Marie E. (myrtle62) - Reviews

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Angela's Ashes
Angela's Ashes
Author: Frank McCourt
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/30/2012
Helpful Score: 2


This is memoir of the author of his growing up years in America, then back to his parents homeland of Ireland. I was amazed at the many ways they tried to keep warm with few clothes, no blankets, scraps of coal from the streets, hot water tea and a small portion of bread for their meager meals. Few of us can understand their pain of so little food and then the loss when three children die but strive to carry on for the sake of the living children. I was captivated by Frank's desire to earn money to help his family and eventually return to America, his lifelong dream.


The Appeal
The Appeal
Author: John Grisham
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/23/2012


This was a very interesting book. I was fascinated by the amount of effort in characters to accomplish their task. It made me wonder if it was true to life. Grisham wrote it in such a realistic style that it makes a believer out of the reader. Captivating story!


The Associate
The Associate
Author: John Grisham
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/12/2012


I enjoyed this book very much! Great reading and it was an exciting book to read.


Blood Red Horse (de Granville , Bk 1)
Blood Red Horse (de Granville , Bk 1)
Author: K. M. Grant
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 10/5/2012
Helpful Score: 1


The Blood Red Horse is a marvelous account of the Third Crusade of the Christians during from 1185AD to 1193AD and is a great historical novel about this period of history. It covers, not only the Christian view, but also the thoughts and passions of the followers of Mohammed. It has been well researched and is a true picture of the Crusades and those who fought to conquer the enemy, all in the name of their God. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and immediately began to read the second book in this series, Green Jasper.


Chronicles of Avonlea
Chronicles of Avonlea
Author: L. M. Montgomery
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.8/5 Stars.
 4
Review Date: 1/26/2014


I've been a fan of L.M. Montgomery for years. I love her Anne of Green Gables books and when I found this book, I knew I had to have it. I enjoyed the ease of reading it. I could read a few pages and the story was complete. One could read each segment/short story, and lay it down till the next day. Each of the short entries is interesting and exciting. Montgomery is a marvel.ous captivation writer


Playing for Pizza
Playing for Pizza
Author: John Grisham
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/24/2012


This book is much different from others that Grisham has written. Perhaps if I were male and/or loved football, I would have enjoyed reading it more. There is lots of game technology that I didn't really understand, but it was interesting and very spirited as I read about the games. It is definitely well reseached. I enjoyed it, but not my favorite.


Wringer
Wringer
Author: Jerry Spinelli
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 12/28/2011
Helpful Score: 1


The reading level for this book is posted on the back cover as 4.5, but I really think the content is more appropriate for a teenager or young adult. Even though it would be a very easy book for an older child to read, it just doesn't seem appropriate for ages 9-12.

The book was informative and I enjoyed reading and feeling most of the emotions of the characters.


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