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Son of A Witch

by Gregory Maguire This book is the sequel to the ever-popular Wicked, which I’d read several months back.  After enjoying Mr. Maguire’s take on different fairy tales, it was fun to read a story about “what happened after”. This story follows the story of Liir, a lonely recluse, who, after reading Wicked, we assume is […]

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Girl With A Pearl Earring

by Tracy Chevalier I loved this book.  I won’t even meander about telling you about this book before I come right out and say how much I enjoyed this book.  I absolutely loved the story, and was drawn immediately into young Griet’s world. Griet is our heroine.  She is a 16-year old girl who is […]

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Plainsong

by Kent Haruf I think this is one of those books that got a lot of buzz when it came out.  Maybe it was part of the Oprah book club at one time, I don’t know, but I do know that I didn’t read it when it was being buzzed. Part of me thinks I […]

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In A Slump

I’m unsure if I should keep this blog going. I love having it as a reference to keep track of what i read and if I enjoyed it, but lately I just have not been finding the time to read as much. I have been reading a series which I’ll review shortly, but in the […]

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The China Study

by T. Colin Campbell I read this book after a recommendation I saw on a bulletin board I frequent. I had heard it gave compelling evidence as to why a vegan or vegetarian diet eliminates disease and encourages longevity. In short, it was about health and a study that was done on the impact of […]

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Peace Like A River

by Leif Enger I could not let October pass by without a review. Oh my gosh, so much time has passed since my last review. I just haven’t been reading as much, I guess. But still reading, so I have a few reviews to put up. Nothing real hard core or intense. But this book, […]

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Children of God

by Mary Doria Russell I stand corrected. I stand completely corrected. A few weeks ago I read The Sparrow, by this same author, and if you read the review, you saw that I was uncertain about it. My biggest problem with it was that so many questions were left unanswered. Often times, that’s perfectly fine […]

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Winter Birds

by Jamie Langston Turner This is one of those books that I didn’t even read the premise. I just picked it up at the library and checked it out. Sometimes I end up really sorry that I did that. In this case, I was glad of the end result. This book is the story of […]

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The Sparrow

by Mary Doria Russell This book was…different, I guess. I still haven’t completely decided if I enjoyed it or not. The idea of the book is that life has been found elsewhere. In Alpha Centauri, to be exact. A group of friends discovers that intelligent life from another solar system sings, and so begins the […]

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Friendship Cake

by Lynne Hinton I really wanted to like this book. The premise was based around friendship and love- and it had the potential to be a great book about female bonding and friendship. (I was thinking along the lines of Ya-Ya Sisterhood.) And while it tried really hard to be just that…it really fell short. […]

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Follow The Stars Home

by LuAnne Rice After reading one novel by LuAnne Rice that I enjoyed, I thought I’d give another one a shot. This was the book I’d been interested in after all, as it was a TV Movie starring Kimberly Williams, and I’d caught most of it one night while home alone. I wanted to know […]

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Elm Creek Quilts, Etc.

by Jennifer Chiaverini Rather than post review after review about the books in the Elm Creek Quilts series, I thought I’d post one generic review about the series in general. I was wandering through the library looking for something light and fun for summer reading, and this series literally jumped off the shelf at me. […]

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