Monthly Archives: November 2012

Buttons and Bones

Buttons and Bones by Monica Ferris 2011 / 272 pages read by Susan Boyce / 6h. 39m. Rating – B Jill and her husband find a skeleton under their new lake home and Betsy has to get involved to solve a … Continue reading

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Knitting Bones

Knitting Bones by Monica Ferris 2008 / 304 pages read by Connie Crawford 7h. 24m. rating B The Embroiderer’s Guild raised a lot of money for a charity but the man who picked it up has gone missing – and … Continue reading

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Holy War

Holy War: How Vasco da Gama’s Epic Voyages Turned the Tide in a Centuries-Old Clash of Civilizations by Nigel Cliff 2011 / 560 pgs Rating – 8.5 When Vasco da Gama managed to steer his little fleet around the Cape … Continue reading

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Threadbare

Threadbare by Monica Ferris 15th in Needlework Series 2011/ 7h. 4m. read by Susan Boyce Rating B+ Best of the lot so far – (I think – it’s a close call with some).   Ferris continues to journey further into … Continue reading

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Sweet Tooth

Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan 2012/K. – 323 pages Rating 7 Okay,  I read McEwan to see what he’s up to.  I loved his early work which was fine story-telling in the suspense genre –  Black Dogs was the best, … Continue reading

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A Thread of Grace

A Thread of Grace by Mary Doria Russell 2005/ 464 pages Rating 8 Been meaning to read this for ages because I really loved The Sparrow and although Children of God was an obvious sequel with nowhere near the impact … Continue reading

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Blackwork

Blackwork by Monica Ferris 2009/256 pages read by Susan Boyce 6h 28m Rating B This Halloween, Betsy Devonshire, owner of the Crewel World needlework shop and part-time sleuth, is haunted by murder. After one too many pints, a local blames … Continue reading

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Thai Die

Thai Dye by Monica Ferris 2008 / 297 pages read by Connie Crawford 7h 36m Rating – B Series: Needlecraft Mysteries, Book 12 I love Ferris’ titles –  from Crewel World to And Then You Dye – they’re quite clever (to a … Continue reading

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Kalevala

Kalevala Finnish National Epic (from tales) compiled and written by Elias Lönnrot published in 1835 / 600+ pages Rating – 10 I started this long ago,  but restarted in late October 2012.   Going well –  basic mythology with a good … Continue reading

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Eugene Onegin

Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin 1835 / about 200 pages – Kindle (reread) Rating – 9.5 I read this for a group and because I was never able to locate my Penguin edition, I had to use a Gutenberg download. … Continue reading

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The Worst Hard Time

The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan 2006 / 340 pages Rating – 8 The first time I read this book,  back in July of 2011,  I focused on the experiences of the people who lived through the Dust Bowl … Continue reading

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The Red Queen

The Red Queen by Margaret Drabble 2004 / 354 pages tentative rating – 8.5 (originality and fun) This is a fictionalized account of the life of Lady Hyegyeong, Crown Princess of Korea as wife of Crown Prince Sado who lived … Continue reading

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