An admitted bookaholic.  (Sorry, I can't make the 12-step meeting, too busy reading.)  I love mysteries, biographies and travel stories the best.  I also read science fiction, fantasy, Japanese history, children's books and, basically, any book that catches my interest.


Women of Futures Past: Classic Stories Cover Image
ISBN: 9781476781617
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Baen - September 6th, 2016

Women of Futures Past, edited by Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is a great collection of stories from some of science fiction's greatest women authors.

Andre Norton is the author who started me on my love affair with fantasy and science fiction. Her stories have always intrigued me.

Shambleau by C L Moore is very creepy and Lois McMaster Bujold's Aftermaths is one of my favorites.

If you are looking for an introduction to fantasy/science fiction, women authors or both, this is the book for you.

Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062363602
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - December 6th, 2016

Hidden Figures is a wonderful book! It tells of the important and largely unacknowledged work of the women working on improving airplanes and then on space flight. Fascinating women! Very interesting look at the times.

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Girl Waits with Gun (A Kopp Sisters Novel #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780544800830
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Published: Mariner Books - May 3rd, 2016

This is a fun book based on a real but little-known female sheriff.

Threatened by a silk merchant and his cronies, Constance Kopp won't sit still and wait for some man to take care of the problem. She jumps in despite threats to her and her sisters. I enjoyed it immensely.     

Alone in Antarctica Cover Image
ISBN: 9781619025769
Availability: Special Order
Published: Counterpoint LLC - September 15th, 2015

Felicity Aston doesn’t over dramatize her story but she does draw you into a world of utter isolation, intense cold and extreme fear.

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The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey Cover Image
ISBN: 9781451659177
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Published: Simon & Schuster - June 7th, 2016

I loved this book!  Rinker and his brother Nick are fun to read about and the trip itself was incredible to hear about.  Who knew there was so much to know about mules.  Go Jake!

Hunter (A Hunter Novel #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781484725436
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - August 9th, 2016

I've always enjoyed Mercedes Lackey's writing and the world and characters she came up with in this YA novel are particularly good.  Fun read!

Uprooted: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780804179058
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Published: Del Rey - March 1st, 2016

This book grabbed me on the first page and would not let go.  Great reading, believable characters and a very compelling world.

The New Agatha Christie Hercule Poirot Mystery Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062362735
Availability: Special Order
Published: William Morrow & Company - September 9th, 2014

Sophie Hannah is a worthy successor to Agatha Christie!  Loved every minute.  Poirot is still Poirot!

The Lion and the Bird Cover Image
By Marianne Dubuc (Created by)
ISBN: 9781592701513
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Published: Enchanted Lion Books - May 6th, 2014

Wow--I love this book.  A sweet wonderful story about generosity and friendship.  The art is a perfect fit.

Letters from Skye: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780345542625
Availability: Special Order
Published: Ballantine Books - May 13th, 2014

This is a delicious read! 

Jessica Brockmole uses letters to tell a remarkable story of two women, their loves, their secrets, and two world wars.

Agatha H. and the Clockwork Princess: Girl Genius, Book Two Cover Image
ISBN: 9781597802239
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Published: Night Shade - December 4th, 2012

A richly imagined world with plenty of action and a wealth of great characters.  Circus folk & steampunk--what's not to love!?

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Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393339918
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 4th, 2011

This book is wonderful reading! Mary Roach makes it fun and informative.

Books Can Be Deceiving (A Library Lover's Mystery #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780425242186
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Published: Berkley - July 5th, 2011

This series is off to a great start!

I've read both of the titles out so far and loved the characters and the stories.  Due Or Die is the second book in the series.

Eat Greens: Seasonal Recipes to Enjoy in Abundance Cover Image
ISBN: 9780762439072
Availability: Special Order
Published: Running Press Adult - May 3rd, 2011

Do you love to eat greens? Here are some fabulous recipes for you.
Not sure how to cook some of the different greens. This book gives you great ideas.

Broccoli Rabe with Red Onions—Yum!
Cucumber-Mint Raita—Delicious!
Enough said?

A Butterfly Is Patient Cover Image
By Dianna Hutts Aston, Sylvia Long (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780811864794
Availability: Backordered
Published: Chronicle Books - May 18th, 2011

Who knew there were so many kinds of butterflies?

Gorgeous and informative definitely describes this introduction to the world of butterflies. From iridescent blue swallowtails and brilliant orange monarchs to the world's tiniest butterfly (Western Pygmy Blue) and the largest (Queen Alexandra's Birdwing), an incredible variety of butterflies are celebrated here in all of their beauty and wonder.

Dog on It: A Chet and Bernie Mystery (The Chet and Bernie Mystery Series #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781416585848
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Published: Atria Books - September 29th, 2009

The start of a great series! Chet, K-9 school dropout, and Bernie, down-on-his-luck PI, are a winning team. Love that the story is told from Chet's point of view. Spencer Quinn lets Chet be a big help while remaining basically a dog. Bernie is just as good in his flawed, human way.