Category Archives: book review

Foxfire

Have you ever read the “Foxfire” books? They started out as a periodical in the late 1960s and by the early 1970s, the articles were compiled into books, as more and more information was gathered. This all came to be … Continue reading

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Never-ending TBR, Part Nine

I read three cozy mysteries and a romance this month. Here are my thoughts. I enjoyed them all, so maybe you’ll find something that interests you! Love Letters from Home by Melissa MacKinnonMelissa is a busy mom, military wife, and … Continue reading

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Out of His Element

Charlie Smithers on his own… in the wild Reviewed by Jeff Salter The Adventures of Charlie SmithersBook 1 in The Charlie Smithers SeriesC.W. Lovatt[his debut novel… 2012] Tagline: Harry Flashman, step aside, old son. Make way for Charlie Smithers. Book … Continue reading

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Women Veterans

“What book changed how you see the world and why?” My first thought is: “What book hasn’t? I have had many arguments with non-fiction-only readers who say that novels, poetry, etc. are a waste of time and don’t enrich your … Continue reading

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Never-ending TBR, Part Eight

I’ve got three mysteries and a romance for you this month! Two are by authors new to me, and two are from familiar favorites. Crossed by Death by ACF Bookens Stitches in Crime, Book 1This was a nice cozy mystery set … Continue reading

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Review: The Rosie Project

With all that has been going on in the world, (and I watch a lot of different news sources), with what is going on with the family, (it changes by hour), and with what is going on with my new … Continue reading

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Never Ending TBR, Part Seven

It’s been a busy month, and I’ve only got three titles to share with you today. But all three are great books and I recommend them highly. Take a look, and maybe you’ll find one to curl up with! Dead … Continue reading

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Couldn’t She Make Up Her Mind?

Couldn’t She Make Up Her Mind? Once again, I listened to an audiobook to get my intellectual needs met while I worked around the house. It may be tenacity that I stayed with it even when I started getting disappointed … Continue reading

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I Know Humor is Intensely Subjective

… but this effort just wasn’t funny (to me) By Jeff Salter I’m starting this book review with a lot of general observations about what’s funny and what’s not… and why. And I want to qualify why I even came … Continue reading

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Way of the Raven

My Review of Jackie Zack’s Novel By Jeff Salter I met author Jackie Zack over at the Christian Writers & Readers Group and we’ve touched base back and forth ever since. I picked up this title when she had it … Continue reading

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