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3/14/11 1:12 P

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"The World According to Garp" by John Irving, 5 Stars

I found this novel very compelling. The book covers the entirety of the life of T.S. Garp, from his mother's decision to to have a child; his upbringing; his life as a husband, father, writer; and eventually his death. Though often dark, the story flows well and despite all of his flaws the reader comes to love Garp almost unconditionally. Of course, there's also a lovely epilogue to let you know what happens to the other characters that you have come to love or respect along the way.

I'll definitely be giving Garp another read in the future.

"I'm supposed to be livin' the dream, not burstin' the seams."


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3/14/11 12:57 P

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5. "The Art of Racing in the Rain" by Garth Stein

**** 4stars

This is my bookclub selection for March. I enjoyed this book so much. Warning: it is sad. The story is told thru the point of view of the family dog Enzo. There are many references to race car driving too.

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3/14/11 11:52 A

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I started reading The Princess Diaries - I'm really liking it so far. Can't wait to read the next book in the series.

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3/14/11 11:16 A

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"The Red Hat Club" by Haywood Smith ***

A light, fluffy read-on-the-plane book chronicling the lives of 5 boomer Atlanta women from teens preoccupied with boys who become members of an elite sorority to 50 ish 'ladies who lunch' whose lives still revolve around men. Still meeting on a regular basis, the women maintain a monthly tradition of racy jokes, iced tea and chicken salad, baskets of sweet rolls, gossip, and the latest ups and downs of their lives. When one woman's banker husband is found to have a condo complete with live-in mistress, the ladies band together for revenge and retribution. A feel-good book that makes aging in a relentlessly youth-oriented society seem easy.

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3/14/11 9:21 A

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Just read "Dies the Fire" by S.M. Stirling, now on to "The Protector's War" by the same author. Excellent series, if you like "alternate history" with medieval themes! (Technically I guess it's post-apocalyptic....?)

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3/14/11 5:24 A

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Just finished "Skeletons at the Feast" by Chris Bohjalian. 3 stars

A Prussian family journeying west during the end of WWII to reach British and American lines. With them is a Scottish POW that the Prussian girl has fallen in love with. They also meet up with a Jewish man who escaped a train to Auschwitz and has been posing as a German soldier in order to stay alive.

The book was well written (I had read Buffalo Soldier by the same author and enjoyed it) and I liked the idea of the story but I found parts of it very disturbing and so could only read small portions at one time. I know those horrible things happened during WWII and I'm not trying to be an ostrich and hide my head in the sand, I just wish he hadn't been quite so detailed. I also wish he hadn't killed off some of the characters he did.

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3/13/11 9:13 P

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Shakespeare's Champion by Charlaine Harris-****4 stars
I love Lily Bard. I'm not sure a "real" person could survive all the injuries she has endured; but her pursuits make for fine reading.

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Salem's Lot by Stephen King - scarier than most of his that I have read.

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Dial Om for Murder (Mantra for Murder Mysteries, No. 2) by Diana Killian

5 stars

When one of A.J.'s celebrity yoga students gets permanently bent out of shape, and another is accused of the crime, A.J. has no choice but to position herself as a sleuth to find the real killer.

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3/13/11 3:10 P

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Finished "Here We Go Again" by Betty White 4 stars****
Actually printed first in '95; updated late last year. She doesn't have a bragging bone in her body or psyche. Delightful account. She swears there won't be another update. But who knows? She's a national treasure.

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3/13/11 1:49 P

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I read Tick Tock by James Patterson this week. It was an awesome book full of suspense. I started reading The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo but could not get into it at all. I read through page 70 but it just didn't do it for me. I love the Janet Evanovich series. I can't wait for the new one to come out this summer and the first movie, sooo excited!

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Finished an advanced reader copy of A World Without Heroes by Brandon Mull. It's a middle grade epic fantasy novel, the first in a future series. Publication date is set for March 15th, so soon. At first, I didn't think I was going to like the book. There were a few issues with the characters and writing for me, but in the end I really liked it. And the ending is nothing like I predicted and so frustrating because there is no information when/if book 2 will be released or even a title for it yet. Argh!

