★★★ A good solid mystery written by one of the best writers around. While I had a few issues with the plot in this one, I invested heavily in the characters as I usually do in Stephen King stories. This is the first in a trilogy featuring Bill Hodges, a recently retired detective struggling with... Continue Reading →
★★★★★ A twisty, turny roller coaster ride from start to end! The story takes place in the near future where a scientist has discovered a gene that can be used to identify "your perfect match". "A simple DNA test is all it takes. Just a quick mouth swab and soon you'll be matched with your... Continue Reading →
★★★★★ This book is a delight! I was really unsure about this one because the story is told through emails, instant messages, military files and medical records. I was worried that I wouldn't be able to get engaged with the story without more traditional prose to unite everything but I was so wrong. This is... Continue Reading →
★★ Shay Miller walks through life alone. She is in love with a man who doesn't love her back, the people in her life are acquaintances at best and her job is unfulfilling. All that ends when she witnesses an apparent suicide in a New York subway station. The synopsis of this book was compelling.... Continue Reading →
"A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one."- George R.R. Martin
★★★ This book started out with a lot of promise for me. What's not to love about the offspring of some of the greatest literary "monsters" coming together to solve a mystery? Add to that the fact that Sherlock Holmes and Watson are involved, and you've hooked me. After losing her mother, Mary Jekyll learns... Continue Reading →
★★★★ With an average rating of 3.7 stars, April was a good reading month overall. This is my first year tracking really detailed stats. Certainly star ratings combined with genre help me pick books that I am more likely to enjoy. Some of the other stats I find interesting, but I may not use them... Continue Reading →
★★ The premise of this booked was really what hooked me. I've never read anything else from this author but the setup for this story sounded really unique. Thursday is in a modern-day polygamist relationship with Seth - who in turn, is also married to two other women. Thursday only knows what Seth has told... Continue Reading →
Great post you should check out! The virtual tour is incredible. Beautiful library!
As we near the end of National Library Week, what better time to take an online 360-degree virtual tour of Harvard’s Harry Elkins Widener Memorial Library, which has been thoughtfully provided in order to promote remote access in this time of social distancing. Trust me. They’ve really outdone themselves with gorgeous high resolution views of the 105-year-old cultural landmark!
While I have checked in on Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon in past years, I've never participated. I was sad to read that it may be the last year so I am going to participate this year, even if I likely won't be able to manage staying up for the entire 24 hour period. I'd like... Continue Reading →