Private Dancer by Stephen Leather

Title: Private Dancer Author: Stephen Leather Genre: Fiction (Mystery) Set in: Thailand Source: Free e-book download Rating: 4 out of 5 My Thoughts: If you have ever visited Pattaya, Bangkok, Chiang Mai or any other tourist places in Thailand, the most common sight you'd see is an old white man with a very young Thai... Continue Reading →

The Volga Ruby by Peter Jobes

Title: The Volga Ruby Author: Peter Jobes Genre: Historical Fiction Set in: St. Petersburg (Russia) Rating: 4 out of 5 My Thoughts: I had this book for some time on my shelf and the only reason I had been avoiding it was that it's set in 1907 Russia and I have absolutely no knowledge about... Continue Reading →

The Ruins by Scott Smith: Audiobook

Title: The Ruins Author: Scott Smith Narrator: Patrick Wilson Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio; Unabridged edition (July 18, 2006) Source: Library Genre: Mystery/ Horror Fiction Listening time: 14 hours approx Rating: 2.5 out of 5 My Thoughts: I borrowed this book from the library after reading a review by Amy. Since I wanted to try... Continue Reading →

Beat by Stephen Jay Schwartz

Title: Beat Author: Stephen Jay Schwartz Set in: San Francisco (United States) Genre: Thriller Paperback: 336 pages Publisher: Forge Books; First Edition edition (September 28, 2010) Source: Review Copy Rating: 3.5 out of 5 My thoughts: Beat has the makings of a typical detective novel in many ways. It has the usual ingredients, the detective... Continue Reading →

Swallow by Tonya Plank

Title: Swallow Author: Tonya Plank Paperback: 402 pages Publisher: Dark Swan Press (December 11, 2009) Genre: Fiction Source: Author Set in: New York Rating: 4 out of 5 My thoughts: When I read the book synopsis, I thought this would be a serious book since it deals with a psychological disorder called Globus Sensate where... Continue Reading →

The Blue Notebook by James Levine

Title: The Blue Notebook Author: James Levine Genre: Fiction Source: Personal library Set in: Mumbai (India) Paperback: 240 pages Publisher: Spiegel & Grau (July 6, 2010) Rating: 1 out of 5 My thoughts: By now I guess everyone must have heard or read about this book. It's a story of Batuk from rural India who... Continue Reading →

Once and Always by Judith McNaught

Title: Once and Always Author: Judith McNaught Mass Market Paperback: 400 pages Publisher: Pocket (September 20, 1990) Source: Personal Library Genre: Historical Romance Rating: 3.5 out of 5 My thoughts: I had heard a lot about this author but I never really remembered reading anything by her. There was a time when I used to... Continue Reading →

The Camel Bookmobile by Masha Hamilton

Title: The Camel Bookmobile Author: Masha Hamilton Genre: Adult Fiction Setting: Kenya Source: Library Rating: 3.5 out of 5 My thoughts: This book is inspired by the Camel Bookmobile Project in Kenya. The books are carried on Camels to remote areas in Africa where children have little or no source for books. Fi is a... Continue Reading →

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