📚REVIEWS

Book Reviews, Restaurant Reviews, DVD & iPad App Reviews (scroll down!) 

  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. Mystery Road (ABC)
  17. My Life is Murder (ABC)
  18.  People of a Feather, Belcher Isl., Hudson Bay
  19. Shetland
  20. The Newsroom - fabulous!
  21. 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. Brennan, Peter; Iceapelago
  23. Brown, Ron; Vanished Villages Part 1, Post 2  (Non-fiction)
  24. Brown, Ron; Backroads of Ontario (Non-fiction) 
  25. Carey, Pamela: Elderly Parents With All Their Marbles
  26. Carlon, Michael; Uncorking a Murder
  27. Carpenter, J.: No Place to Pray
  28. Carucci, M.; Sobrietease
  29. Charters, Cloudia; Aloha: Where You Like Go?
  30. Cho & Gifford; The Anxious Lawyer (self-help)
  31. Christofora, Kevin; Amira Can Catch
  32. Clevenger, S; Greek Mythic History
  33. Cobelo, Carolyn E.; Bridge to Beyond
  34. Conway, Martha; Sugarland
  35. Cook books: gluten-free, paleo,  from Robert Rose, Inc. 
  36. Cotton, Larry D; Whiskey and Wickedness
  37. Crilly, Karin: The Blue Satin Nightgown
  38. Cuellar, David; Plastic Island (picture book)
  39. Currie, T. Ottawa Valley's Great Fire of 1870
  40. Cusumano, J.; Balance
  41. Davidson, Dr. Elizabeth; Cheery: the Chiricahua leopard frog (Children's picture book)
  42. Daywalt, Drew; The Day the Crayons Quit
  43. De Avila, Ed., Spread Thin and Moving Fast: An unlikely story (memoir)
  44. De Hart, Scott D.; Shelley Unbound: Uncovering Frankenstein's True Creator
  45. De Santis, Cinazi; The Sense of Darkness
  46. Delaney, V; Under Cold Stone, (Constable Molly Smith Series) 
  47. DeLapa, Gina; stuff you already know
  48. Dennis; Anita Katherine; Beyond Myself
  49. Dickinson, Emily: the Illustrated Emily Dickinson Nature Sketchbook
  50. Doering, Ron; The Battle of Crysler's Farm
  51. Dougherty, M.J.; Life Lessons From a Total Failure
  52. Donovan, Kelly; Police Line – Do Not Cross
  53. Dr. Seuss; You're Only Old Once
  54. Dunn, David A.; Get Life Right
  55. Epp, Alvin; Through The Eyes of Guilt
  56. Espy, W.R.; Words to Rhyme With (Non-fiction)
  57. Estes, Kelli; The Girl Who Wrote in Silk
  58. Even, Aaron; He Comes in Fire
  59. Eyre, Linda; Grandmothering
  60. Fallis, Terry; The Best Laid Plans -comedy
  61. Feder, S; Bitter and Sweet
  62. Fields, Mara; Weaver's Light
  63. FitzSimmons, David; Curious Critters, Salamander Dance
  64. Flynn, Gillian; Gone Girl
  65. Follett, Ken; Pillars of the Earth
  66. Forrest, Deborah: Touch the Spirit: Connecting to the world of dementia (non-fiction)
  67. Freed, Dennis; Love, Loss and Awakening
  68. Freeman and Parks; All-Electric America
  69. Gaber, Stanley; Jex Malone
  70. Garner, L.G.; The Golden Princess
  71. Gawande, Atul: Being Mortal 
  72. Genova, Lisa; Left Neglected, Still Alice
  73. George, Elizabeth; In the Presence of the EnemyDeception On His Mind
  74. Gebreyohannes, B. T.; Fire Walkers (memoir) 
  75. Graham, Heather; Death Dealer, Unhallowed Ground
  76. Gray, John; Beyond Venus and Mars
  77. Gray & Ardagh; Conscious Men
  78. Green, Lyndsay; A Perfect Home for a Long Life
  79. Greenblatt, Mark Lee; Valor: Unsung heroes from Iraq, Afghanistan, and the home front
  80. Griffin, Lynne; Sea Escape
  81. Griffith, Victoria; Amazon Burning
