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Ellen rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Cross My Heart by James Patterson
Cross My Heart (Alex Cross, #21)
by James Patterson (Goodreads Author)
read in December, 2013
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The book is well done, completely in sync with the quality of James Patterson's writing and plots.

I think I might appreciate more detail about Cross's family than about the evil characters' backgrounds. I know their history has to be included in ord...more
Ellen rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Killing Jesus by Bill O'Reilly
Killing Jesus: A History
by Bill O'Reilly
read in December, 2013
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I got "Killing Jesus" by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard for Christmas. I read it all, every word. Fascinating, moving, brings history alive and in focus.

If we think today's world is corrupt and murderous, we ain't got nothin' on the time of Jesus's...more
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"Oh, thanks, Kristin. I read the "for adults" version which is all in one book.
Are you a teacher? Do your students enjoy reading the book?
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Ellen rated a book 5 of 5 stars
The Beginning by Patrick D. Smith
The Beginning
by Patrick D. Smith (Goodreads Author)
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The River Is Home by Patrick D. Smith
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Forever Island and Allapattah by Patrick D. Smith
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Merry Christmas, Alex Cross by James Patterson
Merry Christmas, Alex Cross (Alex Cross, #19)
by James Patterson (Goodreads Author)
read in June, 2013
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I hesitate to say anything negative about an author's work when so many of his books were more appreciated.

This one struck me as quickly put together, perhaps to meet a deadline with a publisher who was promised a certain number of books by a certain...more
Ellen rated a book 4 of 5 stars
How I Got This Way by Regis Philbin
How I Got This Way
by Regis Philbin
read in June, 2013
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The funny thing is, I remember Regis Philbin as the guy with the funny name on The Joey Bishop Show, which I watched with my parents in the 60s.

As an adult, I learned that "Reege" is a likable and funny guy, full of stories.

This collection of memora...more
Ellen rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Forsyte Saga by John Galsworthy
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This isn't really a review but an advisory.

I borrowed this book as an AUDIObook and found it very difficult to follow. There are a lot of characters and only one narrator. I need to read the paper version so that I can easily go back to clarify certa...more
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