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Fear of Dying
3.11
it was amazing
Fear of Dying left its sticky fingerprints on my core. When I read Fear of Flying back in the day, I had a joyful, laugh-out-loud journey of liberatio ...more
Sep 02, 2015
Sep 03, 2015
 
Hunting Charles Manson: The Quest for Justice in the Days of Helter Skelter
3.57
it was amazing
Wow! I have to give this book the ultimate complement: I'd be proud to have my name on its cover. Stellar job.

A fresh and fascinating look at the crim
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not set
Jun 09, 2018
 
Uncharted Territory (Mad Max #2)
4.76
it was amazing
You can't envy Mad Max. Her daughter was murdered and she now has two motherless grandchildren. On top of that, her son-in-law works on projects all o ...more
Jun 17, 2016
Jun 23, 2016
 
Mad Max: Unintended Consequences (Mad Max #1)
4.30
it was amazing
Being a grandmother is the cushiest job around: all the love and cuteness and little of the responsibility. Until everything goes wrong. The book open ...more
May 23, 2015
May 24, 2015
 
Magic Fishing Panties
4.20
it was amazing
I have to admit, Kimberly Dalferes had me laughing with her title and I didn't stop chortling until long after I finished reading it. I thought I was ...more
Sep 30, 2015
Oct 03, 2015
 
Sycamore Row (Jake Brigance, #2)
3.99
it was amazing
Wow!! I always loved A TIME TO KILL and the existence of SYCAMORE ROW with the continuing story of Jake Brigance was very exciting. Now that I have fi ...more
Jul 03, 2016
Jul 04, 2016
 
Pope Joan
4.07
it was amazing
Wow! This book was a fascinating historical novel. It plunges into the darkest time in the Dark Ages through the eyes of a young girl who refuses to e ...more
Sep 25, 2016
Oct 01, 2016
 
I Am Pilgrim (Pilgrim, #1)
4.24
it was amazing
Stellar read! I normally don't pick up CIA-espionage type books but I'm sure glad I read this one. Terry Hayes is a fabulous story teller with an incr ...more
not set
Jun 24, 2014
 
Scrapbook of the Dead (A Cumberland Creek Mystery #5)
3.93
it was amazing
Absolutely delightful cozy mystery featuring a bevy of wacky women in supporting roles. I'm looking forward to reading the earlier books in this serie ...more
Sep 21, 2016
Sep 21, 2016
 
The Altarpiece (The Cross and the Crown, #1)
3.69
it was amazing
I am a Tudor nut. I've read gobs of books set in that period. But, honestly, they all tend to cover the same historical figures. Not, this one. I was ...more
Apr 2015
May 13, 2015
 
There Was an Old Woman
3.58
it was amazing
I must admit that when I first started reading this book, I was not sure if I would like it. I found the writing interesting enough that I kept turnin ...more
Jun 2015
Jun 22, 2015
 
The Nightingale
4.55
it was amazing
Brilliant book! Conflict runs deep in this story--in families, a small town and between nations. This complex, riveting and emotional tale is set in V ...more
Feb 06, 2016
Feb 07, 2016
 
Inspiration Street: Two City Blocks That Helped Change America
4.50
it was amazing
I was astonished by the number of prominent people who lived or spent the night while visiting
in these two modest blocks of Lynchburg. It was, as the
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Apr 28, 2016
Apr 29, 2016
 
Dylan The Biography
3.70
it was amazing
Ever since I first listened to the Freewheelin' CD, I have said that I LOVE Bob Dylan. After reading this book, I saw that what I loved was Bob Dylan, ...more
Jul 05, 2014
Jul 06, 2014
 
Friendly Fire (Jonathan Grave #8)
4.36
it was amazing
I really didn't think I would enjoy reading the type of book that John Gilstrap writes but I decided to give him a try anyway. I'm so glad I did. Gils ...more
Dec 17, 2016
Dec 19, 2016
 
I, Elizabeth
4.01
it was amazing
I've read a lot of history/biography non-fiction books about Elizabeth I. Rosalind Mills' novel is fiction and written in the first person. It rings t ...more
Jun 2011
Jul 20, 2011
 
Naked
4.09
it was amazing
Hysterical, lacerating and point on. A terrific read that left me laughing long after I finished. Also fueled a lot of thoughts about my birth family ...more
Jan 17, 2017
Jan 22, 2017
 
Wolf Hall (Thomas Cromwell, #1)
3.86
it was amazing
It took me more than a few pages to get into the flow of Hilary Mantel's style and her odd way of writing conversations but once I did the pages flew ...more
Sep 07, 2011
Sep 08, 2011
 
The Crocodile Bird
3.83
it was amazing
AN odd but brilliant psychological study of a teenager raised in bizarre circumstances that guide her life in a collision course with homicide. And of ...more
Jan 08, 2016
Jan 09, 2016
 
Sharp Objects
3.93
it was amazing
Sharp Objects is sharper than its title--incisive, cutting, and as hot as a fresh cut. The story left me stunned, staggered and breathless. Excellent ...more
Jun 13, 2014
Jun 13, 2014
 
The Skeleton Crew: How Amateur Sleuths Are Solving America's Coldest Cases
3.10
it was amazing
The Skeleton Crew is about individuals who've been called nuisances, nut jobs and obsessive neurotics. In reality, they're amateur sleuths who are sol ...more
Aug 23, 2014
Aug 24, 2014
 
Little Hands Clapping
3.78
it was amazing
When Pete Fanning handed this book to me, he said that it was odd and sick and kind of disturbing. Then he said, "I think you'll really like it." He w ...more
Sep 09, 2014
Sep 14, 2014
 
The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism
4.23
it was amazing
Heavy reading. Frightening, compelling and informative. A very important book to understand the economic situation of today's world.
Apr 2012
Jul 08, 2012
 
A History of the World in 6 Glasses
3.75
it was amazing
Totally fascinating read. I spotted it in a bookstore right after I read SALT:A WORLD HISTORY by Mark Kurlansky. I'd enjoyed and learned so much from ...more
Aug 02, 2014
Aug 10, 2014
 
The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee
3.40
it was amazing
An unusual look at the life of literary legend, Harper Lee, told through the eyes of a reporter's memoir. You get an intimate glimpse at the character ...more
Sep 23, 2014
Sep 24, 2014
 
The Historian
3.78
really liked it
I began this book captivated with Kostova's magnificent story-telling. Then about page 500 or so, I began to get bored. It was simply too long to hold ...more
Nov 10, 2010
Nov 12, 2010
 
Still Life (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #1)
3.89
really liked it
A well written mystery cozy
Jan 2012
Jul 08, 2012
 
The Kudzu Kid
4.60
it was amazing
The Kudzo Kid takes you back to the newspaper world of the 1980's with a journalist and a poet who have both hit all time lows. for different reasons ...more
Aug 13, 2014
Aug 15, 2014
 
The Johnstown Flood
4.10
it was amazing
As a young girl, I used to stretch out on my stomach in the hallway of my grandmother's house totally absorbed in flipping through the picture-filled ...more
Jan 22, 2015
Mar 11, 2015
 
The Vintage Caper
3.34
it was amazing
What a delightful romp through the wines of France with a nutty cast of characters! One of my all time favorite books has long been A DOG'S LIFE by Pe ...more
Jul 17, 2015
Jul 19, 2015
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