Overall rating = 3.5 for the ARC version (gave it a 7/10 on my review blog)

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3/12/11 11:44 P

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I have been slooow lately. After reading 12 books rapid fire style, I seem to have left a lot of chores undone and am now having to catch up.

I am currently ready The Two Towers, JRR Tolkein. 6 stars, obviously.

If you are not familiar with Lord of the Rings, then I I would just suggest reading them.

After Two Towers and Return of the King, I hope to get to The Chained God, book ten in the Malazan Book of the Fallen, by the end of the month at the most.

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3/12/11 11:06 P

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Title: Last Witness
Author: Jilliane Hoffman
Rating: 2 stars.

A brilliant prosecutor had to make a decision between justice and retribution several years ago. Now, her decision has caught up with her and she is now the Last Witness.

The book had great potential but the author took too long to explore; the end was actually better than the entire book. A salesperson at the bookstore highly recommended Jillian Hoffman so I I bought 2 of her books. Unless this new one, I am reading, is better, I won't be 'jumping over the fence' to buy any more of her books

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3/12/11 10:07 P

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"Rescue" by Anita Shreve 3.5 stars

Not my favorite of Shreve's books & I've read many. Peter is the EMT who comes to the scene of a car accident where he pulls a very attractive woman from the wreck. He's instantly smitten and then begin a very fast love affair that results in a child. He sees that he can't save her and 18 years later worries that he can't save his daughter who is getting off track.


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Songs of the Kings, Barry Unsworth emoticon No Stars

You are better off to read Homer. This semi-modern vernacular is annoyingly smutty and casts a wet blanket on the original.

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3/12/11 6:45 P

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Hard to believe I've only read one book so far in March -- this has not been a good winter for reading!

Trust No One, by Gregg Hurwitz 3 stars emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Hurwitz (Last Shot) blasts new life into a well-worn theme—the prominent politician trying to hide a dark incident from his past—in this intelligent thriller. Late one night, the Secret Service snatches 36-year-old Nick Horrigan, who's led a quiet life since making a fatal mistake in his teens, and whisks him to the San Onofre, Calif., nuclear plant. There a terrorist threatens to set off a bomb unless he can talk to Nick, who hasn't got the slightest idea why he's been summoned. After the terrorist gets his head blown off, Nick realizes this and subsequent events are connected to the death years earlier of his Secret Service agent stepfather. Working with his homeless pal, Homer, and his computer whiz ex-girlfriend, Induma, Nick pieces together a string of clues that point to a paternity case against either the U.S. president, Andrew Bilton, or Sen. Jasper Caruthers, Bilton's opponent in an upcoming election. While more astute readers may intuit the bad guy, Nick's ethical dilemmas, girlfriend dramas and sleuthing provide plenty of excitement.


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3/12/11 3:12 P

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True Grit by Charles Portis 6*

I needed something light to read after Les Miserables.
I am so glad this book has been reprinted after the debut of the latest True Grit movie.
The book is short, but well written. Portis shows a lot of wit and dry humor with the dialogue
between Mattie, Rooster, and the other characters.
Well worth the time to read.

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Just finished "Water for Elephants". I loved this book.

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3/12/11 1:33 A

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4. "the Lake House" by James Patterson

** 2 stars

This is the sequel to "When the Wind Blows" "When the Wind Blows" I enjoyed very much. "The Lake House" not so much. It is still fast paced but I was reading just to get it over with. It is about amazing medical research and implementation of such knowledge and the running away and capture of the same children that were in the first novel...somehow the story just got old. Also, I am supposed to be rooting for Frannie and Kit but I couldn't. But if there is another sequel to this story I will read it.

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3/12/11 12:21 A

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A Decadent Way To Die (Savannah Reid Mysteries #16) by G. A. McKevett

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Strawberry Shortcake Murder by Joanne Fluke

5.5 stars

Cookie entrepreneur Hannah Swensen is recruited to judge a bake-off but gets embroiled in a bittersweet murder.


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3/11/11 7:59 P

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The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown- 4 stars

Robert Langdon finds himself in DC searching for his friend, Peter, while a madman uses him and his expertise to get what he wants.