  82. Griffiths, Doug; 13 Ways to Kill Your Community
  83. Grippando, James; The Penny Jumper
  84. Habib, N. & M.N.; History of the Muslims of Regina, Saskatchewan, and Their Organizations
  85. Haibach, Michael; Amazing Gracie
  86. Hardee, J.L., Justice or Injustice: What really happens in a jury room (Memoire)
  87. Harris, et al, Journey to Invisibility to Visibility
  88. Hayden, John; Godfit
  89. Helm & Smith: Talking Back to the Indian Act
  90. Hemphill, R.F.; dust tea, dingoes, dragons (Memoire)
  91. Heston, F.C., & McAdams, H. J.; Desolation Sound 
  92. Hiebert, Michael; Close to the Broken-Hearted
  93. Hill-Lehr, Andrea; A Mother's Road to Kandahar
  94. Hoogstraten: The Debaters
  95. Horeck, Brian; Frozen Beneath 
  96. Hospital for Sick Children: The A to Z of Children's Health  
  97. Ivey, Donna; Clinic of Hope: The story of Rene M. Caisse and Essiac
  98. Izso, Jay; got social mediology?
  99. Jackson, Joshilyn; The Almost Sisters
  100. Jauvin, Chantal; The Boy with a Bamboo Heart: The story of a street orphan who built a children's charity
  101. Jenner, Reid: Diagnose Yourself
  102. Johnson, George: The Cancer Chronicles
  103. Johnson, Spencer; Who Moved My Cheese? (Non-fiction)
  104. Jones, Marjorie G.; The Life and Times of Mary Vaux Walcott
  105. Jones, Robin and Robert; The Refugee Crisis: Through the Eyes of the Children
  106. Jucha, S. H.; The Silver Ships
  107. Kading (Ed.); No Straight Lines
  108. Kamm, Kurt; Tunnel Visions
  109. Kellerman, Faye; Bon Box
  110. Kendell, Laura J.; A Simple Case of Suicide
  111. Kennedy, Dr. John; The Heart Health Bible
  112. Kelsey, E.; You Are Stardust, Not Your Typical Book
  113. Kerr, Leslie; Harriet Quimby
  114. Keyser, Judith Redwing; Last Acts of Kindness (Non-fiction)
  115. Kinew, Wab; The Reason You Walk 
  116. King, Samantha; Pink Ribbon, Inc. (Non-fiction)
  117. Knight and Sweeney; You Should Be Writing
  118. Krich, Rochelle; Dead Air
  119. Kumar, Sameet M.; The Mindfulness of Grief (Also Medicalisation of Grief: DSM-IV)
  120. Kuritz, Marc; Man With Child
  121. Kushner, Harold; When Bad Things Happen to Good People, Conquering Fear
  122. Lackberg, Camilla; The Gallows Bird
  123. Lafaye, Vanessa; Under a Dark Summer Sky
  124. Laferrière, Dany, The World is Moving Around Me: A Memoire of the Haiti Earthquake (Memoir) 
  125. Leinvebers, V; No TIme To Cry
  126. Lemmon, G. T.; The Dressmaker of Khair Khan
  127. Levin, Joel M.; Our Beguine (Memoir)
  128. Lieberman & Neubert; Max and Charlie
  129. Lindsay, B.R.: Old Bones
  130. Louden, Paul; Behind the Locked Door (memoir; autism)
  131. Lundin, S.C. et al; FISH!
  132. Lynch, Wayne; Owls of the US and Canada
  133. Mackie & Taylor; The Cottage Bible 
  134. Mankell, Jenning; Faceless Killers
  135. Manning, Diane Daniels; Almost Perfect
  136. Maron, Margaret; The Bootlegger's Daughter
  137. McGee, Robin; The Cancer Olympics
  138. McKee, David M; Bala Boy
  139. McKee, Thomas. W; The Top Seven Reasons Volunteers Quit, The New Breed (Non-fiction)
  140. McNally, B.; Unbridled
  141. Martin, Mish Mockovic; Insights of a Yogi (autobiography)
  142. Mebane, Donna; Tomorrow Comes
  143. mhic Aonghais, Clinton; The Baker Boys -700 pages, haven't gotten to it!
