📚REVIEWS

Book Reviews, Restaurant Reviews, DVD & iPad App Reviews (scroll down!) Due to life getting in the way of things, I'm behind in some of my book reviews. If you see your book listed, it means I've received it, and it is in the cue!

  1. Band of Brothers
  2. Borgen - Denmark Politics. Excellent!
  3. Broadchurch – amazing! 
  4. CIVIL WAR: THE UNTOLD STORY
  5. DCI Banks
  6. Endeavour (TV Series 2012)
  7. Foyle's War
  8. Grantchester
  9. George Gently (TV Series 2007)
  10. Inspector Lewis (2006–2015)
  11. Inspector Lynley
  12. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
  13. Jack Irish
  14. Janet King
  15. Midsomer Murders(TV Series 1997)
  16.  People of a Feather, Belcher Isl., Hudson Bay
  17. Shetland
  18. The Newsroom - fabulous!
  19. Vera - wonderful UK mystery

Restaurant Reviews


  1. Almonte Barley Mow – May 9, 2015
  2. Bistro 54 Italiano Perth – Jan. 2011
  3. Café Postino Almonte – 2011
  4. East Meets West – Perth - 2015 to present!
  5. Fratelli – April 17, 2017
  6. Georgian House – Alexandria, June 18th, 2016
  7. Heirloom Restaurant Almonte – Jan. 2015
  8. Mexicali Rosa –July 29, 2015 Also, Oct. 2010
  9. Rocky River Cafe – October 17, 2017; also Dec. 6 & 26, 2013.
  10. The Cove - Westport – many visits!
  11. The Hot Wok – April 10, 2017.
  12. The Shipwreck - Rideau Ferry – Oct. 2010
  13. The Waterfront - Napanee – May 2015
  14. Waterfront Gastropub – Carleton Place, May 23/18
  15. Wildfire BBQ and Smokehouse – Perth, 2015
  16. Zolas – Ottawa - May 13, 2015; Zola's Oct. 2016

iPad Apps

  1. Never Alone –Inuit game PC, so far
  2. Brushstroke –drawing
  3. ToonCamera –photoshop idea
  4. Doodle Buddy –drawing
  5. PhotoBooth –photoshop idea
  6. Dragon Naturally Speaking –speech-to-text, text-to-speech
  7. Spirits of Spring –Josie and I like it! 
Here are the books I have reviewed for fun. Some have been sent by publicists, others I have bought or borrowed. I've read all of them. 

Readers may be divided into four classes: 

A. Sponges, who absorb all that they read and return it in nearly the same state, only a little dirtied. 
B. Sand-glasses, who retain nothing and are content to get through a book for the sake of getting through the time. 
C. Strain-bags, who retain merely the dregs of what they read. 
D. Mogul diamonds, equally rare and valuable, who profit by what they read, and enable others to profit by it also. 

      ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge, poet, critic (1772-1834) 



 denotes a Canadian book!
  1. Aaron, Glen; The Curse of Sacerdozio
  2. Aaron, Richard; Gauntlet 
  3. Alexander, Devin: You Can Have It (recipe book)
  4. Alexander, Eva M.; Condos and Condoms (short stories)
  5. Almond, Paul; The Gunner 
  6. Alt, Jeff; The Adventures of Bubba Jones
  7. Alton and Craan; My handy little health journal
  8. Andersen; Fantasyland
  9. Arden, John: The Brain Bible
  10. Arneson,  Rick; Plotting the Course; Life lessons from the sport of sailing
  11. Ashby, Kathy; Carol, A Woman's Way 
  12. August, Y.; Coaching For Caregivers
  13. Barager, R.; The Atheist and the Parrotfish
  14. Barr, Nevada; 13½, Blood Lure
  15. Bartleman, James; As Long as the Rivers FlowRaisin Wine
  16. Blachman and Stracher; The Curve
  17. Blanche, Kathryn; Infiltrated by Demons
  18. My Reading Pile!

