Tag Archive: Book

Mar 06

Book Review: Inferno by Dan Brown

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“Dante’s poem, Langdon was now reminded, was not so much about the misery of hell as it was about the power of the human spirit to endure any challenge, no matter how daunting.” Dan Brown’s Inferno is the 4th installment of his Robert Langdon series including one of the most read fictional books of all …

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Feb 08

10 Books our Toddler Loves

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Our little girl loves to listen to a good story and gets very excited when we even mention the word library.  We try to go every two weeks to our local library and check out at least a dozen books for her, but even that sometimes does not seem to be enough.   It has gotten …

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Dec 18

Book Review: A Clash of Kings by R.R. Martin

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A Clash of Kings by R.R. Martin “So many vows … they make you swear and swear. Defend the king. Obey the king. Keep his secrets. Do his bidding. Your life for his. But obey your father. Love your sister. Protect the innocent. Defend the weak. Respect the gods. Obey the laws. It’s too much. …

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May 14

The Godfather by Mario Puzo

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The Godfather by Mario PuzoFor the second time he saw Michael Corleone’s face freeze into a mask that resembled uncannily the Don’s.  “Tom, don’t let anybody kid you. It’s all personal, every bit of business.  Every piece of s#@$ every man has to eat every day of his life is personal.  They call it business.  …

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Apr 25

The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay

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The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay “Always in life an idea starts small, it is only a sapling idea, but the vines will come and they will try to choke your idea so it cannot grow and it will die and you will never know you had a big idea, an idea so big …

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Feb 23

A Game of Thrones: Song of Ice and Fire Book 1

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A Game of Thrones “The common people pray for rain, healthy children and a summer that never ends. It is no matter to them if the high lords play their game of thrones, so long as they are left in peace.” I first read A Game of Thrones around ten years ago after seeing a …

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Dec 08

The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy

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“I never knew her in life.  She exists for me through others, in evidence of the ways her death drove them” The Black Dahlia is the first book of James Ellroy’s hollywood quartet series and it’s one of the grittiest darkest books that I’ve ever read.  Ellroy writes this novel with such a realistic flair …

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Nov 30

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain “Tom said to himself that it was not such a hollow world, after all. He had discovered a great law of human action, without knowing it — namely, that in order to make a man or a boy covet a thing, it is only necessary to make …

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Sep 27

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling “It is our choices, Harry, that show us what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets continues the thrilling adventure that Harry, Ron, Hermoine and the rest of the gang at Hogwarts are on.  This book starts …

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Sep 15

Catch 22 by Joseph Heller

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Catch 22 There was only one catch and that was Catch-22, which specified that a concern for one’s own safety in the face of dangers that were real and immediate was the process of a rational mind. Orr was crazy and could be grounded. All he had to do was ask; and as soon as …

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