October 2014 Book Reviews

The final book in Ken Follett’s Century trilogy was released this month and I couldn’t put it down. After I finished it I posted this on my Facebook page “Edge of Eternity was one of the most emotional books I have read in a LONG time! The last 40 years of the 1900’s were jammed packed…

September 2014 Book Reviews

Two amazing series ended this month. They were long but in the “it can never be long enough” way that fans of Harry Potter and Game of Thrones understand. There is always the sense of loss after a great series but unlike a breakup or your favorite restaurant closing the books will always be there….

August 2014 Book Reviews

  After visiting the Mob museum last month in Vegas I got super interested in books about the mob – even one of the “beach” reads was mob related. Most of them were really long though so I didn’t read as many books as I thought I would…AND… I was more social than normal during…

July 2014 Book Reviews

I ran away from home for the 4th of July.  I live near San Francisco and it’s true…the summer’s are cold (the coldest winter was a summer spent in San Francisco)!  I went to Las Vegas to warm up and to sit by the pool and read. I read ten books in five days!  When…

June 2014 Book Reviews

I don’t know where this picture came from originally but four different people sent it to me on Facebook. For those of you who don’t recognize the beat, it’s Baby Got Back by Sir Mix-A-Lot era 1992. The original talks about women with big butts so both the original and this version apply to me….

May 2014 Book Reviews

I officially hit the 1000 book mark on Goodreads this month!  I know I have read more but being official means a lot. Besides where was Goodreads 30 years ago when I started reading.  I am sure there are many books that I can’t even remember I have read. I know there is one series…

April 2014 Craisie Book Reviews

This was definitely me last weekend. I had finished The Cairo Affair before lunch but needed something to read for lunch so I started The King.  OMG…I couldn’t put it down! I had so much work to do but I couldn’t stop reading.  It was 551 pages and I read it until I couldn’t keep…

March 2014 Craisie Book Reviews

With all the rain that we have had and the fact that my favorite authors released new books I have stayed up later than normal this month. The Chase by Janet Evanovich NYPD Red2 by James Patterson The Undead Pool by Kim Harrison The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker Cress by Marissa Meyer…

February 2014 Book Reviews

As you have noticed I sometimes get into trends during the month and this month the trend was Historical Fiction…and Oprah’s Book Club books. I have read a few OBC books but I was never a religious follower but after reading two thing month, I will keep them on my radar. As I have mentioned…

January 2014 Book Reviews

January was a pretty random month.  I meant to only read my favorites but I ended up all over the place.  Plus I got sick and didn’t have a lot of energy to read. I am now working full time and that means I have time to read while on public transportation.  I actually got…

2013 Top 25

I didn’t start this blog until the middle of this year but luckily I have been tracking the books I read on Goodreads.  Here are my Top 25 books of 2013.  How do I determine the Top25? Well in this case it was easy…all the books I gave 5 stars to. The books below are…

December Book Reviews

  December started with my favorite author and other mysteries and ended with beach reads because I was traveling for the holidays.  Over the year I have often mentioned if a book was a good “beach read”.  For me a beach read is a fun, fast read that makes me smile and occasionally even laugh….