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Halcyon's Wake: Faith (The Halcyon's Wake Chronicles, 1)
really liked it
Triplett's writing grabs your attention from start to cliff-hanging finish! Rough and ready action with quick-witted humor, and wildly imaginative plo ...more
Dec 31, 2013
Oct 16, 2013
Casino Royale (James Bond, #1)
really liked it
When I first saw the remake of Casino Royale, I felt that Daniel Craig was nothing like the charming, debonair Bonds of earlier films. I automatically ...more
not set
Sep 08, 2014
The Moonchild
liked it
Eerie, chilling, and a good read for a stormy day.
May 11, 2015
May 02, 2015
Sister Carrie
it was ok
I put the book down after two attempts, only making it halfway through. The characters are boring and not believable, and the author can't seem to mak ...more
not set
Sep 08, 2014
In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex
it was amazing
Absolutely riveting account of the crew of the Essex. Extremely well-written, well-researched and brimming with source material. Warning to the squeam ...more
Oct 23, 2012
Oct 18, 2012
The Body Farm (Kay Scarpetta, #5)
it was ok
The Body Farm is not about decay research facilities. In fact, the body farm is in the book for a grand total of NINE pages. Out of 338. But they prob ...more
not set
Aug 06, 2015
Alcatraz: A History of the Penitentiary Years
really liked it
I looked up this book after watching Escape from Alcatraz. I wanted a better understanding of what America's most notorious prison was really like. Th ...more
Jun 18, 2013
May 14, 2013
The Turk: The Life and Times of the Famous Eighteenth-Century Chess-Playing Machine
it was amazing
Excellent book on an intriguing topic. Follows the Turk from its inception to its demise, and beyond. A must-read for anyone interested in the Turk or ...more
Mar 22, 2014
Mar 20, 2014
The Partner
liked it
A fun, quick read. I'm disheartened by the ending. But its only fitting - the man who manipulated his situation by predicting the law system forgot in ...more
Mar 05, 2013
Feb 28, 2013
The Flight of the Century: Charles Lindbergh and the Rise of American Aviation (Pivotal Moments in American History)
it was amazing
A riveting account of the Lone Eagle's record-breaking solo flight from New York to Paris, beginning with his childhood and continuing until the end o ...more
Sep 07, 2013
Aug 13, 2013
The Oath
it was ok
Would be three stars if I didn't already know how good Peretti's earlier books are. This seems less carefully constructed and less thought-provoking. ...more
Aug 07, 2013
Jul 28, 2013
Over the Edge: Death in Grand Canyon
it was amazing
Well-researched, well-organized, well-written! A very engaging and informative read, and every bit as morbid as the title suggests. By presenting deta ...more
Apr 30, 2013
Apr 08, 2013
Executive Privilege (Dana Cutler, #1)
liked it
Very enjoyable. Definitely recommended if you're looking for an interesting, easy-reading crime drama.
Jan 07, 2013
Jan 02, 2013
Tales Before Tolkien: The Roots of Modern Fantasy
liked it
A wide variety of fantasy short stories written in the decades before Tolkien began writing his own fantasy literature. I especially enjoyed the light ...more
Apr 03, 2013
Mar 09, 2013
American Woman
liked it
Dark and gritty with an intriguing plotline. A bit more character depth than the average crime novel - worth the read!
Apr 23, 2015
Apr 09, 2015
it was amazing
Absolutely amazing novel. Definitely on my short list of books to re-read.
Sep 28, 2013
Sep 18, 2013
The Black Box: All-New Cockpit Voice Recorder Accounts Of In-flight Accidents
really liked it
Haunting, fascinating, impossible to put down. We all fly on airplanes, so this book is relevant to us all. These transcripts are not meant to frighte ...more
Oct 21, 2015
Oct 11, 2015
The Bourne Identity (Jason Bourne, #1)
really liked it
Hands down better than the film. A bit wordy at times, could have been tighter writing, but a great action/espionage novel!
Apr 24, 2014
Mar 30, 2014
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #1)
really liked it
Wow! Very glad I followed my instinct and bought this book! A fantastic read, all the best and creepiest elements of fantasy. Once this book starts ro ...more
Mar 08, 2013
Jan 01, 2013
Jennifer Government
liked it
A quick, fast - paced read set in a not-to-distant future where capitalism has overtaken society.
Aug 14, 2014
Aug 18, 2013
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium, #3)
liked it
Aug 21, 2012
Jul 30, 2012
The Man Who Walked Through Time: The Story of the First Trip Afoot Through the Grand Canyon
really liked it
Jun 19, 2013
May 01, 2013
American Ground: Unbuilding the World Trade Center
it was amazing
not set
May 29, 2016
Redeeming Love
it was amazing
Aug 17, 2012
Aug 06, 2012
The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
not set
Apr 16, 2013
Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho
not set
Jul 27, 2013
The Thirteenth Tale
liked it
Nov 22, 2014
Nov 15, 2014
The Shining (The Shining #1)
really liked it
Dec 18, 2013
Dec 10, 2013
really liked it
Oct 11, 2015
Oct 04, 2015
The Book Thief
not set
Sep 10, 2013
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