Okay listen up all you would be historians, camera bugs and just plain curious people. This book takes you on a truly working journal, decade by decade of US presidents and the men who give us insight to them by way of the camera. This book highlights the funny episodes connected with the powerful men who run this nation, along side with the photos hounds that seek to capture that one great moment on film. Well written with laugh out loud moments, this book has it all along with a totally new appreciation of the men who are the White House photographers. Dennis Brack gives us the inside look into our US presidents through the lens of camera in a way that no one has before.
I loved this book. It's amazing what animals can do.
I remember when Dilbert was first introduced. My co-workers and I were absolutely convinced that Scott Adams had a mole in our office. There was just no other possible way that he could be so spot-on about the things that were happening in our regional office and the larger "HOME OFFICE" several states away. This book is just as accurate and hilarious as all of his others. It's no wonder that the phrase, "this is a Dilbert moment" has become common in offices around America. Write on, Mr. Adams!!
A very good novel of the history of four women in the authors family tree that were slaves. She searched her family tree and it comes out to be a beautiful story about slavery.
I have mixed feelings about this book. I loved the main character and the storytelling drew me in right away. It is well written and the times and events of the Irish immigrants and the changes occurring in New York as the Police Force is established make interesting subject matter. However, I found some of the subject matter and events to be gritty, graphic, and more disturbing than I could say I enjoyed reading. I am squeamish when it comes to the welfare of children, so I would just say beware of intensity of content.
This book threw me for a figurative loop. I loved the first book in the series, which had an innocent charm with a mild and slightly mysterious element of enchantment.
This one leaves that atmosphere and feeling behind. I found myself involved in a serious fantasy novel about a power struggle between rival factions of magical people.
There's still the unresolved possibility of romance between Ella Mae and the hunky fireman. She still has her pie shop and cute little dog. The elements that I loved from the first book are still there, but they're now background to the more serious and scary business of a magical feud that includes murder and a curious sort of evil magical creature.
Had I known what was coming, I probably would not have read this. As it is, once I had adjusted my expectations seriously downward from the joy of the first book, it was OK. But only OK.
On the other hand, if I were a fan of such books, I probably would have loved the book.
I was given a copy of this book from the publishers via NetGalley, in return for an honest review.
The Chase is pretty classic Janet Evanovich. There's humor, adventure, comedy and a bit of understated romance. Fox and O'Hare make a good team, and I can easily see them hooking up in a future book. I was a little disrupted by the fact that I hadn't read the first book in the series, but it wasn't too bad. There were only minor mentions of the previous book.
Over all, an ok story and I would probably pick up the rest of the this series if I need something to read as filler.
On the plus side, this is a well-constructed generational novel of great depth and an extremely ambitious set-up. There are extremely compelling story elements and a historical aspect that is vividly depicted. The downside is that there are few characters that I was able to really like, and those that I did were minor figures in the narrative. In addition to that, it really is largely a rip-off of a very real life story. The dream sequence is extremely irritating (you'll know what I mean if you read it), and the book doesn't exactly come to a complete conclusion. In the end, the writing warrants four stars, but it is not a book I could say I love. That being said, it did win the Pulitzer, so is a fairly important contribution to literature.
I enjoyed the whole series.
I wouldn't consider this book a romance at all. Sci-fi would definetly be a better description with all of the humans being turned into raging animals by the mad scientists. This was my first book by this author and it will also be my last. Since I didn't read the first book in the trilogy and the author didn't give a brief summary in this one Im still not sure what the SSU even is. The closest thing to romance in this book is the four pages of jungle sex.
I love country music and I love romance books so I thought this book would be perfect for me. It took a while for this book to get going. Once it did get going it wasn't as exciting as I wanted it to be. It might be that I have been reading romantic suspense lately and I was expecting a little more which really isn't the books fault. It was a good story though.
This book was so much better then the first in the series. I would have been ok skipping the first book. I was more interested in Frank and Becky's small part in the first book then Ali and ghost. I don't know if I want to read the next two books because I wasn't interested in their characters in their small parts in previous books. Why isn't there books for Ozzie, Dagan,and Angel instead of snake who had one line and Rock who probably had five in the second book.
I was going to skip this book but I just couldn't resist a sexy Cajun. I'm glad I didn't skip it because it was a great book. It wasn't very believable but i don't really expect them to be. I was so happy that the heroine wasn't a total idiot like the first book in the series. I can't wait for Bills story to come out.
I read the first book in the series and didn't like it so I didn't continue with series. I decided to give it another chance with Black Jack and it was even worse then the first one. The description on the back of the book has nothing to with the actual story. It was so boring I have never taken 6 days to read a 372 page book. Plus it involves amnesia which I always find to be a ridiculously stupid storyline. The book was awful don't waste time and credits reading it.
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A very fun, humorous Christian mystery series. Great characters!
If you're familiar with the Unitarian church, you know their beliefs are a bit more liberal than many churches. This book follows the same vein with a light-hearted approach to a Christian mystery series.
This was my first book by this author and I liked it a lot. Some of it was not very believable but it is fiction. It does jump around a bit from storyline to storyline which I really didn't like in the beginning. By the end I got used to it and it didn't really bother me. There were a lot of typos which is really annoying. I'm hoping there is a book for Angie and Rico in the future.
Wow! A new favorite. Suspenseful, well written, exciting, edge of your seat action. Wonderful inclusion of actual vintage photographs really made the book special. Artfully conceived, and beautifully written. Cannot wait to read the second novel! What a creative mind that Random Riggs has!
I liked the first book in this series but this one not so much. The two messed up story lines of Dugar and Mari's dad were just too much for me. I suspected Bean all along and I knew he wasn't dead but I would have never guessed Slayer. Then nothing is really resolved at the end of the book.
I hated the first book in the series but loved the second which is the book where Liam and Rachel met. I was intrigued by their part in the last book so I started reading this one as soon as I finished. I really like how Liam and Rachel's story played out but I would have liked Brandon and Cat to have their own story.
This is a great "go-to" book for ideas on keeping the fun and excitement to dates nights in your marriage.
I read the first book in this series and hated it so I didn't continue with series. I couldn't find anything else to read so I decided to give this series another try. I am so glad I did. It was a great story and I was so happy for Hugh getting a second chance. It also sets up Liam and Rachel's story for the next book.
I did not realize how old this book was when I bought it. I busted out laughing when I read PalmPilot because I thought it was a joke. I read the Elite Forces series and decided to move on to this one. This book was just ok until Cooper came back to life. His and Lena's story was more interesting then Brigid and Joe's in my opinion. That's what helped me to love this book.
I can't put my finger on it but something was missing from this book. It was a good story but there just wasn't enough for me. I also didn't like how Gracie's dad ended up with Felicia.I really didn't like her.