Marilyn D. (bookcrosser) - Reviews

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50 Common Birds of the Southwest
50 Common Birds of the Southwest
Author: Richard Cunningham
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 2
Review Date: 1/5/2012


Bought this to take on trip to New Mexico and didn't use it.


Access Cruise (Access Guides)
Access Cruise (Access Guides)
Author: Access Guides
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 2
Review Date: 1/3/2012


Good guide for cruise lines.


American Goldfinch (Wild Bird Guides)
American Goldfinch (Wild Bird Guides)
Author: Alex L. A. Middleton
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 1
Review Date: 1/5/2012


Excellent


Angels Fall
Angels Fall
Author: Nora Roberts
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 603
Review Date: 1/3/2012


One of the best Nora Roberts novels I've read.


At Risk
At Risk
Author: Kit Ehrman
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
 1
Review Date: 1/5/2012


Pretty good horse novel.


Bee Season
Bee Season
Author: Myla Goldberg
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.
 27
Review Date: 1/3/2012


Excellent!


The Bluebird Monitor's Guide to Bluebirds and Other Small Cavity Nesters
Review Date: 1/20/2007
Helpful Score: 1


If you have bluebirds you'll love this book


The Book of Totally Useless Information
The Book of Totally Useless Information
Author: Don Voorhees
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 37
Review Date: 1/20/2007


Over two hundred explanations for the Not-So-Important questions in life.


Call the Devil by His Oldest Name
Call the Devil by His Oldest Name
Author: Sallie Bissell
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 26
Review Date: 1/3/2012


Love Sallie Bissell's books and wish she would write more.


Chicken Soup For The Horse Lover's Soul : Inspirational Stories About Horses and the People Who Love Them
Review Date: 1/19/2007


Fans of National Velvet and the Black Stallion may enjoy Canfield and Hansen's latest collection of heart-warming stories, which targets devotees of all things equine. Divided into seven sections-"A Special Bond," "Horses as Teachers," "These Amazing Animals," "Horses as Healers," "On Companionship and Commitment," "Horse...cetera," "And They're Off"-the book contains 93 stories about "the horse's intelligence, versatility and intuitiveness." Vikki Marshall writes warmly about how her carriage horse, Lynn, walked right past a group of noisy firemen and smoldering timbers as part of her job in "The Wedding." Craig Wilson remembers his amateur run down the Saratoga Race Course in "Down the Stretch He Comes, Hanging on for Dear Life." Other stories describe the pleasures and difficulties of owning, and losing, these beautiful animals. There's a good dose of schmaltz, but fans of this series will surely find what they want here.


Chief Modern Poets of Britain and America, Combined Edition
Review Date: 1/19/2007


anthology of American Poets


Chinese Brain Twisters
Chinese Brain Twisters
Author: Liu Baifang
Book Type: Hardcover
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Review Date: 1/20/2007


If you like visual puzzles you'll like this one


Collective Marks
Collective Marks
Author: Nancy N. Feldman
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 6
Review Date: 1/3/2012


One of the better horse novels I've read with a lot of substance vs the cookie cutter horse novels.


Contemporary American Poetry : Revised and Expanded Second Edition
Review Date: 1/19/2007


This little book contains some 39 American poets, some better known than others. If you're into poetry, and looking for an interesting and brief collection of what was being written in America during the middle-half of the 20th century (and thus, highly influential upon our own) than this Penguin anthology is a great book to own. In his introduction, written in 1961, Donald Hall distinguishes "new" American poetry as being "subjective" rather than "autobiographical". "It reveals through images not particular pain, but general subjective life." The poems of this era (roughly the 1950's & early 1960's) are best described as "expressionistic" - they have their own language and feeling best understood and felt if the reader is open to them. Like a painter "...the poet uses fantasy and distortion to express feeling."

I like this anthology because it contains a number of American poets I was unfamiliar with and wanted to know. Each poet is represented fairly well, mostly with four or more poems. Stafford, Lowell, Wilbur, Bly, Creeley, Ginsberg, Ashbery, Sexton, Wright, Rich, Snyder, and Plath are some of the more well-known names in American poetry you'll find here. But the rest are just as interesting for being less known and "new". Reading these poets all together, one gains a basic idea of what kinds of movements, directions, and experiments were happening in poetry at this time, leading into and influencing ours. A number of lines strike me in a meaningful or thought-provoking way, and I enjoy the way many of these poets make one see and feel in a new and different light. Well worth the time and effort of any knowledgable poet or poetry lover.


Creative Landscaping: Ideas, Designs, and Blueprints
Creative Landscaping: Ideas, Designs, and Blueprints
Author: Derek Fell
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 1
Review Date: 1/5/2012


Great pictures


Cutting for Stone
Cutting for Stone
Author: Abraham Verghese
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 104
Review Date: 7/4/2011


One of the best books I've read in recent years. Keeping it permanently as I want to read it again.


The Darwin Awards: Evolution in Action
The Darwin Awards: Evolution in Action
Author: Wendy Northcutt
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 57
Review Date: 1/19/2007


Internet awards for the most stupid people!


Death by Dressage  (Robin Vaughan, Bk 1)
Death by Dressage (Robin Vaughan, Bk 1)
Author: Carolyn Banks
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 17
Review Date: 1/3/2012


Good horse novel.


Desperado (Hutton & Co, Bk 5)
Desperado (Hutton & Co, Bk 5)
Author: Diana Palmer
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 150
Review Date: 1/19/2007


Another book bought because of horses in the story.

Mercenary Cord Romero has information that will implicate a drug dealer, and he realizes that both his life and the life of a woman from his past are in danger. Forced to trust each other for their very survival, the unlikely couple embark on a lethal game of cat and mouse.


Divergent (Divergent, Bk 1)
Divergent (Divergent, Bk 1)
Author: Veronica Roth
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 223
Review Date: 1/5/2012


A new author writing similarly to The Hunger Games - well done.


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