4.06
Touted as a book with magical realism, I have to agree. Garden Spells is a sweet and enchanting novel that takes the reader into a world that is real...more
Jul 18, 2009
Mar 16, 2009
 
Hothouse Flower: and the Nine Plants of Desire
3.40
The original review for this book is posted at Layers of Thought. There is also a giveaway for it there that ends October 3rd - 2010 for the US and Ca...more
Sep 18, 2010
Sep 12, 2009
 
The Map of the Sky (Trilogía Victoriana, #2)
3.89
Original review by John posted at Layers of Thought.

This novel is a sequel so this review contains spoilers. You can read John's review for the first...more
not set
Jun 04, 2012
 
Tarnished (The St. Croix Chronicles, #1)
3.61
Original review posted at Layers of Thought.

It’s a page-turning, action-packed steampunk murder mystery with even steamier romantic elements. It has...more
Jun 10, 2012
Mar 27, 2012
 
Life As We Knew It (Last Survivors, #1)
3.90

Mini Synopsis:
Actually 3.5 stars - (This is a series review with basic set up and setting information included but no spoilers.)

This is a young adult...more
Mar 16, 2010
Feb 03, 2009
 
The Hunt for Hitler's Warship
3.53
Original review posted at Layers of Thought.

John’s quick take: A fascinating book for anyone interested in World War II or military history; but also...more
not set
Jun 17, 2013
 
Hungry Girl: 200 Under 200: 200 Recipes Under 200 Calories
3.78


3.5 stars actually

Lisa Lillien is a blogger gone mainstream author. I am now seeing her books in the grocery store. Her philosophy is to eat and to no...more
May 07, 2010
May 19, 2009
 
Bowl of Heaven
3.18
Original review by John posted at Layers of Thought.

John’s quick take: Grand science fiction ideas and an epic-scale story, but a disappointingly exe...more
not set
Oct 25, 2012
 
Searching for Whitopia: An Improbable Journey to the Heart of White America
3.58
Actually 4.5 stars

Mini Synopsis:

By the year 2042 white people will be a minority in the United States. With this in mind, Rich Benjamin takes a trip a...more
Mar 11, 2010
Oct 06, 2009
 
The Drunken Botanist
3.93
Original review posted at Layers of Thought.

A tastefully fun book for anyone interested in knowing the background for the ingredients that go into cre...more
Sep 22, 2013
Mar 08, 2013
 
The Principles of Uncertainty
4.10
Original review posted on Layers of Thought.

A stylized yet simple graphic novel which questions life and its inevitable uncertainties, where the autho...more
Nov 10, 2010
Jul 22, 2010
 
Permanence
3.69
3.5 stars actually. Original review posted at Layers of Thought.

A tragic page turning story that has madness, and themes of water and fire at its core...more
Jul 24, 2012
May 07, 2012
 
The Salt God's Daughter
3.42
Original review posted on Layers of Thought.

A lyrical, “stream of consciousness” styled novel about three generations of strong and independent women...more
Oct 2012
May 19, 2012
 
Chasing Stardust
4.22
This review is originally posted at Layers of Thought.

About a persistent woman who holds onto her dreams. It is about her life during the sexual revol...more
Jul 20, 2010
Nov 20, 2009
 
The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why It Matters
3.99
Update with a great link
http://www.worldtoilet.org/


I really enjoyed this book. I think, in part, it may be my inner child connecting to what we adult...more
Mar 11, 2009
Feb 06, 2009
 
Broken Time
3.63
Original review written by Shellie posted at Layers of Thought.

Shellie’s quick take: A fast paced, complex but easy-to-read science fiction romance st...more
Jan 18, 2013
Mar 27, 2012
 
The Wicked Good Stepmother
4.71
Original review post at Layers of Thought.

A self published children’s book that gives some insight into issues kids may be facing with their parents t...more
Feb 28, 2012
Nov 29, 2011
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