Reviews - Marcie G. (CaliGhostHunter)

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Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life
Review Date: 8/30/2008
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"The Kingsolver's resolve to live a year off the food grid is really food for thought. Obviously it's not a feasible goal for suburban folks to grow all of their own veggies and slaughter their own grass-fed turkeys, but she gives us some good ideas about being kinder to the planet by "eating locally", choosing food and products created as near to your own zip code as possible. It made me aware of how food choices I make impact a growing circle of people and the environment. Using her instructions I even tried making my own cheese from local milk, and it was delicious! It's a conscious-raising read. I liked it."


The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America
Review Date: 8/29/2008
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"Fantastic account of one of the key events pushing America into the 20th century. The author blends a fascinating murder mystery/serial killer into the framework of the staging of the Columbian Exposition that makes this a book impossible to put down. Personal looks into the lives and motivation of the key players of the Exposition, as well as the mad serial killer, makes for truly compelling reading. A classic."


The Givenchy Code (Play.Survive.Win, Bk 1)
The Givenchy Code (Play.Survive.Win, Bk 1)
Author: Julie Kenner
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 8/29/2008
1 member(s) found this review helpful.


"Julie Kenner hits a home run with The Givenchy Code. I was already a fan of her Demon series and was just waiting for that next installment when I found this series, only three books so far. Heroine and math geek Mel Prescott is unwittingly thrown into a deadly game of Play/Survive/Win from a long forgotten play on the Internet, and it's a real page turner. Can't wait for more!"


Heads By Harry
Heads By Harry
Author: Lois-Ann Yamanaka
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 8/22/2008
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"Anyone who has lived on the Big Island of Hawaii, or a rural small town anywhere, will see familiar characters in Yamanaka's books. Having lived north of Hilo for many years, the people and situations in Heads by Harry, Wild Meat and the Bully Burgers and Blu's Hanging (set mainly on Molokai) remind me of home. A real slice of island life."


McDougal's Honolulu mysteries: Case studies from the life of a Honolulu detective
Review Date: 8/22/2008


"Glen Grant weaves fact with research and fiction into a terrific series of stories that take the reader to the golden age of Honolulu in the '20s and '30s. A very good read, especially for those who enjoy Hawaiian literature."


Murder On The Yellow Brick Road (Toby Peters Mysteries)
Murder On The Yellow Brick Road (Toby Peters Mysteries)
Author: Stuart M. Kaminsky
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 8/24/2008


"Stuart Kaminsky's gumshoe Toby Peters mixes with Hollywood royalty in the 1930s and '40s, as he solves mysteries of murder and mayhem with the help of his detective brother, a dentist who is his office-mate of questionable abilities), a pro-wrestler turned poet and building manager, and of course the galaxy of studio stars who seek his help. Anyone who loves the Golden Age of Hollywood and a good mystery will love the Toby Peters series."


The Pearl Harbor Murders (Disaster, Bk 3)
The Pearl Harbor Murders (Disaster, Bk 3)
Author: Max Allan Collins
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 9/18/2008
1 member(s) found this review helpful.


"Max Collins delivers again with The Pearl Harbor Murders. Collins mixes history with possible scenarios for page-turning action in the days leading up to the bombing of Pearl Harbor in December, 1941. In this literary mystery, he puts Tarzan creator Edgar Rice Burroughs and son in the thick of espionage plots in beautiful Waikiki. His other "Murder" books also use famous authors who sleuth their way through famous disasters. You don't have to be a history buff to enjoy these mysteries, and you're sure to learn something new before you're done."


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