"It is never too late to be what you might have been." -George Eliot



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3/11/11 3:16 P

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Veil of Night by Linda Howard 2 stars

I used to really like Howard's books but they've gotten worse & aren't well written. In this novel, wedding planner Jaclyn Wilde is in the midst of a crazy 6 wedding week when she literally runs into Detective Eric Wilder. Her most annoying client of all time is murdered and she's a suspect. I found the dialogue & feelings of the characters to be very unrealistic.


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3/11/11 2:21 P

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I have been reading these medium sized romance stories and enjoying them (a real wicked pleasure)

An Arabian Marriage – Lynne Graham - 3.5*
The Disobedient Mistress – Lynne Graham - 3.5*
The Heiress Bride – Lynn Graham - 3.5*
The Greek Tycoon’s Disobedient Bride – Lynn Graham - 3.5*
The Spanish Billionaire’s Pregnant Wife – Lynn Graham - 3.5*
The Sheikh’s Innocent Bride – Lynn Graham - 3.5*
Desert Prince, Bride of Innocence – Lynn Graham - 3.5*
Greek Tycoon, Inexperienced Mistress – Lynn Graham - 3.5*



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Tick Tock by James Patterson 4.5 stars

This is the 4th book in the Michael Bennett NYPD detective series.


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6 Stars: The Magician's Assistant by Ann Patchett

Moving story of a woman, Sabine, who worked faithfully for the same magician for over twenty years. When the magician dies (he is also her husband), Sabine realizes that some of his life was a lie. He had told her all of his family died in an accident. At his death she realizes they are alive and living in Nebraska. The writer captures perfectly the love between people, the secrets they keep and why.

I cried at parts of this book it so touching. It would make a great book club discussion.

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6* Between Two Queens by Kate Emerson

This is the second book in the Secrets of the Tudor Court series. This one tells the story of Anne (called Nan in this book) Bassett, a real woman who part of King Henry VIII's court. As the story opens, the ambitious Nan joins the court just as Queen Jane Seymour is about to give birth to the king's son. Nan hopes to use her position to advance herself and her family, but when the queen dies from complications of childbirth, Nan's plans are thrown into a turmoil.

Nan catches the eye of King Henry, but quickly learns that that can be a dangerous position, especially when Nan is trying to hide secrets of her scandalous behavior in the past. She is also pressured by her mother to get the king to give her stepfather his lands and his titles back, when her family unwittingly becomes caught up in a treasonous plot against the king. Even though at that time, the king was aging, and was unattractive and overweight, with a festering wound in his leg, Nan knows she dare not say no to him if he picks her as a mistress or even a future queen. Nan has been raised, as many girls from well to do families at that time, that title and wealth trump marrying for love.

This story also covers the time period in which the king was married and then annulled the marriage to Anne of Cleves, his marriage to young Catherine Howard and the events that led to her execution, and his marriage to his last wife, Katherine Parr.

I really enjoyed this story, and like the first book in the series, it was interesting to see the royal family from the eyes of someone who was somewhat of an outsider. I was surprised though, that Jane Seymour was portrayed as unattractive and somewhat bitchy; in all other things I have read about her, and from the Tudor's tv series, I had always thought she was pretty and one of the nicer queens.
The story was also rich in details of what it was like living in the court.



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4) An Echo In the Bone by Diana Galbadon 5 stars

OMG - the last one I read was A Breath of Snow and Ashes - which in print was more than 1400 pages. This one was only over 800 pages in print (I read them all on my Kindle). Fascinating series about time-traveling Claire - she's gone thru the standing stones 202 years to the past - twice! - her Highlander husband Jamie Fraser - their extended family - and the American revolution. (The first book started in the Jacobite revolution in Scotland). Claire and Jamie have friends and family on both sides of the fight, It's partly Claire's knowledge that the Americans win that guides their perilous course. Lots of historical detail - and it ends with the plot lines not finished. Galbadon says she takes an average of 3 years to write a book in this series - hopefully, that means another one out this year!

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A Discovery of Witches: A Novel by Deborah Harkness

4.5 stars, would have given it higher but it was too wordy and the ending was a bit of a let down.

Witches, vampires, and demons outnumber humans at Oxford's Bodleian Library, where witch and Yale historian Diana Bishop discovers an enchanted manuscript, attracting the attention of 1,500-year-old vampire Matthew Clairmont.

