Book Ratings

Book ratings explained:

* I didn't like it | ** It was OK | *** I liked it | **** I really liked it | ***** I loved it

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

In the Footsteps of DraculaIn the Footsteps of Dracula by Stephen Jones


Disclaimer: I received this book in exchange for a review.

I could not finish this book. Given my visual acuity, the choice of typeface for the stories made the text all but unreadable for me. It was a struggle to decipher the words. After very slowly making my way through the first seven stories, I decided the rather dull and repetitive nature of what I had read did not warrant me trying to continue reading.

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Glen Campbell - Classical Gas

Classical Gas Mason Williams 1968

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Cat's Paw Lace - Knit Stitch

Cat’s Paw Lace

This stitch is worked over a multiple of 7 stitches. 6 rows form the pattern.

1st and every wrong side row: (WS) P.

2nd row: *K1, K2 tog, yfwd, K1, yfwd, sl 1, K1, psso, K1, rep from * to end.

4th row: *K2 tog, yfwd, K3, yfwd, sl 1, K1, psso, rep from * to end.

6th row: *K2, yfwd, sl 1, K2 tog, psso, yfwd, K2, rep form * to end.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Monday, July 17, 2017

Among the Wicked (Kate Burkholder, #8)Among the Wicked by Linda Castillo
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Slightly more than a cozy mystery and slightly less than a thriller, a story about the odd goings on in an Amish community in upstate New York.

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

The Sudden Appearance of HopeThe Sudden Appearance of Hope by Claire North
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

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Jupiter's South Pole

Jupiter's South Pole: NASA’s Juno spacecraft was racing away from Jupiter following its seventh close pass of the planet when JunoCam snapped this image on May 19, 2017, from about 29,100 miles (46,900 kilometers) above the cloud tops.



Jupiter’s Clouds of Many Colors

Jupiter’s Clouds of Many Colors: NASA’s Juno spacecraft was racing away from Jupiter following its seventh close pass of the planet when JunoCam snapped this image on May 19, 2017, from about 29,100 miles (46,900 kilometers) above the cloud tops.

US Dept of Interior

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Slaves of the Switchboard of Doom: A Novel of RetropolisSlaves of the Switchboard of Doom: A Novel of Retropolis by Bradley W. Schenck
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book for review.

Enormously fun read in the vein of old science fiction movie serials like Buck Rogers or Flash Gordon. Pulp science fiction worth enjoying. Robots, Spider Cults, obnoxious children, switchboard operators, obsessed billionaire, mad scientists, transportation tubes. Whee!

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Monday, June 05, 2017

The Flight: Charles Lindbergh's Daring and Immortal 1927 Transatlantic CrossingThe Flight: Charles Lindbergh's Daring and Immortal 1927 Transatlantic Crossing by Dan Hampton
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for review.

Do not be put off by my rating of this book. It is very much a niche read for those who like to know what makes a machine tick, who like to know who made the parts and to what specifications, who want to know what weather conditions existed during the time involved, and who like a smattering of history tossed in for good measure. I enjoyed the history parts but the rest, not so much.

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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Saving Charlotte: A Mother and the Power of IntuitionSaving Charlotte: A Mother and the Power of Intuition by Pia de Jong
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Received an ARC for review.

Despite the title, the book was not about saving Charlotte or the power of intuition but it was about a mother and how she copes with a possibly terminally ill child for the first year of the child's life. It speaks to any woman who is a mother and has gotten up in the middle of the night to watch her baby breathe.

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Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Curious Minds (Knight and Moon, #1)Curious Minds by Janet Evanovich
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Disclaimer: received a copy of the book from the publisher for review.

The book is a lighthearted bit of mindless fluff. No thinking is required.

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