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Sally Hemings
I have always been interested in Jefferson as a person, not as much as a President, although that may sound strange. He was conflicted, as evidenced i ...more
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Jan 25, 2011
Lemuria & Atlantis: Studying the Past to Survive the Future
I have not read the first book, Atlantis, but I completely loved this book on an archaeological, spiritual, & questioning level. The views present ...more
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Mar 06, 2011
Lady Chatterley's Lover
I am thrilled that I finally got a chance to read this book. I have heard many mixed reviews over the years, some appalled at the language the author ...more
Aug 08, 2011
Jul 27, 2011
Scarlett: The Sequel to Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind Part 2
Because I LOVE GWTW, & the love story of Scarlett & Rhett is truly timeless, when this book came out I had to have it. In this book, Scarlett ...more
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Jun 27, 2011
The Crimson Petal and the White
I LOVED this book. It is SO rich, SO detailed, & it's characters so REAL that it's like stepping back in time to a world that in other Victorian e ...more
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Aug 31, 2011
Inferno (Robert Langdon, #4)
Dan Brown turns out another winner! Based on the epic poem of Dante's, this book is a frightening look into genetic manipulation, the Transhumanist mo ...more
May 25, 2013
May 24, 2013
Far from the Madding Crowd
I had previously read 2 of Hardy's other works, so I was not all that surprised that this one played out the way it did. Bathsheba, the heroine of the ...more
Sep 21, 2012
Sep 15, 2011
Tipping the Velvet
Now, I've read Fingersmith by this author, & this one was also on my 1001 list. When I found out this was her DEBUT novel, I was seriously impress ...more
May 12, 2014
Jul 27, 2012
Kidnapped (David Balfour, #1)
Well, even though this is supposed to be a kids' book, it was pretty engaging even for this Mom. I loved the fact that in my 1948 edition anyway, that ...more
Aug 25, 2012
Aug 21, 2012
The Thistle and the Rose (Tudor Saga, #8)
For a book that was number 8 in a series I'd never heard of before, this actually worked very well as a stand alone book. This is the story of Margare ...more
Sep 17, 2013
Sep 14, 2013
Depraved: The Definitive True Story of H.H. Holmes, Whose Grotesque Crimes Shattered Turn-Of-The-Century Chicago
This biography of the man who was America's first serial killer was well deserving of a 4 star rating. It was well researched, well written, down to a ...more
May 22, 2014
May 12, 2014
The Genesis Secret
Fantastic book. Combines archaeology with murder, mystery, & the source of "the Genesis Secret", which uncovers what the 3 major belief systems, t ...more
Oct 06, 2011
Jun 23, 2011
Lost Laysen
This novella, written when she was only 16, shows the promise that was to come in her world beloved Gone With the Wind. Her heroine in this is strong ...more
Jul 26, 2014
Jul 25, 2014
I can understand & appreciate why this book is considered a masterpiece, although quite honestly, to me, it just seems like the ramblings of an ol ...more
Nov 09, 2011
Jun 27, 2011
Cannery Row
I don't have a clue why I never read this book before. This was such a CUTE book! In this book of vignettes, the reader gets to know the cast of chara ...more
Nov 12, 2011
Nov 12, 2011
The City of Ember (Book of Ember, #1)
My son had to read this for summer reading for school. He handed it to me when he was done with it & said he thought I'd like it too. It is a YA d ...more
Aug 26, 2014
Aug 26, 2014
Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey: The Lost Legacy of Highclere Castle
As I've never seen Downton Abbey, but I do love history, so I chose to read this book instead. I have always found the stories of the real people who ...more
Jan 20, 2014
Jan 05, 2014
Sign Of The Cross (Jonathon Payne & David Jones, #2)
If you enjoyed Dan Brown's DaVinci Code & Angels & Demons, you will like this book. It starts with some mysterious person crucifying Vatican p ...more
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Mar 06, 2011
American Gods (American Gods, #1)
A little confusing, a little trippy, a little magic, murder, mythology, etc., all rolled up into a strange, but surprisingly INTERESTING read! Shadow, ...more
Feb 2014
Jan 21, 2014
Buried Lives
This exceedingly creepy book focuses on what at first seems to be an ideal marriage. We have a set of relative newlyweds moving into a brand new Victo ...more
Feb 08, 2014
Feb 07, 2014
Disguised: A Wartime Memoir
This was a fascinating memoir about a part of WW2 that I'd never even HEARD about. To live from the ages of 12-15 disguised as a boy, working with you ...more
Jan 14, 2014
Jan 08, 2014
Generation Dead (Generation Dead, #1)
Cute, fun, light YA read. Think Walking Dead meets High School Musical without the singing or the brain eating. The book is intriguing, because the pl ...more
Mar 11, 2014
Mar 07, 2014
The Color of Heaven (The Color of Heaven, #1)
This book was a story that grabbed me right from the start. It's a story of family, of secrets, of love, of lies, of joys, & of the most crushing ...more
Jul 31, 2014
Jul 30, 2014
Hemingway's Notebook (November Man, #6)
Ok, I'm a huge Hemingway fan, so when I saw this at a thrift shop for a quarter, I snagged it. Well, when I got over throwing it across the room becau ...more
Dec 08, 2013
Nov 25, 2013
Wicked: Witch & Curse (Wicked, #1-2)
This 2 book volume is the first 2 books in a 5 book series. Engaging, fast paced, interesting. The storyline centers around Holly Cathers, a girl who ...more
Oct 24, 2014
Oct 20, 2014
Alias Grace
I just finished this book, including the author's afterword, which is edifying as well. Based on a true incident, this is a sensational story for the ...more
Sep 30, 2011
Sep 10, 2011
Historic Haunts Florida
Reading this slim volume was like taking a paranormal trip around the state. The author has it organized from the north end at the beginning of the bo ...more
Jan 20, 2014
Jan 15, 2014
A Hidden Fire (Elemental Mysteries, #1)
Very cute vampire romance novel, these guys aren't your typical Anne Rice vamps or Twilight vamps. They have distinct personalities, quirks, likes &am ...more
Sep 10, 2014
Aug 30, 2014
The Cider House Rules
First book I've read by this author. Also on my 1001 Books to Read Before You Die challenge list.

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Dec 16, 2014
Oct 29, 2012
Fanny Hill, or Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure
be warned, this book, written in 1749, & having for at least 200 years been banned before it was ever allowed to be seen on these shores, is a cla ...more
Oct 25, 2011
Sep 23, 2011
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