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A Peek at 2011

One Day
4 of 5 stars
It took me more than one hundred pages to become vested in the lives of Dexter and Emma, which is more than I would normally commit to reading in a book that is not grabbing me, but I stuck with it because the writing was good and my friend...
Let the Great World Spin
4 of 5 stars
While I am not a fan of short stories, I am a HUGE fan of short stories that weave together to form a novel. McCann captures a New York City in 1974 that is home to a variety of characters, all wonderfully written with perfect dialogue. Set...
4 of 5 stars
I loved Plainsong, the first book by Haruf that features some of the same characters as this follow-up, and I so wanted to love this one just as much. (But, I didn't.)

Haruf is an incredibly talented writer who gives us an amazing...
The Worlds Most Haunted Places: From The Secret Files Of
3 of 5 stars
A good overview of some of the world's most fascinating haunted hot-spots, many of which I had never heard of. The ebook version I read did not contain all of the photos described which was kind of a bummer, but then again, I never would ha...
The Quilter's Apprentice
3 of 5 stars
Wow, did this book just OOZE cheese. I enjoyed learning about quilting, as I have a fascination with reading about crafting of any sort, but it was difficult for me to relate to the terminology and quilting designs featured in the story.