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review 2019-03-04 01:37
Letters from Father Christmas
Letters from Father Christmas - J.R.R. Tolkien,Baillie Tolkien

What a sweet set of letters set before during and after WWI and II. It shows how his route grew and how he is able to deliver to so many children. His life at the North Pole and North Polar Bear as a helper and how the elves started working for him. Such a fun read. I wish I had known about these when my girls were little, they would have been so fun to read to them and with them.

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review 2019-01-22 12:51
3 Fringe Novels by Christa Faust
Fringe. The Zodiac Paradox - Christa Faust
The Burning Man - Christa Faust
Fringe - Sins of the Father (novel #3) - Christa Faust

These three Fringe novels describe events in the lives of the three main characters of the Fringe TV series.  I found the writing to be dull, the characters off, and some of the events either unplausible at best (even for Fringe) or too convenient.  The third book was the best of the lot.  It really is a pity that the author couldn't pull off properly researched tie-in novels.

 

NOTE:  If you haven't watched the series, these books will make no sense to you.

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review 2019-01-03 16:24
Lettters From Father Christmas
Letters from Father Christmas - J.R.R. Tolkien,Baillie Tolkien
This book was very whimsical and made me feel like I was the same age as Tolkien's children and growing with them. I could almost imagine the things Tolkien wrote (as Father Christmas) were true happenings and Tolkien really was F.C., and somehow was leading two lives, one with his children and one on the North Pole with North Polar Bear and friends.
 

In his letters, he mentions the children putting their stockings up for the last time and he stops writing to them as they grow older and I can assume the older children stopped writing to him, too. That seems sad to me, but I guess some people forget the magic of Christmas as they age.
 
The way the book just ends is so jarring. One last letter to the youngest child and then nothing else. Sad, but children grow up, I suppose. I wonder how his children felt about getting their "last letter." If the children still believed in F.C, I can imagine it would be really terrible to be told, "hey, you're too old now, so no more letters."
 
 
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review 2019-01-01 01:17
Cozy mystery, well written and well dramatized.
Father's Day Murder - Leslie Meier

This story kept me guessing, and the actual murderer was a bit of a surprise. When the murderer was revealed, I thought back and realized that I should have seen it coming. Lucy Stone was a wonderful character, and I loved how she would just stumble upon clues and such. This was my first story by Leslie Meier, and I recommend it. As this was an audiobook on discs, I listened to the entertaining Karen White who brought the story to life.

I received this audiobook as a prize, and this is my unsolicited review.

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text 2018-12-30 20:34
Reading progress update: I've read 224 out of 512 pages.
Kill the Father: A Novel - Sandrone Dazieri

When a woman is beheaded in a park outside Rome and her six-year-old son goes missing, the police see an easy solution: they arrest the woman’s husband and await his confession. But the chief of Rome’s major crimes unit has doubts.

Secretly, he lures to the case two of Italy’s top analytical minds: Deputy Captain Colomba Caselli, a fierce, warrior-like detective still reeling from having survived a bloody catastrophe, and Dante Torre, a man who spent his childhood trapped inside a concrete silo. Fed by the gloved hand of a masked kidnapper who called himself “the Father,” Dante emerged from his ordeal with crippling claustrophobia but, also, with an unquenchable thirst for knowledge and hyperobservant capacities.

All evidence suggests that the Father is back and active after being dormant for decades. But when Colomba and Dante begin following the ever-more-bizarre trail of clues, they grasp that what’s really going on is darker than they ever imagined.

 

Really enjoying this one.

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