Monthly Archives: April 2011

“Remarkable Creatures” – Truth Can Be Better Than Fiction

Book Review : Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier Remarkable Creatures is a semi-biographical novel about two women, Mary Anning and Elizabeth Philpot. Mary Anning had the unusual experience of being struck by lightning as a baby which irrevocably changed how … Continue reading

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“The Count of Monte Cristo” – Love of a Swashbuckling Tale

Alexandre Dumas was a very interesting man. He was the illigitimate son of Alexandre Dumas and Marie-Catherine Labay, a dressmaker. He was acknowledged by his father, and as the law allowed, was removed from his mother’s custody. He appears to … Continue reading

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“The Quilter’s Apprentice” – Elements of a Good Summer Read

Book Review : The Quilter’s Apprentice, An Elm Creek Quilts Novel by Jennifer Chiaverini Sarah and Matt McClure are a young couple recently graduated from Penn State that have moved to Waterford, Pennsylvania. Matt has found a job, but Sarah … Continue reading

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A Request For Classics

I have received requests from friends to write reviews on some classics, especially those that the young adults are reading in school. Obviously, I won’t be able to do every classic, however, if you are hoping to see a specific … Continue reading

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“Wings” – One Inappropriate Statement Can Change an Entire Novel

Book Review : Wings by Aprilynne Pike Spoiler Alert! Laurel has lived a secluded life with her parents when suddenly her world is upset by moving. Not only is she sent to a public school, but she feels confused and … Continue reading

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“Blackberry Crumble” – How Can a Murder Mystery Novel be Light?

Book Review : Blackberry Crumble by Josi S, Kilpack Sadie Hoffmiller has been pegged as a “magnet for murder” as written by the self-serving Jane Seeley in an article for the Denver Post. Not able to stand the furitive looks … Continue reading

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“The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party” – I Crave Simplicity

Book Review: The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party by Alexander McCall Smith Precious Ramotswe is startled by seeing a van, a white van that seems very familiar in Gaborone. She still longs for her little white van, Grace Makutsi suggests … Continue reading

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