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Motor City Shakedown
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Paranoia In The Launderette by Bruce Robinson
" Like a good little bookworm, I used to make an effort to read a book before seeing its film or TV adaptation. Paranoia in the Launderette reminded me why. The problem here is that, whilst I had vaguely heard of this story before, I had no idea unt... " Read more of this review »
Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James
" I'm not worrying about spoilers on here because, well, I'm that kind of guy. Don't read this review if you are faint of heart, easily offended or easily upset. Caution, contains subject matter of a sexual nature...

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Jann Barber rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Postern of Fate by Agatha Christie
Postern of Fate
by Agatha Christie
read in August, 2014
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For September, our mystery book club members are to read a book by Agatha Christie. I have been a fan of hers since I started reading her books decades ago when I was a teen.

This book is one of the few she wrote about Tommy and Tuppence Beresford. Th...more
Jann Barber rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands by Chris Bohjalian
Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands
by Chris Bohjalian (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2014
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I like Bohjalian's style. This is the second book I have read and I will likely read more.

The explanation for the title comes late in the book and fits the story well.

The story is told from the point of view of Emily Shepherd, who goes by the name of...more
Jann Barber rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
The Snow Child
by Eowyn Ivey (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2014
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This was a selection for a library book club. It reminded me of the 1934 book Now in November. That book was descriptive about a family trying to farm during the Depression. The Snow Child is about a couple trying to make a life by farming in Alaska....more
Styx and Stones by Carola Dunn
" I like Daisy Dalrymple. In this installment, she is asked by her brother in law to come and visit Kent and to help investigate the series of poison pen letters that he has been receiving. Daisy takes along Belinda, Alec Fletcher's daughter, and be... " Read more of this review »
The Fever by Megan Abbott
" Another accomplished journey in sustained mood and tone, but more enjoyable than Dare Me. Expected the ending to fall flat when all was revealed but I was pleasantly surprised. "
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The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith
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I am enjoying J.K. Rowling's works as she writes under the name of Robert Galbraith.

This is the second entry in the Cormoran Strike series (as I hope it will be a series), and I enjoyed it more than the first.

I think Rowling is an excellent story tel...more
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Accused by Lisa Scottoline
Accused (Rosato & Associates, #12)
by Lisa Scottoline (Goodreads Author)
read in June, 2014
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This was the June selection for the library mystery book club. I thought I had read Scottoline before, but if I have, I have not read any of the Rosato & Associates books.

I liked the plot. For some reason, I did not like the descriptive language....more
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“I think when a reader reads a whole book - which takes six to ten hours - that’s kind of a gift to the author. The gift of close, undivided attention. To who else do we listen so closely for eight straight hours? And when readers give that gift to me, I’m grateful for it.”
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Mark Twain
“Substitute 'damn' every time you're inclined to write 'very;' your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.”
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Tre Miller Rodriguez
“This morning I wake to the blue-white light of an approaching spring in New York: the kind of light that promises it will not be this cold forever.”
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Flannery O'Connor
“The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.”
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2012 Reading Challenge
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Jann Barber has completed her goal of reading 52 books for the 2012 Reading Challenge!
 
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