Monday, July 26, 2010

Read, Remember, Recommend

Read, Remember, Recommend by Rachelle Rogers Knight

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I just love this book.  It has so much information on awesome authors and all of the awards that have been given over the years to current.  I also follow their website.  You can find this book at just about any book store. Read, Remember, Recommend

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Friday, July 23, 2010

Siezed: A Sea Captain's Adventures with Scoundrels, Con Artists, and Pirates in Recovering Ships from the World's Most Troubled Waters

This is a great book.  It is full of exciting/scary life adventures on the sea and in different countries that surround the sea. I don't know how his wife put up with him always being gone and seemingly in danger of being put in prison or killed in a far off country. The characters are great and are developed very well throughout the book. It'd be very interesting and exciting if they made a movie out of this one.
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The Poacher's Son by Paul Doiron

Warning, this review contains spoilers, read at your own risk.

Warden Mike Bowditch is a 24 year-old rookie with less than a year on the job in the mid coast woods of Maine. He's searching for a bear that has stolen Bud Thompson's pig only to find the pig lying dead on the ground uncovered by the bear. While questioning Bud he finds that the two of them have something in common, their partners have left them behind. Mike likes it that way at this point in his life although he misses Sarah a lot, she had much higher expectations of Mike, wanted him to be a lawyer instead of a Warden in the Maine Warden Service. The phone message he receives from his father that he's not seen nor heard from in over two years puzzles him and can't help feeling that something is up.

Two years previous to this night Sarah and Mike went fishing in Rangeley and on the way met Jack Bowditch, Mike's father, in Dead River Inn near Flagstaff. A lot of bikers, hikers and locals were at the bar on a busy night, needless to say this was not a nice place for pretty a woman to be walking around. A fight breaks out when Sarah is being bothered by a couple of biker guys and Mike gets hit by a beer bottle bringing him to the floor.

Mike plants himself in the middle of the investigation so that he can be sure that the police do a thorough investigation of all the possible suspects. He interjects himself so much that he may end up losing his job in the Maine Warden Service. I must admit I was riveted to the book until I was finished, I couldn't help myself. As I kept reading I had several possibilities of suspects in mind, but as I kept reading that suspect changed several times. I would have never guessed that Mike's father really did kill those men. There are so many twists and turns that keep you reading until the very end. I loved the great twist with Brenda, she sure was waked out, but it added to the suspense of the whole story.

I’ve been to Maine in the general area of the writing of this book and the woods of Maine can be very daunting.

Hide in Plain Sight by Marta Perry

I really liked this book, I thought this book was great. The characters were well represented throughout. The romance was there in a cute subtle way instead of a whole chapter dedicated to hot steamy sex scenes. I plan on reading other books by Marta Perry, especially the ones in the Three Sister Inn series.

Books by Timothy Frost

Final Passage
For anyone that enjoys a great mystery/thriller.

Just finished reading this book in one week. Great story line and a lot of twists and turns throughout the book that keep you guessing, just when you think you've figured it out another twist is thrown in. Great/happy ending!!

This was a short story about a couple on vacation with their daughter, then everything went wrong. I liked the book because it kept me reading to find out what really happened to the daughter only to find out that the daughter was in on the game. Suspenseful to the end!! The daughter was so bored that to make the vacation interesting she decided to play this game on her parents not thinking it would go as far as it did. The joke was on her because she didn't know that the people she was dealing with were pros.
Cute little short story about someone that only wanted to do one thing in life to make it complete, to fly like a seagull.
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The Shack by William P Young

Superb!!  Five star material!!

I thought this was a great work of fiction for a seemingly religious book. It was heartbreaking at times and funny at times. It made me think of things differently, especially judgment, how I and everyone judge people, things prior to really knowing who or what they are really about, I guess you could say snap judgments. I think about this book all of the time and will never forget it. I originally read this on my B&N nook but after finishing it I went out and bought myself a copy for my bookshelf. This book was recommended to me by a co-worker and the reason I read it was because of her glowing reviews about the book and the many people she recommended it to and how it affected those people. Great Read!!

The Writing Circle by Corinne Demas

"Warning, this review may contain spoilers; read at your own risk!"

Posted June 24, 2010 at Barnes and Noble:  The Writing Circle is a story that revolves around a group of authors.  Each author brings their works to the group to read and have critiqued.  A space became available in the group.  As the book progresses we find that everything is not what it seems in their little group of authors and a little bit about each author is brought out in individual chapters.  This book contains a lot of twists and turns throughout and the plot thickens as each of their stories unfold.  There may even be some room left for a second book.  Enjoy reading.

Flawless: Inside the Largest Diamond Heist in History by Scott Andrew Selby, Greg Campbell

Flawless - Fascinating Read!!

This book was very fascinating read for the
largest diamond heist in history. It begins in 2003 where a group of men robbed one of the most ultra-secure vaults in the diamond district in Antwerp, but was it really? You know from the very beginning of the book that at least one thief was apprehended, but you don't find out the fate of the others till closer to the end. Along the way you learn a great deal about diamonds and the diamond trade, along with safes, locks, vaults, security measures, Antwerp, and some history, there was a lot of time spent on the plot to rob the diamond district in Antwerp. It's very well written. It's seemed to be divided into two halves: the first half on how the deed was planned and pulled off, the second half is how it was solved and the actual thieves that were caught. Neither half could have occurred were it not for human error. I would highly recommend thisbook for it's very interesting plot. Soon after I read the book I rented the movie called Flawless with Demi Moore and Michael Caine Where on the eve of his retirement, a disgruntled British janitor (Michael Caine), angry over his company's refusal to pay an insurance claim for his ailing wife, persuades an unhappy American executive (Demi Moore) to join him in a jewel heist. The two subsequently hatch a daring plan to steal the gems from their employer, the London Diamond Corp. Michael Radford directs this crime drama set in 1960s London and loosely based on actual events. While I thought this movie was going to be the same as the book Flawless and it didn't turn out to be that way, it was still a good movie.

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Running Dark by Jamie Freveletti

Waiting to received this book so that I can start reading it and post my review.

  Running Dark: A NovelRunning Dark: A Novel by Freveletti, Jamie

Waiting to receive this book, it looks like a good read.

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