Author Archives: leedock

She was my other half when I had not realized I was incomplete – “A Dangerous Collaboration” by Deanna Raybourn

As soon as Goodreads alerts me that a new Veronica Speedwell mystery is coming out, I immediately put in a request at the library. Thankfully, most of the folks that utilize my library either are ill informed about the publishing … Continue reading

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This wasn’t God’s work. This was a health resort. – “Nine Perfect Strangers” by Liane Moriarty

I guess that I first have to admit to never reading any of Liane Moriarty’s books before. I did thoroughly enjoy the television adaptation of “Big Little Lies” but I think I just assumed that her books would be those … Continue reading

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Good mothers are a gift… – “The Changeling” by Victor Lavalle

In my long standing tradition of judging a book by the cover, I grabbed this book based on both title AND cover. The premise sounded interesting: a dark fairy tale take on postpartum depression. In the end, I found a … Continue reading

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…a place of knowledge, that is nonjudgmental, inclusive, and fundamentally kind. – “The Library Book” by Susan Orleans

I need some more non fiction in my life.  I generally like to read things that take me away from myself and my world when possible. It’s not that I don’t ever read challenging material or books that might make … Continue reading

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…you have wronged me and my descendants… – “The Girl in the Castle” by Santa Montefiore

I am notorious for judging a book by its cover. I am also notorious for trying to read the book jacket as little as possible so that I don’t spoil the plot. I try to get just enough of a … Continue reading

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…it never did any harm to walk through a new door now and then, and see where you end up. “Bellewether” – by Susanna Kearsley

Happy 2019! I wanted to find a cozy historical romance/ Outlander-esque read for the holidays and this one did the trick.  This is definitely a “twinkle lights on, hot cup of tea, warm fleece blanket and PJs all day” approved … Continue reading

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…sometimes you need to scorch everything to the ground and start over – “Little Fires Everywhere” by Celeste Ng

Just enough time to slip a review in under the wire! This is a book club book for me and I was looking forward to reading it. I liked it, but didn’t love it, which was a surprise given all … Continue reading

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