Deborah W. (deborahsw) - Reviews

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The Actor and the Housewife
The Actor and the Housewife
Author: Shannon Hale
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/30/2015


I love Shannon Hale's fantasies, but this book didn't really work for me, especially in the first half. The descriptions of the movie industry and the characters who were part of that world gave me the feeling the author wasn't writing about what she knew, but was instead relying on stock stereotypes. The editing was also uneven.

That said, the idea of the story was interesting, and I liked many of the Utah characters, especially Mike. The battle with cancer was poignant and the section where Becky was being wooed was very nice.


Mansfield Park
Mansfield Park
Author: Jane Austen
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/31/2015


It drags a bit in the middle, but picks up nicely for a very satisfying ending.


Red-Tails in Love : A True Wildlife Drama in Central Park
Red-Tails in Love : A True Wildlife Drama in Central Park
Author: Marie Winn
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/8/2015


This book is as much about the bird watchers in Central Park as it is about the birds. There's romance, drama, and tragedy here as well as a nice introduction to the park and the birds who live there.


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