Nov 2014 Book Reviews


Kind of a slow reading month for me.  I blame it on a couple of things including traveling a lot but I think the main cause is that I now need reading glasses 😦 I read on my commute to work and I was getting a headache everyday that didn’t seem to go away.  After about two weeks, of no sugar, coffee, and anything else  that causes headaches it finally dawned on me…I need glasses!  So we shall see…hopefully it helps. Reading wise I read a few old favorites and found a couple new ones, mostly mysteries which might lead me to reading lighter stuff next month.


  1. All Woman and Springtime by Brandon Jones
  2. Monkeewrench by P.J. Tracy
  3. As You Wish by Cary Elwes
  4. The Burning Room by Michael Connelly
  5. Paris Match by Stuart Woods

Paris Match by Stuart Woods – (Mystery) Stone Barrington (#31) is back and in all kinds of trouble – with the bad guys and the girls. This is one of my favorite series with the good guy always getting the girl and the bad guys.  Action packed and funny…a great light mystery

Monkeewrench by P.J. Tracy – (Mystery) First book in a new series for me.  My aunt recommended it to me and I LOVED it!  The characters are dynamic, eccentric and entertaining and the mystery is suspenseful. This combination makes for a fast and intriguing read!

As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride by Cary Elwes – (Nonfiction) If you love the Princess Bride you will love this book.  For me it brought back so many memories that I had to watch the movie as soon as I finished it.  The author really made it sound like this movie was a once in a lifetime experience. Apparently it was based on a book – that I plan on reading.

Innocent in Las Vegas by AR Winters – (Mystery) This little gem was free from Barnes and Noble on Nook and I really enjoyed it especially on what its like to be a dealer in Vegas. Definitely worth downloading!

Watch Me Die by Lee Goldberg – (Mystery) I discovered this book using the Lenders Library on my Kindle. It’s certainly interesting – lots of twists and turns and a weird but lovable main character.

The Burning Room by Michael Connelly – (Mystery) Harry Bosch (#19) is still add it and this time he’s training a rookie cop who has her own agenda. Harry has just under 2 years left to save LA from itself but I can’t get enough of him!

Revival by Stephen King – (Thriller) I wasn’t sure where SK was going to take us in this book. I loved the characters and I kept reading because I wanted to find out what the big secret was but the ending was kind of a let down. As an engineer I appreciate what the Preacher was doing but even I know there are some things that just shouldn’t be messed with!

All Woman and Springtime by Brandon Jones – (Historical Fiction) WOW! Talk about eye opening! It’s not just the human trafficking but the brain washing that happens in North Korea that surprises and disgusted me.  I listened to this one audibly and really liked the narrator. Although this book was disturbing it was well written and it was hard to stop listening to it.  Made me want more.

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