Category Archives: A+ Books

Book Review: This House Of Sky by Ivan Doig

Although I’ve read many of Ivan Doig’s novels which in turn has made him one of my favorite authors, nothing made me feel closer to the man himself than reading This House Of Sky. Yes, I know it’s a true … Continue reading

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Come Meet Two Female Senators

I love following politics and the workings of government. I really do. Always have. But, as many have already said, it’s tough this year. For me this is the craziest year I’ve seen in a very long time. The impression … Continue reading

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Two New-To-Me Books by Anne Hillerman

Whenever I am reading one of the Hillerman books, Tony’s or Anne’s, “setting” is very important. The novels are set all throughout the Navajo territory of New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and Colorado – the Four Corners area. These settings affects … Continue reading

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Book Review: Career of Evil

Author: Robert J. Galbraith/J.K. Rowling Publisher: Little, Brown & Company, October 2015 On this third visit with detective Cormoran Strike and his secretary Robin Ellacott was, overall, a dark and gruesome one. It begins on a pleasant note, updating us … Continue reading

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Two Books By JoJo Moyes: Me Before You and After You

Me Before You is the story of how Louisa Clark, a twenty-something single woman still living at home in small-town England. Her life changes when she is hired by a wealthy family to be a companion/care-giver to a quadriplegic man, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Rosie Project by Graeme Samsion

This book has been on my to-read list for a long time. Actually, I had it in hardcover from the library and only got a few chapters in before I took it back. Then I saw that it was available … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Silkworm

Author: Robert J. Galbraith/J.K. Rowling Publisher: Mulholland Books, 2014 Format: Audiobook narrated perfectly by Robert Glenister The Silkworm is the second book in Robert Galbraith/J.K. Rowling’s detective series featuring Cormoran Strike and his eager secretary Robin Ellacott. This book starts … Continue reading

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Book Review: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

. Author: Susan Cain Publisher: Crown Publishing, 2012 Suppose that you, as a child, preferred to spend your free time reading a book or with a microscope studying tiny insects or on your own with legos creating elaborate structures that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

The purpose of the More Diverse Universe Challenge is to draw attention to authors of color. As you can see, I’m a few days late in celebrating my second author in this challenge. (See my post celebrating Zora Neale Hurston HERE.) … Continue reading

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Book Review: All the Light We Cannot See

Author: Anthony Doerr Publisher: Scribner, May 2014 Format: Audiobook Narrated by Zach Appelman Awards: The Pulitzer Prize and Finalist for National Book Award Why I Read This Book: I read so many glowing reviews about this book when it first … Continue reading

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