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Name : Alison R.

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The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
Dramatic, Interesting, Dark
An author's tale of her biography and the "twin" within.

What an interesting read! I wasn't even aware of the twist until the end when it all comes to light. I don't think it was extremely well written but I liked the topic of an author trying to make use of some good in her life.

Stone Cold by David Baldacci
Adventurous, Confusing, Persuasive
Fast paced and highly electric!

Wow, the last 100 pages will keep you at the edge of your seat the whole way until the end. I loved the other books by the same author and this one kept me engaged the whole time. I love this type of book of espionage, government gone bad and good guys winning.

Mary by Janis Cooke Newman
Insightful, Interesting, Informative
A historical fiction based on Mary Todd Lincoln's life.

You must submit a good three days of solid reading to get the book done. I think the author really loves Mary and tries to portray that in her writing.

Inspiring, Informative, Insightful
purely for inspirational purposes only

After you get past the first 50 pages (good luck with that), you are finding the true reason for the continuation of reading this book. I found the next 100+ pages very insightful, enjoyable, and readable. Unfortunately the last 100 pages weren't neither of those adjectives... Almost to the point where I didn't care any more about Greg's mission and the objective. I feel for the children (especially the girls) in those countries, but the message could of been shorter in the end. A suggestion to the printing house - put an update page at the end with what was currently accomplished and what the status of all the projects are.

Second Glance: A Novel by Jodi Picoult
A typical Jodi Picoult novel; lots of characters in the beginning, a focus point, and finally everything comes together

Lots of discussions can be made with this novel. The amount of information gathered is phenomenal. The ghost, genetics, and love is all entwined in this novel. I don't think this is one of Ms. Picoult's best writings, but it was a good read.

The Choice by Nicholas Sparks
Romantic, Fun, Beautiful
The Choice by Nicholas Sparks

I was very disappointed in the author's ending! I enjoyed the book up until the last 20 pages when I find out that the woman lives. Ugh, what was that all about? I figured Mr. Sparks got tired of writing tear jerkers but I was in the mood for a tear jerker!

The Invisible Wall by Harry Bernstein
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Inspiring, Interesting
An Invisible Wall

A rare look at WWI life in the eyes of a Jewish immigrant family in England. It is written as a memoir, which allows the author to create images of his experience and what he saw during the time of his young life. I am not sure of accuracy however, it does hold ones attention during the first half of the book in the struggles of getting to school without getting beaten up.

Book Club Recommended
Informative, Slow, Insightful
Zoo Keepers Wife

The center of the story, the zookeepers wife, is the best part of the story. There are many tangents and sub-topics that surround her life and are nicely interwoven, but i don't necessarily find relevant. I appreciated all the hard work, research, and connections that were made by the author, however, not as inspirational as i thought it would be...

Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Interesting, Adventurous
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The author did a great job in introducing a different character and holding the readers interest.

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