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In the Woods by Tana French
Well written and suspenseful. The ending left me a little empty, though. I am still debating whether I will read the second book in the series.
Rating: 3.5 find sheds out of 5.
Challenges:
F author for A-Z Challenge

Let it Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle
Surprisingly, John Green’s story wasn’t my favorite. It was good, as everything John Green writes, is good. Maureen Johnson’s was my favorite. I suppose at that moment I was just in the mood for something a little more romantic. All in all, the stories are well written and populated with interesting and original characters.
Rating: 4 teacup pigs out of 5.

Shoot the Moon by Billie Letts
I read this for a book club I am in. When I say this is not something I would ever read on my own, that’s a bit of an understatement. I don’t regret reading it. It was a very quick read. The characters were interesting enough and the plot had about intrigue to keep me turning pages. The end, however, ruined the entire book for me. I probably wouldn’t read anything more by Letts. It’s just not my kind of book.
Rating: 2.5 domino players out of 5

A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Read (Psych #1) by William Rabkin
I’m going through Psych withdrawl, and after reading about this book on 50 Book Challenge, I decided to pick it up. It was a nice way to spend an afternoon. The mystery was interesting, and the characterization of Shawn and Gus was pretty spot-on. I did have a little problem with Jules and Lassiter’s characters, though.They seemed a little off. There were some moments of complete absurdity where even suspending disbelief didn’t work. Overall, it wasn’t bad. It was overwhelmingly mediocre, though. Based on my sheer love for Psych, I’ll probably read more from this series.
Rating: 3 impound lots out of 5.

The Grand Ole Opry: Making of an American Icon by Colin Escott
I confess, I have a deep and abiding love for country music. Not the “country” you hear on the radio. REAL country music. Hank Williams. Johnny Cash. The Louvin Brothers. I’ll also admit I have issues with the Grand Ole Opry. All this combined with my adoration of Escott’s writing, buying and reading this book was a given.
I found the history fascinating. There was so much I didn’t know. The anecdotes and assorted photos and ephemera made this a really comprehensive work on the history of the Opry. Recommended not only for real country music fans, but for music fans in general, as so much modern music has roots in country music.
Rating: 5 dobro players out of 5.
Challenges:
(781.642.) 700-The Arts for the Dewey Decimal Challenge

Stori Telling by Tori Spelling
I assumed this wold be just guilty pleasure reading, but was pleased when it turned into something a little deeper than that. I’ve always been ambivalent about Tori Spelling, but after reading this, I think I’ve drifted over to the fan side.
Rating: 4 tabloid headlines out of 5.

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