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Anne Hawn's books

Who Moved My Cheese?
If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans
Scientific Secrets for Self-Control
Just One Damned Thing After Another
The Vanishing
Exercises in Knitting
The Good Dream
The Very Best of Edgar Allan Poe
The Chosen
BT-Kids' Knits
Talking God
The Professor
The Christmas Files
The Finisher
Home Decor for 18-Inch Dolls: Create 10 Room Settings with Furniture and 15 Outfits with Accessories
Dracula and Other Stories
A New Song
Christy
All Quiet on the Western Front
File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents


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Saturday, January 28, 2012

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012


The Old Curiosity ShopThe Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is another Dickens favorite.  I read it for a Ravelry group called "Knitting like the Dickens."  It is a little too sweet and a little to sentimental, but a great book despite that. Dickens' talent is to create characters that are so real, it is as if they actually  lived.  While the fact that Nell is slated for an early death is obvious from the beginning, the characters which surround her and not nearly as predictable.


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Friday, January 06, 2012


Ladies Of Letters.ComLadies Of Letters.Com by Carole Hayman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is absolutely delightful!  I have the audio book and could listen to it again and again.  (Actually, I did repeat it on a 600 mile drive and found it just as entertaining the second time.) If you love Patricia Rutledge in the BBC comedy "Keeping up Appearances,"  you will love her in this.

It is the ongoing exchange of letters and email between two old friends.  The ladies are very different, but were friends from their youth on.  The comedy is subtle in some spots, so read or listen to it slowly to pick it up.  There are subtle jibes and a bit of posturing that keeps the plot moving as the nature and character of the women unfolds.  There is no narrator or prose to fill in details, so you only learn about them through their own words and it is masterfully done.


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Tuesday, January 03, 2012


Ladies Of Letters.ComLadies Of Letters.Com by Carole Hayman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is absolutely delightful!  I have the audio book and could listen to it again and again.  (Actually, I did repeat it on a 600 mile drive and found it just as entertaining the second time.) If you love Patricia Rutledge in the BBC comedy "Keeping up Appearances,"  you will love her in this.

It is the ongoing exchange of letters and email between two old friends.  The ladies are very different, but were friends from their youth on.  The comedy is subtle in some spots, so read or listen to it slowly to pick it up.  There are subtle jibes and a bit of posturing that keeps the plot moving as the nature and character of the women unfolds.  There is no narrator or prose to fill in details, so you only learn about them through their own words and it is masterfully done.


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Monday, January 02, 2012

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