Category Archives: Fiction

Book Review: The Secret River

Author: Kate Grenville Publisher: Canongate, 2006 Genre: Historical Literature Awards: Winner of The Commonwealth Writer’s Prize, Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize My Rating: A I know only an outline of the history of Australia. But, for me, all history … Continue reading

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Review: Travels With Charley: In Search of America

Title: Travels With Charley: In Search of America Author: John Steinbeck Original Publication Date: 1962 Edition Read: 2007, Library of America (a collection of Steinbeck novels, including the non-fiction Travels With Charley) Total Pages: 184 Genre: Classic Travel, Memoir Reason … Continue reading

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Book Review: Tighter

Name of the Book: Tighter By: Adele Griffin Published by: Ember, Random House Childrens Copyright: 2011 Number of Pages: 216 Source: Barnes and Noble Reason for Reading: I love ghost stories Rating: A Battling depression after a back injury during … Continue reading

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Book Review: Anna Dressed in Blood

Name of Book: Anna Dressed in Blood By: Kendare Blake Publisher: Tor Teen Copyright Date: August 30, 2011 Format: YA fiction, paranormal Reason for Reading: my neighbor said i had to read it and promptly handed it over Source: borrowed Rating: B++     The Gist: Cas … Continue reading

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Review: White Teeth

Book Title: White Teeth Author: Zadie Smith Original Publication Date: 2000 Edition Read: 2001 Vintage Total Pages: 448 Genre: Fiction Reason Read: Borrowed from my sister-in-law who promised laughs. Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars “You mean your wife’s not … Continue reading

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Book Review: Death of a Cozy Writer

Author: G.M. Malliet Publisher: Midnight Ink, 2008 Genre: Mystery series Award: 2008 Agatha Award for Best First Novel My Rating: A Summary from the publisher: From deep in the heart of his eighteenth century English manor house, millionaire Sir Adrian … Continue reading

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Review: Nightlife

Name of the Book: Nightlife By: Rob Thurman Published by: ROC Penguin Group Copyright: 2006 Number of Pages: 339 Source: Half-Price books Reason for Reading: Recommended Rating: A++ and then some Several people who know my reading tastes recommended this series … Continue reading

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