Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Crewel Yule: A Needlecraft Mystery, by Monica Ferris

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I loved everything about it except

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Saturday, January 15, 2011

The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag: A Flavia de Luce Mystery, by Alan Bradley

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Oh Flavia! I love these books and the world. I can't wait to read the next one!

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf: A Choreopoem, by Ntozake Shange

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I'm glad I finally read this. I'd love to see a stage production of it (but probably not the Tyler Perry movie).

Friday, January 14, 2011

Room, by Emma Donoghue

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Well I knew this book would be hard for me to read, but I didn't think it would trigger a whole mental breakdown. I can't remember bawling at a book like this since Dante's Inferno (the part about the cannibals). Well, maybe The Book of Negroes. But this was worse. I mean, excellent book, but emotional to real.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

A Catered Christmas: A Mystery with Recipes, by Isis Crawford

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What a terrible writer! This was obviously a book that had no editing whatsoever--how does something like this even get published? It was so terrible the writer ought to be ashamed of herself!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

[The Grave Gourmet: A Capucine Culinary Mystery, by Alexander Campion]

Ugh. I tried to get into this book. I really did. But it was confusing, nonsensical, illogical, self-indulgent and not very compelling. I was disappointed, too, because it looked so promising. It takes place in Paris, there's obviously food involved, the main character is a female police officer who is married to a chef--it all seemed like a book I would like. But...no. I made it just past the halfway mark then skipped ahead to the end (which I almost never do!). Tout finis!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

A Tiny Bit Marvellous, by Dawn French

I almost didn't plug on with this one but I'm glad I did. I wasn't sure I liked the writing but in the end I liked the story enough that I was glad I had finished it. And I really liked that

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Sunday, January 2, 2011

A Body to Die For: A Savannah Reid Mystery, by G.A. McKevett

It was fun to read (and I figured out the ending) but the series could really benefit from a fact checker.

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The Christmas Pig: A Fable, by Kinky Friedman

Awww! It was a very sweet and cute read, so unlike what I'd expect from Kinky Friedman!