Category: Thursday Reviews

The Year In Reading 2014 and Onward to 2015

According to Goodreads — my only real authority on anything reading-wise — I read 64 books in 2014. My first thought upon seeing that was, “Bummer. I didn’t read the 100 I set out to read.” My second thought was “Whoa! 64!” I also… Continue Reading “The Year In Reading 2014 and Onward to 2015”

Thursday Reviews!: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (A Mentor Review!)

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman My rating: 4 of 5 stars British authors must have some kind of secret to writing scrappy orphan stories. Not being opposed to books that start with a creepy man breaking into a house, murdering the family who… Continue Reading “Thursday Reviews!: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (A Mentor Review!)”

Thusday Reviews!: The Facts in the Case of the Departure of Miss Finch by Neil Gaiman (A Mentor Review!)

The Facts in the Case of the Departure of Miss Finch by Neil Gaiman My rating: 3 of 5 stars ***SPOILER WARNING***For me, the setting was the most interesting part of this graphic novel: underground London. The subterranean rooms offered a unique framework for… Continue Reading “Thusday Reviews!: The Facts in the Case of the Departure of Miss Finch by Neil Gaiman (A Mentor Review!)”

Thursday Reviews!: Good Bones and Simple Murders by Margaret Atwood

Good Bones and Simple Murders by Margaret Atwood My rating: 5 of 5 stars I read the first story of this book, “Murder in the Dark,” and when I was finished I turned to my husband, shoved the book in his hand, told him… Continue Reading “Thursday Reviews!: Good Bones and Simple Murders by Margaret Atwood”

Thursday Reviews: Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood My rating: 4 of 5 stars 3.5 stars…it’s a first of series and, while beautifully written (because Atwood just does that) I found that I could put the book down a little too easily. So I started it… Continue Reading “Thursday Reviews: Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood”

Thursday Reviews: Jennifer Government by Max Barry

Jennifer Government by Max Barry My rating: 3 of 5 stars If McDonalds ruled the world: it would look like this book. Or, rather, if Nike owned the world. The Low-Down Dirty:Welcome to the not-so-far-away future, where everyone is identified by the company they… Continue Reading “Thursday Reviews: Jennifer Government by Max Barry”

Thursday Reviews!: Plum Island by Nelson DeMille

Plum Island by Nelson DeMille My rating: 3 of 5 stars Ah…sarcastic narrators. This book’s got one. “I gripped my right ear and twisted, which is how I tune out idiots.” Unfortunately, it’s apparent that everyone except John Corey (our fearless, convalescing-from-getting-shot-on-the-job narrator/hero) is… Continue Reading “Thursday Reviews!: Plum Island by Nelson DeMille”

Thursday Reviews!: The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac (A Mentor Review!)

The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac My rating: 3 of 5 stars If I’d read this alone on a mountaintop, or while camping, or just out in nature somewhere I’d probably’ve given this four stars. The descriptions of nature, the out-and-out enthusiasm for the… Continue Reading “Thursday Reviews!: The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac (A Mentor Review!)”

Thursday Reviews! On the Road by Jack Kerouac (A Mentor Review!)

On the Road by Jack Kerouac My rating: 4 of 5 stars Having been on many, many, many road trips with my military family — I have to say that some of this story can be tedious. After all, spend enough time on the… Continue Reading “Thursday Reviews! On the Road by Jack Kerouac (A Mentor Review!)”

Thursday Reviews!: And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks by William S Burroughs and Jack Kerouac (A Mentor Review!)

And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks by William S. Burroughs My rating: 4 of 5 stars This book was written in the couple years following the murder of David Kammerer — the real-life case which Burroughs and Kerouac were so close to,… Continue Reading “Thursday Reviews!: And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks by William S Burroughs and Jack Kerouac (A Mentor Review!)”

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