Tuesday, April 8, 2014

KILLING JESUS



KILLING JESUS by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard

I enjoyed this book immensely, especially reading it during Lent.  The book details the history and political climate of the time and how events led up to the death of Jesus by Roman Soldiers.
The authors spent a lot of time doing research  for this book so it gives an interesting look into Jesus' everyday life.  This book is definitely worth reading.
Reviewed by:  Mimi @ Genoa Branch Library

Monday, March 31, 2014

The Girl in the Green Raincoat



THE GIRL IN THE GREEN RAINCOAT by: Laura Lippman

This book has rather a "Rear Window" premise to it.  Tess Monaghan, a private investigator, is confined to bed rest in her third trimester of her pregnancy.  To allay her boredom, she has taken to watching people from her window as they walk their dogs.  She especially notices one woman in a green raincoat walking a dog in a matching green raincoat.  One day Tess observes the dog running loose, dragging its leash.  She does not see the woman in the green raincoat again.  As time passes, Tess worries that something sinister has happened to the woman.  Using her investigative skills and the help of friends she begins to investigate the woman's disapperance.  You will have to check this book out yourself to see what she discovers!
Reviewed by Mimi @ Genoa Branch Library


Monday, March 24, 2014

AFTER VISITING FRIENDS


AFTER VISITING FRIENDS, A SON'S STORY by:  Michael Hainey

The author of this book is the deputy editor of GQ.  At age 6 his father died unexpectantly and under mysterious circumstances.  Whenever Michael tried to ask questions about his father or his death, his mom brushed him off.  Finally, in his forties, Michael decided he needed to begin a quest to investigate exactly how his father died.  This book pulls you in close and lets you feel the anguish of how all the unanswered questions about an absent father pierced the soul of his son.
Reviewed by Mimi @ Genoa Branch Library

Thursday, March 20, 2014

I AM SCOUT, THE BIOGRAPHY OF HARPER LEE

 
 
 
I AM SCOUT, THE BIOGRAPHY OF HARPER LEE by:  Charles J. Shields
 
 
Charles Shields wrote this biography using hundreds of interviews with Harper Lee's classmates, friends, and neighbors.  He lets us peek into the life of Lee from tomboy to college student to young writer in New York City.  He explores her relationships with friends and family, her quest to become a writer and the reasons why she never wrote another book after "To Kill a Mockingbird."  Since Lee's book is one of my favorites, I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
Reviewed by Mimi @ Genoa Branch Library 

Monday, March 17, 2014

ROMANCE IS MY DAY JOB



ROMANCE IS MY DAY JOB: A MEMOIR OF FINDING LOVE AT LAST by: Patience Bloom

This book is so fluffy and fun!  It is not your usualy memoir, which seem to be generally dark and intense.  I loved this book! She lives in New York City and works at Harlequin editing romance novels.  She felt she knew everything about romance but still it eluded her!  She had just about given up on love altogether when a chance facebook message sparked a reaction.  Read this upbeat book and see if Patience found her Prince Charming!
Reviewed by Mimi @ Genoa Branch Library

Saturday, March 1, 2014


SNOWED IN by: Christina Bartolomeo

Sophie had always lived in Washington, D.C. when suddenly her husband uprooted them to Portland, Maine for a year for a work project.  Not only did Sophie suddenly have to deal with cold and snow but also with her suspicions that her husband was more than just friends with the domestic and highly perky woman at work.  Things aren't all bad for Sophie in Maine though.  She makes some friends, learns some things about herself and makes major changes in her life.  This book was a fun read and I thoroughly enjoyed it!
Reviewed by Mimi @ Genoa Branch Library

Monday, February 24, 2014

LEARNING TO STAY




LEARNING TO STAY by: Erin Celello
This is a novel about a young attorney whose husband joins the army and goes to Iraq.  While there, he suffers a traumatic brain injury.  This changes him in very radical ways, ways his wife finds difficult to deal with.  Things become so bad, she considers leaving him - until something happens to change things.  Read this well written book to find out what happens to change the couple's life.
I give this book a definite thumbs up!
Reviewed by Mimi @ Genoa Branch Library