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Guest Post by Hamlette: Review of “The Cove”

Isn’t it interesting what will get someone to read a book? We all have things that automatically interest us in a book. One of mine is the state of North Carolina. My parents moved there when I was 12, to … Continue reading

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Les Miserables: Book vs. Movie

I finally went to see Les Miserables, the movie. I had previously seen the play and quite enjoyed it. I felt the same about the movie. However, immediately after coming out of the movie theater, I knew that I was … Continue reading

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Guest Post by Hamlette: Book review of “Garment of Shadows”

When “Garment of Shadows” opens, Mary Russell wakes up alone in a strange room, wearing strange clothes (okay, unfamiliar — she has a habit of wearing “strange” clothes, you know), and with no idea how she got there. Or who … Continue reading

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The Season for Gift Giving and Supporting Novelbookratings.com

The holiday season is upon us! Hopefully this will be time for catching up on a little reading. As you buy gifts, whether it is books or not, help build Novelbookratings.com at the same time. Click here to see how … Continue reading

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Guest Post by Hamlette: Book Review of “From the Dust Returned”

Ever since Ray Bradbury’s death earlier this year, I’ve been meaning to read one of his books that I’d never read before. Since I’d only read four of his books before this, I had a lot to choose from. But … Continue reading

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Guest Post by Hamlette: Book Review of “Sweet Dreams, Irene”

“Sweet Dreams, Irene” is the second in Jan Burke’s series of mysteries starring intrepid newspaper reporter Irene Kelly. It begins with Irene reporting on the two men running for D.A. One candidate’s political machine accuses the other candidate’s son of … Continue reading

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Summer Reading

First I want to thank Hamlette for her guest reviews. They are really refreshing. I am getting good feedback about her reviews and we will be asking her for more in the future. Her enthusiasm for good books is contagious. … Continue reading

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Guest Post by Hamlette: Book Review of “Spider Bones”

I’ve been a fan of the TV series Bones since it first aired in 2005. So it was only natural that I would start reading the mystery novels the show is based on, written by real-life forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs. … Continue reading

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Guest Post by Hamlette: Book Review of “Pirate King”

“Pirate King” is the latest in a series of mysteries set in the early 20th century and starring a detective named Mary Russell and her husband. You may have heard of her husband — his name is Sherlock Holmes. Continue reading

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Guest Post by Hamlette: Book review of “Vanishing Act”

“Vanishing Act” by Thomas Perry is the first in a series about a Native American named Jane Whitefield. Jane is a guide, but not the kind that takes you hunting for big game or leads you on a tour through … Continue reading

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