lyndamk #cbr5 review #22: A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

“Together we’ll make magic” probably sums up this entire novel. Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time Being is all about the magical interplay of truth and lies, writer and reader, fiction and fact. It is a wonderful novel, difficult to put down and hard to understand. Read more at my blog…15811545

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lyndamk #cbr5 review #20 & #21: Joyland by Stephen King and Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

You got your pick of a ghost mystery in an amusement park or a witch in a South Carolina town. Joyland is the shorter and more thoughtful read. Beautiful Creatures is probably only for the hardcore YA fantasy fan. Read more at my blog …

lyndamk #cbr5 review #15 & #16: Baghdad without a Map and Other Misadventures in Arabia by Tony Horwitz and The Way of the Knife by Mark Mazzetti

Horwitz will make you laugh about his “misadventures” in a turbulent region. Mazzetti, on the other hand, will probably provide a dose of frustration. Both are good discussions of our relations with the Middle East. Read more at my blog …

lyndamk #cbr5 review #14: Bring up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel

13507212I’m having a hard time writing this review and I’m not sure why. Bring up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel, the sequel to Wolf Hall, is an excellent book and one of my favorites of the year. Both books won the Man Booker Prize and in my opinion deserved it. So, why is it so hard to write this? I think it is because I like Thomas Cromwell and I know how the story ends. Plus I loved everything about this book.

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