Book Review: The Racketeer

I’m not a detective, nor do I play one on tv.  But I do enjoy a good game of cat-and-mouse, as long as I’m a spectator and not playing the role of either cat or mouse.  Sometimes, I’ve been known to figure out the “whodunit?” before the big reveal. In The Racketeer, John Grisham returns … [Read more…]

Book Review: The Circle Maker

Aaahhh.  The good ol’ summertime.  That blessed time of year when I can do stuff like…nothing.  Well, not really nothing because that’s not how I roll.  But for me, sitting on a couch, or even in a chair, for more than the length of a 30-minute piano lesson counts as “doing nothing.”  Even if I … [Read more…]

Book Review: The Deep End of the Ocean

It’s every parent’s worst nightmare. No, no, I’m not referring to the premise of this book.  I’m referring to the nightmare of losing yourself in a book like this, finding yourself swallowed up by the intrigue and heartbreak to the point where you can hardly put the book down and as a result end up … [Read more…]

Book Review: Joy School

No more homework, No more books, No more teacher’s dirty looks! So begins the rhyme of summertime.  Lazy days with nothing to do.  No school projects.  No schoolwork.  No school activities.   Time to read what *I* want.  Time to do the things *I* want to do. And I choose to read a book with the … [Read more…]

Book Review: The Almond Picker

Sometimes I read a book because it looks interesting. Sometimes I read a book because it’s by a favorite author. Sometimes I read a book because the title intrigues me. And sometimes I read a book because I want to seem fancy and intellectual. That’s why I read this book.  The cover is based of … [Read more…]

Book Review: The Architect

And now for something completely different… We’ve gone from the sublime to the ridiculous…or from flowery prose to gritty suspense…from artistic beauty to a psychological thriller.  Or something like that.  But, seriously, it’s about an architect for crying out loud.  How could I not read it?? To be completely honest, I checked this book out … [Read more…]

Book Review: All is Forgotten, Nothing is Lost

Ahh…the good old summertime.  I look forward to summer for so many reasons, but one of them is that I get the excuse of carving out time to actually *read*.  Like, as in GROWN-UP books.  Books with chapters and multi-syllabic words.  Books with hundreds of pages and small type.  Books with at least 3 letters … [Read more…]