Betsy W. (jakiebooks) - Reviews

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The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
Review Date: 9/21/2018


I loved this book...it is well written and loaded with humor...


Abide with Me
Abide with Me
Author: Elizabeth Strout
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/21/2016


I thoroughly enjoyed this book..I have read all of Elizabeth Strout's books, not including her newest, and have enjoyed them all..she is a very talented writer..


Big Russ and Me: Father and Son: Lessons of Life  (Audio CD) (Abridged)
Review Date: 7/12/2012


An excellent book CD - narrated by Russert and quite captivating and interesting - it really held our attention.


The Caller (Inspector Sejer, Bk 9)
The Caller (Inspector Sejer, Bk 9)
Author: Karin Fossum
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/31/2016


A well written and engrossing read.. Karin Fossum' s books are always fast paced and interesting..she is my favorite author of crime/mystery writers..


Everything I Never Told You: A Novel
Everything I Never Told You: A Novel
Author: Celeste Ng
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 71
Review Date: 4/29/2018


This was a very well written,engaging novel.


Faithful Place (Dublin Murder Squad, Bk 3)
Faithful Place (Dublin Murder Squad, Bk 3)
Author: Tana French
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 90
Review Date: 2/15/2014


Tana French is gifted writer. I have now read all 4 of her books and they are outstanding. This book is no exception. Her characters are so well developed and the stories very interesting.


I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
Review Date: 11/11/2015


Excellent book..should be a must for all Americans.


I Can See in the Dark
I Can See in the Dark
Author: Karin Fossum, James Anderson (Translator)
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 9/27/2016


I have just the last chapter to read.. Karin Fossum is one of my favorite authors. Her writing is exceptional..as is this book. The story is told by the "criminal" and is very interesting and absorbing...


In Our Time
In Our Time
Author: Ernest Hemingway
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 12/6/2014


Recently I received an email from AARP listing the 20 books one should read before you die..I had read most of them, this was one I hadn't read..was able together it through PBS..
It is a slim book and is a collection of short stories,with 1 central character "Nick Adams". It is the first "book" of Hemingway's published in the US. He was living in Paris at this time (1925).
I enjoyed it, particularly since I have read "The Paris Wife"..


The Life We Bury
The Life We Bury
Author: Allen Eskens
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 109
Review Date: 7/5/2018


This novel is nothing short of amazing.. The character development is about the best I've ever experienced. I do not read much in the crime/thriller genre however this was a true page turner!


Maisie Dobbs (Maisie Dobbs, Bk 1)
Maisie Dobbs (Maisie Dobbs, Bk 1)
Author: Jacqueline Winspear
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 349
Review Date: 5/22/2014


This might be the last book in the Maisie Dobbs series. The series is delightful and both my husband and I have read them all. The setting is post WWI . Maisie is an interesting young woman who was a nurse during the war in France. She returns to England after the war and establishes and PI firm. The books are well written and the stories are interesting without a lot of sensationalism.


Natchez Burning (Penn Cage, Bk 4) (Natchez Burning, Bk 1)
Natchez Burning (Penn Cage, Bk 4) (Natchez Burning, Bk 1)
Author: Greg Iles
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 11/16/2016


Just started and it's hard to put down..


News of the World: A Novel
News of the World: A Novel
Author: Paulette Jiles
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 9/6/2018


An excellent novel..it is set in Texas in 1870..Caprain Kidd travels the state reading articles from several newspapers to the people in various towns...it's a very interesting story....


Olivia Saves the Circus
Olivia Saves the Circus
Author: Ian Falconer
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 10/30/2014


Olivia is a charming character..these books are fun for adults reading to children


The Reader
The Reader
Author: Bernhard Schlink, Carol Brown Janeway (Translator)
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 149
Review Date: 7/22/2010


I read this book several years ago and thought it well written with an intriguing story line. I recently ordered the pbs copy for my daughter in law, who is reading more literary fiction.


Same Kind of Different As Me: A Modern-Day Slave, an International Art Dealer, and the Unlikely Woman Who Bound Them Together
Review Date: 3/26/2012


The title of this book is the content. For me it was a very touching story and an excellent read.


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