Category Archives: A Book

Newberry Medal Winner 2011: Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool

According to Ruth Graham in a recent Slate.com article, I should be embarrassed to be reading YA and/or children’s books. I don’t know Ms. X, but her bullying tactics mean nothing to me. I love reading good books no matter … Continue reading

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Book Review: Wishin’ and Hopin’

Author: Wally Lamb Publisher: Harper, 2009 Genre: Fiction Format: Audiobook, Read by the author Source: Public Library My Rating: A This is my first experience with a Wally Lamb book. I’ve heard his books are long and very serious. But, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Christmas in Absaroka County

Author: Craig Johnson Publisher: Penguin Books, December 2012 Genre: Holiday Books Format: Kindle My Rating: A My husband and I love the novels of Craig Johnson. They are set in a state we both love – Wyoming. The fact that … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Bride Wore Size 12

Author: Meg Cabot Publisher: Avon, September, 2013 Genre: Cozy Mystery Series Source: The publisher via TLC Book Tours My Rating: A I’ve read a couple of Meg Cabot’s adult novels and I fondly remember her Young Adult series, Princess Diaries. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Songs of Willow Frost

Author: Jamie Ford Publisher: Ballantine Books, September, 2013 Genre: Literary Fiction Source: The publisher via TLC Book Tours My Rating: A My reading friends and I have been patiently waiting for Jamie Ford to bring us another one of his … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Natural Woman

Author: Carole King Publisher: Grand Central Publishing, April 2012 Format: Audiobook, Read by the author Genre: Memoir My Rating: A Summary from the publisher: Carole King takes us from her early beginnings in Brooklyn, to her remarkable success as one … Continue reading

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An Award-Winning Book: Death of a Cozy Writer

I finished reading the debut novel of G.M. Malliet’s, Death of a Cozy Writer. It was very good, a very satisfying murder mystery. It was the 2008 winner of the Agatha Award for First Novels. That’s an award given for … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Grown Up Kind of Pretty

Author: Joshilyn Jackson Publisher: Grand Central Publishing, 2012 Format: Audioobook, Read by the author Genre: Southern Fiction My Rating: A I have just spent twelve and a half hours with Joshilyn Jackson and, I swear, I am now a full-fledged … Continue reading

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Book Review: Gods In Alabama

Author: Joshilyn Jackson Publisher: Warner Books, 2005 Genre: Southern Fiction Format: Audiobook narrated by Catherine Taber My Rating: A So many of my fellow book bloggers have extoled the virtues of Joshilyn Jackson‘s novels. I’ve had her name on my … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Red Pony

Author: John Steinbeck Publisher: Covici Friede, 1937 Genre: Classic Fiction My Rating: A Summary: Four different stories, centered around a young boy named Jody, make up this book. The stories are set on a ranch in Salinas Valley, California during … Continue reading

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