May Book Reviews

The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton (published 1920). I’m not one for classics, but every once in awhile I dip into one. This was a good read, well written flow, but what a perspective. It was one of those books I had to look up when I finished because I didn’t “get” the end. […]

April Book Reviews

Judas by Amos Oz. Another one I didn’t finish….but not because it wasn’t good. It actually is good, but complex. The story of a Jewish scholar who goes to live with an old man as a companion and their conversations, with a bit of a love story thrown in. Anyway…lots of amazing information and I […]

More March Book Reviews

Since we are minus Marlene’s book reviews and I am reading a LOT, two posts this month. The Mermaid’s Daughter by Ann Claycomb. Wow. That’s it in a nutshell. I am writing to this FIRST NOVEL author and crossing my fingers that she will let me interview her for my blog. This is one of […]

March Book Reviews

The Forgotten Seamstress by Liz Trenow. The story told in multiple time lines about a woman who was a seamstress for Buckingham palace and locked up in a mental hospital when she got pregnant from an affair with The Prince of Wales. Quilt tells her story. Clever author uses various point-of-views through taped interviews and […]

Robin’s February Book Reviews

  The Latte Rebellion by Sarah Jacobs Stevenson. YA book. I bought this from the author quite some time ago. There was a book mark in it like I had started it. Now I remember why I put it down…a little too “cute” for me and some content glitches and inconsistencies (in one scene there […]

Robin’s January Book Reviews

Leopard at the Door by Jennifer McVeigh. Wow! I’ll tell you right up front, this book was a 4.8 star for me…I loved it. Couldn’t put it down. The writing is great, but in addition this is a topic I was pretty ignorant about..the uprising in Kenya in the 1950’s. Rachel, age eighteen, has just […]

Marlene’s Final Review

Hello dear followers, some of you for years!  This will be my last monthly review but I will do a yearly email with the “Best of the Year”.  This is a magical year for me as I turn 75 this month and I promised myself to revamp my use of time so I will be […]

Robin’s December Book Reviews

AUDIO: Yep, I have increased my audio time…because I was doing a lot of driving and I wanted to see if I could maintain my attention span. Little Bee by Chris Cleaver read by Anne Flosnik. I LOVED this reader, and the story as well. The reader was able to move between the two main […]

Marlene’s November Book Reviews

Hello all, this is a bit thin this month as I was busy enjoying Spain and Oslo, Norway.  At least I did get in quiet a few movies on the long distance travel! Books: Final Demand by Deborah Moggach.  Moggach knows her characters well, lets you into their minds and keeps you glued to the […]

Robin’s November Book Reviews

The Beginner’s Goodbye by Anne Tyler. It was only by coincidence that I was reading this book on the day we had our two hundred year old Ponderosa Pine tree removed. Our tree was sick, she had a big wound/weak area way up there and was right next to the house..where is all this leading? […]