Ready Player One
Ernest Cline
April 27, 2012
Reviewed by: Robin
  Loved this book! Has great 80s geek culture references, action, romance - you name it. If you are a fan of cyberpunk, you will like this one. I can totally see this as a movie. I hope Cline writes more like this!
Believing the Lie
Elizabeth George
April 24, 2012
Reviewed by: Robin

This was a slow starter but glad I stuck with it. The ending is whiz bang!!! Love Havers - has to be one of my favorite characters ever. If you like E. George - stay with this one - you won't be disappointed.

The Inquisitor
Mark Allen Smith
April 19, 2012
Reviewed by: Robin

Geiger is a professional torturer. He has 3 rules and one of them is - he doesn't do kids. Then 12 yr old Ezra enters the picture. New twist on the thriller genre with this one. Reminded me of Beat the Reaper in that it was a fast read and you weren't sure where you were headed but couldn't wait to get there.

The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee's, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table
Tracie McMillan
April 16, 2012
Reviewed by: Robin

Reads like Nickel and Dimed only following produce. Guess I need to start hitting the local farmers' markets more after reading this. Just like everything it seems - how we eat has become too mechanized and process oriented. Need to slow down and just eat/cook real food.

A Land More Kind Than Home
Wiley Cash
April 11, 2012
Reviewed by: Robin

Just finished A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash. Loved this book! I devoured it in one sitting. The characters reach out and grab you as you try to figure out what is going on in this small town in NC. Creepy pastor, snakes, family drama, this book has it all plus top notch writing. Definitely will be on my faves list for 2012.

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do In LIfe and Business
Charles Duhigg
April 11, 2012
Reviewed by: Robin

Been listening to The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do In Life and Business by Charles Duhigg. I know I have habits, good and bad and this book really opened my eyes about how I make habits or break them. Even if you don't read a lot of non-fiction, this one is well done and like I said, I am listening to it on audio book so good for the work commute.

R.J. Palacio
April 11, 2012
Reviewed by: Robin

Lots of great stuff out there in kids' fiction and I dip in now and then to keep abreast of what is getting published. Just read R.J. Palacio's Wonder as I was killing time in the airport waiting for my flight back to Columbus. The story about Auggie was so moving - I started crying as I read and didn't really care because the book was so great and so touching!