Archive for March, 2014


Tender Is the Night by F. Scott FitzgeraldTender Is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Classes of Life

Posted March 31, 2014 By Jandy

The Cat's Table by Michael Ondaatje“That was the overall lesson I learned on the journey. What is interesting and important happens mostly in secret, in places where there is no power. Nothing much of lasting value ever happens at the head table, held together by a familiar rhetoric. Those who already have power continue to glide along the familiar rut they have made for themselves.”

The Cat’s Table by Michael Ondaatje

Book Review – Concealed In Death by J.D. Robb

Posted March 30, 2014 By Jandy

Concealed in Death by J.D. RobbConcealed In Death by J.D. Robb

Book Review for Play of Passion by Nalini Singh

Posted March 28, 2014 By Jandy

Play of Passion by Nalini SinghPlay of Passion by Nalini Singh


Kitchens and Gadgets 1920 to 1950 by Jane H. CeleharKitchens and Gadgets  1920 to 1950 by Jane H. Celehar

Review by Molly

Book Review for Deeply Odd by Dean Koontz

Posted March 26, 2014 By Jandy

Deeply Odd by Dean Koontz Deeply Odd by Dean Koontz


Death of a Doxy by Rex StoutOn Wednesday evening I decided to take a reading/relaxation/road trip for the long weekend I had scheduled off from work. Thursday morning I drove off to the Grand Canyon and on into New Mexico. I was alone on this trip so my thoughts were my own. It was weird how many other places this trip took me in my head from past trips.

St. Michele in northwestern France – the shuttle buses at the Grand Canyon
Austin, Texas – the towels at the hotel swimming pool
Skagway, Alaska – the western motif all over the town of Williams, Arizona
Southern Ohio – I love my aunt, but I wasn’t spending over $300 for an Native American painting I knew she’d love
Western Oregon Tillamook cheese factory – the cafeteria at the Grand Canyon
French Riviera – listening to the first chapter of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Tender Is the Night
Southwestern South Dakota – the driving approach to the Grand Canyon

The road trip has been a success. The reading trip has been a success as well. I finished four books so far, and will finish at least two more by the time I’m home Sunday afternoon. I learned that I couldn’t listen to Tender is the Night while driving long distances. Its quiet tone in the beginning almost put me to sleep. I changed audio books. The relaxation trip? I don’t miss the massage I had to cancel at all. I’m very relaxed.

It’s too bad I have to return to work on Monday.

Book Review for Cress by Marissa Meyer

Posted March 22, 2014 By Jandy

Cress by Marissa Meyer

Cress by Marissa Meyer


Drop Dead Gorgeous by Linda HowardDrop Dead Gorgeous by Linda Howard

Three Reviews from Molly

Posted March 19, 2014 By Jandy

MoRare Breeds by Terry Bridgelly Hollingshead is an author in Oklahoma who has published through The Author’s Den. She also reads and reviews book. Over the years she has contributed many reviews to my site. For the past two or three years she has been unable to get much reviewing sent on. But her life has calmed down again. This week I’ve received three reviews from her. They’re now all posted in Jandy’s Reading Room.

More Generals in Gray by Bruce S. AllardiceRare Breeds by Terry Bridge (nonfiction)


More Generals in Gray by Bruce S. Allardice (nonfiction)


September Wind by Kathleen Janz-Anderson

September Wind by Kathleen Janz-Anderson (historical fiction, coming of age)

Molly, I’m glad you’ve returned.


Double Take by Catherine Coulter Double Take by Catherine Coulter


In the After by Demitria LunettaIn the After by Demitria Lunetta