Tuesday, March 01, 2016

February 2016 Reading

Give Me Everything You have on Being Stalked by  James Lasdun (library) I read this book, because I had read a review of it that said: "the book's most terrifying revelation is the idea that all that is necessary for a person's life to be made utterly miserable is for another person to want this badly enough, for whatever reason. The internet is the genie that grants such poisonous wishes. And I have seen how crazy things can get between people on facebook and yahoo groups and other forums on the internet.
Maggie Smith A Biography by Michael Coveney (library) if you are a Maggie Smith fan, read it, but just for anyone....it was a little dry. She is just a fabulous person. It would be like reading a biography of your own grandmother or aunt.
The Storied Life of A J Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin   (library) Loved it!! I need to go buy it right now, So I can have it in my house forever
The Clue in the Crossword Cipher by Carolyn Keene my dose of Nancy Drew reading this month.
The Witches by Stacy Schiff  a telling of the Salem Witch Trials. I found it a little dry, but lots of detail and photos too!! Ryan says I need to qualify this comment. The photos were of houses still standing where things took place during the Witch Trials, also photos of portraits of some of the judges etc.
Letter From Home by Carolyn Hart  for fans of Elizabeth Berg's WWII books and if you like a little mystery too (and some coming of age drama) This book had it all. I recommend.
Twelve Drummers Drumming by C C Benison (library) I only read it for the Nancy Drew reference.  Cute, cozy mystery
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes (library) Bring the kleenex. I cried buckets....being made into a movie
Lulu Dark Can See Through Walls by Bennett Madison. Modern. "Anti" Nancy Drew
Lulu Dark and the Summer of the Fox by Bennett Madison and another
Girl in the Woods by Aspen Matis (library) about a girl hiking the PCT after she was raped in College to clear her head. Similar a bit to Wild...so if you like that sort of thing.
Dear Cary by Dyan Cannon (library) Dyan Cannon's relationship with Cary Grant.
Scratch One by Michael Crichton. Some old books written under the name John Lange, while Crichton was in college.  Not bad. sort of a knock-off James Bond
Murder on the Ghost Walk by Ellen Elizabeth Hunter Wilmington, NC set murder mystery series. They are just okay and I mainly read them just for the local color of my hometown.

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