A confession first, I shamelessly swiped this idea from a post on The Puzzle Doctor's blog -- he has challenged himself to read 20 classical mysteries over the course of the summer and post reviews as he has finished them.A second confession, I'm a book junkie. Every time I … [Read more...]
Every book of any merit will have dozens, if not hundreds or thousands of formal book reviews posted all over the net, each complete with recaps of the plot, characters, theme, and the reviewer's artfully crafted critique.
Since there are so many of the textbook kind, my reviews are anything but formal.
I keep these books because they were a fun read or a valuable resource. They made me laugh, or cry, or kept me turning pages into the night, or taught me something I didn't know before.
So, forgive me if you're looking for an in-depth analysis of a particular writer's labor of love, because I'm just going to share what I love about that writer's labor.
Forensics for Dummies by D.P. LyleMy rating: 5 of 5 starsLyle provides a comprehensive treatment of all areas of forensics in an easy-to-read style and organization. I bought the book because, as a mystery author, I wanted enough information to make my stories authentic … [Read more...]
A customer handed me this book. And I couldn't put it down.After all, what entrepreneur doesn't dream of building a world-class organization like Walt Disney did?At first glance, Be Our Guest, is the story of the Disney Institute's corporate training program, but as I … [Read more...]
I'm the mother of teenaged girls, which means that I'm an endless source of amusement to They-Who-Know-Everything. Just in the past month, I've caused the seventeen-year-old to drop to the floor in hysterics over something I said with all seriousness:There was the day I … [Read more...]