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Mrs. Sherlock Holmes
by Brad Ricca

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Almost a third of this book is devoted to the bibliography, so it is an incredibly well-researched work. And the subject matter is quite interesting, introducing a fascinating woman who truly deserves to be remembered for her deeds of detection and philanthropy in early 20th Century New York. So why not five stars? Because the book consistently maintains a certain emotional distance from its main character. I'm not sure if that's due to a paucity of personal material or an intentional decision on the author's part, but we aren't shown the subject's reactions to the incredible highs and lows of her life. Still, this book is a terrifically detailed examination of the New York Police Department of World War One era Manhattan - among other law enforcement agencies - and is well worthy of a reader's time (and money).

Anne Sullivan
by Olivia Taylor

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This book was good. I liked Anne and Helen's friendship was the best part. It must have been hard to be deaf and blind.

Isadora Moon #3
by Harriet Muncaster

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I like this book, a lot.

Snowflake Bentley
by Jacqueline Briggs Martin

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I love Snowflake Bentley because I love snowflakes. I love how each snowflake is different. I'm glad that Snowflake Bentley took pictures of the snowflakes using a camera that his mommy and daddy got him.

B is for Bear
by Roger Priddy

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We love naming the letters and looking at the pictures and touching the special things like the fuzzy bear ears and the yarn for the kitten.

The apple tree
by Bruce Martin

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Good

Princess Pulverizer #4
by Nancy Krulik

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I really,really,really like this book.

Forever: Ad Olam
by Shay Agnon

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This is my book with a yellow cover. It is a long short story or a novella. It can be taken as allegory, and the translator (who translated from the Hebrew) explains the ins and outs of Hebrew translation. It is basically about a scholar in an ivory tower who encounters a nurse who lures him out and basically alters his perspective. I took much of what is written about the town's name and how the translator translated Hebrew vowels to refer to the Jews: Biblically, historically, and regarding our faith in Ha Shem or G-d. However, this is not an easy read: However, I would love to hear it read in Hebrew.

Dying to Live, A Memoir: Choosing to Thrive After Trauma and Abuse
by Kimberly Lees

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This book is about one woman's journey through a life of emotional and physical abuse and two TBIs (Traumatic Brain Injury) from major car accidents. The book's first half basically outlines the abuse she received at the hands of her father and mother and the beginning of the first TBI, while the second half of the book outlines her guide to getting through a TBI. I did not enjoy this book very much. The first half of it is written very chaotically and jumps between timelines without really giving much indication of where on the timeline one is. The author also does not seem to realize how much of a support system she has during her TBIs and how many people were there to help her get through them. The second part was marginally better for me, but not enough to lift this book above a 2/5 star rating. Overall, I just did not enjoy this book. I don't recommend it for everyone, but others who went through something similar could probably get something out of it, so I don't completely discount it!

To Tell You The Truth
by Gilly Macmillan

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I recommend this suspenseful psychological fiction audiobook written by Gilly MacMillan and read by Emma Fryer. Lucy Harper is a writer and is married to Dan. Dan is jealous of her writing, and one day Dan goes missing. Lucy has a childhood secret from 30 years ago that she has only discussed with Dan. It involves the disappearance of her little brother. Very cleverly written and very different from anything that I have read in the past.