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Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World
As usual, a highly entertaining account of Twain travels. This time he travels through the Pacific - Australia, New Zealand, India, Africa mainly - wi ...more
Oct 11, 2010
Oct 30, 2009
Sizzling Sixteen (Stephanie Plum, #16)
With typical Stephanie Plum, how can you go wrong? I love the way things do go wrong and end up right in these books. Stephanie loses another of Range ...more
Sep 27, 2011
Sep 27, 2011
Dave Barry In Cyberspace
Although dated, as Dave Barry himself predicted, this book recalls some of the more delightful problems with buying, installing, choosing software, an ...more
Oct 11, 2010
Oct 09, 2010
The White Feather
Having read a certain amount of Wodehouse, I was expecting something light and frivolous. Since this is one of his earliest books, my expectations wer ...more
Apr 29, 2014
Apr 19, 2014
Under the Greenwood Tree
Still going through all the Hardy's I had missed (and this is another I had never heard of), for once I was pleased with one of Hardy's titles, since ...more
Jan 10, 2010
Oct 04, 2009
Explosive Eighteen (Stephanie Plum, #18)
Not exactly what I have grown to expect in the Stephanie Plum Stakes. Even Stephanie tells herself she has crossed a line and is not quite sure she st ...more
Jun 04, 2012
Jun 01, 2012
Sketches, New and Old
Some of these stories/essays were serious and some humorous, but I am beginning to learn that Twain always starts with a kernel of truth no matter how ...more
May 29, 2012
Apr 27, 2011
A Horse's Tale
I usually find Mark Twain both funny and to the point, but this tale wanders and is a bit confusing when it jumps around between the viewpoints of dif ...more
Aug 20, 2011
Apr 27, 2011
Uneasy Money
Although an earlier work of P. G. Wodehouse, this book is the funniest I have read so far (only the 5th though). A delightful romp that begins in Engl ...more
Jun 2010
Jan 02, 2010
Something Fresh (Blandings Castle, #1)
Exceptionally funny but with a plot that isn't totally frivolous. I thoroughly enjoyed watching Joan and Ashe move delicately through the upper echelo ...more
Jan 14, 2010
Jan 02, 2010
Tom Sawyer Abroad (Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn, #3)
A short tale but really a gem of one, and somehow I missed it in my early reading career. I had to read the ending twice before it sank in. This book ...more
Jul 05, 2011
Apr 27, 2011
The Adventures of Sally
Although this book has Wodehouse's signature repartee and I enjoyed reading it for that alone, this one seems to be a bit more serious than the others ...more
Jan 12, 2011
Jan 02, 2010
Fearless Fourteen (Stephanie Plum, #14)
I perhaps did not laugh as much as in previous books, but the humor is still very much there. Unfortunately I was flying home on a four hour flight an ...more
Aug 18, 2009
Aug 03, 2009
Love Among Chickens
The first PG Wodehouse I read was a Jeeves book which was so-so. Although I had been told Wodehouse is funny, I did not get that from the first book I ...more
Sep 18, 2009
Aug 25, 2009
Indiscretions of Archie
Although I thoroughly enjoyed the Wodehouse humor in this book, it seemed to be a series of vignettes that I kept thinking would tie together by the e ...more
Jan 29, 2012
Jan 02, 2010
Three Men and a Maid
If you like P G Wodehouse's humor, you must read this one. I was on a public transit bus heading home from the airport when I read chapter 16. I had m ...more
Jul 18, 2011
Jan 02, 2010
Tom Sawyer, Detective (Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn, #4)
I thought this was a book I had missed early on, but it turns out I had read it. It was still lovely to read again. Tom has such incredible adventures ...more
Jul 06, 2011
Apr 27, 2011
Psmith in the City (Psmith, #2)
When the nature of Psmith became evident at the beginning of the book, I almost groaned, seeing a superficial resemblance to Ferris Bueller, a charact ...more
Jan 2010
Sep 20, 2009
Those Extraordinary Twins
Not one of my favorite Twains, but still worth the read. It was interesting from a philosophical standpoint. The good twin versus the bad twin, and re ...more
Jul 07, 2011
Apr 27, 2011
William Tell Told Again
I've never heard the full tale of William Tell, other than that he shot an apple from his son's head, so I cannot tell how far this story sticks to th ...more
Jul 2012
Apr 28, 2011
A Damsel in Distress
Not quite as funny as some of his other books but still amusing, especially Reggie Byng and Lord Marshmorton. The ending was somewhat abrupt with the ...more
Sep 16, 2010
Jan 02, 2010
Not George Washington: An Autobiographical Novel
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Apr 28, 2011
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