Book Reviews

I love to read, I do. It’s been an escape and an entertainment for me since I was knee high to a grasshopper. The first books I remember reading on my own were the Little House on the Prairie series books. I still reread them from time to time.

When I’m not rereading childhood favorites, I read everything else I can get my hands on and review them for this blog. LOL Below is my rating system justification. If you’d like to be reviewed, drop me a line.

One Page (℘): I couldn’t slog my way through this mess if I had a machete.

Two Pages(℘℘): I finished it but only out of sheer stubbornness.

Three Pages(℘℘℘): It was readable. Shrug. Nothing more, Nothing Less. I read fifty pages a day.

Four Pages(℘℘℘℘): That was good. Really Good. I was happy to find time to read it, often completing more than my 50 pages a day.

Five Pages(℘℘℘℘℘): Loved this book. Read it in one sitting. Will look at other things this author has written.

Six Pages(℘℘℘℘℘℘): Ignored the people in my life or was severely irritated when I had to stop reading this book to help them. Note: did not actually put the book down for anything. I’m grudgingly writing this review right now because I would rather be on my way to the library to pick up everything else they have written before someone else gets there first.

 6 Pages Reviews

Big Little Lies – Liane Moriarty

The Martian – Andy Weir

13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi – Mitchell Zuckoff and the Annex Security Team

Heather Wells – Meg Cabot

The Demon in the Freezer – Richard Preston

5 Pages Reviews

My (Not So) Perfect LifeSophie Kinsella

A is for ArsenicKathryn Markup

Death by Chocolate LabBethany Blake

Scratch – Manjula Martin

three amazing things about you – Jill Mansell

Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library – Chris Grabenstein

The Boy Is Back – Meg Cabot

Frindle – Andrew Clements

Kill Switch – Jonathan Maberry

Maphead – Ken Jennings

Gone With The Wool – Betty Hechtman

The Last Star – Rick Yancey

Patient Zero – Jonathan Maberry

The Readaholics and the Poirot Puzzle – Laura DiSilverio

Good Intentions – Elliott Kay

The Last Condo Board of the Apocalypse – Nina Post

Neil Patrick Harris Choose Your Own Autobiography

The Fifth Wave – Rick Yancey

Forget Me Knot – Sue Margolis

Something Blue – Emily Giffin

Something Borrowed – Emily Giffin

Bookends – Jane Green

Rilla of Ingleside – L. M. Montgomery

Mr. Darcy’s Daughters – Elizabeth Aston

How to Murder a Millionaire – Nancy Martin

Overturning Wrongful Convictions – Elizabeth A. Murray, PhD

Laying Down the Paw – Diane Kelly

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie – Alan Bradley

Mystery of the Moss Covered Mansion

The Stranger Beside Me – Ann Rule

Hooked on Murder – Betty Hechtman

Vanished – Meg Cabot

I’ve Got Your Number – Sophie Kinsella

World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War – Max Brooks

4 Pages Reviews

Confessions of a Domestic FailureBunmi Laditan

The Bad Ass Librarians of TimbuktuJoshua Hammer

Telling Lies for Fun and Profit – Lawrence Block

The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up – Marie Kondo

No Baggage – Clara Benson

Sushi For Beginners – Marian Keyes

The Crossing Places – Elly Griffiths

The Zig Zag Girl – Elly Griffiths

Bridget Jones, Mad About the Boy – Helen Fielding

Cheddar Off Dead – Julia Buckley

A Little Night Murder – Nancy Martin

Because I Said So! – Ken Jennings

Grilled For Murder – Maddie Day

Guns, Germs, and Steel – Jared Diamond

Come Tell Me How You Live – Agatha Christie

Down The Rabbit Hole, Curious Adventures ad Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny – Holly Madison

The Lost Track of Time – Paige Britt

Death, Taxes, and a Satin Garter – Diane Kelly

The Art of War for Writers – James Scott Bell

Al Capone Shines My Shoes – Gennfier Choldenko

The Man Who Never Was: World War II’s Boldest Counterintelligence Operation Ewan Montagu

Luke Skywalker Can’t Read and Other Geeky Truths – Ryan Britt

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less Greg McKeown

Shark Trouble – Peter Benchley

Seducing Strangers, How to Get People to Buy What You’re Selling Josh Weltman

The Ultimate Book of Impostors – Ian Graham

King Leopold’s Ghost, A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa Adam Hochschild

In Cold Blood – Truman Capote

3 Pages Reviews

Secrets of an Organized Mom – Barbara Reich.

Truly Madly GuiltyLiane Moriarty

War and Peach – Susan Furlong

The Kick-Ass Writer: 1001 Ways to Write Great Fiction, Get Published, and Earn Your Audience – Chuck Wendig

And Then There Were Nuns – Kylie Logan

Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew’d – Alan Bradley

The Bone Collection – Kathy Reichs

Much Ado About Muffin – Victoria Hamilton

Death Among the Doilies – Molly Cox Bryan

Meternity – Meghann Foye

Murder, Hand-Crafted – Isabelle Alan

In The Woods – Tara French

Angel Face: The True Story of Student Killer Amanda Knox – Barbie Latza Nadeau

Green River, Running Red – Ann Rule

2 Pages Reviews

Cut, Crop, & Die – Joanna Campbell Slan

The One and Only – Emily Giffin

Solo – Jill Mansell

Dressed to Kilt – Hannah Reed

Parchment and Old Lace – Laura Childs

Mystery – John Hamilton

The Code of the Woosters – P. G. Wodehouse

One Page Reviews

Second Quarter 2017

First Quarter 2017

Third Quarter 2016

Second Quarter 2016

First Quarter 2016

Third Quarter 2015

Unrated Books

The Will to Kill: Making Sense of Senseless Murder – James Alan Fox and Jack Levin

The Year of Reading Dangerously – Andy Miller

Mad Science Institute – Sechin Tower

The Sociopath Next Door – Martha Stout, Ph.D.

Star Wars: Jedi Academy – Jeffrey Brown

Wedding Night – Sophie Kinsella

The Murder Room: The Heirs of Sherlock Holmes Gather to Solve the World’s Most Perplexing Cold Cases – Mike Capuzzo