  19. Blatchford, Christie; Fifteen Days
  20. Bradbury and Karney; Love Me Slender
  21. Bradley, Eric; Harry Potter Collectibles
  22. Brown, Ron; Vanished Villages Part 1, Post 2  (Non-fiction)
  23. Brown, Ron; Backroads of Ontario (Non-fiction) 
  24. Carey, Pamela: Elderly Parents With All Their Marbles
  25. Carlon, Michael; Uncorking a Murder
  26. Carpenter, J.: No Place to Pray
  27. Carucci, M.; Sobrietease
  28. Charters, Cloudia; Aloha: Where You Like Go?
  29. Cho & Gifford; The Anxious Lawyer (self-help)
  30. Christofora, Kevin; Amira Can Catch
  31. Clevenger, S; Greek Mythic History
  32. Cobelo, Carolyn E.; Bridge to Beyond
  33. Conway, Martha; Sugarland
  34. Cook books: gluten-free, paleo,  from Robert Rose, Inc. 
  35. Cotton, Larry D; Whiskey and Wickedness
  36. Crilly, Karin: The Blue Satin Nightgown
  37. Cuellar, David; Plastic Island (picture book)
  38. Currie, T. Ottawa Valley's Great Fire of 1870
  39. Cusumano, J.; Balance
  40. Davidson, Dr. Elizabeth; Cheery: the Chiricahua leopard frog (Children's picture book)
  41. Daywalt, Drew; The Day the Crayons Quit
  42. De Avila, Ed., Spread Thin and Moving Fast: An unlikely story (memoir)
  43. De Hart, Scott D.; Shelley Unbound: Uncovering Frankenstein's True Creator
  44. De Santis, Cinazi; The Sense of Darkness
  45. Delaney, V; Under Cold Stone, (Constable Molly Smith Series) 
  46. DeLapa, Gina; stuff you already know
  47. Dennis; Anita Katherine; Beyond Myself
  48. Dickinson, Emily: the Illustrated Emily Dickinson Nature Sketchbook
  49. Doering, Ron; The Battle of Crysler's Farm
  50. Dougherty, M.J.; Life Lessons From a Total Failure
  51. Dr. Seuss; You're Only Old Once
  52. Dunn, David A.; Get Life Right
  53. Epp, Alvin; Through The Eyes of Guilt
  54. Espy, W.R.; Words to Rhyme With (Non-fiction)
  55. Estes, Kelli; The Girl Who Wrote in Silk
  56. Even, Aaron; He Comes in Fire
  57. Eyre, Linda; Grandmothering
  58. Fallis, Terry; The Best Laid Plans -comedy
  59. Feder, S; Bitter and Sweet
  60. Fields, Mara; Weaver's Light
  61. FitzSimmons, David; Curious Critters, Salamander Dance
  62. Flynn, Gillian; Gone Girl
  63. Follett, Ken; Pillars of the Earth
  64. Forrest, Deborah: Touch the Spirit: Connecting to the world of dementia (non-fiction)
  65. Freed, Dennis; Love, Loss and Awakening
  66. Freeman and Parks; All-Electric America
  67. Gaber, Stanley; Jex Malone
  68. Garner, L.G.; The Golden Princess
  69. Gawande, Atul: Being Mortal 
  70. Genova, Lisa; Left Neglected, Still Alice
  71. George, Elizabeth; In the Presence of the EnemyDeception On His Mind
  72. Gebreyohannes, B. T.; Fire Walkers (memoir) 
  73. Graham, Heather; Death Dealer, Unhallowed Ground
  74. Gray, John; Beyond Venus and Mars
  75. Gray & Ardagh; Conscious Men
  76. Green, Lyndsay; A Perfect Home for a Long Life
  77. Greenblatt, Mark Lee; Valor: Unsung heroes from Iraq, Afghanistan, and the home front
  78. Griffin, Lynne; Sea Escape
  79. Griffith, Victoria; Amazon Burning
  80. Griffiths, Doug; 13 Ways to Kill Your Community
  81. Grippando, James; The Penny Jumper
  82. Habib, N. & M.N.; History of the Muslims of Regina, Saskatchewan, and Their Organizations
  83. Haibach, Michael; Amazing Gracie
  84. Hardee, J.L., Justice or Injustice: What really happens in a jury room (Memoire)
  85. Harris, et al, Journey to Invisibility to Visibility
