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The Singing Of The Dead (Kate Shugak, #11)
really liked it
As always, Dana does not disappoint. I love the Kate Shugak series but had missed reading several books in the middle. I am rectifying that situation ...more
Jul 14, 2012
Mar 09, 2012
The Heart of Everything That Is: The Untold Story of Red Cloud, An American Legend
did not like it
I was somewhat troubled by a few of the authors' characterizations prior to page 94, but was willing to give them the benefit of the doubt. Then I rea ...more
Jun 15, 2015
Apr 15, 2015
The Girl from Venice
liked it
I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway and was pleased, because I have enjoyed Martin Cruz Smith's writing since the early 1980s, when I read Gorky P ...more
Nov 20, 2016
Sep 29, 2016
Common Sense
it was amazing
First, I enjoyed listening to this Audible version of Common Sense. There are no frills here; the narrator simply reads the text. The advantage to thi ...more
Oct 12, 2015
Oct 11, 2015
Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents: How to Heal from Distant, Rejecting, or Self-Involved Parents
really liked it
I was reviewing my eight pages of notes I took while reading this book and was struck by the simple truth of the insights and advice. Ms. Gibson inclu ...more
Jul 2017
Jun 22, 2017
Lost (Joseph O'Loughlin, #2)
really liked it
I enjoyed this book in the series even more than the first one. I started this series because the protagonist in the first book has Parkinsons, as my ...more
May 30, 2012
Jun 10, 2012
Exploding Whale: And Other Remarkable Stories from the Evening News
really liked it
Since 2006, I've read many books about my adopted home state of Oregon. This one was on my must-read shelf because the exploding whale story is too st ...more
Aug 22, 2012
Oct 21, 2012
I'm Not Crazy, I'm Just Not You: The Real Meaning of the Sixteen Personality Types
it was amazing
This overview of Myers-Briggs and Jungian type theory has been so helpful to me in my personal and professional life. I had skimmed it several years a ...more
Jan 22, 2013
Dec 27, 2012
Lincoln in the Bardo
it was amazing
The best book I've read in 2017. I highly recommend it.
May 27, 2017
May 15, 2017
An Emergency in Slow Motion
really liked it
I listened to this book in one sitting (literally, I was sitting in my car driving from Anchorage to Haines Junction) and it was an intense experience ...more
Aug 18, 2015
May 09, 2014
Blackening Song (Ella Clah, #1)
it was ok
Full disclosure: I only got to the beginning of Chapter 4. And usually I don't review books I can't finish. If I don't like a book after the first 10- ...more
Sep 07, 2013
Sep 04, 2013
Behind the Scenes at the Museum
liked it
I love Kate Atkinson's Case Histories and had bought this book shortly after I finished that one. Well, after several years I finally picked this book ...more
Aug 07, 2011
Aug 03, 2011
Before the Fall
liked it
So there are many parts of this book I truly enjoyed. I loved the main male character. I loved Chapter 30. I thought the structure of the novel was in ...more
Jan 02, 2017
Jun 10, 2016
The Last Unicorn (The Last Unicorn, #1)
it was amazing
How did I miss reading The Last Unicorn when I was younger? Why didn't I discover it until I was 43? Now I have to convince my 22-year-old and 18-year ...more
Jul 31, 2012
Aug 02, 2012
really liked it
The more I read, the more I enjoyed this book. Thank you, Feminist Press, for creating the Femmes Fatales series. I really enjoyed how Ms. Caspary str ...more
Aug 16, 2013
Aug 10, 2013
How to Party with an Infant
really liked it
I thought this book was both funny and heartfelt. I loved the character of Mele and she rang true to me in so many ways. I also thought the book captu ...more
Jan 03, 2018
Sep 02, 2016
it was amazing
King really hit it out of the park with this book. It's vintage King; the characters are so compelling that I was torn during the last 100 pages. Shou ...more
Mar 12, 2016
Dec 31, 2013
Fire And Ice (Liam Campbell, #1)
really liked it
I love Ms. Stabenow's writing, but for some reason had never started the Liam Campbell series. When I found out the new Kate Shugak book would feature ...more
Jan 11, 2012
Feb 09, 2012
Heartsick (Archie Sheridan & Gretchen Lowell, #1)
really liked it
I had this book in my to-read pile for several years, because Ms. Cain lives here in Portland and the book is set here. On October 14 I heard Ms. Cain ...more
Oct 19, 2012
Oct 21, 2012
Rise the Dark (Mark Novak, #2)
really liked it
This was my first book by Mr. Koryta but it won't be my last. I enjoyed the plot and especially the characters, because they behaved in ways that were ...more
Sep 20, 2017
Aug 21, 2016
Fearful Symmetry
did not like it
Usually when I dislike a book as much as I disliked this one, I never finish it and I don't review it. However, when I was halfway through this one, I ...more
Sep 24, 2011
Sep 25, 2011
Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1)
liked it
So I have to start this review by saying that if E.L. James updates this book, please either leave out all air traffic control interactions, or e-mail ...more
Jul 04, 2012
Jul 14, 2012
Helpful Hints for Good Living: A Handbook for the Damned Human Race
liked it
I love the material written by Mark Twain, and I do appreciate how the authors divided the material into chapters. Their grouping of the disparate ent ...more
Aug 23, 2015
Aug 22, 2015
The White Lioness (Kurt Wallander, #3)
it was amazing
Another excellent entry in the Kurt Wallander series. One of the qualities of Henning Mankell's books I admire is his ability to address political and ...more
Aug 12, 2011
Aug 08, 2011
Aerotropolis: The Way We'll Live Next
really liked it
An excellent book everyone should read. The co-author, Greg Lindsay, builds on John Karsarda's theories of the aerotropolis in a series of chapters re ...more
May 09, 2011
Apr 25, 2011
Iron Coffins: A Personal Account of the German U-boat Battles of World War II
it was amazing
My co-worker, Jay, recommended this book to me and I enjoyed it very much. Herbert Werner was an amazing person, and this book succeeds because of his ...more
Aug 24, 2011
Aug 18, 2011
Though Not Dead (Kate Shugak, #18)
really liked it
Wow, what a great read! I think what I admire about this entry in Dana's Kate Shugak series is how much she uses the history she's created over the se ...more
Jul 24, 2016
Mar 04, 2011
Man in the Woods
really liked it
Mr. Spencer is a phenomenal writer. His images are luminescent, and his ability to illustrate complex scenes in just a few sentences is amazing. One o ...more
Mar 08, 2011
Mar 07, 2011
The Night Ferry
really liked it
The third book of Mr. Robotham's I have read and I enjoyed it very much. I started the Joseph O'Laughlin "series" because the main character in The Su ...more
May 14, 2013
May 24, 2013
A Fine And Bitter Snow (Kate Shugak, #12)
really liked it
Since I'm reading Dana's Kate Shugak series in order and this is the twelfth book, my reviews tend to focus on the books as a story arc and not each b ...more
Jul 25, 2012
Jul 14, 2012
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