Category Archives: Adult Book

Tuesday’s Tantalizing Teasers & First Chapter, First Paragraph: The Girl Before by JP Delaney

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On My Bookshelf, May 10th, 2019

Here are some more books I have read in recent months but not written reviews of as of yet. Perhaps you have read some of them or have been meaning to read them.  Maybe you’ve never heard of them.  See … Continue reading

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Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier

Tracy Chevalier (Girl with a Pearl Earring) gives us another fascinating historical novel based on the lives of fossilist and palaeontologist Mary Anning and her fellow-enthusiast Elizabeth Philpot and their important discoveries in the early 19th century which fuelled speculation … Continue reading

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Tuesday’s Tantalizing Teasers & First Chapter, First Paragraph: Michael Ondaatje’s The Cat’s Table

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Mystery Monday Meme: Camino Island by John Grisham

Today’s mystery is Camino Island by John Grisham, a complicated look at the underground buying and selling of stolen first editions and manuscripts.  It begins with the theft of 5 priceless F. Scott Fitzgerald manuscripts from Princeton University’s Firestone Library … Continue reading

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Sunday Special: Melanie Willard

Melanie Willard spoke to our Woman 2 Woman Bible Study (Metropolitan Bible Church, Ottawa) session recently about how to care for people in crisis.  She speaks of this with authority because she has been through an amazing, torturous journey that … Continue reading

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Anastasia (1957), a movie review

I don’t think you could say I prefer old movies to new movies but I am definitely an old movie buff.  The book by Ariel Lawhon, I Was Anastasia, rekindled my interest in the longtime puzzle of whether the Grand … Continue reading

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