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Logavina Street: Life and Death in a Sarajevo Neighborhood
Easy stuff first. I received this free from a Goodreads giveaway.

Oh boy. I've had a facination about this subject since early 1993. Very pregnant with
May 28, 2012
May 28, 2012
A Certain Slant of Light
**spoiler alert** This was a young adult novel??? I tried to figure out how I felt about this book (audio book, still getting the hang of these) as it ...more
Aug 17, 2012
Aug 12, 2012
The Bloomsday Dead (Michael Forsythe #3)
I "read" the first 2 books in the trilogy as audio books. The way the 2nd book left off, I needed to know how the trilogy ends. I read faster than I c ...more
Aug 2012
Jul 31, 2012
The Sense of an Ending
This one is a tough one to review. There were parts, right from the start, that I simply loved the words and how they flowed. The characters on the ot ...more
Nov 13, 2012
Nov 04, 2012
The Charlestown Connection
This was another book I just sort of stumbled across without big expectations for. I'm not from Boston, but having gone to school there, got to apprec ...more
Nov 04, 2012
Nov 04, 2012
Commedia della Morte (Saint-Germain #25)
I received this book free as a First reads giveaway.

I was not familiar with this series and when I saw this was the 25th installment, I was a little
Apr 28, 2012
Apr 16, 2012
A Sunless Sea (William Monk, #18)
I received this book free as part of a first reads giveaway.

Before this book, I was not familiar with the writer or the series. This was another examp
Sep 03, 2012
Aug 12, 2012
The Beautiful Mystery (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #8)
I got this as an ARC from a Goodreads giveaway.

I was not at all familiar with this series prior to seeing it as a giveaway. Overall, I really thought
May 27, 2012
Apr 29, 2012
Dead I Well May Be (Michael Forsythe #1)
This was an audiobook. I'm still getting used to the concept, but I like the idea of using my time in the car this way. The main reason for all of tha ...more
Jul 23, 2012
Jul 12, 2012
Spirits of New Orleans: Voodoo Curses, Vampire Legends and Cities of the Dead
Disclaimer first - I received this book free as part of a goodreads giveaway.

Over all, I found this to be a well written, easy to read, interesting bo
Nov 07, 2012
Oct 05, 2012
A Doll's House
**spoiler alert** Boy, I have so much trouble reviewing pieces that were "cutting edge" many decades ago. I think for its time, it probably was a big ...more
Jun 18, 2012
Jun 04, 2012
Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West
Oh, I so wanted to like this book. The wild west without the romanctic filter. Oh, how I didn't like this book. I get it. There is no hope for mankind ...more
Jul 29, 2012
Jul 12, 2012
This was a very "okay" book for me. There were a few parts I liked, the writing was fine, the action sequences were good, but I just didn't get roped ...more
Dec 07, 2012
Dec 08, 2012
The Darkening Dream
Well, this certainly isn't your typical story. No sparkling vampires here, folks. I liked the way different faiths were incorporated into the story. T ...more
Mar 04, 2012
Mar 04, 2012
The Other Alexander (The Bow of Heaven, #1)
I received this book as part of a first reads giveaway. I loved it. The main character was smart, articulate, witty and I felt like I was sitting and ...more
Feb 16, 2012
Feb 01, 2012
The Girl Who Played With Fire (Millennium #2)
I confess that this book did not grab my attention and pull me in right away, as the first book had. I took a while to get things rolling, but once th ...more
Feb 07, 2012
Jan 26, 2012
Heresy (Giordano Bruno, #1)
I read this out of order. Had I read this book first, I'm not sure I would have gone on to the next one. The writing was good, I got a feel for the er ...more
Mar 27, 2012
Mar 09, 2012
The Paris Wife
I enjoyed this book much more than I expected. I have a love-hate thing going with E.H. in that I don't like the way he writes about people, particula ...more
May 20, 2012
May 08, 2012
The Cold Cold Ground (Detective Sean Duffy, #1)
I really, really liked this book. Set in Ireland in 1981. The crime, mystery was very good. The writing was very good. The main character was someone ...more
Jul 03, 2012
Jul 08, 2012
Franny and Zooey
It's closer to a 2.5 stars for me. The parts I liked, I really loved. In the Zooey section, the scene with his mother in the bathroom, had my in hyste ...more
May 23, 2012
Apr 29, 2012
Storm Front (The Dresden Files, #1)
Now this one was a pleasant surprise. I wasn't expecting to like it all that much, but I read a short story about the main character and figured I wou ...more
Oct 30, 2012
Oct 30, 2012
What a FANTASTIC book. For the non-Stephen King folks, this wasn't at all the horror/scary book you might expect. Yes, there were still some hints on ...more
Sep 16, 2012
Aug 30, 2012
My Father's Dragon (My Father's Dragon, #1)
My 6 year old and I are part of a parent-child book club and this was the selected book for March. Apparently this is a classic, but I had never heard ...more
Mar 19, 2012
Mar 15, 2012
The White Queen
I should start by saying I've been researching the War of the Roses and reading articles and history books. I have notes that look like flow charts tr ...more
Jun 16, 2012
May 30, 2012
Before I Go To Sleep
I wanted to love this book. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't the thrill I had anticipated either. The premise was interesting and the pace was good, but I ...more
Mar 02, 2012
Feb 27, 2012
The Gangs of New York
The things I disliked about this book are the same reasons I liked it. Published in 1928, the "history" was still new and it is hard not to notice tha ...more
Feb 17, 2012
Jan 27, 2012
The Dead Yard
Yep. Liked this one too. I've got the last one in this series (in paperback this time) on hold at the library.

Poor Michael. So smart and focused and
Jul 30, 2012
Jul 25, 2012
Disclaimer first - I won this book from a goodreads/first read giveaway.

I am a Terry Pratchet fan to start with and was thrilled to win this book. I a
Oct 21, 2012
Aug 09, 2012
Iron House
I was expecting more of a psychological thriller, but this was more like an action movie that had some interesting ideas in it. There really weren't a ...more
Apr 08, 2012
Mar 27, 2012
Gone Girl
Well, it took me forever to listen to this. I probably wouldn't have been reading too intently if it had been print rather than audio. Flynn can obvio ...more
Dec 19, 2012
Dec 06, 2012
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