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Inkheart, Inkspell and Inkdeath

By Cornelia Funke I’ve debated whether I should review these books all together as a trilogy or separate them, and review Inkheart alone, and then Inkspell and Inkdeath together- because that’s how they read.  Inkheart, while it left the reader wondering at the end, could stand alone as a great book.  Inkspell is nothing without […]

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A Suitable Boy

by Vikram Seth The very first thing I have to say about this book is that it is long.  Really, really long.  That being said, I picked up the book from the library and figured that despite its size, I could finish it in a few days.  Oh, how wrong I was.  This book was […]

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Sister Of My Heart

by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni I loved this book. I would read a little, then put it down and spend a lot of time thinking about what I had read. Then I would smile to myself and pick it up again and read a little more. It really was a beautiful story of love, friendship and […]

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The Blood of Flowers

by Anita Amirrezvani We begin by meeting a 14-year old Iranian girl who remains nameless throughout the novel. She is our narrator, as well as our heroine, and she does a fantastic job transporting us to 17th century Iran, and the world of the rug makers. The novel begins with an ominous sign- a comet […]

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A Thousand Splendid Suns

by Khaled Hosseini I’ve had this book on my table for awhile now. I have been waiting and waiting for this book to arrive since it was first announced because I loved The Kite Runner. I couldn’t wait to see if Mr. Hosseini could write women as well as he did men. So when the […]

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Animal, Vegetable, Miracle

*This book review is a cross-post. I enjoyed it so much, and feel it so worth reading, that I am sharing it on both Tummy Treasure, and The Savvy Bookworm. by Barbara Kingsolver Barbara has been making a few appearances on my reading list lately. This one is a bit different, as it is not […]

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Hungry Planet:What The World Eats

by Peter Menzel and Faith D’Alusio It isn’t very often that I pick up non-fiction to read. Other than cookbooks of course. A few weeks ago though, a national magazine brought to light a few excerpts from this book and I had to read the whole thing. I checked it out at the library and […]

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The Poisonwood Bible

It’s been far too long since I updated. I have a pile of books that I’ve read, but not reviewed, so in the next day or two I’m going to try and update all of them. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver This was another excellent book by Ms. Kingsolver. I have to admit that […]

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Captain Blood

by Rafael Sabatini I enjoyed this book immensely. This was written in a classic style, so it did take a few pages to get caught up in the prose and the storytelling, but once I did, I was off for an adventure. Someone who does not know what this book is about may be concerned […]

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The Dante Club

by Matthew Pearl Wow. Really, that sums up this novel in one word. Wow. What a fantastic tale of intrigue and mystery and literature. This story is set in 1865 in the grand city of Boston. We meat a group of men who are attempting to translate Dante’s The Divine Comedy into English from it’s […]

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East of Eden

by John Steinbeck Wow. This was a fantastic book. Thank you Belle for suggesting it. It was captivating and thought provoking, and altogether a wonderful novel. If I were to begin to describe what this book is about… I think I would fail miserably. Ultimately, it’s a view of life in the Salinas Valley in […]

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The Kite Runner

By Khaled Hosseini In the interest of keeping this blog fresh, while I am catching up, I intend to review several of the books that I have read recently, but haven’t reviewed. This is the first in that series. This book is probably one of the two best books I’ve read this year. It was […]

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