Monthly Archives: September 2012

The Ruby In Her Navel

The Ruby In Her Navel by Barry Unsworth 2006 / 399 pages rating 9.5 In the 12th century Sicily was Christianized by the Norman King Roger II.  He tried to get the Normans, Byzantines, Greeks, Muslims, and Jews to live together in relative harmony but … Continue reading

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Unraveled Sleeve

Unraveled Sleeve by Monica Ferris 2001 / 256 pgs read by Susan Boyce:  8 hrs rating – B I’m a sucker for a good cozy mystery and once in awhile I need a good one,  when I’ve been reading “hard” … Continue reading

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Bring Up the Bodies

Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel 2012/ 410 pages Rating 9.5 – 10 ? Whew – insomnia (my friend) woke me up at about 3:30 this AM and I was able to finish the book.   Finally!   I’d had such … Continue reading

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A Cool Breeze On the Underground

A Cool Breeze On the Underground by Don Winslow 1991- 250 pages narrated by Joe Barrett – 9h. 55m rating B+ Interesting series – new to me – I may follow this.   Years ago Joe Graham, a PI for … Continue reading

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The Sound and the Fury

The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner – 1929 / paper & audio 199 pages (of story + 246 in Norton Critical Edition) 8:51 audio rating 9.5 I’ve read this twice before and  I’m sure there’s always something more to … Continue reading

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Arctic Chill

Arctic Chill by Arnaldur Indridason 2011/ Audio George Guidall 9h 24 Rating B+ Iceland is a popular place for Thai immigrants and a woman named Sunee lives there with her Thai son and her Icelandic son.  But they’re still outsiders … Continue reading

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Eden’s Outcasts: Louisa May Alcott and Her Father

Eden’s Outcasts: Louisa May Alcott and Her Father by John Matteson 2008 / p’back 497 pages Biography Rating – 9 Well it looks like I’m rereading this for the All-nonfiction group.  I read it back in 2009 and can’t find my … Continue reading

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The Idiot

The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky 1868 / Kindle (about 600 pages) Rating:  10 I read this once before – I think I listened to it several years ago – so I’m kind of primed for a good read.  The first … Continue reading

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Behind a Mask: or, A Woman’s Power

Behind a Mask: or, A Woman’s Power by Louisa May Alcott  (A.M. Barnard) 1866 / (not long – a novella really) rating – ?  7.5 (but it is a classic) While rereading and discussing the Pulitzer winner (2008) Louisa May Alcott … Continue reading

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Gone Girl

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn 2012/ 432 pgs  – Narrated by Julian Whelan & Kirby Heyborne / 19h 11m Rating: B+  (crime rating) Oh my – what a page-turning suspense filled psychological crime novel.  Who is the first suspect when … Continue reading

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