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Restoreth My Soul (Psalm 23 Mysteries, #5)

Restoreth My Soul (Psalm 23 Mysteries, #5) - Debbie ViguiƩ I absolutely love this series. I bought it for my kindle and could not put it down. Finished it in one sitting.

The Big Four (Agatha Christie)

The Big Four - Agatha Christie Anyone else noticed how much this book is like all the Sherlock Holmes books?

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore - I really liked the story, but it didn't make much sense. Does that make sense? (lol) I kept being bugged by all the references to Google and other technologies. I had more problems but am unable to articulate what the problems were. :(

Unstoppable (Tracers, #2.5)

Unstoppable (Tracers, #2.5) - Laura Griffin

Not as good as Untraceable (Tracers, #1). In fact it was some what disappointing. The scenes were extremely disjointed and the romance was all of a sudden and I could not see any reason for it after just knowing each other a few days.

The Little Prisoner

The Little Prisoner - Jane Elliott Hard to rate a book like this. Ever since she was 4 years old, Jane has been abused by her stepfather. This book was raw and heartbreaking. I am upset with how even the community didn't help her. I found myself not being able to stop reading, crying for the little girl and cheering for the grown woman who has done everything she can to put her life back together again.

The Gods of Gotham

The Gods of Gotham - The use of "flash" (the street language) kept bringing me out of the story because of not understanding what they meant. It was like trying to read a book that is written in two different languages at the same time. Some of the sentence constructs kept troubling me. They made no sense and seemed to jump around. Nevertheless; it was a fun, enjoyable mystery

The Jungle

The Jungle - Upton Sinclair, Anthony Arthur, Jane Jacobs This was a good book up till the last 9 chapters or so. I became disgusted with Jurgis when he just up and leaves his family to their fate when his son dies. When Jurgis comes back he is upset a family member is a prostitute now. What did he expect? The book then devolves into why socialism is the best system. I have news for the author. Socialism is one of the worst systems there are to be found. The last part was just pure propaganda barely hidden under a commentary on the human condition. I also have questions about some of the "facts" that Sinclair talks about. I don't know if they were really "facts" or just plot devices for the author to hammer home his ideology and to push his agenda. I do appreciate that this book was instrumental in bringing social changes and regulations to bear on the meat industry. This is the reason for two stars instead of one.

Slaughterhouse-Five; or, The Children's Crusade: A Duty-Dance with Death

Slaughterhouse-Five; or, The Children's Crusade: A Duty-Dance with Death - Made no sense. Confused me so very much, I ended up wandering what did I just read?

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - Rebecca Skloot An excellent book that kept me reading. I started it and only because I had to do something or go to sleep was I able to put it down. I enjoyed the way the book was written (narrative science writing) and was actually able to understand the scientific jargon.

Gone (Gone, #1)

Gone (Gone, #1) - Michael  Grant Started this book and had to keep reading. I was up until 1:30 am and had to get up at 6 am for work. :D

Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend

Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend: A Novel - Matthew Dicks An enjoyable read. I could have done without the violence and language though.

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making - Ana Juan, Catherynne M. Valente I really loved this book. It reminded me of Grimm's Fairy Tale, not the Disneyfied ones but the adult versions. This book had blood, pain (physical and mental), hardship, heartbreak and didn't make adventure look all that fun. The little girl learned something about herself and about life. I did not appreciate though some of the things the girl "September" drank throughout the book. Saying all the above, I do not recommend this for children. This book is more for Young Adult to Adults. I know that if I had read it as a child, I would have had nightmares. I had a very active imagination and when watching something like "The Last Unicorn" I had nightmares about the bull coming through our house after me. :D

Measure for Measure (Oxford School Shakespeare)

Measure for Measure - William Shakespeare

[book:Measure for Measure|1936587|] is about Angelo, who is put temporarily in charge by the Duke of Vienna, and Claudio who has gotten his "wife" pregnant. Because the church banns were not published, Angelo has Claudio arrested and sentenced to Death for fornication. Claudio requests that his sister, who is a novice, come and plead for him. She does so and we see how much Angelo has let power go to his head. He seems to think that he is above the law.The play reminded me, in many ways, of the parable of the unforgiving servant in the Bible. I really liked thinking of the comparisons and really enjoyed this play.

First Meetings in the Enderverse

First Meetings: In the Enderverse - Orson Scott Card, Craig Phillips There were a few discrepancies in this book compared to the Books [b:Ender's Game|375802|Ender's Game (Ender's Saga, #1)|Orson Scott Card||2422333] and [b:Ender's Shadow|9532|Ender's Shadow (Shadow, #1)|Orson Scott Card||3145587]. There are differences with Graff's character and his age (within this book, I did not even consider the other books), who the other kids in Ender's "jeesh" for the final battle were, and with Bean's background story. I am sure there are more, but these were the ones that caused me to do a double take.Otherwise this was a very enjoyable book of four novellas. I loved learning a little more about Ender's parents and how he meet "Jane".

Dance Hall of the Dead

Dance Hall of the Dead  - Tony Hillerman I love Tony Hillerman's books. He had a way of drawing you in and letting you learn about different Native American tribes all with a mystery attached to it.

The Mysterious Benedict Society (Mysterious Benedict Society Series #1)

The Mysterious Benedict Society (Mysterious Benedict Society Series #1) - Reynie, Sticky, Kate and Constance are extraordinary children. When an advertisement comes out in the paper asking for children to take a test, our four heroes will make their way to answer the advertisement. They will run into all sorts of problems that they have to surpass. Each one will have to push themselves to the limit to help Mr Benedict try to save the world and everyone in it. I loved this book. There was no language and best of all No PDAs lol. It was an adventure from start to finish but I did find the middle to be dragging a bit. I believe this book would be enjoyed by children and the young at heart. :D Highly recommend!

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Sinful Folk
Nikki McClure, Ned Hayes
Progress: 100/400 pages