Category Archives: Books & Libraries

Thirty years in a library – what I’ve learned and am still learning.

Thunder Beneath My Feet

Thunder Beneath My Feet by Carolyn Mulford My rating: 5 of 5 stars I picked up Thunder Beneath My Feet because Carolyn Mulford is a “local” writer, who lives in Columbia, Missouri. She’s a neighbor, almost, since Columbia is only … Continue reading

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Tangled Roots has a new cover!

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try,  again. . . Tangled Roots, my mystery novel, hasn’t been selling very well as an ebook. Many of my wonderful friends, relatives, and neighbors bought the paperback edition, and some of you … Continue reading

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All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda

All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda My rating: 5 of 5 stars Different! A page-turning psychological thriller with so many twists you can’t look up for a moment, and, at the same time, an in depth look at love, … Continue reading

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CAPTURED by Neil Cross

Captured by Neil Cross My rating: 5 of 5 stars At first I thought this book was going to be a tear-jerker. It’s about a divorced man, living alone, who has just been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer and has … Continue reading

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Keep Your Friends Close

Keep Your Friends Close by Paula Daly My rating: 5 of 5 stars Keep your Friends Close grabbed me from the first page. I literally couldn’t put it down. The story is mostly told from two contrasting viewpoints: Natty, the … Continue reading

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Go Away Home by Carol Bodensteiner

Go Away Home by Carol Bodensteiner My rating: 5 of 5 stars Go Away Home is a chance to immerse yourself into a world that is no more, through the eyes, mind, and heart of Liddie Treadway, coming of age … Continue reading

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The Butcher by Jennifer Hillier

The Butcher by Jennifer Hillier My rating: 5 of 5 stars The Butcher made me feel the same way I feel driving past a bloody highway accident. You don’t want to look, but you can’t help yourself. You can’t resist … Continue reading

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Promises to Keep by Shayne Parkinson

Sentence of Marriage by Shayne Parkinson My rating: 5 of 5 stars This review is not just for Sentence of Marriage, which is the first book in Promises to Keep. I just finished the 3rd book, the ending of a … Continue reading

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Digital Public Library of America

FREE Public Access to Information! FREE Primary Sources!  I’ve been evangelizing for the free information you can get through public libraries, non-profits, and government sites for years. I even set up my own site, primarysourcesonline, and tried to pull the … Continue reading

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The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August

The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North My rating: 5 of 5 stars This novel is hard to categorize. Not exactly SciFi, regardless of the title and the basic premise. The author proposes that there are many … Continue reading

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