  86. Hayden, John; Godfit
  87. Helm & Smith: Talking Back to the Indian Act
  88. Hemphill, R.F.; dust tea, dingoes, dragons (Memoire)
  89. Heston, F.C., & McAdams, H. J.; Desolation Sound 
  90. Hiebert, Michael; Close to the Broken-Hearted
  91. Hill-Lehr, Andrea; A Mother's Road to Kandahar
  92. Hoogstraten: The Debaters
  93. Horeck, Brian; Frozen Beneath 
  94. Hospital for Sick Children: The A to Z of Children's Health  
  95. Ivey, Donna; Clinic of Hope: The story of Rene M. Caisse and Essiac
  96. Izso, Jay; got social mediology?
  97. Jauvin, Chantal; The Boy with a Bamboo Heart: The story of a street orphan who built a children's charity
  98. Jenner, Reid: Diagnose Yourself
  99. Johnson, George: The Cancer Chronicles
  100. Johnson, Spencer; Who Moved My Cheese? (Non-fiction)
  101. Jones, Marjorie G.; The Life and Times of Mary Vaux Walcott
  102. Jones, Robin and Robert; The Refugee Crisis: Through the Eyes of the Children
  103. Jucha, S. H.; The Silver Ships
  104. Kading (Ed.); No Straight Lines
  105. Kamm, Kurt; Tunnel Visions
  106. Kellerman, Faye; Bon Box
  107. Kendell, Laura J.; A Simple Case of Suicide
  108. Kennedy, Dr. John; The Heart Health Bible
  109. Kelsey, E.; You Are Stardust, Not Your Typical Book
  110. Kerr, Leslie; Harriet Quimby
  111. Keyser, Judith Redwing; Last Acts of Kindness (Non-fiction)
  112. Kinew, Wab; The Reason You Walk 
  113. King, Samantha; Pink Ribbon, Inc. (Non-fiction)
  114. Krich, Rochelle; Dead Air
  115. Kumar, Sameet M.; The Mindfulness of Grief (Also Medicalisation of Grief: DSM-IV)
  116. Kuritz, Marc; Man With Child
  117. Kushner, Harold; When Bad Things Happen to Good People, Conquering Fear
  118. Lackberg, Camilla; The Gallows Bird
  119. Lafaye, Vanessa; Under a Dark Summer Sky
  120. Laferrière, Dany, The World is Moving Around Me: A Memoire of the Haiti Earthquake (Memoir) 
  121. Leinvebers, V; No TIme To Cry
  122. Lemmon, G. T.; The Dressmaker of Khair Khan
  123. Levin, Joel M.; Our Beguine (Memoir)
  124. Lieberman & Neubert; Max and Charlie
  125. Lindsay, B.R.: Old Bones
  126. Louden, Paul; Behind the Locked Door (memoir; autism)
  127. Lundin, S.C. et al; FISH!
  128. Lynch, Wayne; Owls of the US and Canada
  129. Mackie & Taylor; The Cottage Bible 
  130. Mankell, Jenning; Faceless Killers
  131. Manning, Diane Daniels; Almost Perfect
  132. Maron, Margaret; The Bootlegger's Daughter
  133. McGee, Robin; The Cancer Olympics
  134. McKee, David M; Bala Boy
  135. McKee, Thomas. W; The Top Seven Reasons Volunteers Quit, The New Breed (Non-fiction)
  136. McNally, B.; Unbridled
  137. Martin, Mish Mockovic; Insights of a Yogi (autobiography)
  138. Mebane, Donna; Tomorrow Comes
  139. mhic Aonghais, Clinton; The Baker Boys -700 pages, haven't gotten to it!
  140. Miralia, Mindy; The Hero in Heroin (autobiography)
  141. Morelli, Laura; The Gondola Maker
  142. Morgan & Smith; Advanced Genealogy (self-help
  143. Moroney, Shannon; Through The Glass (Autobiography)
  144. Mowery, J. Nichols; The Parallel Lives of Elizabeth Ann
  145. Musleh, Mitri I.; The Making of a Palestinian Suicide Bomber 
  146. Nash, Nicholas: The Girl at The Bar
  147. Neice, Rick, The Band Plays On: Going home for a music man's encore (memoire)
  148. Nelson, Craig; The Age of Radiance
  149. Nichols, N.; Broken Promises (autobiography)
