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Friday, November 17, 2017

The Playbook


Book #88 Read in 2017
The Playbook:  52 Rules to Aim, Shoot and Score in this Game Called Life by Kwame Alexander

This book is a collection of sport rules that can be applied to life.  Additionally, each rule is accompanied by a fitting quote from a famous athlete or celebrity.  A quick read.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Stalking Jack the Ripper


Book #87 Read in 2017
Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

Audrey Rose Wadsworth is interested in learning science and helps her uncle research on dead bodies.  She is not your typical female, especially for her time period....which is during the Jack the Ripper murders.  She wants to help her uncle catch the murderer but might get more than she bargains for in doing so.  This book had a great mystery plot that kept me guessing, interesting characters, some romance between Audrey and Thomas and an ending that made me immediately pick up the sequel.  I recommend it for high school and adult readers.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Batgirl Vol 1: The Darkest Reflection



Book #86 Read in 2017
Batgirl Vol 1:  The Darkest Reflection by Gail Simone et all

This is a graphic novel and was an installment in a special series from DC comics.  Batgirl is getting back in action after regaining her ability to walk after being shot by the Joker.  She doubts herself a bit but her drive to help the good people of Gotham inspires her to get back in the crime-fighting game.  I think high school readers would like this book.  I borrowed it from the public library.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017


A birthday gift for a friend--a cute turtle book bag.  Check out https://www.etsy.com/shop/CoffeeandaGoodBookfb?ref=ss_profile

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Death Overdue


Book #85 Read in 2017
Death Overdue by Allison Brook

Carrie moves to her aunt and uncle's town and begins a new job as Programming Coordinator at a library, which happens to be haunted by the spirit of a past librarian.  During a programming event, a former detective, still investigating a cold case, is poisoned and dies.  Carrie takes it upon herself to find the killer....as she believes one person committed both crimes.  But will she be able to solve the case before putting herself in danger?  This was a great cozy mystery and begins a new series.  It had a good murder mystery, interesting characters, some romance, some book talk and other engaging aspects.  I will continue this series.  I borrowed this book from the public library.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

the princess saves herself in this one



Book # 84 Read in 2017
the princess saves herself in this one by Amanda lovelace

This is a book of poetry, detailing a young woman's journey for strength.  The poetry talks about such heavy topics as abuse, rape, suicide and self-esteem issues but the overall message of strength makes this a powerful read.  I recommend it.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

One of Us is Lying


Book #83 Read in 2017
One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus

This was a good young adult mystery.  Five students are assigned to after-school detention; only four leave.  Simon is killed and the four are under investigation for his murder.  There are many layers to each student's story.  Did one of them kill Simon?  Will the truth come before all of their lives are ruined?  This book will keep readers engaged and guessing......I recommend it.