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The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century
3.68
really liked it
I was late in reading this one. It's been around for awhile but just recently showed up on the library shelf.

The World is Flat provided a perspective
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Jun 15, 2009
Jun 08, 2009
 
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
4.08
liked it
The first three-quarters and the epilogue were fascinating. The Lusitania was in my school history book as part of our WWI segment but I knew little a ...more
Jul 14, 2015
Apr 18, 2015
 
The Brass Verdict (Mickey Haller, #2)
4.11
really liked it
Connelly takes us away from Harry Bosch and puts his fans into the courtroom with Mickey Haller. Haller is a likeable character and I rooted for him t ...more
Sep 2009
Sep 16, 2009
 
Alexander Hamilton
4.24
it was amazing
Wow. Like so many others, the musical led me here but I probably would have read it eventually anyway because I am trying to learn more about our foun ...more
Aug 07, 2016
Aug 09, 2016
 
Heart of Dixie
3.21
did not like it
What a disappointment! The library had this book in the mystery section. The only mystery is how this book got published. It's not even a good romance ...more
Jul 25, 2010
Jul 25, 2010
 
The Rubber Band (Nero Wolfe, #3)
4.04
really liked it
Can a story be entertaining if there are no car chases, no blood and gore, no raw sex? Yes, if you enjoy working your little grey cells. The Rubber Ba ...more
Jul 12, 2015
Jul 07, 2015
 
Sulfur Springs (Cork O'Connor, #16)
3.98
really liked it
I liked this book a lot. Some of the Cork O'Connor novels have been too dark for me but this one didn't suffer from that. It had plenty of action and ...more
Aug 26, 2018
Aug 27, 2018
 
Sinatra: Behind the Legend
4.21
really liked it
Fascinating look at the man with The Voice but about whom I knew very little. Taraborrelli covers all the facets of Sinatra's life, the good and the b ...more
Jan 2016
Jan 01, 2016
 
Key Lime Pie Murder (Hannah Swensen, #9)
3.84
it was ok
Looking for something light, I found this on the library shelf. Sadly, it was disappointing. The plot was fine and the recipes made me drool but this ...more
Mar 05, 2017
Mar 05, 2017
 
How the Light Gets In (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache #9)
4.41
liked it
I had planned to bypass this one. The synopsis indicated lots of political intrigue and, frankly, I wasn't interested in any of that. I did my time in ...more
May 16, 2016
May 16, 2016
 
West Cork
3.75
liked it
An interesting dissection of a cold case and, at the same time, a fascinating character study. The case remains open and the primary reasons for that ...more
Mar 26, 2018
Mar 26, 2018
 
Sins of the Fathers
3.12
it was ok
Although my library classified this novel as a mystery, I think that's stretching a point. It is more of a character study that involves a death which ...more
Jul 23, 2018
Jul 23, 2018
 
11.22.63
4.30
liked it
11-23-63 rates a 3.5. It is really two books in one: a sci-fi time travel adventure and a love story. The time travel aspects were intriguing, address ...more
Feb 03, 2018
Feb 03, 2018
 
The Beautiful Mystery (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #8)
4.19
liked it
I admit to being somewhat disappointed by this book. Three Pines #1 was so good I wanted to read another by Penny and skipped ahead to The Beautiful M ...more
Jun 19, 2015
Jun 19, 2015
 
The Wolf of Wall Street
3.69
it was ok
Frankly, I skipped over most of this book waiting for Belfort to either hit bottom or get caught. The only redeeming portions were those in which he e ...more
Jul 10, 2014
Jul 10, 2014
 
Suspect
4.15
it was amazing
I haven't read Crais for a while but saw this at the library and was intrigued. Now I am a Maggie fan. What a great dog. This could be a great series. ...more
Aug 12, 2014
Aug 12, 2014
 
Nine Dragons (Harry Bosch, #14; Harry Bosch Universe, #20)
4.00
it was ok
I normally like Bosch but in this story, he took a stupid pill. The character does things that are totally removed from the careful investigator we kn ...more
Feb 03, 2010
Feb 03, 2010
 
Thin Air (Shetland Island, #6)
4.04
really liked it
After seeing the television series, which I liked a lot, I wanted to read one of Cleeves' Shetland books and Thin Air was on the library shelf.

If I'd
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Sep 18, 2018
Sep 19, 2018
 
Kinsey and Me: Stories
3.47
liked it
This is an interesting albeit sometimes frightening look into Grafton's history with the added bonus of seeing Kinsey in the early stages of developme ...more
May 09, 2018
May 10, 2018
 
Dixie City Jam (Dave Robicheaux, #7)
4.08
liked it
There are some scenes in this book that are difficult to hear and I had to skip through a couple - which tells you how well written they are. But that ...more
Nov 13, 2017
Nov 13, 2017
 
The Litigators
3.79
liked it
I always get a chuckle when the reader assumes the way places are pronounced. For example, the "s" at the end of Illinois is silent. In The Litigators ...more
Oct 10, 2015
Oct 11, 2015
 
The Amazing Interlude
4.02
really liked it
What a delightful surprise. This is the first non-mystery of Rinehart's I have read. I love its whimsical style and its simple yet profound look at li ...more
Jul 25, 2012
Jul 25, 2012
 
If Death Ever Slept
4.06
liked it
To celebrate the end of a long period of overtime at work, I decided my brain needed something entertaining. No politics, no serial killers, no world ...more
Apr 23, 2016
Apr 23, 2016
 
Royal Blood (Her Royal Spyness Mysteries, #4)
3.93
liked it
Enjoyable, light reading - perfect for a hot summer day. This book lost a star because the heroine, Georgina, a character painted with an independent ...more
Jul 05, 2018
Jul 05, 2018
 
American Pharoah: The Untold Story of the Triple Crown Winner's Legendary Rise
3.55
really liked it
This is entertaining reading even if the only horse racing you watch is on the first Saturday in May. Drape does a good job of defining terms and trad ...more
Jul 24, 2018
Jul 24, 2018
 
A Decent Interval (Charles Paris, #18)
3.40
it was ok
I found this at the library and, since I had never read a Paris mystery, decided to give it a try. While the whodunit was fine and the insights to an ...more
Jul 20, 2018
Jul 20, 2018
 
No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, The Home Front in World War II
4.17
it was amazing
Fascinating, unbelievable, mind-blowing. These are just three adjectives I would apply to this absorbing look at the US during WWII.

You may think you
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Sep 27, 2013
Sep 27, 2013
 
Wayward (Wayward Pines, #2)
4.13
it was ok
I see lots of high marks for this book but frankly I felt cheated by this book. I liked the premise a lot and some of the characters were interesting ...more
Jul 30, 2014
Jul 30, 2014
 
The Burning Room (Harry Bosch, #17; Harry Bosch Universe, #26)
4.07
really liked it
A good friend recommended this to me over a year ago. I finally went to the library and checked it out. I'm glad I did. In The Burning Room, Bosch wor ...more
Jun 22, 2018
Jun 22, 2018
 
Jurassic Park
3.99
it was amazing
Let's just say that, once again, the movie isn't the book. I have no idea why I never got around to it sooner but the release of the new film in the s ...more
Aug 02, 2015
Jul 14, 2015
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