  150. Nickerson, Cash; BOOMERangs; Engaging the Aging Workforce in America
  151. Noah, Jim; Country Store
  152. Obama, Barack; The Audacity of Hope
  153. Orloff, Judith; The Ecstacy of Surrender
  154. Parker, David; The More You Do The Better You Feel (self-help)
  155. Parker, Morgan; 1986
  156. Pastor, Marc; Barcelona Shadows
  157. Penny, Louise; A Trick of the Light - Gamache series
  158. Picoult, Jodi; House RulesThe Tenth CirclePlain TruthPicture Perfect
  159. Piggott, Mark; The Dark Tides
  160. Pinzone, J.J.: Fireballs in my Eucharist: Fight Cancer Smarter 
  161. Polster, E; Beyond Therapy
  162. Potter, Cheryl: The Broken Circle, Secrets of the Lost Caves
  163. Power, G. A.; Dementia Beyond Disease
  164. Prattis; Trailing Sky Six Feathers , also New Planet, New World 
  165. Pronko, M.; The Last Train: A Tokyo Adventure
  166. Putzel, Michael; The Price They Paid
  167. Regan, Paulette; Unsettling the Settler Within
  168. Revere, Glenn; All About Carpets
  169. Richards, Jass; Turblojetslams
  170. Riley, Laura; Tell Me of Brave Women
  171. Roe, Carolyn or Sale, Medora; Murder in a Good Cause
  172. Rue, Nancy; Tristan's Gap
  173. Roland, Bridget; the Doula
  174. Rosen, Lynn; A Man of Genius
  175. Rutherford, Edward; The Forest
  176. Saturday Even Post Magazine 1963 Kennedy Edition
  177. Schiller, E.; Watermark
  178. Schopick, J.: Honest Medicine
  179. Scholz & Church; The Masterpiece Within (Non-fiction)
  180. Schwägerl, Christian; The Anthropocene  (Non-fiction)
  181. Schwartz, Leslie; Angels Crest
  182. Seuss, Dr.; You're only old once!
  183. Shelly, Derek; Dying to Live
  184. Shem, Samuel; The Spirit of the Place
  185. Siegel, Alex; First Circle Club
  186. Signorile, M. A.; The Wartime Chronicles 
  187. Slatton, Traci L; Fallen,   Cold Light
  188. Smiley, Cat; the planet friendly diet 
  189. Sperazza, Diana; My Townie Heart
  190. Stewart, Roderick; The Mind of Norman Bethune 
  191. Sutton; The Power of Legacy (Non-fiction)
  192. Tartt, Donna; The Goldfinch
  193. Thayer, R.S.; Kobee Manatee
  194. Traill, Catherine Parr; Lost in the Backwoods
  195. Transgender Lee; Woman Incognito
  196. Treitler; My Dad is an Alcoholic: What About Me? (autobiography)
  197. Trollope-Kumar, Karen; Cloud Messenger
  198. Trudeau, Kris; TimeShift 
  199. Vallée, Brian; The War On Women 
  200. Vinter, M.; Collette
  201. Voss, Donna Carol; One of Everything
  202. Wallach, Dr. J.D. ; Epigenetics; The death of the genetic theory of disease transmission (Non-fiction)
  203. Warrington, Freda; Midsummer Night
  204. Wathanavongs and Jauvin; The Boy With the Bamboo Heart
  205. Welch, D.Y.; The Life and Times of Lilian J. Rice
  206. White, Kate; If Looks Could Kill 
  207. Williams and White:  Act III (Non-fiction)
  208. Wilson, Daniel H.; Robopocalypse
  209. Wilson, P.D.; The Caregiving Trap (Non-fiction)
  210. Wold, Richard; Stan
  211. Wolitzer, Meg: The Wife
  212. Wright, Robert; Our Man in Tehran (Non-fiction)
  213. Wyler, Allen;  Deadly Errors
  214. Young, David; Channelling Harrison (biography)
  215. Yow, David; Copycat

1 comment:

Faye said...

Maron, Nevada Barr, and C. J. Box are three of my favorite authors. Barr and Box have long series going. Each one is a thriller. Maron has a great series too, not as intense as the other two.