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Monthly Archives: July 2012

In One Person

Linda gave this to me for her birthday.  I haven’t read a John Irving novel since A Prayer for Owen Meany. I had forgotten what crazy character Irving creates and the real pathos of their lives that he writes with such humor and frankness.  Billy is a bisexual growing up in 1960’s New England at […]

The World We Found

The story of 4 college friends India who reunite in middle-age upon the diagnosis of terminal brain cancer for the one who left for America years ago.  This is the second book by Thrity Umrigar I’ve read — she has such a passionate way with words.  She writes the way I feel.

The Unseen

Why are some books so good?  And, conversely, why are some so lame?  Like The Unseen by Heather Graham.  Kelsey O’Brien, US Marshall, and Logan Raintree, Ranger, can both talk to ghosts.  Yes, that’s right.  They solve a murder at the Alamo.   I am putting this book here as a reminder NOT to read another one […]

Killing The Blues

I was desperate for juicy reading material and at the library with Ben.  I whipped through Robert B. Parker’s Killing the Blues (A Jesse Stone Novel)  like I was watching a television show.  Police Chief Jesse Stone protects his town of Paradise, MA from a car theft ring and a psycho bent of revenge.   And yet, […]

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

Read this on my ipad.  In some ways, it is the ideal reading vehicle.  But I still HATE not having that cover art in my hands.  Look at that cover!  A thing of beauty.  Anyhow, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie: A Flavia de Luce Mystery (Flavia de Luce Mysteries) is a mystery […]