Books I've Read

Welcome, Visitor
Display statistics
Books by Author
Log In

Books Listed by Author

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z All

Death Gets A Time-Out

Waldman, Ayelet
Juliet Applebaum, P.I., former lawyer, investigates the murder of a woman by her son, for her movie star friend. Read 10/2004



Nursery Crimes

Waldman, Ayelet
New Mom/Lawyer/P.I.? Juliet Applebaum decides having babies isn't enough, she wants to find out who kill the principal of the preschool that rejected Juliets child.



Son of a grifter

Walker, Kent
The authors story of how his mother and brother ended up murdering a woman in New York City. Very interesting, and thanks to Google Earth I could see the foundation of the house mom burnt down in Las Vegas!



Puerto Vallarta Squeeze : (The Run for El Norte)

Waller, Robert James
This guy wrote Bridges Of Madison County. Read Sometime In


Check out these reviewtoids from


"Tremendously poignant portrayal of man-woman relationship" "Pretentiously written, but interesting.... " I agree!!! Especially the TRASH one!!!



Cold Tracks

Wallingford, Lee
Forest Service law enforement officer Frank Carver and his assistant Ginnie Trask work together to solve a murder in Oregon.



From Lance To Landis

Walsh, David
An account of drug use in cycling during the Lance era, with a bit of Landis at the end. Fairly depressing.



The Green Book

Walsh, Jill Eaton
Pattie and her family leave a dying Earth for an uncertain life on a strange planet. Only 69 pages, but a nice story. Although I believe the seasons are caused by the axial tilt of a planet, not so much the orbit.



The Crowfield Curse

Walsh, Pat
William lives at an abbey that took him in after a fire killed his family. He saves a creature from a trap, and discovers there is a whole world of fay creatures living around him. Of course, there comes a great evil that he has to overcome. Does one suppose a sequel is in the works? Good story, very descriptive. I could envision the environs clearly.

Words I Had To Look Up:

Couvre-feu (pg. 9) A utensil for extinguishing the fire in a fireplace when the curfew bell rings. Curfew is derived from curfew bell.



Justin And The Best Biscuits In The World

Walter, Mildred Pitts
Justin goes to visit his grandfather's ranch. A very nice story.



Echoes In The Darkness

Wambaugh, Joseph
True story of murder of schoolteacher and her chiildren in Pennsylvania. Very poignant final paragraphs. Read again

Read Again:


Finnegan's Week

Wambaugh, Joseph
Police story takes place in San Diego. Stolen shoes, toxic waste, very excellent story.



Hollywood Station

Wambaugh, Joseph
Entertaining tales of police officers and the characters they deal with. Favorite character was Olive. Glad to see that she got out from under and did ok.









Seal Team Six: Memoirs Of An Elite Navy SEAL Sniper

Wasdin, Horward E.
Interesting story, but it is very choppy. Sometimes I was confused by what was happening. Being rather prejudiced about chiropractic, I was interested to see how and why he became a chiropractor. A very comprehensive glossary is included!



So Far From The Bamboo Grove

Watkins, Yoko Kawashima
A Japanese girl and her family, living in Korea, escape back to Japan at the end of World War II.

I read this because it had been challenged on historical accuracy. I say, it's the recollections of an eight-year-old girl, novelized. More violence than I expected.



This Side Of Home

Watson, Renee
An African-American high school girl in Portland (Oregon) deals with various complications and changes in her life. Interesting story, made slightly more so because I am vaguely familiar with some of the locales mentioned. My overall impression of the books was, "smooth story", what ever that means!




Watson, Sally
Linnet is quite the teen in 16th century London. Kidnapped by a master criminal, she helps foil a plot to overthrow the queen. Is there a sequel?

Words I Had To Look Up:

kynchin morts. A kinchin is a young child. Kinchin morts are young girls-- orphans, beggers. Kinchin coves are young boys.




Watts, Peter
Spaceship goes to some place to investigate source of messages to some place else where probably some probes came from that scared everyone on Earth. I got the impression Humans were all gonna die, at the end. Maybe I'm wrong.

Words I Had To Look Up:

sieverts (pg. 205) -- An SI unit for the dosage of ionizing radiation equal to 100 rems
crypsis (pg. 225) -- n ecology, crypsis is the ability of an organism to avoid observation or detection by other organisms.
diel cycle (pg. 280) -- Involving a 24-hour period that usually includes a day and the adjoining night


"Well, according to game theory, you should never tell anyone when your birthday is."
"I don't follow"
"It's a lose-lose proposition. There's no winning strategy."
"What do you mean strategy? It's a birthday."

(pg. 83)




Webster, Jean
I judged the book by the movie, and with unreasonable teen-age male prejudices, at that. And, as usual, I was wrong. This charming story, told through letters, is about an orphan named Jerusha (Judy) who is given the opportunity to go to college. The book was published in 1912, I am assuming it takes place around then. Judy is a feisty, curious girl, so there are references to women's suffrage and socialism. You can see below I found a lot of things to look up! Although you can see the denouement, as Judy would put it, coming a mile away, it is still very sweet.

Words I Had To Look Up:

her peroration in midair (pg. 10) -- A flowery and highly rhetorical oration.
inimical ... to change (pg. 68) -- Being adverse often by reason of hostility or malevolence
drank every drop of Jamaica ginger they had in stock (pg. 107) -- An alcoholic extract of ginger used as a flavoring.
I'm not anybody's nursemaid or typewriter, or bookkeeper... (pg. 52) -- An archaic term for one who uses a typewriter; a typist.
probity (pg. 142) -- Complete and confirmed integrity; uprightness.
reflected glory (pg. 72) -- Not one's own; received from another.


So in case a war breaks out between the United States and Japan, or the president is assassinated... -- (pg. 111) War with Japan? Wow, that's scary, this was published in 1912. President McKinley had been assasinated in 1901, though the next was President Kennedy in 1963.

>President Cuyler made speech this evening about the modern generation being flippant and superfical. He says we are losing the old ideals of earnest endeavor and true scholarship; and particularly is this falling off noticeable in our disrespectful attitude toward organized authority. -- (pg. 136) Remember, this book was published in 1912.

The only thing that keeps me from starting a collection [of toads] is the fact that no rule exists against it. -- (pg. 46)



Guy Time

Weeks, Sarah
Guy's parents are getting divorced, and he is having girl trouble.




Weir, Andy
Artemis is a city on the moon, and consists of several bubbles. The main character is a woman I thought was a seventeen-year-old girl for most of the book. She nearly kills everyone, but (SPOILER) ends up saving everyone from her almost killing them. Not a complicated story, and maybe the writing could be a little more better, but it did the job and was fun to read. I may even give The Martian a try!


20 books displayed
[Waldman - Weir] [Weir - Westerfeld] [Westerfeld - Westlake] [Westlake - Winterfeld] [Wise - Wrede] [Wroblewski - Wroblewski]