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Girl on Fire: Being respectful is still important

Girl on Fire: Being respectful is still important

Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailGoogle+Linkedin[As seen in Creston News Advertiser, December 4, 2014] During Thanksgiving and the following weekend, I spent my time with my mom’s family in Auburn, and dad’s family in Parkersburg and Clarion. Saturday I drove the three hours home, with a stop in Ankeny to drop my sister Brianna off at her apartment. During …

Book Review: Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code by Eoin Colfer

Book Review: Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code by Eoin Colfer

Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailGoogle+LinkedinTitle: Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code Author: Eoin Colfer Published: 2003 Publisher: Viking Press Pages: 309 From: Barnes and Noble Eoin Colfer is the author of many kid’s stories, including the eight-novel Artemis Fowl series. This series is well-known to the New York Times bestseller list, and the third novel of the eight-book adventure …

Book Review: The Kiss by Kathryn Harrison

Book Review: The Kiss by Kathryn Harrison

Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailGoogle+LinkedinTitle: The Kiss Author: Kathryn Harrison Published: 1997 Publisher: Random House Pages: 207 From: Drake Public Library While I was reading Kathryn Harrison’s disturbing memoir, The Kiss, I was also reading several other books. Those books were a lifesaver. They broke up the dark themes woven throughout the memoir I picked up at a …

Book Review: Faithful Place by Tana French

Book Review: Faithful Place by Tana French

Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailGoogle+LinkedinTitle: Faithful Place Author: Tana French Published: 2010 Publisher: Penguin Group Pages: 416 From: Barnes and Noble It’s hard to imagine giving up someone you love, but Frank Mackey managed to do just that in Tana French’s third novel, Faithful Place. The novel, published in 2010, focuses on the undercover cop from her novel …

Book Review: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Book Review: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailGoogle+LinkedinTitle: Gone Girl Author: Gillian Flynn Published: 2012 Publisher: Crown Publishing Group Pages: 432 From: Barnes and Noble “Marriage can be a real killer.” This first sentence to the inside cover summary of Gillian Flynn’s most popular novel Gone Girl describes the novel, and marriage within the novel, to a T. Nick Dunne and …

Book Review: The Likeness by Tana French

Book Review: The Likeness by Tana French

Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailGoogle+LinkedinTitle: The Likeness Author: Tana French Published: 2008 Publisher: Viking Penguin Pages: 512 From: Barnes and Noble One of my favorite mysteries is In the Woods by Tana French, so I bought her second novel, The Likeness. I wanted to like the second one as much as the first, since she had some experience …

Book Review: Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

Book Review: Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailGoogle+LinkedinTitle: Dark Places Author: Gillian Flynn Published: 2009 Publisher: Crown Publishing Group Pages: 368 From: Walmart Ever since reading Gillian Flynn’s debut novel, Sharp Objects, I’ve loved the way her mind works. I read more murder mysteries, and eventually found her second novel, Dark Places. It was just as dark and mysterious as her …

Book Review: Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

Book Review: Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailGoogle+LinkedinTitle: Sharp Objects Author: Gillian Flynn Published: 2006 Publisher: Shaye Areheart Books Pages: 272 From: Walmart Rating: 9/10 I was watching TV and someone in the show mentioned Agatha Christie. Right then I had the urge to read a mystery novel, preferably something Christie wrote like And Then There Were None. I ran to …

Book Review: In The Woods by Tana French

Book Review: In The Woods by Tana French

Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailGoogle+LinkedinTitle: In the Woods Author: Tana French Published: 2007 Publisher: Viking Adult Pages: 464 From: Barnes and Noble It started with a murder, and ended with a murder. Tana French’s debut novel In the Woods took crime novels to a whole new level with the twists and turns in both the crime and the …

Book Review: Woman of a Thousand Secrets by Barbara Wood

Book Review: Woman of a Thousand Secrets by Barbara Wood

Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailGoogle+LinkedinTitle: Woman of a Thousand Secrets Author: Barbara Wood Published: 2008 Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Pages: 496 From: Barnes and Noble Rating: 7/10 Barbara Wood’s novel Woman of a Thousand Secrets (2008) is similar to a soap opera. It contains murder, love, sex, ambition, and action, all wrapped up into one novel about a …