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Project Sherlock

I’m very excited – I honestly don’t know why this didn’t come to me when I read The House of Silk. I present Project Sherlock. I will first file Anthony Horowitz’s fabulous tributes under the project (because the first novels to be endorsed by The Conan Doyle Estate in over one hundred years deserve as […]

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Review: Biplane

Biplane by Richard BachMy rating: 4 of 5 stars “What shall I be, this moment?” I’ve been an avid Bach reader lately. I’ve read everything from Johnathon Livingston Seagull to A Gift of Wings. Bach’s Zen-like prose touches someone like me and seduces me into following the story through to the end. There is always […]

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Review: Nothing by Chance

Nothing by Chance by Richard BachMy rating: 4 of 5 stars Unlike Richard Bach, I may never know the true freedom of flight. I used to think that flying was mainly commercial, that there was no way it was a hobby for anyone. Yet if you have the good fortune to fly a small, simple […]

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Review: Moriarty

Moriarty by Anthony HorowitzMy rating: 4 of 5 stars Internal screaming No, wait. Give me a moment. I’m not done yet.¬†Screams more. What the heck did I just read? I’m afraid this review won’t do the book justice. This story is like a rollercoaster with twenty loops. I felt sick on it…. and I loved […]

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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 […]