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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
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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Agatha Raisin and the Terrible Tourist (Agatha Raisin, #6)


Agatha Raisin and the Terrible Tourist (Agatha Raisin, #6)Agatha Raisin and the Terrible Tourist by M.C. Beaton
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Agatha Raisin's marriage to James Lacy was ended before it began when her husband, whom she thought was dead, turned up.  Fortunately and unfortunately, he turned up dead and Agatha solved the murder.  Now she has headed for Greece where James retreated after the fiasco of a wedding.

While in Greece, a "terrible tourist" is murdered and she and James end up having to solve the murder before Agatha is killed.  All this is typical Agatha and the reader ends up wanting to kill her while hoping she escapes the clutches of the real murder.


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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Agatha Raisin and the Terrible Tourist


Agatha Raisin and the Terrible Tourist (Agatha Raisin, #6)Agatha Raisin and the Terrible Tourist by M.C. Beaton
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Agatha Raisin's marriage to James Lacy was ended before it began when her husband, whom she thought was dead, turned up.  Fortunately and unfortunately, he turned up dead and Agatha solved the murder.  Now she has headed for Greece where James retreated after the fiasco of a wedding.

While in Greece, a "terrible tourist" is murdered and she and James end up having to solve the murder before Agatha is killed.  All this is typical Agatha and the reader ends up wanting to kill her while hoping she escapes the clutches of the real murder.


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Sunday, September 09, 2012


Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Against all odds, Peeta and Katniss Everdeen have survived the Hunger Games, but now they are perceived as a pair and their popularity and even safety depend on no one knowing the truth.  The bravery and love that Peeta shows Katniss has struck a cord with the people of the country and their safety depends on keeping that impression alive.

At home all is not well.  Both Peeta and Gale seem to be angry at Katniss and it is time for Peeta and Katniss to go on their Victory Tour.  The Capitol feel that the pair have helped to fuel the rebellion stirring in some of the districts and yet they are so popular, their hands seem to be tied.


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Thursday, September 06, 2012


Alchemy and Meggy SwannAlchemy and Meggy Swann by Karen Cushman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars




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The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #1)The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book was excellent.  Young Katniss Everdeen lives in a country called Panem which is surrounded by 12 districts.  The Capitol rules over the districts by requiring that they send two teenagers every year to the Hunger Games in which they compete to the death while the people of the country watch on live TV.  There are people who create the games and are able to create even more difficult challenges at will, pitting the children of one district against other districts and their own partner.

Katniss volunteered when her 12 year old sister was chosen and she was allowed to take her place.  She accepted the challenge as a death sentence, but could not bear to see her sweet and sensitive sister go to her certain death.  It turns out that the survival skills Katniss' father taught her helped her to do much better in the games than she ever believed possible.


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Wednesday, September 05, 2012


The Unseen Guest (The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, #3)The Unseen Guest by Maryrose Wood
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Great book for kids and interesting for adults.


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The Romanov Conspiracy: A Thriller"


The Romanov Conspiracy: A ThrillerThe Romanov Conspiracy: A Thriller by Glenn Meade
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a fascinating book about some bones buried outside the place where the Romanovs were brutally killed.  It is a mixture of fact and fiction.  Even though we know the outcome of the DNA tests, the book was still fascinating.


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Monday, September 03, 2012

Still Life (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #1)


Still Life (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #1)Still Life by Louise Penny
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I read this book at a time when my life was so busy and complicated, I can't, for the life of me remember what this book was about.  I am writing this review 3 months later and I don't have a clue.

Interestingly, I do remember that I liked it pretty well and would like to read more with the same characters.  The detective was likable and the village charming.  I enjoyed learning more about Quebec and I will probably reread this one before starting the rest of the series.


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