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I enjoyed Enchanted April by Von Armin. It's a bit fairy-tale-ish, but entertaining. It was recommended by a favorite author and artist, Susan Branch. Love her work!

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kafka on the shore by haruki murakami - A+

i really love this book. i read/listened to an audiobook version with great readers. there are two stories that kind of intertwine. i thought how they came together was predictable but i just loved the imagery. there are a couple of violent and gory scenes, but this was just such an amazing story. it teeters on the edge of reality and the supernatural and it was just so different from anything else i've ever read. i have already gotten another book from the library by the same author. and even more than before do i want to visit Japan!!!

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The Plains of Passage - Jean M Auel - 3 stars (too long, and WAY too many descriptions of flora and fauna for my liking)

The long-awaited fourth installment of the Earth's Children series is as warm and inviting as its campfire milieu. sure fire bestseller. Auel again describes her characters' travails, a passionate interest of millions of readers, in impeccably researched detail. The continuous recitation of flora and fauna, coupled with flashbacks to events in the previous books, becomes somewhat tiresome, however. (Would that our "memory" were as instinctual as that of the Clan.) The saga continues the cross-continental journey of Ayla, her mate Jondalar and their menagerie to his homeland. En route, they encounter a variety of problems, yet manage to find panaceas for each. Their enlightened compilation of skills, inventions, therapies and recipes transforms the voyagers into spirit-like personas providing The Others with constant awe. A brief encounter with the Neanderthal Clan rekindles the unique charm of the first (and strongest) book.

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"A Monk Swimming" by Malachy McCourt ****

From the Jacket:
"In 1952, travelling steerage, MalachyMcCourt left a childhood of poverty in Limerick, Ireland,heading for the promise of America. This is the story of what he brought with him, and what he thought he left behind.
Larger than life, a world-class drinker, McCourt carved out a place for himself: in the saloons, performing on television, as a regular on 'Tonight Show'.
From the Tombs prison of NYC, to poolside arrests in Beverly Hills, with gold-smugglers in Zurich and whores in Calcutgta, McCourt fled again, until he had no choice but to stop and face his past."

A wickedly funny, very Irish tale McCourt tells with irreverance and a double dose of charm.




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My name is Memory - Anne Brashears (author of the Traveling Pants series) 4****

This is a good book but a little too wordy. The whole plot revolves around reincarnation and one true love. Pretty good read.

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Just read Out Stealing Horses for book club by Norwegian writer Per Petterson. Would never have read it except for book club. Lots of different themes and great description Good book for book club..
Pictures of You a new book by Caroline Leavitt Effect of car accident that involved 2 women leaving husbands for various reasons and one is killed. How does it effect all families

Dove of Death by Peter Tremayne newest one in a series of mysteries that take place in ancient Ireland.. a great read who like a different kind of mystery

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"Les Miserables" by Victor Hugo 6*+++

OK, I have a new all time favorite novel!
I got this book on my Kindle a few years ago and finally read it.
It's an unabridged edition and I don't know who did the translation, but I think it is great.
i have seen some of the movies based on this book, but none have done it justice.
None have been able to capture the depth of the story and do justice to all the characters.
It is not just the story of a man being chased for years by an unrelenting detective, because he stole a loaf of bread.

Hugo like Dickens lays bare the social injustices to the poor and the great difference in status between the wealthy and the miserable poor.
I didn't skip any section, even when Hugo is philosophising, giving a history of the battle of Waterloo, or the history of the sewer system of Paris.
I feel if Hugo can spend 17 years finishing this great work, I can take a few weeks reading it.


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Thank You For All Things by Sandra Kring
Reminds us of love's many faces and complications surrounding family and forgiveness. Made me look at other peoples' perspectives and their experiences which shape those perspectives. Wow. Not all serious though as some of the characters are quite humorous.
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Goldengrove
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This is a book about a family with 2 daughters, and one of them drowns. The main character is the younger sister, who is 13. She has a hard time with her sister's death, relating to her parents, and even becomes somewhat involved with her older sister's boyfriend. Only when you've lost someone close to you do you realize how palpable that loss can be.

