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Booklist's Top 10 Sports book Baseball is heading into the homestretch. Football has begun. How about checking out Booklist's annual Top 10 Sports Books? They include the fishing, football, poker, golf, baseball, ping-pong, and basketball. Are there any new sports books that also belong on this list? All Fishermen Are Liars By ...read more

Reviewed by Kathy K. - Central on
August 28, 2014 | 0 comments
WWI Books The Great War, aka World War I, began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918.  This international conflict pitted the Allies--France, England, Russia, Italy, Japan, and the US--against the Central Powers--Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Turkey.  It ended with the Central Powers defeat.  It caused great destruction and carnage.  This great watershed of 20th century history led to the fall of the great imperial dynasties of Germany, Russia, Austria-Hungary, and Turkey ...read more

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July 28, 2014 | 0 comments
Normandy Invasion Books The last original Navajo Code Talker just died, so as more and more World War II vets die, it is important to remember what happened all those years ago. Operation Overlord, the invasion of Normandy, France, began on June 6, 1944.  D-day led to the liberation of Northern France and eventually to the end of the Nazi regime when the Allies met up with the Russians.  Below are some old and new books on D-day.  There are many others in LINKcat under the subject: :  ...read more

Reviewed by Kathy K. - Central on
June 10, 2014 | 0 comments
Crime Fiction Every year Booklist picks their favorite top 10 crime novels published between May of last year and April of the current year. They also included their top crime novel debuts. Have you read any? I'm a big Louise Penny fan, so I really enjoyed How the Light Gets In ...read more

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June 4, 2014 | 0 comments
A review of The Game and the Governess by Kate Noble

I was excited to find out that Kate Noble has a new novel coming out this summer. She is one of my favorite romance writers. Her Regency romances are well-written, have realistic characters and enjoyably complex story lines. The Game and the Governess is no exception. It is about a bored earl and an astute governess who learn that life is not a game. In fact, after finishing the book I discovered that ...read more

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May 29, 2014 | 0 comments
World War II Mysteries I read about War mysteries in the March 31, 2014, Publishers Weekly article, "Where One Death Is a Crime (But a Thousand Is a Statistic)". The author highlights a number of mystery series. Some are set during the war and some are set after the war. All deal with the effects ...read more

Reviewed by Kathy K. - Central on
May 21, 2014 | 0 comments
World War I Mysteryes Are you looking for new mysteries to read? Then check out the suggestions that I read about in the March 31, 2014, Publishers Weekly article, "Where One Death Is a Crime (But a Thousand Is a Statistic)". The author highlights a number of mystery series. Some are set during the ...read more

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May 8, 2014 | 0 comments
A review of How to Lose a Duke in Ten Days by Laura Lee Guhrke

Laura Lee Guhrke continues her American Heiress in London series with another delightful love story, How to Lose a Duke in Ten Days. This story of an arranged marriage that turns into a true love match follows When the Marquess Met His Match (see my ...read more

Reviewed by Kathy K. - Central on
May 1, 2014 | 0 comments
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Holocaust Books April 27–May 4, 2014 2014 are this year's Days of Remembrance. "The United States Congress established the Days of Remembrance as our nation’s annual commemoration of the Holocaust and created the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum as a permanent living memorial to the victims. Holocaust Remembrance Day is Monday, April 28, 2014." So why not take some ...read more

Reviewed by Kathy K. - Central on
April 28, 2014 | 0 comments
Spring and Summer Mysteries For the past couple of years I have been periodically sharing the mysteries that I have been looking forward to reading.  In honor of spring finally arriving and summer on it's way I have put together another list of mysteries that I would like to read while sitting outside and enjoying the weather. Which favorite character would you like to catch up with and go on an adventure with?  Destroyer ...read more

Reviewed by Kathy K. - Central on
April 22, 2014 | 0 comments