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Laura rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Essentialism by Greg McKeown
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How (Not) to Fall in Love by Lisa Brown Roberts
How (Not) to Fall in Love
by Lisa Brown Roberts (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2015
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The Nature of the Beast by Louise Penny
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The Girl with Ghost Eyes by M.H. Boroson
The Girl with Ghost Eyes
by M.H. Boroson (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2015
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A strong 3.5 starts for this mix of historical fiction and martial arts, plus a strong female character. I know that the author (or publisher) is going for some sort of "Girl with..." recognition but I did take offense that the "girl" here is in her ...more
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock
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I'm never sure if this qualifies as historical fiction (it's set in the 1970s) or contemporary (because it's in my lifetime), nor is it clear why that era is the one chosen for the setting. Perhaps it's because today we have cell phones, and the inte ...more
Laura rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Pieces of Why by K. L. Going
Pieces of Why
by K. L. Going
read in August, 2015
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The cover doesn't match the book: the model looks older than I felt Tia is (she's 12, but I get the sense she's younger than her years). As for the rest, it was surprising that Tia had never Googled or looked up her father and what he did, because if ...more
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Life Unaware by Cole Gibsen
Life Unaware
by Cole Gibsen (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2015
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Not quite sure about this - the lead is unlikeable, and the way in which she's redeemed seems very contrived. Plus, the Big Problem (all her really bitchy texts spread around for all to see) has featured in several middle grade books, so it's not qui ...more
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The Santa Klaus Murder by Mavis Doriel Hay
The Santa Klaus Murder
by Mavis Doriel Hay
read in August, 2015
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Another of the Golden Age yet forgotten mysteries being returned to the public by Poisoned Press. The writing is very much of its time, and the locked-room device works well here. Having multiple narrators was, at first, a bit annoying but then made ...more
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The Nature of the Beast by Louise Penny
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The Santa Klaus Murder by Mavis Doriel Hay
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