Friday, August 16, 2013


Did you know that Reading is the NUMBER ONE hobby/leisure time activity of adults in the Twin Cities? According to a survey commissioned by KARE 11 it is consistantly is ranked high, especially for busy females. Perhaps winter serves a purpose afterall!

How to Greet Strangers by Joyce Thompson Three and a Half Worms
Spiky humor and complicated faith, Santeria, are intertwined with an intelligent mystery. Confounding when the main character switches personas like a new pair of heels but very clever.

The Boy from Reactor 4 by Orest Stelmach Three Worms
Prologue unnecessary, it spoiled the thriller aspect of the book. Well-written complicated plot with a lot of adventure and violence.

Always Watching by Chevy Stevens Two and Half Worms
Psychiatric examination of the main character’s past. Well versed in mental health treatment but she would have been disciplined for violation of professional ethics. Some elements of the book were not logical. Ending was rather abrupt.

Deep Down by Deborah Coates Two Worms
Disjointed sketches of underdeveloped characters. A good story that jumps around but does not explain itself in a satisfactory manner.

A Call to Arms by William C. Hammond Two Worms
Historical fiction regarding the Tripoli-American war. Heavy on the nautical terms, thankfully there is a glossary available as a reference. Light on the story about the people involved. Did not resolve the fate of the Cutler family, which was a disappointment. Needs a map of the Barbary States.

Mix it up, read a new author!
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