May 2015 Book Reviews

Wow! What a great month of reading. I read twenty books and only seven of them didn’t get 5 stars. The Nightingale was our book club book this month and I was amazed but the strength of the two women. I’ve read a lot of books about WWII but I have never read a book the…

February 2015 Book Reviews

Part of the reason I started writing this blog was to share what I have read with someone…anyone… Before the Peace Corps I would read and talk books with my best friends Tim and Tiara. Tim and I worked together and during lunch we would walk and talk about the book we were reading. Tiara…

January 2015 Book Reviews

This is probably the hardest blog I have ever written. My mom died a couple of weeks ago which is a huge part as to why this blog is so late and why I didn’t read as much as I would have liked. She died way too young and I will miss her terribly but…

December 2014 Book Reviews

This is a very exciting month for me because I started the month with some of my favorite authors and characters.  These books make great Christmas books for readers but real fans can’t wait that long! I used the picture above because I believe it’s important to support our authors and I am impressed that…

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…

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….

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…

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…