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Homicide in Hardcover (A Bibliophile Mystery, #1)
**spoiler alert** A cozy, easy read...

The fact that the main character ate junk all the time and drank a ton of alcohol was annoying, as I cannot do
Mar 31, 2012
Mar 28, 2012
Out of Mormonism: A Woman's True Story
This book mostly was about their organization called "Concerned Christians." As a Christian myself, I did not need the endless flow of scripture that ...more
Mar 16, 2012
Mar 15, 2012
The New Rules of Retail: Competing in the World's Toughest Marketplace
Very insightful; I learned so much about what stores are doing and why, which stores are doing well and which stores are doing badly and best of all, ...more
Jan 2011
Apr 19, 2012
So Far from God: The U.S. War With Mexico, 1846-1848
Interesting account of the war. Would recommend to anyone interested in learning more about this historical event.
Sep 02, 2013
May 09, 2013
Mozart (The Illustrated Lives of the Great Composers)
Very easy to understand and follow
Jan 1991
Nov 17, 2012
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)
Good, honest writing and good development of the characters and the plot. I felt a part of the story, not as if I were on the outside just looking in, ...more
Mar 27, 2012
Mar 23, 2012
Influenza, 1918: The Worst Epidemic in American History
Excellent, excellent read. Extremely easy to understand and well-written. I couldn't put the book down; read it in the scope of 2 days! The author mix ...more
Jul 10, 2012
Jul 09, 2012
Greetings from Indiana: Vintage Hoosier Postcards
Just a coffee table book, very nicely laid out and super easy to get through. I did like that he included the notes that were on some of the postcards ...more
Jul 06, 2012
Jul 07, 2012
Andrew Durnford, Portrait of a Black Slave Owner
Excellent book! Very interesting... until towards the end. I actually lost interest in the story before I finished it and merely skimmed the end. The ...more
Nov 23, 2013
Nov 19, 2013
A Standard History of White County, Indiana
Excellent reading for anyone interested in the history of White County, Indiana. In-depth, honest, fair and truthful. Written by a person who genuinel ...more
Jan 1980
Jun 20, 2012
Sketches of My Own Times
This book was written in 1903 by a lawyer in Indianapolis, and he talks about different people who influenced him in his growing up. This book is very ...more
Jan 1980
Jun 20, 2012
A Tour Through Indiana in 1840: The Diary of John Parsons (1920)
It was fine. He talked more about people than places. I was hoping to read more about places and what they were like in 1840 not so much the people. A ...more
Dec 05, 2013
Dec 05, 2013
The Fall of Berlin
I read this book when it first came out - about 1994 - and I remember it vividly to this day. Its a very disturbing read but very well written. It doe ...more
Jan 1993
May 20, 2012
The Accidental City: Improvising New Orleans
Excellent history of New Orleans, thorough and complete, fairly easy to understand. I gave it 4 stars for the author's overuse of similes. He just use ...more
Nov 23, 2013
Nov 19, 2013
Jesse James, My Father: The First and Only True Story of His Adventures
Excellent read but of course with a slanted viewpoint, as should be expected from a proud son. Only about half the book is devoted to Jesse James, Sr. ...more
Mar 2013
Feb 23, 2013
The Creoles of Louisiana
After reading the excellent history of New Orleans by Lawrence Powell, I didn't feel the need to read this one very closely. It mirrored the informati ...more
Nov 23, 2013
Nov 19, 2013
My Brother the Pope
Was great and very interesting until the boys' parents died, then it became - to me - a dry, boring read, a seemingly endless listing of accomplishmen ...more
Mar 15, 2012
Mar 09, 2012
Led Zeppelin: The Story of a Band and Their Music, 1968-1980
Didn't feel the book was totally honest. A little dry, but interesting nonetheless. An okay read.
Jan 2010
Aug 13, 2012
Mosaic: Pieces of My Life So Far
This book gave me a little more understanding of the struggled Amy has gone through.
Jan 2007
Nov 17, 2012
Old Plantation Days: Being Recollections of Southern Life Before the Civil War (Dodo Press)
Interesting insights into the thought process of a rich plantation owner's daughter.
Jun 14, 2013
Jun 14, 2013
Go, Dog. Go!
One of my favorites to read when my daughter was little.
Jan 1995
Nov 17, 2012
Creole: The History and Legacy of Louisiana's Free People of Color
Creole is a difficult concept. Although this book helped define the word somewhat, it also added to the confusion. This was an interesting read, but i ...more
Dec 03, 2013
Nov 19, 2013
The Secret Keeper
Everything I love in a book - music and history! The author is knowledgeable in all aspects of the historical eras of the book, mainly Germany and Rus ...more
Apr 07, 2012
Mar 31, 2012
Pearl: The Obsessions and Passions of Janis Joplin
Excellent biography.
Jan 2010
Aug 13, 2012
Yellow Fever: A Deadly Disease Poised to Kill Again
Very informative. The book got a little repetitive but overall very good.
Jun 19, 2013
Jun 11, 2013
The Centurion's Wife (Acts of Faith, #1)
Totally boring.
Mar 23, 2012
Mar 18, 2012
Lincoln: How Abraham Lincoln Ended Slavery in America: A Companion Book for Young Readers to the Steven Spielberg Film
Concise and informative. Highly recommend.
Feb 22, 2013
Feb 05, 2013
Mozart's Sister (Ladies of History, #1)
Great story, fairly historically accurate. We don't really know the full story of Nannerl's life, but this book comes pretty close. A very interesting ...more
Mar 15, 2012
Mar 09, 2012
Sarah's Key
I was a little disappointed in what I thought was an odd ending. The book was really good up to a certain point, hard to put down! It really slowed do ...more
May 21, 2012
Apr 07, 2012
Uncle Tom Andy Bill: A Story of Bears and Indian Treasure (Library of Indiana Classics)
Better than expected. A nice story.
May 24, 2013
May 02, 2013
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