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Monthly Archives: July 2011

Before I Go To Sleep

Before I Go To Sleep: A Novel Yikes.  This one bothered me.  Christine can’t remember ANYTHING every single morning.  She wakes up terrorized and has to be talked back into her life for the day.  It’s not hard to see that there is a mystery unwinding and I really, really could not put it down.  […]


Southtown I read this detective/thriller because its author was recommended by my son.  Riordan wrote the Percy Jackson series as well as a few others that Ben has liked a lot.  He asked me what I thought of this one and I told him that I didn’t think it was great, but it was very […]

A Grave Talent

A Grave Talent Laurie King wrote the Sherlock Holmes/Mary Russell book I was just loving (see below).  This the first in a contemporary series featuring San Francisco Police Detective Kate Martinelli.  Didn’t love it like the Holmes/Russell books, but once again King is a very deft write who hits at the points a police procedural […]

A Monstrous Regiment of Women

A Monstrous Regiment of Women: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes Oh, this book is SO GOOD!  I really liked the first book in this series (see below) and I love this one — what a great wrtier Laurie King is. Smart, funny, quick, with incredible focus.  THANK YOU Laurie King!

Things The Grandchildren Should Know

I’d never heard of Mark Oliver Everett.  If I were a really hip music fan, I would know he was the lead singer of the Eels.  I would know who the Eels were.  But I have a hip, music-y friend who is truly great person and a fellow reader so that’s how I got this […]

Leap Into Darkness

Leap into Darkness: Seven Years on the Run in Wartime Europe