Author Archive: rebeccasreads

Book Review: ‘Swing Set’ by Joanna Kadish

When I began reading “Swing Set” by Joanna Kadish, I was intrigued by the by idea of a swingers story. Of course, I have my own thoughts on the swinger’s lifestyle and all the many ways that being a swinger can ruin a relationship. When I think of being in love, it never crossed my …

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Book Review: ‘Prism’ by Roland Allnach

Author Roland Allnach, in his new collection of stories, titled, “Prism,” has taken the risk of alienating readers with too varied a selection of genres. Everything is in the stew here: futuristic tales, love stories, horror, on and on, filling the pot with all manner of ingredients. How easily this might have backfired. After all, …

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Book Review: ‘Build Wealth & Spend It All’ by Stanley Riggs

I have just finished reading “Build Wealth & Spend It All” by Stanley Riggs.  I chose to read this book for several reasons: I have always been interested in financial planning; understanding strategies for enjoying the fruits of my labor; and how best to balance spending and savings. When I read the synopsis, many things …

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Book Review: Worthy Brown’s Daughter by Phillip Margolin

Phillip Margolin is a blessing for those who like good legal thrillers. They are solid, enjoyable reads…and he is an author whom I rank right alongside John Grisham and Scott Turow. But this time round Margolin has really outdone himself with “Worthy Brown’s Daughter.” It would be a crime to relegate this book as a …

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Book Review: Viva Laughter! by Patrick Shannon

“Viva Laughter” by Patrick Shannon was quite a nice break for me. This book has a wonderful flow to it, filled with stories of varying length, and varying levels on humor. It’s perfect for every age, because everyone will find something perfect for them. Patrick Shannon has a wonderful way of engaging the reader, while …

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Book Review: Turbulent Waters by Peter Duysings

Peter Duysings’ novel, “Turbulent Waters,” is infused with the air of authenticity. Reading of the military maneuverings and inner workings of various agencies you are left with the distinct feeling the author has inside knowledge about the operational goings on of such things. This is an important distinction: when writing of international terrorism, piracy, military …

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Book Review: There is no Mrs. Gezunterman by Kevin Mednick

Having just finished “There is no Mrs. Gezunterman” by author Kevin Mednick, I must start out by saying that it was a great read. Not that I’m surprised – it’s just that the book itself was not quite what I had expected. Not that I really knew what to expect to begin with. In “There …

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Book Review: The Atlantian Chronicles: Atlantis Rising by Gary English

I’ve just finished reading “The Atlantian Chronicles: Atlantis Rising” by author Gary English and I’m delighted to announce that it was a good book. I initially requested it because I have always been drawn to the lore of Atlantis. I will also confess that, in reading the introduction, I became concerned that this book might …

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Book Review: The Bible-Time Nursery Rhyme Book by Emily Hunter

“The Bible-Time Nursery Rhyme Book” by Emily Hunter lets children discover the bible through nursery rhymes. At the bottom of each rhyme there is a scripture that goes with it, so children can see how it is related to the Bible. The girls and I enjoyed the colorful pictures that went along with the nursery …

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Book Review: Sets, Lights, & Lunacy by Lloyd Burlingame

Lloyd Burlingame’s telling of his lengthy and illustrious career in the world of theater design is enlightening, entertaining, and simply delightful. I laughed out loud many times at his wit, and found myself liking him more and more as a person as his story progressed. His writing style is eloquent, vivid, and chockfull of witty …

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