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Private Empire Illustrates a Whole New Side of Oil

Private Empire cover

I have had a very interesting journey with my book review of Private Empire by Steve Coll. I’ve actually had to have 2 different review dates assigned because the reading took so much longer than my normal. You know I don’t review a lot of non-fiction works, and those that I do review are usually cooking or parenting related, so this was a huge step out of my comfort zone. And I loved the challenge – it made me remember that before I had kids I was actually pretty good with the brain-power bit. Private Empire is a well-researched, thoroughly […] Click to read more

Being Lara by Lola Jaye

Being Lara by Lola Jaye Cover

I think I may have a new favorite author. Even though the book, Being Lara, doesn’t follow in the standard chronological timeline, Lola Jaye does an excellent job of making the story interesting and pulls you in through the book. There’s a bit of a mystery involved, although she gives you just the right tidbits to keep you guessing throughout the story. I really enjoyed BEING LARA by Lola Jaye because of the adoption story, the cultural information and the thought process of Lara. Stories about adoption always strike a chord with me – I have two brothers who are […] Click to read more

Book Review: The Flight of Gemma Hardy

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I have loved reading ever since I was a pipsqueak. I’m not really sure when I started to read, but I remember learning to read in cursive script around the first grade, and I was reading Stephen King around fourth grade. I’m not entirely certain when I first picked up Jane Eyre, but I loved the novel. In February 2012, there is a new book hitting the shelves that any fan of Jane Eyre (and even if you’ve never read Bronte’s work) would enjoy. The Flight of Gemma Hardy by Margot Livesey is an entertaining portrayal of an orphan in […] Click to read more