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I Could Pee on This and Other Poems by Cats by Francesco Marciuliano

Francesco Marciuliano writes the comic strip Sally Forth and has carried his sense of humor over to I Could Pee on This. As the title states, this is a book of poetry written by cats. It is illustrated with pictures … Continue reading

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The shining by Stephen King

The Shining, Stephen King’s third book, is also one of his best. The plot centers around Jack Torrance and his family. Jack is an alcoholic mentally troubled father and after being fired from his teaching job he takes a job … Continue reading

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Oprah: A Biography by Kitty Kelley

Having read most of Kelley’s other books, I was slightly disappointed in this one but not because of the writing. Since it is an unauthorized biography, Kelley had to work with mainly press reports and very few interviews. She states … Continue reading

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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith

Having read Grahame-Smith’s Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and enjoyed it tremendously, I was looking forward to his next book. When I first started Abraham Lincoln I found it a little off-putting because Pride had followed Austin’s book and Abraham … Continue reading

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Columbine by Dave Cullen

Journalist Dave Cullen’s Columbine , winner of an Edgar Award and Barnes & Noble’s Discover Award, puts to rest all the urban myths about the Columbine tragedy. Published on the 10th anniversary of the massacre (April 20, 1999), Cullen debunks … Continue reading

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Shadow Divers by Robert Kurson

Mysterious, gripping, tension-filled! Nonfiction??? I never thought I would use those adjectives for a nonfiction work but Shadow Divers by Robert Kurson changed my mind. Shadow divers are deep sea divers who explore items on the ocean floor. They differ … Continue reading

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Bitter Harvest by Ann Rule

Ann Rule is one of the best true crime writers of this generation. No one else does so much detailed research about murderers (serial or otherwise). I have read all of her books and eagerly anticipated the publication of Bitter … Continue reading

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The Ruins by Scott Smith

I picked The Ruins by Scott Smith because of a book review in a magazine and the reviewer was right on target. I was disappointed to learn that Mr. Smith had waited ten years from his last book (A Simple … Continue reading

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The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton

Michael Crichton, one of my favorite authors, died in 2008. To pay homage to him, I decided to reread his first book (published under his real name), The Andromeda Strain. Written in 1969, I was afraid it would be very … Continue reading

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The Walking by Bentley Little

Bentley Little is a Bram Stoker Award winner, the award given by the Horror Writer’s Association. The Walking is a prime example of Little’s work. I was hooked on this book from the first sentence in the Prologue which was, … Continue reading

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