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Review: Broken Harbor

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Broken Harbor by Tana French. Viking Adult. 2012. Personal copy. This is my Thanksgiving Holiday Read, a review of something that is not a YA book. (Yes, it’s the day after, but you have the weekend to read it!) Book 4 in the Dublin Murder Squad series. Previous books: In the Woods; The Likeness; and [...]

Review: White Devil

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White Devil by Justin Evans. HarperCollins. 2011. Personal copy. Part of my Holiday Reads for Grown Up series; and what better book to pick than one that is not just a ghost story, but is a haunted boarding school story? The Plot: American Andrew Taylor has been sent to an exclusive British boarding school, Harrow, [...]

Review: Murder on Astor Place

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Murder on Astor Place (Gaslight Mystery No. 1) by Victoria Thompson. Berkley Prime Crime. 1999. Personal copy. Monday is Columbus Day, so this review is a Holiday Read for grownups; that is, it’s not a young adult or children’s book. The Plot: This is the first in the Gaslight Mystery series, set in turn of [...]

Review: Ready Player One

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Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Crown Publishing Group, a division of Random House. 2011. Random House Audio. 2011. Narrated by Wil Wheaton. Listened to audiobook from library. Holiday Reads (Here at Tea Cozy, holiday reads aren’t books about holidays; they’re grown up books for grown up readers to indulge in over the holidays. And [...]

Review: The Kitchen Counter Cooking School

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The Kitchen Counter Cooking School: How a Few Simple Lessons Transformed Nine Culinary Novices into Fearless Home Cooks by Kathleen Flinn. Viking. 2011. Review copy from publisher via NetGalley. Holiday reads. Here at Tea Cozy, holiday reads aren’t books about holidays; they’re grown up books for grown up readers to indulge in over the holidays It’s [...]

Review: In The Woods

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In the Woods by Tana French. Viking. 2007. Library copy. Holiday reads — a grown up book to read over the holidays. The Plot: 1984, a summer day, a Dublin suburb. Three twelve year olds, Germaine (Jamie), Peter, and Adam, go in the woods to play. They don’t come home. Adam alone is found; slash [...]

Review: Bobby Singer’s Guide to Hunting

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Supernatural: Bobby Singer’s Guide to Hunting by David Reed. 2011. It Books, an imprint of Harper Collins. Review copy from publisher. A tie in to the CW TV show, Supernatural. Holiday reads. Here at Tea Cozy, holiday reads aren’t books about holidays; they’re grown up books for grown up readers to indulge in over the holidays. [...]

Review: The Map of My Dead Pilots

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The Map of My Dead Pilots: The Dangerous Game of Flying in Alaska by Colleen Mondor. Lyons Press, an imprint of Globe Pequot Press. 2011. Reviewed from ARC from publisher. An adult nonfiction title, this is part of my “Holiday Reads” series; adult books to read and enjoy over the holiday. It’s About:  The myths [...]

Review: Full Dark, No Stars

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Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King. Scribner. 2010. Personal copy. Part of my “holiday reads” for grown ups. What better Halloween author than Stephen King? The Plot: Four stories. In 1922, a man who loves his farm decides that his wife is what stands between him and a happy life farming. He involves his son, and winds [...]

Review: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffee and Annie Barrows. Dial Press, a division of Random House. 2008. Personal Copy. Another in my series of “holiday reads” for grown ups! The Plot: London, 1946. Author Juliet Ashton, thirtysomething, is looking for an idea for a new book when she gets [...]