Monthly Archives: March 2015

Dreamers of the Day

Dreamers of the Day by Mary Doria Russell 2008 / 288 pages read by Ann Marie Lee – 11h 26m rating:  5 / historical fiction I was so prepared to enjoy this –  I’ve read all her other novels,  including the … Continue reading

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Everything I Never Told You

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng 2014 / 304 pages read by Cassandra Campbell rating 7 / contemporary fiction I’m not sure what, specifically,  this book is really about – either that or I’ve been beat over the head … Continue reading

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My First Murder

My First Murder by Leena Lehtolainen (Finland – translated) 1993/ 2012 Eng. –  251 pages read by Amy Ruminate 7h 23m rating: B+ / crime –  police procedural/”who-done-it” (both read and listened) Although it was chosen by the 4-Mystery Addicts reading … Continue reading

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The Burning Room

The Burning Room by Michael Connelly 2015/ 400 pages read by Titus Welliver 10h 11m rating:  B+ / crime (police procedural) #19 featuring Harry Bosch I suspected I wasn’t going to be all that happy with the newest Harry Bosch novel … Continue reading

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1177: The Year Civilization Collapsed

1177:  The Year Civilization Collapsed by Eric H. Cline 2014 / 253 pages read by Andy Caploe / 8h 3m Rating:  8.5  / ancient history-anthropology I’ve read only a wee tad about Ancient Egypt and the Late Bronze Age,   certainly not … Continue reading

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Being Mortal:

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande 2014 / 282 pages read by Robert Patoff  9h 3m rating:  9 / nonfiction (health – medicine) (read and listened) Medicine is a mess with many many parts- … Continue reading

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Those Who Wish Me Dead

Those Who Wish Me Dead by Michael Koryta 2014/ 400 pages read by Robert Petkoff – 10h 30m rating:  C+ / thriller Can’t really call this a crime novel because this all happens well after the crimes have been committed … Continue reading

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Epitaph: A Novel of the O.K. Corral

Epitaph: A Novel of the O.K. Corral by Mary Doria Russell 2015 / 592 pages read by Hillary Huber 19h 33m rating: 8.5 / historical fiction Epitaph:  a phrase or statement written in memory of a person who has died, … Continue reading

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Dept. of Speculation

Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill 2014 / 180 pages rating: 9.5 / contemp fiction (experimental?) Contrary to some of what I’ve read about this book,  it has a plot.  Stuff does happen to interesting characters in chronological order and it … Continue reading

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The World We Found

The World We Found by Thrity Umrigar 2012 / 336 pages rating – 6.5  / contemp. fiction (love story) Armaiti, Laleh, Kavita and Nishta, 4 women all around 50  years old,  bound by old  friendship and idealism from their college days in … Continue reading

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The Woods

The Woods by Harlan Coban 2007 / 528 pages read by Scott Brick / 12h 31m Rating:  A- / crime Scott Brick can make the phone book sound suspenseful so when he reads something by Harlan Coban the result is pure page-turner. … Continue reading

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Consolation

Consolation by Michael Redhill 2006 / 466 pages rating: 8/ historical fiction >>>>NOTES (Spoilers and photos) >>>>  The book seems long but it reads quickly enough.  It’s basically an homage to the city and history of Toronto and an interesting … Continue reading

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