Category Archives: Books & Libraries

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

Bellman and Black

Bellman and Black by Diane Setterfield My rating: 4 of 5 stars Descent into Madness This is a strange tale about one man’s life from boyhood through death. The hype from the publisher and from several other reviewers is that … Continue reading

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Blind Justice by Anne Perry

Blind Justice by Anne Perry My rating: 4 of 5 stars I’ve read (and loved) all the William Monk novels and had high expectations, so I was a little disappointed when it started with a lot of Oliver Rathbone and … Continue reading

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Olive Branches Don’t Grow on Trees

Do all the people in your family get along? Or is there sometimes so many hard feelings you have to schedule carefully to make sure feuding siblings or estranged parents don’t run into each other at the same event? ┬áMost … Continue reading

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Ready to Die

Ready to Die by Lisa Jackson My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is the fifth book in Lisa Jackson’s “To Die” series about Regan Pescoli and Selena Alvarez, detectives in the Grizzly Falls Sheriff’s Department, set in the mountains … Continue reading

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Book Drunk

Hello. My name is Carolyn and I’m a Bookaholic. I’m trying to pull out of a six week book binge right now. I’ve ignored family and friends, allowed dust bunnies and dirty laundry to accumulate, and even refused to play … Continue reading

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The Edge of Never – a NEW ADULT novel

The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski My rating: 4 of 5 stars J.A. Redmerski is one independent writer who has it figured out. I love the covers on all her books. The images pull you in, make you want … Continue reading

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What happens when a Witch and a Priest fall in love?

Witchstruck by Victoria Lamb My rating: 5 of 5 stars I loved this book! It has suspense, romance, action – the whole nine yards! The best part is the characters. The setting is 1554 England. Bloody Mary is on the … Continue reading

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The Rebellion of Miss Lucy Ann Lobdell

The Rebellion of Miss Lucy Ann Lobdell by William Klaber I picked up this book without reading any reviews. The cover and title looked interesting, so I started to read it on my Kindle. One of the first things you … Continue reading

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Ocean Alley Adventures

Ocean Alley Adventures by Elaine Orr My rating: 5 of 5 stars As a librarian, I’ll recommend this series to readers who want a good story without too much gore or sex, but don’t necessarily want Christian fiction. The Ocean … Continue reading

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Songs of Willow Frost

Songs of Willow Frost by Jamie Ford My rating: 5 of 5 stars Songs of Willow Frost is a coming of age story set in Seattle, Washington. The main time period is 1934, the height of the Depression. Twelve year-old … Continue reading

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