Monthly Archives: August 2011

Review: A Cottage by the Sea by Ciji Ware

A Cottage by the Sea by Ciji Ware is an edge of your seat romance with a big mystery and a little bit of magic too.  Blythe, a big production designer in Hollywood, has just gone through nasty divorce with her … Continue reading

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Review: Lord of the Far Island by Victoria Holt

Ellen Kellaway has lived her whole life through the charity of others and her aunt never lets her forget it.  Her mother is dead and she hasn’t seen her father since she was a baby.  Ellen is spunky, smart, and … Continue reading

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Computer Woes

I hate viruses.  The computer kind, I mean.  One minute, you’re vegging out in front of your laptop browsing some translation blogs, next thing you know, a big red box pops up on your screen telling you that you have … Continue reading

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Mini Review: What is Left the Daughter by Howard Norman

Not much time for writing my usual long reviews because I’ve been caring a lot for my grandma on the weekends, so this is kind of a mini review with a summary and quick review. Howard Norman’s What is Left … Continue reading

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Review: Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

Murder on the Orient Express is a gripping murder mystery with a surprising ending.  Belgian detective Hercule Poirot is traveling by train through Europe.  It is snowing hard, and the train has to stop on the tracks for a few … Continue reading

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Ahh the temptation..

It’s bad.  It’s very bad.  There is a certain French website kind of like Amazon that I use to order all of my books from France that I can’t find here or on (or if I don’t like the price … Continue reading

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Review: Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

I rarely ever read short story collections, which is probably why this review is so hard for me to write.  I can’t possible summarize and review every story in it.  So I will try and do a basic “this is … Continue reading

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