Review: The Black Tower

The Black Tower by Louis Bayard My rating: 2 of 5 stars I just don’t know why, but this book didn’t do it for me. I was bored beyond belief during the first third of the book. Thank goodness the action picked up along the way. But, even though the action picked up, the story […]

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Review: Dark Eden

Dark Eden by Patrick Carman My rating: 3 of 5 stars The story was good and I enjoyed the main character. The writing was a bit simple, but I understand to expect that from some YA books. The best part of all is the reference to some classic works of literature that might help kids […]

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Review: The Little Green Book of Chairman Rahma

The Little Green Book of Chairman Rahma by Brian Herbert My rating: 1 of 5 stars I’m glad my updates about this book didn’t take. I was a little upset and spewing some vitriol. But the truth of the matter is that I didn’t like it. Not one bit. The writing was… ugh. I can’t […]

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Review: That Night

That Night by Chevy Stevens My rating: 5 of 5 stars Sometimes, after reading several ho-hum books in a row, I get a little frustrated and start to forget the excitement that a book can hold. So I get surprised when a book keeps me up all night reading and evokes physical responses of tension, […]

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Recently I listened to

The Good Guy by Dean Koontz My rating: 3 of 5 stars I haven’t read too much by Mr. Koontz, but keep getting recommendations to read his work. This one wasn’t specifically recommended but it was available as an e-audiobook through the library and that’s what I wanted. So I thought I’d give it a […]

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Princesses… more princesses… ugh

The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale My rating: 2 of 5 stars I haven’t read the original story, but my volume of Grimm’s Fairy Tales is marked so I can read it later. But reading this as a fairy tale retelling, I can say that it is a lovely story complete with dainty princesses and […]

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The Heat of the Moon by Sandra Parshall

The Heat of the Moon by Sandra Parshall My rating: 2 of 5 stars I think I can understand all the positive reviews. The story was good. It was gripping and engaging. But I really had issues with some aspects. It was written in 2006. As far as I can see, the pub date and […]

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Beauty Products – Reviewed!

You may have noticed this image on the right side of my blog: It’s a pretty cool website where you can review products and learn from others’ reviews. They deemed me worthy of a box of products to review. So here I am… with reviews! The products were hit or miss for me. I received […]

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A Successful Beginning

Good news!  I recently sold my first article!  The article, Full Support for the Eee 701SD in Linux, outlines the steps a person should take to install Ubuntu successfully with full support for all the Eee’s hardware.  It’s amazing what a little bit of time can yield in the open source community.  Please visit the […]

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