Monthly Archives: October 2010

Maybe This Time

I love anything by Jennifer Crusie.  The novels with Bob Mayer, Don’t Look Down, Agnes and the Hit Man and Wild Ride, were great.  The novels she writes alone have always been wonderful with snappy dialogue, ingenious plots, things acting … Continue reading

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A Kiss at Midnight

Eloisa James isn’t just a very successful Romance novelist.  Ms. James is also a Professor of English Literature.  I think this combination is one of the most successful pairings in the modern Romance genre.  There is an intelligence, a literary … Continue reading

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Kids and TV

When asked what kind of books I like to read, I’ve always answered with “fiction” because non-fiction is just too weird.  Who wants to delve into another’s psyche except a psychiatrist?  But at a bookclub recently one of our members … Continue reading

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Magic Hour by Kristin Hannah

A tiny child clutching a wolf puppy steps out of the woods of the Olympic National Forest and into the hearts of an entire town.  She converses only in howls and growls and has obviously been abused for years.  The … Continue reading

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Beneath the Dark Ice

Greig Beck Mr. Beck certainly threw in the kitchen sink here, but he pulls it all together in the end.  Beneath the Dark Ice is one part mythology, one part Verne’s Journey to the Center of the Earth, one part … Continue reading

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The Charm School by Susan Wiggs

I’m such a sucker for ugly duckling stories.  There’s something so hopeful about starting life as one thing and blossoming into something wonderful, a state I’ve forever aspired to.  I guess I’ve always thought of myself as an ugly duckling … Continue reading

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