Thursday, October 31, 2019

The Library BookThe Library Book by Susan Orlean
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Fantastic book. Opens with the big library fire in Los Angeles in 1986 and continues with a very interesting account of the history of libraries. We learn all about book burning by all different cultures including the Nazis. Too numerous to mention but extremely interesting and heartbreaking.

An excellent read.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Olive, AgainOlive, Again by Elizabeth Stroud
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Olive is one of my favourite characters. I loved Olive Kitteridge and this was a continuation of Olive, and wonderful.

As the story opens Olive decides to remary Jack Kennison. They live quite happily for the next eight years.

In some ways the book is a series of small stories, incidents that Olive is somehow involved in or aware of. Even the Burgess Boys make an appearance and it was lovely to see how their lives had turned out as well as their sister.

An excellent series.

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Elevator PitchElevator Pitch by Linwood Barclay
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The newest book by Linwood Barclay is a winner. Elevators across the city of New York are being sabotaged. Several people have already died and there is a rush on to find the perpetrator.

Keep in mind that New York is basically a city in the sky. Most people live and work in high rise apartments and not many people can handle climbing several stories several times a day. If a terrorist was to infiltrate New York, this would probably be the biggest fear that residents could have.

I have read and loved every book by Linwood Barclay. The Zack Wallace series was fabulous, his Promise Falls was great and my all time favourite memoir, The Last Resort, is one that I have read a couple of times already.

An excellent read.

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