One of the best lines in the book is, "But actually," he said, "the strangest part is that she was alive and now she isn't. That's the thing I can't get past. I can't get my head around it. The absence. How someone can be here one minute, and the next minute, they're gone. You tell them everything in your life, and then they...can't be reached. Unlisted number forever. I keep thinking that this little...episode, this little trick will end, and she'll be back again and it will all have been some cruel joke."

In my opinion, this book was very well written and made feel really feel, if that makes any sense.

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Overnight Male
Elizabeth Bevarly
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The final installment of the OPUS series. What a wonderful book that kept me on my toes the whole time.

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2. Life of Pi Yann Martel 5 stars


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Yann Martel's imaginative and unforgettable Life of Pi is a magical reading experience, an endless blue expanse of storytelling about adventure, survival, and ultimately, faith. The precocious son of a zookeeper, 16-year-old Pi Patel is raised in Pondicherry, India, where he tries on various faiths for size, attracting "religions the way a dog attracts fleas." Planning a move to Canada, his father packs up the family and their menagerie and they hitch a ride on an enormous freighter. After a harrowing shipwreck, Pi finds himself adrift in the Pacific Ocean, trapped on a 26-foot lifeboat with a wounded zebra, a spotted hyena, a seasick orangutan, and a 450-pound Bengal tiger named Richard Parker ("His head was the size and color of the lifebuoy, with teeth"). It sounds like a colorful setup, but these wild beasts don't burst into song as if co-starring in an anthropomorphized Disney feature. After much gore and infighting, Pi and Richard Parker remain the boat's sole passengers, drifting for 227 days through shark-infested waters while fighting hunger, the elements, and an overactive imagination. In rich, hallucinatory passages, Pi recounts the harrowing journey as the days blur together, elegantly cataloging the endless passage of time and his struggles to survive: "It is pointless to say that this or that night was the worst of my life. I have so many bad nights to choose from that I've made none the champion."


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1. America Alone by Mark Steyn 4 stars
In this, his first major book, Mark Steyn--probably the most widely read, and wittiest, columnist in the English-speaking world--takes on the great poison of the twenty-first century: the anti-Americanism that fuels both Old Europe and radical Islam. America, Steyn argues, will have to stand alone. The world will be divided between America and the rest; and for our sake America had better win.

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"let's take the long way home" by Gail Caldwell. 5 stars, made me cry :(

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3. " When the Wind Blows" by James Patterson

**** 4 stars

Fast paced story that kept me interested til i finished. This is set in Colorado and involves Children, genetics, love, romance, doctors, FBI, flying, murder, mountains, school, lab studies etc.

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The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly 3 Stars

It's about a defense lawyer who loses his way and sight of justice. But can he go back and fix the mess he is in? Can he recognize true evil when he sees it?

Good read but it starts out sort of slow that's why I gave it 3 vs 4 stars. They are making this into a movie staring Matthew McConaughey but I can't picture him in this role. This would be a great beach or vacation read.

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Audio CD's.
Painted Ladies by Robert B. Parker ---second read - 5 stars
A Matter of Justice by Charles Todd - 5 stars
Cream Puff Murder by Joanne Fluke - 3 stars
Gingerbread Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke - 3 stars
These is my Words, the Diary of Sarah Agnes Prine 1881-1901 Arizona Territories
by Nancy E. Turner - 6 stars
Blue-Eyed Devil by Robert Bl Parker - 4 stars
The View from Mound Joy by Lorna Landvik --2 stars
Patty Jane's House of Curl by Lorna Landvik -- 4 stars
The Hippopotamus Pool by Elizabeth Peters -- 4 stars
Books:
The Accidental Sleuth by Helen Macie Osterm --4 stars
Callie and the Dealer and a Dog Named Jake by Wendy Howell Mills - 4 stars

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Almost Perfect
Susan Mallery
5 stars

Liz Sutton did not think she would ever have to step her foot in Fool's Gold California and have to face the father of her 11 year old son who he does not even know about. But than she gets a letter from one of her neice's who need her.

It was a wonderful read.

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3) A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Galbadon 5 stars

Whew - took me a week, but I finished another one of the Outlander series - love these books - time traveling Claire and her Highlander husband are in North Carolina, and the American Revolution is getting closer. This book is stuffed with detail and facts, plus love stories (Claire & Jamie; daughter Brianna and Roger, and others), danger, gains and losses.

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