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text 2017-04-29 01:04
Reading progress update: I've read 3%.
Mrs. Sherlock Holmes: The True Story of New York City's Greatest Female Detective and the 1917 Missing Girl Case That Captivated a Nation - Brad Ricca

COME HOME QUICKLY, RUTH HAS DISAPPEARED.

 

At the apartment, Mr. Brown tried to calm the girls down. He called the police, relating the details as Helen and Christina watched. By the time their parents came home, early the next morning, it was Valentine’s Day, 1917. And pretty Ruth Cruger, eighteen years old, was lost. Somewhere out in the snow.

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text 2017-04-29 00:57
Reading progress update: I've read 1%.
Mrs. Sherlock Holmes: The True Story of New York City's Greatest Female Detective and the 1917 Missing Girl Case That Captivated a Nation - Brad Ricca

I thought of you when I read this quote from "Mrs. Sherlock Holmes: The True Story of New York City's Greatest Female Detective and the 1917 Missing Girl Case That Captivated a Nation" by Brad Ricca -

 

"“I like to see a woman with brains who uses them,” gruffed Doyle. “I love and honor women as wives and mothers. But I cannot approve of a campaign of destruction.”"

Start reading this book for free: http://a.co/fL230j4

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text 2017-04-28 01:22
WTF? New Shelves
Winter's Tale - Mark Helprin

I've decided to add some new shelf tags to my blog. 

 

Firstly, inspired by "Lincoln in the Bardo," (which I have not yet read) I'm going to add a shelf called "What the Heck," or, "WTF?" This shelf will be dedicated to books whose premise, or plot, or characters are weird enough for me to say, "What the heck did I just read?" And that's usually a good thing.

 

Top of the list: Mark Helprin's "Winter's Tale." Also on the list (or soon to be): Nabokov's "Pale Fire" - perhaps the ultimate WTF novel. Probably some stuff by my beloveds Chabon and McEwan. You get where I'm going here.

 

"Winter's Tale" also reminds me of another tag that's important to my literary life and needs to be added: "New York Stories." I've only visited the city once (what a trip), but it's held a huge place in my reader's imagination throughout my life. I need to remember to tag my New York Stories as I read them. 

 

-cg

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review 2017-04-23 05:05
Honesty
Unstoppable (Jersey Girls Book 2) - Lisa-Marie Cabrelli

This book is #2 in The Jersery Girls series.  This book can be read as a standalone novel.  For reader enjoyment and understanding, I recommend reading this series in order.

 

Maureen suffers from low self-esteem.  She has allowed men to bully her in the past.  Now she is trying to get to know Brad.  Along the way she meets Stephen.  One makes the other man look like paste.  What's a girl to do?

 

This story was a bit of a triangle.  But only a bit.  You come to see who is really the worthy beau pretty quickly.  What I found nice to read was the banter, the mystery, the travel and a bit of heat.  This was a fun and witty read.  I give this book a 3/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

 

 

***This early copy was given in exchange for an honest review only.

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review 2017-04-21 22:57
New York City Monsters Anne Paradis
New York City Monsters: A Search-and-Find Book - Anne Paradis,Lucile Danis Drouot

This is absolutely an awesome book. The whole series is actually. The kids and I have read a few of the books from the series. The kids love finding all of the monsters on each page and I love that they get a lesson about things in each of the cities. These books are fun for the kids and the parents both.

 

This book is about exploring New York City. All of the main sites are listed throughout the book. You get to see the Statue of Liberty, The empire State Building,  Grand Central Station and more. There is a small paragraph written about each site. Also there are Monsters hidden all over the place. There is a spot on each page telling yo how many Monsters to find. 

 

I received this book from the Author or Publisher via Netgalley.com to read and review.

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