  144. Miralia, Mindy; The Hero in Heroin (autobiography)
  145. Morelli, Laura; The Gondola Maker
  146. Morgan & Smith; Advanced Genealogy (self-help
  147. Moroney, Shannon; Through The Glass (Autobiography)
  148. Mowery, J. Nichols; The Parallel Lives of Elizabeth Ann
  149. Musleh, Mitri I.; The Making of a Palestinian Suicide Bomber 
  150. Nash, Nicholas: The Girl at The Bar
  151. Neice, Rick, The Band Plays On: Going home for a music man's encore (memoire)
  152. Nelson, Craig; The Age of Radiance
  153. Nichols, N.; Broken Promises (autobiography)
  154. Nickerson, Cash; BOOMERangs; Engaging the Aging Workforce in America
  155. Noah, Jim; Country Store
  156. Obama, Barack; The Audacity of Hope
  157. Orloff, Judith; The Ecstacy of Surrender
  158. Parker, David; The More You Do The Better You Feel (self-help)
  159. Parker, Morgan; 1986
  160. Pastor, Marc; Barcelona Shadows
  161. Penny, Louise; A Trick of the Light - Gamache series
  162. Picoult, Jodi; House RulesThe Tenth CirclePlain TruthPicture Perfect
  163. Piggott, Mark; The Dark Tides
  164. Pinzone, J.J.: Fireballs in my Eucharist: Fight Cancer Smarter 
  165. Polster, E; Beyond Therapy
  166. Potter, Cheryl: The Broken Circle, Secrets of the Lost Caves
  167. Power, G. A.; Dementia Beyond Disease
  168. Prattis; Trailing Sky Six Feathers , also New Planet, New World 
  169. Pronko, M.; The Last Train: A Tokyo Adventure
  170. Putzel, Michael; The Price They Paid
  171. Regan, Paulette; Unsettling the Settler Within
  172. Revere, Glenn; All About Carpets
  173. Richards, Jass; Turblojetslams
  174. Riley, Laura; Tell Me of Brave Women
  175. Roe, Carolyn or Sale, Medora; Murder in a Good Cause
  176. Rue, Nancy; Tristan's Gap
  177. Roland, Bridget; the Doula
  178. Rosen, Lynn; A Man of Genius
  179. Rutherford, Edward; The Forest
  180. Saturday Even Post Magazine 1963 Kennedy Edition
  181. Schiller, E.; Watermark
  182. Schopick, J.: Honest Medicine
  183. Scholz & Church; The Masterpiece Within (Non-fiction)
  184. Schwägerl, Christian; The Anthropocene  (Non-fiction)
  185. Schwartz, Leslie; Angels Crest
  186. Seuss, Dr.; You're only old once!
  187. Shelly, Derek; Dying to Live
  188. Shem, Samuel; The Spirit of the Place
  189. Siegel, Alex; First Circle Club
  190. Signorile, M. A.; The Wartime Chronicles 
  191. Slatton, Traci L; Fallen,   Cold Light
  192. Smiley, Cat; the planet friendly diet 
  193. Sperazza, Diana; My Townie Heart
  194. Stewart, Roderick; The Mind of Norman Bethune 
  195. Sutton; The Power of Legacy (Non-fiction)
  196. Tartt, Donna; The Goldfinch
  197. Thayer, R.S.; Kobee Manatee
  198. Traill, Catherine Parr; Lost in the Backwoods
  199. Transgender Lee; Woman Incognito
  200. Treitler; My Dad is an Alcoholic: What About Me? (autobiography)
  201. Tran; American Dreamer (autobiography)
  202. Trollope-Kumar, Karen; Cloud Messenger
  203. Trudeau, Kris; TimeShift 
  204. Vallée, Brian; The War On Women 
  205. Vinter, M.; Collette
  206. Voss, Donna Carol; One of Everything
  207. Wallach, Dr. J.D. ; Epigenetics; The death of the genetic theory of disease transmission (Non-fiction)
  208. Warrington, Freda; Midsummer Night
  209. Wathanavongs and Jauvin; The Boy With the Bamboo Heart
  210. Welch, D.Y.; The Life and Times of Lilian J. Rice
  211. White, Kate; If Looks Could Kill 
  212. Williams and White:  Act III (Non-fiction)
  213. Wilson, Daniel H.; Robopocalypse
  214. Wilson, P.D.; The Caregiving Trap (Non-fiction)
  215. Wold, Richard; Stan
  216. Wolitzer, Meg: The Wife
  217. Wright, Robert; Our Man in Tehran (Non-fiction)
  218. Wyler, Allen;  Deadly Errors
  219. Young, David; Channelling Harrison (biography)
  220. 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.