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Robin rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Misión olvido by María Dueñas
Misión olvido
by María Dueñas
read in July, 2015
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I liked this book, but not as much as "El Tiempo Entre Costuras". It kept my interest all the way through, as I was so curious to see how it ended. It was interesting, in that the story was about researchers who researched Spanish authors (2 people) ...more
Robin rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Robbery Under Arms; A Story Of Life And Adventure In The Bush... by Rolf Boldrewood
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This book was moderately interesting. It's about a man in the bush in Australia in the 1880's. His father had been a convict in England, came to Australia, married a good woman, had two sons, but continued his life of crime. It's an autobiography by ...more
Robin rated a book 2 of 5 stars
Llamadas desde el teléfono del cielo by Mitch Albom
Llamadas desde el teléfono del cielo
by Mitch Albom (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2015
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I usually love Mitch Albom books, but this one didn't turn me on. I read the first third, then the last chapter before I quit.
The Joey Parker Movement by Joey Parker
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Robin rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Joey Parker Movement by Joey Parker
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I enjoyed this book. It's partly because the author is from my home town and he went to school with my children, so I had a connection. Nevertheless, I enjoyed reading his philosophy of life, which is positive, positive, positive. His personal storie ...more
Robin rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Viku Goes to School by Debu Majundar
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I loved this book. It's so simple, yet so profound. The story is about a young boy, Viku, going to school for the first time. Viku and his family are "good" people, in the sense that they have wonderful values about family, school, the environment, h ...more
Robin rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Viku and the Ivory Thieves by Debu Majumdar
Viku and the Ivory Thieves
by Debu Majumdar (Goodreads Author)
read in June, 2015
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This is a charming story that also teaches lessons. For a young reader, it would tell him or her a little about life in India, which isn't a subject many young readers are familiar with. Through the young boy, Viku, and his elephant friend, children ...more
Robin rated a book 5 of 5 stars
El jardín olvidado by Kate Morton
El jardín olvidado
by Kate Morton
read in June, 2015
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I loved this book. It is a mystery of sorts. A woman's grandmother didn't know who her parents were, so she goes to England from Australia to find out. The book is set is 3 different time periods: the early 1900's when the grandmother was born, 1975, ...more
Robin rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Papillon by Henri Charrière
Papillon
by Henri Charrière
read in June, 2015
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Papillon was interesting in that I learned about the inner workings of the French penal system in the early 1900's. the inhumanity of it appalled me. It made me look at the US's current penal policies in a new way: not productive! I also enjoyed lear ...more
Robin rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Shadow Divers by Robert Kurson
Shadow Divers
by Robert Kurson (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2011
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I loved this book because: 1) it was an adventure story, going down to the bottom of the sea and to Germany, 2) it was about physical fitness and daring to do hard things (not anybody can dive down 200 feet), 3) it was about how to find ships under t ...more
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