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Son of the Shadows (Sevenwaters, #2)
"Son of the Shadows" is the second book in Juliet Marilee’s Sevenwaters Trilogy. It continues the story by leaping ahead a number of years, with Sorch...more
Sep 21, 2008
Jun 10, 2008
The Host (The Host, #1)
I know there is abundance of Stephenie Meyer fans out there and for good reason. She does write enjoyable books to read. Two stars means I thought the...more
Jul 15, 2008
May 12, 2008
The Alchemist: A Graphic Novel
I read "The Alchemist" book about a year ago and then my daughter picked up the graphic novel from the library and read it in an hour and told me I sh...more
Jul 08, 2012
Jul 08, 2012
Daughter of the Forest  (Sevenwaters, #1)
"Daughter of the Forest" by Juliet Marillier is based on "The Six Swans" a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm.

This fantasy is the story...more
Jul 30, 2008
Jun 10, 2008
Sylvanus Now
"Sylvanus Now" takes place in the 1950s on Canada's Atlantic coast. Sylvanus Now is a Newfoundland fisherman and all he wants is a new suit, so he can...more
Oct 10, 2008
Jun 28, 2008
Wildwood Dancing (Wildwood, #1)
“Wildwood Dancing” reminds me of "Pride and Prejudice" with a spattering of different fairy tales and a bit of Dracula mixed in.

There are five sisters...more
Jun 25, 2008
May 23, 2008
Soul Eater (Chronicles of Ancient Darkness, #3)
"Soul Eater" is the third book in "Chronicles of Ancient Darkness", but there will be six books in all.

The story continues to follow Renn and Torak in...more
Jun 07, 2008
May 08, 2008
A Gathering Light
"A Gathering Light" is the title of this book in the United Kingdom, but here in North America it is titled "A Northern Light" why the change of title...more
Nov 06, 2008
Jun 17, 2008
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
"The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins is the first book in a trilogy that takes place in a post-apocalyptic world. The Capitol is a dictatorship that...more
Jan 05, 2009
Nov 06, 2008
Breaking Dawn (Twilight, #4)
My teenage daughter read this fourth book in the series within 24 hours from the moment I brought it home. She could not put it down; according to her...more
Aug 14, 2008
Jun 03, 2008
Book of a Thousand Days
I loved this book, it is has many layers of emotion. The story has you pondering about how you perceive your social status in the world and why you te...more
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Apr 10, 2008
Missing May
"Missing May" is a short book that can be read in one sitting. Even though it is short there is nothing lacking in the story. All the characters are d...more
not set
May 08, 2008
Mars, Volume 01
If I could give stars just for the art work, I would give "Mars" volume one four stars. I found the teenage angst thing way overdone and the bad boy a...more
May 13, 2008
May 08, 2008
Oryx and Crake (MaddAddam Trilogy, #1)
This is my first Margaret Atwood book, and I must say I find her writing skilled and well researched. She has a great wealth of knowledge and is obvio...more
Sep 10, 2013
Sep 07, 2013
MaddAddam (MaddAddam Trilogy, #3)
Margaret Atwood's third book titled MaddAddam in the MaddAddam trilogy brings together "Oryx and Crake" and "The Year of the Flood" to a conclusion th...more
Oct 15, 2013
Oct 09, 2013
State of Wonder
I was interested in this book for a number of reasons. First I work in the pharmaceutical business and I practice Travel Medicine, so this book sounde...more
Aug 31, 2012
Aug 18, 2012
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
"Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail" by Cheryl Strand is an autobiography of the time Cheryl spent piecing herself back together afte...more
Apr 07, 2013
Mar 24, 2013
A Constellation of Vital Phenomena
"A Constellation of Vital Phenomena" is the definition of "life" in a Russian medical dictionary. Anthony Marra's novel encompasses the lives of villa...more
Nov 08, 2013
Oct 30, 2013
The Light Between Oceans
"The Light Between Oceans" by M.L. Stedman is a heart-wrenching, life changing book. It covers the life span of Tom and Isabel from their beginnings a...more
Apr 14, 2013
Mar 24, 2013
The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
If you persevere to the end of this book you will be awarded. I found "The Demon-Haunted World" by Carl Sagan a very tedious read for about the first...more
Oct 02, 2013
Sep 12, 2013
Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling
This book has changed the way I perceive The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints "for eternity".

Richard Lyman Bushman has put together a compr...more
Mar 10, 2013
Feb 17, 2013
Doctor Faustus
Faustus sells his soul to the devil because he is bored and has reached his limits in obtaining new knowledge. To solve this problem in exchange for p...more
Sep 28, 2013
Sep 26, 2013
Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China
Having traveled to China this past spring, this book obviously had an appeal to me from the beginning. The ironic think is that I bought this book at...more
Dec 23, 2012
Dec 01, 2012
The Year of the Flood (MaddAddam Trilogy, #2)
Book number two of the MaddAddam trilogy is told from the female's point of view. It starts at the end of the first book, but with different voices te...more
Oct 06, 2013
Sep 12, 2013
What the Dog Saw and Other Adventures
Malcolm Gladwell has written several books: “The Tipping Point”, “Blink”, and “Outliers”, all of which I have read. This one "What the Dog Saw" is a c...more
Jan 17, 2010
Dec 25, 2009
Classic of Tea: Origins and Rituals
"The Classic of Tea" was penned by Lu Yu during the eighth century. It was T'ang Dynasty time during Lu Yu's time period. Lu Yu provides tea drinkers...more
Dec 25, 2013
Dec 24, 2013
Fahrenheit 451
This book makes you feel the words. Ray Bradbury has a gift that invites the reader to be a physical part of the book. The way he describes things mad...more
Mar 07, 2013
Feb 09, 2013
The Happy Prince
"The Happy Prince" is a story that reminds me of the parables in the New Testament, there are so many layers and depending on the reader's or listener...more
Apr 11, 2013
Apr 11, 2013
Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living
"Julie and Julia" by Julie Powell is the story of Julie Powell writing blogs about her journey through Julia Child's famous book "Mastering the Art of...more
Sep 05, 2009
Aug 10, 2009
The Rosie Project (Don Tillman #1)
"The Rosie Project" by Graeme Simsion is definitely a "Chick" book that most likely will be made into a "Chick Flick".

It is a fun, light read and the...more
Jan 07, 2014
Jan 04, 2014
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