Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading: Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
Published 11/16/2009 at 11:07 a.m. 0 comments
Susan Trinder and Maud Lilly are both orphans. Susan has been raised in a house of thieves in London, while Maud has been raised as a lady in the English countryside. Neither girl knows the other exists until a grifter ...
Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading: Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya
Published 11/2/2009 at 10:58 a.m. 0 comments
When “Bless Me, Ultima” was announced as The Big Read selection for this year, my publisher was very excited and insistent that I read and review it. Honestly, I wasn’t looking forward to it. Maybe it’s some sort of prejudice ...
Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading: Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
Published 10/19/2009 at 4:04 a.m. 0 comments
Susie Salmon is a typical 14-year-old girl. She’s looking forward to starting high school. She has her first crush. She loves her family and she’s trying to find out who she is. Susie, however, is dead.
Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading: Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
Published 10/5/2009 at 10:34 a.m. 0 comments
“Snow Flower and the Secret Fan” is an intriguing book. It is filled with situations that are hard to imagine because they were so foreign to my modern mind. We are introduced to Lily, a seven-year-old girl living in nineteenth-century ...
Leave me alone, I'm reading: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
Published 9/28/2009 at 10:45 a.m. 0 comments
I had high expectations for “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” by Stieg Larsson. My expectations were met, for the most part, but I have to say I was a little disappointed with some parts of the book. “The Girl ...
Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading: The Way The Crow Flies by Ann-Marie MacDonald
Published 9/21/2009 at 11:03 a.m. 0 comments
“The Way The Crow Flies” is several stories in one. It’s a story of growing up and realizing parents are imperfect. It’s about lost innocence and human morality. It’s about love and protection. It’s also a murder mystery. The story ...
Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading: The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
Published 9/8/2009 at 11:09 a.m. 0 comments
What do I say about “The Thirteenth Tale?” Truthfully, I could never find enough words to truly describe it. It was eerie, mysterious, strange and fantastic. It had so many different elements all woven into a wonderfully written story. This ...
Leave Me Alone I'm Reading: Someone Knows My Name by Lawrence Hill
Published 8/31/2009 at 10:35 a.m. 0 comments
“Someone Knows My Name” is a story of sadness and happiness, anger and resolution. The reader experiences the full range of emotion in this book, at times heartbroken, then filled with hope and happiness. It’s the story of a life, ...
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