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Here be Dragons (Welsh Princes, #1)
Let's just say I lost sleep to keep reading this page-turner of a historical novel. Set in England, Wales, and France, and starring the aristocracy an ...more
Jan 06, 2009
Jan 01, 2009
Isabel's Journey
With the warning for others that this author is a buddy of mine, and therefore I am going to love what she produces the way a mom puts up a kid's draw ...more
Sep 05, 2011
Sep 02, 2011
The Well of Ascension (Mistborn, #2)
I just finished it and am writing while the impact of its ending echoes in my head, like credits rolling at the end of a great film.

It has been said
Feb 08, 2009
Jan 06, 2009
fathermothergod: My Journey Out of Christian Science
Warning: I also have had a journey out of Christian Science, so I'm a different kind of reader than the general population. What I have to say is that ...more
Nov 04, 2011
Nov 02, 2011
Fight Club
A niece reading it reminded me that I read this a few years back as my son had "forbidden" me from watching the movie in his adolescence. So of course ...more
Jun 2010
Jun 04, 2014
Refuse to Regain!: 12 Tough Rules to Maintain the Body You've Earned!
There are many books about weight loss on the market. This one is about weight MAINTENANCE! Not a whole lot of those out there. Making the distinction ...more
Nov 12, 2014
Nov 13, 2014
Half-Marathon: You Can Do It
Very interesting. Having walked and walk/jogged two half marathons, I read this in preparing for my third. He has some theories / opinions that go aga ...more
Jul 12, 2012
Jul 13, 2012
Hell's Corner (Camel Club, #5)
I'm a big fan of Oliver Stone and the Camel club. What's not to like about them?

In this offering, which follows Divine Justice in the series, Oliver
Oct 27, 2012
Oct 07, 2012
If Grace Is True: Why God Will Save Every Person (Grace Series, #1)
This one came into my life courtesy of the church whose services I watch on TV. They were going to have as a guest minister one of the co-authors of t ...more
Jan 2006
Jul 12, 2008
Cruel as the Grave (Justin de Quincy, #2)
Second in the series, fictional detective a.k.a. "The Queen's Man" Justin de Quincy takes on another side case to his work for Queen Eleanore. The sto ...more
Jan 24, 2011
Jan 27, 2011
Things I love about Dick Francis as an author:

His books are self-contained... it's not a series. Every hero is distinct, and the arc of the story ends
Mar 31, 2009
Mar 31, 2009
The Bounty Trilogy: Mutiny on the Bounty/Men Against the Sea/Pitcairn's Island
Events of history, with the usual literary license, taken from three different points of view, to get a more complete view of the whole.

Mutiny on the
Sep 15, 2008
Aug 19, 2008
Executive Orders (Jack Ryan, #8)
I found this a gripping read. Even though it took me nearly two months to finish, I kept steadily making progress. Remember, we had holidays in there, ...more
Jan 17, 2010
Nov 25, 2009
Crossroads of Twilight (Wheel of Time, #10)
The major plot-lines continue to thicken, as this one furthers what happens not just with Rand, but with the supporting cast. Mat's story line moves f ...more
Jul 27, 2008
Apr 12, 2008
Bookmarked to Die (Miss Zukas, #9)
I was crest-fallen to find that not everyone is in love with Miss Zukas. I read some other reviews where her character got bashed for the very things ...more
May 03, 2009
Aug 02, 2008
The Two Towers (The Lord of the Rings, #2)
Unlike its predecessor (The Fellowship of the Rings), my experience with this book was one of persistence, maturity, and change over time.

The first ti
Jan 1969
Jul 12, 2008
Dragon's Lair (Justin de Quincy, #3)
This is the third in a series of "medieval mysteries", with the character Justin de Quincy (The Queen's Man) as our hero. With each book, we learn a l ...more
Feb 03, 2011
Jan 27, 2011
Deliver Us From Evil (A. Shaw, #2)
I read another reader's review of this book, before I was done with it. This reviewer complained that the book was "too graphic" in its description of ...more
Mar 28, 2014
Apr 01, 2011
Death of a Gossip (Hamish Macbeth, #1)
A friend suggested I might enjoy the Hamish Macbeth series, and I picked it up. It was exactly as promised: quick reading, amusing... and I had this d ...more
Oct 30, 2011
Oct 29, 2011
Clear and Convincing Proof (Barbara Holloway #7)
Once again Kate Wilhelm put me under the spell of trying to figure out the complexity of multiple characters surrounding a murder... all while continu ...more
Mar 18, 2009
Mar 18, 2009
Foul Play
If you are looking for serious literature, this is not it. If you want something light and entertaining between other reads, it may just fill the bill ...more
Mar 26, 2009
Mar 26, 2009
Zero Day (John Puller, #1)
To start with I am a Baldacci fan, love his writing. This was the first introduction to John Puller a military man in a military family, but rebelliou ...more
Jun 10, 2014
Jun 03, 2014
Rules of Prey (Lucas Davenport, #1)
This was my first John Sandford novel, having had him suggested by friends whose taste in entertainment reading has never steered me wrong. Once again ...more
Jun 03, 2014
May 28, 2014
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
A look into the lives of women in another time and another culture, this well-written and well-researched piece gives the distaff side of a geographic ...more
Mar 02, 2015
Feb 03, 2015
Interesting timing for me as I read this while my own son was serving in Afghanistan. The conversation / reasoning the protagonist had for going to hi ...more
Oct 15, 2012
Oct 07, 2012
Horse Heaven
It took me a long time to read this book, because of the choppy writing style and huge cast of characters. Still, I kept at it, because I wanted to kn ...more
May 28, 2011
Apr 23, 2011
The Confession
He's ba-ack... there were some books in the midst of his writing career where I swore John Grisham was tired of writing his law thrillers, and they we ...more
Apr 23, 2011
Apr 17, 2011
Calico Joe
I love the way John Grisham writes. I just do. I am this fan. So, it would be rare for me to not like anything he put out there.

But this story... oh,
Jun 22, 2012
Jun 20, 2012
To Kill a Mockingbird
This is one that I read only after seeing the great film. I find it fascinating to look at such books over time and how they have developed... compari ...more
Jan 1975
Feb 14, 2009
Falls the Shadow  (Welsh Princes, #2)
Sharon Kay Penman has the ability as a story-teller to hold interest page after page, and I always save the author's notes for savoring in the end: wh ...more
Oct 26, 2014
Feb 26, 2011
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