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Review: The House of Silk: A Sherlock Holmes Novel

The House of Silk: A Sherlock Holmes Novel by Anthony HorowitzMy rating: 5 of 5 stars I keep reading the preface in Martin Freeman’s voice now. Oh, God…A novel that takes a beloved character and puts a different twist on him/her can be tricky territory. The readers scrutinize the character and make sure it stands […]

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Review: Challenger Deep

Challenger Deep by Neal ShustermanMy rating: 4 of 5 stars I’m not an avid Neal Shusterman reader. The only other novel of his that I’m familiar with is Bruiser . I’ve read a couple of novels with mental illness as the main subject (one fiction, one memoir) and I can’t call myself an expert, but […]

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Review: Rules for a Knight

Rules for a Knight by Ethan HawkeMy rating: 2 of 5 stars Well, I honestly do not know what to say… and unfortunately in this case, that’s not a good thing. I liked it, it was touching, but it didn’t blow me away like I expected it to. I wanted to learn something I hadn’t […]

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Review: A Gift Of Wings

A Gift Of Wings by Richard BachMy rating: 4 of 5 stars I am no pilot. I don’t know about fuel gauges, aviation, airports, or turbulence. I’m not a mechanic. Nuts and bolts are just objects to me; meaningless objects. Yet somehow this book grabbed me and refused to let me go until I’d finished. […]

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Sea of Tears

I am floating in a golden sea of tears. You are beside me, the warmth of your hand in mine as the waves ripple and break above us. We are underwater, yet we can breathe. You turn to me and kiss me, stars swirling around us as the moon dives into the golden water. We […]

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Review: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan CainMy rating: 5 of 5 stars I went into this knowing. Knowing and accepting that I am an introvert. While my mother enjoys going out and engaging in social situations, I count down until it’s time to go home. Not that […]

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Review: Who Censored Roger Rabbit?

Who Censored Roger Rabbit? by Gary K. WolfMy rating: 4 of 5 stars Wolf weaves an extraordinarily interesting detective story here. I loved the constant twists and turns of the novel, how they built up to the unbelievable truth. It kept me guessing until the very end. My copy had a lot of errors, but […]

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Review: Full Circle: A Father’s Journey with a Transgender Child

Full Circle: A Father’s Journey with a Transgender Child by Derry RundlettMy rating: 4 of 5 stars As a musician for a famous 1960’s pop group, my father claims to know a lot of renowned people. I take it all in stride; him knowing a music legend is no longer news to me! He first […]

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Review: Schizo

Schizo by Nic SheffMy rating: 4 of 5 stars My first experience reading literature that had schizophrenia as its subject was January First by Michael Schofield. I cried. About two years ago, I read Tweak by Nic Sheff. I wept. Schizo is no different experience. Reading from Miles’ point of view, I fully believed everything […]

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Review: Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men by John SteinbeckMy rating: 5 of 5 stars Being disabled myself, I was touched by this book. I know Lennie died, but it was inevitable… And he died happily. That, I think, is amazing. Not that I don’t feel bad for him; I do. But Steinbeck wanted to be realistic. And, […]