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The Road

The Road by Cormac McCarthy My rating: 5 of 5 stars (Spoilers)I think I may need to reread this, that’s what I think. This book was so intense at times that I blew through the suspenseful bits. I admit I

theroad

The Road

The Road by Cormac McCarthy My rating: 5 of 5 stars (Spoilers)I think I may need to reread this, that’s what I think. This book was so intense at times that I blew through the suspenseful bits. I admit I

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The Power of the HANDwritten Word

I was surprised with a gift and a card from a very special friend today. The gift was probably one of the most meaningful I have ever received…an original 1955 publish of Anne Morrow Lindbergh’s Gift From the Sea, interestingly

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The Power of the HANDwritten Word

I was surprised with a gift and a card from a very special friend today. The gift was probably one of the most meaningful I have ever received…an original 1955 publish of Anne Morrow Lindbergh’s Gift From the Sea, interestingly

Now reading Murakami’s “A Wild Sheep Chase”

Now reading Murakami’s “A Wild Sheep Chase” http://ow.ly/5aBRh and find myself looking at sheep through narrowed eyes…you never know.

Now reading Murakami’s “A Wild Sheep Chase”

Now reading Murakami’s “A Wild Sheep Chase” http://ow.ly/5aBRh and find myself looking at sheep through narrowed eyes…you never know.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

Amazing narrative voice…this book is written from the point of view of an autistic teen from Swindon, England. Christopher gives the reader incredible insight into his view of the world. We learn to understand Christopher and his methods of coping

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

Amazing narrative voice…this book is written from the point of view of an autistic teen from Swindon, England. Christopher gives the reader incredible insight into his view of the world. We learn to understand Christopher and his methods of coping

Table for Six by Katrina Anne Willis

This page-turner of a book provides the reader with side-splitting humor, wit, and insight. Katrina Willis nudges us to Get the Big Picture that is Life. She shows us a series of snapshots of her own life, and gives us

Table for Six by Katrina Anne Willis

This page-turner of a book provides the reader with side-splitting humor, wit, and insight. Katrina Willis nudges us to Get the Big Picture that is Life. She shows us a series of snapshots of her own life, and gives us

True Grit by Charles Portis

Decent read, clever dialogue, suspenseful–ends like a typical cowboy movie, though…

True Grit by Charles Portis

Decent read, clever dialogue, suspenseful–ends like a typical cowboy movie, though…

Crap.

I love the word “crap”.  It’s useful when certain other words are not appropriate.  It is the Seinfeld of soft-core expletives—meaning nothing and everything at the same time. Crap  jumped off the shelf at me today with its clever brown cover and

Crap.

I love the word “crap”.  It’s useful when certain other words are not appropriate.  It is the Seinfeld of soft-core expletives—meaning nothing and everything at the same time. Crap  jumped off the shelf at me today with its clever brown cover and

Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

Epic, bucket list novel. Surprisingly, I am at a loss for words on this review…maybe because Rand was at an excess :) The only drawback to this otherwise brilliant, thought-provoking novel is that Rand often spoon feeds her ideas to

Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

Epic, bucket list novel. Surprisingly, I am at a loss for words on this review…maybe because Rand was at an excess :) The only drawback to this otherwise brilliant, thought-provoking novel is that Rand often spoon feeds her ideas to

Last Night in Twisted River by John Irving

Well, this might just be my new favorite John Irving novel. I’ll have to read “A Prayer for Owen Meany” again just to be sure. Yes, the book is replete with traditional Irvingisms–bears, wrestling, dysfunctonal relationships, etc. The book is

Last Night in Twisted River by John Irving

Well, this might just be my new favorite John Irving novel. I’ll have to read “A Prayer for Owen Meany” again just to be sure. Yes, the book is replete with traditional Irvingisms–bears, wrestling, dysfunctonal relationships, etc. The book is

Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner

I read the Penguin version of this book on my Kindle. Although the intro is a little dry, it is worth reading for the wealth of background info to this gem of a literary masterpiece. Stegner weaves an intricate web

Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner

I read the Penguin version of this book on my Kindle. Although the intro is a little dry, it is worth reading for the wealth of background info to this gem of a literary masterpiece. Stegner weaves an intricate web