Category Archives: A+ Books

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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Book Review: The Nature of the Beast

Author: Louise Penny Publisher: Minotaur, August 2015 Series: Three Pines or Armand Gamache, Book 11 Format: Audio, Narrated by Robert Bathurst One of the highest points in an avid reader’s year is when a long awaited book finally arrives. That’s what … Continue reading

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