Book Review: Drowning Ruth

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars Summary: In the winter of 1919, a young mother named Mathilda Neumann drowns beneath the ice of a rural Wisconsin lake. The shock of her death dramatically changes the lives of her daughter, troubled sister, and husband. . . . Told in the voices of several of the main... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Married While Intoxicated

Married While Intoxicated by Fran Shaff 2011. 37 pages Genre: Romantic Comedy Rating: 3 out of 5 stars Summary: Ever do anything ill-advised while under the influence? Melinda and Matthew did. Stranded in a snowstorm, drowning their sorrows these two strangers got "Married While Intoxicated." See how they handle their sticky situation in this hilarious... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Rook

The Rook by Daniel O'Malley 2012. 496 pages. Series:  The Checquy Files #1 Genre: Contemporary, Fantasy, Supernatural  Rating: 4 out of 5 stars   Summary:  "The body you are wearing used to be mine." So begins the letter Myfanwy Thomas is holding when she awakes in a London park surrounded by bodies all wearing latex... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Cage Legacy

The Cage Legacy by Nicholas Conley 2012. 320 pages. Genre: Thriller, Horror, Young Adult Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Summary: Who is Ethan Cage? Is he just a troubled 17-year-old high school student? A quiet, intelligent kid with a bad home life? Or is he a shattered human being, a boy who lost his... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Stone Fox

Stone Fox by James Reynolds Gardiner Illustrated by Greg Hargreaves 1980. 96 pages. Genre: Childrens, Historical Fiction My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars Summary: Little Willy has a big job to do. When his grandfather falls ill, it is up to Willy alone to save their farm from the tax collector. But where can... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Peppermint

Peppermint by Dorothy Grider Illustrated by Raymond Burns 1950, 1966.  16 pages. Genre: Childrens, Collector's Item Age Range: 3 - 7 years (and by that I mean 3 years olds would enjoy this being read to them)  Reading level is more like 5 - 7. My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Summary: This is... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Green Mansions

Green Mansions by W. H. Hudson 1904. 320 pages. Genre: Romance, Classic My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars Summary: The curious call of an unseen bird lures a young European explorer deeper and deeper into the jungle, where he encounters the source of the siren song--a lovely, half-wild girl with mysterious powers. Thus begins... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Glory Road

Glory Road by Robert A. Heinlein 1963. 294 pages. Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy My Rating: 2 out of 5 stars Summary: When "Scar" Gordon read a personals ad promising "very high pay, glorious adventure, great danger", with physical requirements, except for the part about being "handsome", that fit him to a T, he answered it,... Continue Reading →

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