Recent Reviews

  • Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon Published by Harper, 2012 My copy: signed first edition Plot: Setting: Characters: Premise/Theme: Overall Rating: The Synopsis: As the summer of 2004 draws to a close, Archy Stallings and Nat Jaffe are still hanging in there—longtime friends, bandmates, and co-regents of Brokeland Records, a kingdom of used vinyl located in… [Continue Reading]

    Book Review: Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon
  • White Horse by Alex Adams Published by Atria, 2012 336 pages ISBN-13: 978-1451643008 My Copy: Paperback (possibly received from the publisher??) Plot: Setting: Characters: Premise/Theme: Overall Rating: I actually don’t know where my paperback copy of White Horse came from.  I happened upon it while reorganizing my home library and have made it my summer project… [Continue Reading]

    Book Review: White Horse by Alex Adams
  • The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro Published by Knopf, March 2015 ISBN-13: 978-0307271037 Hardcover, 317 pages My copy: signed first edition purchased from Parnassus Books Characters: Setting: Plot: Premise/Theme: Overall Rating: I’m not really sure what I expected from this new offering from Kazuo Ishiguro, but I found myself pleasantly surprised.  This turned out to be a… [Continue Reading]

    Book Review: The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Glitch: A Short Story by Hugh Howey Broad Reach Publishing June 2014 15 pages My copy: Kindle Book via Kindle Unlimited subscription The Synopsis: When a robot defies his programming, is he broken? Or is he something else? A short story of 5,000 words. The Review:  Overall Rating: I haven’t read many short stories since… [Continue Reading]

    Book Review: Glitch: A Short Story by Hugh Howey
  • My Sister’s Grave  by Robert Dugoni Published by Thomas and Mercer, November 1, 2014 418 pages ISBN-13: 978-1477825570 My copy: kindle version (via Kindle Unlimited paid subscription) Plot: Setting: Characters: Premise/Theme: Overall Rating: I hate when this much time goes by between book reviews and discussions, but that’s what happens when a book takes this long… [Continue Reading]

    Book Review: My Sister’s Grave by Robert Dugoni
  • Casino Royale by Ian Fleming 189 pages 2012 edition published by Thomas and Mercer My copy: Kindle e-book My rating: The Synopsis: In the novel that introduced James Bond to the world, Ian Fleming’s agent 007 is dispatched to a French casino in Royale-les-Eaux. His mission? Bankrupt a ruthless Russian agent who’s been on a… [Continue Reading]

    1001 Books Discussion: Casino Royale by Ian Fleming
  • Candide by Voltaire Originally Published:  1759 My copy: Free Kindle Book The Synopsis: Caustic and hilarious, Candide has ranked as one of the world’s great satires since its first publication in 1759. It concerns the adventures of the youthful Candide, disciple of Dr. Pangloss, who was himself a disciple of Leibniz. In the course of… [Continue Reading]

    1001 Books Discussion: Candide by Voltaire
  •   Chasing the Sun by Natalia Sylvester 306 pages Published by Lake Union Publishing My copy: Free Kindle Book The Synopsis: Chasing the Sun:  Andres suspects his wife has left him—again. Then he learns that the unthinkable has happened: she’s been kidnapped. Too much time and too many secrets have come between Andres and Marabela,… [Continue Reading]

    Book Review:  Chasing the Sun by Natalia Sylvester
  • Inamorata by Megan Chance 421 pages Published by Lake Union Publishing, 2014 My Copy: Free Kindle Book My summer reading list has been a little lighter this year.  The day job has been keeping me way too busy for voluminous reading, but this little gem of a novel inspired me to return here to the… [Continue Reading]

    Book Review: Inamorata by Megan Chance
  • We Carried the Mat by Katie Jordan WestBow Press, 2012 Kindle Edition: $3.49 Hello again, Readers!  After a longer than expected hiatus, I am returning to The Lit Witch as promised.  It’s good to be back. I return to you today with a “review” of sorts that’s very personal.  It is not from a genre… [Continue Reading]

    Book Review: We Carried the Mat by Katie Jordan

Book Review: Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon

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Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon Published by Harper, 2012 My copy: signed first edition Plot: Setting: Characters: Premise/Theme: Overall Rating: The Synopsis: As the summer of 2004 draws to a close, Archy Stallings and Nat Jaffe are still hanging in there—longtime friends, bandmates, and co-regents of Brokeland Records, a kingdom of used vinyl located in […]

Book Photo Finds

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I used to call these posts “Book Photo of the Week.”  But since I hardly post them weekly anymore, let’s start calling them “Book Photo Finds”, shall we?  Good.  Here’s a cool image that caught my attention in a recent search.  A fun little trick on the eye, isn’t it?   To see other great […]

Book Review: White Horse by Alex Adams

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White Horse by Alex Adams Published by Atria, 2012 336 pages ISBN-13: 978-1451643008 My Copy: Paperback (possibly received from the publisher??) Plot: Setting: Characters: Premise/Theme: Overall Rating: I actually don’t know where my paperback copy of White Horse came from.  I happened upon it while reorganizing my home library and have made it my summer project […]

Book Review: The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro

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The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro Published by Knopf, March 2015 ISBN-13: 978-0307271037 Hardcover, 317 pages My copy: signed first edition purchased from Parnassus Books Characters: Setting: Plot: Premise/Theme: Overall Rating: I’m not really sure what I expected from this new offering from Kazuo Ishiguro, but I found myself pleasantly surprised.  This turned out to be a […]

Book Review: My Sister’s Grave by Robert Dugoni

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My Sister’s Grave  by Robert Dugoni Published by Thomas and Mercer, November 1, 2014 418 pages ISBN-13: 978-1477825570 My copy: kindle version (via Kindle Unlimited paid subscription) Plot: Setting: Characters: Premise/Theme: Overall Rating: I hate when this much time goes by between book reviews and discussions, but that’s what happens when a book takes this long […]