Monthly Archives: August 2014

August 24th I am the Messenger By Markus Zusak

I read this book in 3 hours, it was so good! I could not stop. I think it is an addictive plot with twists, but also points that make you cry with the beauty of words. The ending made me … Continue reading

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August 21st Revolver By Marcus Sedgwick

Is a gun good or evil? Are people, when faced with the choice to choose between right and wrong, most likely to choose what path. After the death of their father, Sig and his sister face a man who comes … Continue reading

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August 20th – Tupac and D Foster By Ja,cqueline Woodson Conclusion

Finished this tonight for Joe, and I was glad. I read it before, and I would read it again for it’s representations of mutl-cultural characters. Also, the character Tash, is a wonderful person whom I would claim as my own … Continue reading

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August 19th What Happened to Lani Garver by Carol Plum-Ucci

Do angels exist? Why do you have to categorize everything instead of just letting things be? This is a book filled with weighty issues, questions, and beliefs. Would you risk everything that is perfect in your world to do the … Continue reading

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August 18th The Silkworm By, Robert Galbraith

The first third was disappointing, but the next two thirds were great The mystery turns and twists with unexpected thrills. Robin is more involved, and I was happy because I enjoy her character. The whole perverse book that is the … Continue reading

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August 16th – Me, him, them, and it by, Caela Carter

This is a quick, wonderful read. Strong, in-depth characters that are believable and make you care about them. The plot is realistic and believable. The ending and resolution to Evelyn’s problem of being pregnant is poignant. This is a novel … Continue reading

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August 12th – 2 of no interest and 1 of great!

I started the day with 2 books and replaced it with 1 that I am excited to read. The 2 ones that did nothing were: The Homeroom Diaries by James Patterson  and  The Girl who was Saturday Night by Heather O’Neil. … Continue reading

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August 9,10,11: The Death of Santini, by Pay Conroy

I and many others love Pat Conroy and his gift of storytelling. His books have grabbed my heart from the moment I opened The Great Santini. I love his lyrical, romantic visions he creates with words and the gospel of the … Continue reading

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August 8th: Conclusion to Mojo – Tim Tharp

Mojo was a mystery to me. I was intrigued, but a bit bored at the beginning.  I was trapped in a car for 4 hours, so I was going to finish it like it or not. The characters didn’t grab me … Continue reading

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August 7th – 24 books and Counting

As of today, since June 1st I have read 24 books. Today at number 25 is MOJO by the author of The Spectacular Now, Tim Tharp. When I picked this up I had no idea that this was the deal. … Continue reading

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