Favorites Friday: Books with Great Court Cases

Favorites Friday: Books with Great Court Cases
Posted on August 9, 2013 in Favorites Friday / 0 Comments

  Dovey Coe by Frances O’Roark Dowell Dovey Coe says what’s on her mind, so it’s no secret that she can’t stand Parnell Caraway. Parnell may be the son of the richest man in town, but he’s mean and snobby, and Dovey can’t stand the fact that he’s courting her sister, Caroline, or the way he treats her brother, Amos, as if he were stupid just because he can’t hear.So when Parnell turns up dead, and Dovey’s in the room where his body is discovered, she soon finds herself on trial for murder. Can the […]

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Favorites Friday: All-Time Favorite Books

Favorites Friday: All-Time Favorite Books
Posted on August 2, 2013 in Favorites Friday / 4 Comments

  Graceling by Kristin Cashore In a world where people born with an extreme skill—called a Grace—are feared and exploited, Katsa carries the burden of the skill even she despises: the Grace of killing. She lives under the command of her uncle Randa, King of the Middluns, and is expected to execute his dirty work, punishing and torturing anyone who displeases him.When she first meets Prince Po, who is Graced with combat skills, Katsa has no hint of how her life is about to change.She never expects to become Po’s friend.She never expects to learn a new […]

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The Mother-Daughter Book Club by Heather Vogel Frederick

The Mother-Daughter Book Club by Heather Vogel Frederick
Posted on August 2, 2013 in Book Review / 0 Comments

Main Points Writing Style Even though this is written for younger readers, I still enjoyed the writing. If a bit simple, she didn’t waste her time trying to describe too much. She told just the right amount of story. Some words even I didn’t know, however, so it kept me on my toes a bit. If not an intellectual read, it was worth reading just to see what happened next. Content  It was quite a nice story. Short and simple, yet enjoyable. There were certain points towards the beginning when I felt the characters’ despair, it […]

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Julie and Julia by Julie Powell

Julie and Julia by Julie Powell
Posted on August 2, 2013 in Book Review / 0 Comments

Main Points Length  Julie and Julia is just a little too long. There were several fake-out ‘the ends’. Yes, I recognize it’s supposed to cover a year of cooking. And it tried, it really did. But while it only covered a few weeks out of the year, those were very, very drawn out. Hardly a detail was omitted. If it was interesting to read, I wouldn’t mind. Which brings me to the next point. Content  It seemed, to me, like half the book was Julie whining and complaining about something, and the other half about […]

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