Monthly Archives: July 2013

Margery Allingham

    Hide My Eyes by Margery Allingham My rating: 5 of 5 stars Wow. I read “Hide My Eyes” on a rainy Sunday afternoon/early evening. When I finished the book, my thoughts immediately were simply, “wow”. Margery Allingham has written … Continue reading

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N or M?

N or M? by Agatha Christie My rating: 3 of 5 stars It is the first half of World War 2. Agatha Christie, along with her fellow countrymen/women, is coping with food shortages, bombs falling, waiting in lines endlessly (only … Continue reading

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About Reading

“Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity.” ― G.K. Chesterton “Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book.”                                                                               ― Jane Smiley, Thirteen Ways of Looking at the Novel “From that time on, … Continue reading

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The Almond Tree

The Almond Tree by Michelle Cohen Corasanti My rating: 4 of 5 stars I read this book in less than four hours. At first I was not sure I wanted to stick with it. The violence in the beginning chapters … Continue reading

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Her Mother’s Hope

Her Mother’s Hope by Francine Rivers My rating: 4 of 5 stars I enjoyed reading and following the characters in this story, which was really a mini-history of a European family adjusting to one another and life in America. Hard … Continue reading

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The Summer Kitchen

The Summer Kitchen by Lisa Wingate My rating: 3 of 5 stars I could not decide whether to give this novel 3 stars or 4! This book started out strong for me, but after about 2/3 of the way through, … Continue reading

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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer My rating: 4 of 5 stars I was not able to read this book the first time I tried, mainly because of the format. I just could not … Continue reading

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