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Jann Barber rated a book 2 of 5 stars
Notes from the Internet Apocalypse by Wayne Gladstone
Notes from the Internet Apocalypse
by Wayne Gladstone (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2014
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I tried to read this for an online book group discussion. I thought the premise was interesting, and I enjoyed the first part of the book.

As I read, I kept thinking that this book would soon be dated. Too many references, while current, would not sta...more
Jann Barber rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Lucky Us by Amy Bloom
Lucky Us
by Amy Bloom
read in September, 2014
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As I started this book, I was unsure as to whether it was a gripping story or a character study. It seemed to me to present lives like a river, flowing along, sometimes getting stuck, but eventually finding its way over and around objects.

Iris, Eva,...more
Jann Barber rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Sad Cypress by Agatha Christie
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Second reading: I was interested to see that Christie spent a good deal of time setting up the characters and background of this story. Poirot didn't make an appearance until page 115, so the reader was actually ahead of his "leetle grey cells" at th...more
The Last Summer of the Camperdowns by Elizabeth Kelly
" I LOVED this book. LOVED it. Riddle's voice is so real. I felt like I was reading a book about myself as a child. I absolutely loved her relationship with Greer, her mother. It felt natural and simple and I really related to it. My mother was not... " Read more of this review »
The Last Summer of the Camperdowns by Elizabeth Kelly
" Riddle James Camperdown is about to have a life changing summer. Her father, known as Camp, is running for office. Camp's campaign happens mostly behind the scenes, as the reader spends the summer with Riddle and her razor sharp former movie star... " Read more of this review »
The Last Summer of the Camperdowns by Elizabeth Kelly
" This book was an entertaining though slow read. The setup was good, the characterization strong, the setting clear, but the pacing in the middle slowed a bit too much for this reader. After witnessing a crime, 13 year old Riddle is left to cope wi... " Read more of this review »
Jann Barber rated a book 5 of 5 stars
The Last Summer of the Camperdowns by Elizabeth Kelly
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I didn't expect to give this book five stars when I started reading it. However, it became one of those books I couldn't put down and was sad when it ended.

It's not the Hatfields and McCoys, but the Camperdowns and the Devlins squaring off here. The...more
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
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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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Po Bronson
“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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“The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.”
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Jann Barber has completed her goal of reading 52 books for the 2012 Reading Challenge!
 
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