Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Review: Losing It

Losing It Losing It by Emma Rathbone
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Awkward coming-of-age story about an immature 26-year-old obsessed with losing her virginity. Review to come in SLJ AB4T. As for the audio, this was a great production--my Odyssey ears didn't catch any production errors and the narration was clear and appropriate for the storyline.

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Monday, August 29, 2016

Friday, August 26, 2016

Review: Front Runner

Front Runner Front Runner by Felix Francis
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Back in the day, I read all the Dick Francis books. I love reading about horses, so when the author throws in a mystery and a British setting, I'm a happy girl. I hadn't read any spinoffs, so I thought I would give this audiobook a try. It was what I remember, but I wasn't too impressed. Good mystery about fixing racing, dodging British corporate tax, and blackmail.

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Review: The Prime Minister's Secret Agent

The Prime Minister's Secret Agent The Prime Minister's Secret Agent by Susan Elia MacNeal
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Love this series! Maggie Hope isn't coping very well since she had to kill someone during her spy mission to Germany a few months ago, so she's recovering in Scotland as she trains other spies. She's mean (they call her Lady Macbeth) and needs a mystery to pull her out of her gloom and doom. When her ballet friend Sarah is threatened with a mysterious illness, Maggie helps solve the mystery.

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Monday, August 15, 2016

Review: The Tales of Beedle the Bard

The Tales of Beedle the Bard The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Much more enjoyable than Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

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Review: What Angels Fear

What Angels Fear What Angels Fear by C.S. Harris
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Just what I wanted to read during intersession--a mystery that I didn't solve right away, and a cast of interesting British characters. Set during the time of mad King George, and the privileged vying for power in his midst.

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Monday, August 8, 2016

Review: Amy Snow

Amy Snow Amy Snow by Tracy Rees
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Historical fiction treasure hunt between a lady and her orphan companion. No surprises here, but I had to finish to make sure things turned out the way I thought they would. There was something about Amy's voice that just didn't ring true to me though--can't put my finger on it.

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Review: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I realized that I had never read this book--figured I should since there is a movie coming out based on this one. It will need a lot of filler! I wasn't too impressed with the listing of critters, but it's cool that the proceeds of this went to charity.

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Monday, August 1, 2016

Review: The Tumbling Turner Sisters

The Tumbling Turner Sisters The Tumbling Turner Sisters by Juliette Fay
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I enjoyed this easy read, but had a huge problem with the fact that I couldn't tell the sisters apart when they were narrating the story. The chapters are told from the POV of Winnie and Gert. Even though their hopes and dreams were very different, there were times that I had to check the chapter headings to see who was doing the thinking.

In order to raise money for rent while their father is recovering from a drunken injury, the four Turner sisters start a Vaudeville act with their mother acting as babysitter to the oldest sister's infant son. Over the next few years, the sisters fall in love, learn a lot about showbiz, and become more independent. Many newsworthy items are thrown into the novel--Prohibition, women emancipation, the KKK, factory fires, birth control, etc.

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