The Cross Gardener by Jason Wright

A friend of mine suggested I read “The Cross Gardener” by Jason Wright. Boy does she know my reading taste. I’m a huge fan of “The Five People You Meet In Heaven” by Mitch Albom and “Elsewhere” by Gabrielle Zevin. When I finished this new book I think I enjoyed it even more. I started... Continue Reading →

The Secret River

These days it’s so easy to take most of what we have and see around us for granted. Living in our comfy homes, driving around in our comfy cars and dining in comfy restaurants is a reality far removed from that now distant day in 1788 when white man first stepped off the boat onto... Continue Reading →

The Civil War on Audio

As a follow-up to Karen’s article about Homeland, (I can’t admit to being a certain librarian), I’ve had a month of just enjoying Civil War novels. While reading Homeland, I was also listening to Jeff Shaara’s Civil War Battlefields. Downloaded from the Overdrive Audiobook Section of TBPL’s Virtual Collection, I listened to it on my... Continue Reading →

Homeland by Barbara Hambly

I’ve just finished reading Homeland by Barbara Hambly. It was recommended by a recently retired Librarian who knows my reading style so well. The book is based on letters exchanged between two women during the American Civil War. Set in the time of North versus South their friendship manages to survive. Cora Poole is a... Continue Reading →

Time to Swtich it Up

Of all my blog entries I have only mentioned the books which I have enjoyed.  However, in this blog entry I really want to mention graphic novels….actually a specific graphic novel.  More and more graphic novels are becoming recognized as mainstream forms of literature and not just comic books for children.  In fact, many of... Continue Reading →

Terror by Dan Simmons

Dan Simmons takes a historical piece of our past and places his own spin on things in his novel “Terror”.  Published in 2007, Terror is both riveting, original and well worth a read.  Many of you may know about the mysterious Franklin Expedition of 1845 where two ships set out to gather data concerning the... Continue Reading →

The Factory Voice

“The Factory Voice” is the debut novel by Jeanette Lynes.  I’m still reading it and *really* enjoying it. It takes place at in Fort William, Ontario. I just love reading books I can relate to. It starts in December 1941.  Sixteen year old Audrey Leona Foley has decided she’s not interested in the marriage plans... Continue Reading →

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