BOOK REVIEWS,etc

Book Reviews, Restaurant Reviews, DVD & iPad App Reviews (scroll down!) Due to life getting in the way of things, I'm behind in some of my book reviews. If you see your book listed, it means I've received it, and it is in the cue!
My Reading Pile!

DVD Reviews


  1. Band of Brothers
  2. Borgen - Denmark Politics. Excellent!
  3. Broadchurch – amazing!
  4. CIVIL WAR: THE UNTOLD STORY
  5. Endeavour (TV Series 2012)
  6. Foyle's War
  7. Inspector George Gently(TV Series 2007)
  8. Inspector Lewis (2006–2015)
  9. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
  10. Midsomer Murders(TV Series 1997)
  11.  People of a Feather, Belcher Isl., Hudson Bay
  12. The Newsroom - fabulous!
  13. 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
  5. Georgian House – Alexandria, June 18th, 2016
  6. Heirloom Restaurant Almonte – Jan. 2015
  7. Mexicali Rosa –July 29, 2015 Also, Oct. 2010
  8. The Cove - Westport – many visits!
  9. The Shipwreck - Rideau Ferry – Oct. 2010
  10. The Waterfront - Napanee – May 2015
  11. Wildfire BBQ and Smokehouse – Perth, 2015
  12. Zolas – Ottawa - May 13, 2015
  13. 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, Richard; Gauntlet 
  2. Alexander, Eva M.; Condos and Condoms (short stories)
  3. Almond, Paul; The Gunner 
  4. Alt, Jeff; The Adventures of Bubba Jones
  5. Alton and Craan; My handy little health journal
  6. Arden, John: The Brain Bible
  7. Arneson,  Rick; Plotting the Course; Life lessons from the sport of sailing
  8. Ashby, Kathy; Carol, A Woman's Way 
  9. August, Y.; Coaching For Caregivers
  10. Barr, Nevada; 13½, Blood Lure
  11. Bartleman, James; As Long as the Rivers FlowRaisin Wine
  12. Blachman and Stracher; The Curve
  13. Blatchford, Christie; Fifteen Days
  14. Bradbury and Karney; Love Me Slender
  15. Brown, Ron; Vanished Villages Part 1, Post 2  (Non-fiction)
  16. Brown, Ron; Backroads of Ontario (Non-fiction) 
  17. Carey, Pamela: Elderly Parents With All Their Marbles
  18. Carucci, M.; Sobrietease
  19. Charters, Cloudia; Aloha: Where You Like Go?
  20. Cho & Gifford; The Anxious Lawyer (self-help)
  21. Clevenger, S; Greek Mythic History
  22. Cobelo, Carolyn E.; Bridge to Beyond
  23. Conway, Martha; Sugarland
  24. Cook books: gluten-free, paleo,  from Robert Rose, Inc. 
  25. Cotton, Larry D; Whiskey and Wickedness
  26. Cuellar, David; Plastic Island (picture book)
  27. Currie, T. Ottawa Valley's Great Fire of 1870
  28. Cusumano, J.; Balance
  29. Davidson, Dr. Elizabeth; Cheery: the Chiricahua leopard frog (Children's picture book)
  30. Daywalt, Drew; The Day the Crayons Quit
  31. De Avila, Ed., Spread Thin and Moving Fast: An unlikely story (memoir)
  32. De Hart, Scott D.; Shelley Unbound: Uncovering Frankenstein's True Creator
  33. De Santis, Cinazi; The Sense of Darkness
  34. DeLapa, Gina; stuff you already know
  35. Dennis; Anita Katherine; Beyond Myself
  36. Dickinson, Emily: the Illustrated Emily Dickinson Nature Sketchbook
  37. Doering, Ron; The Battle of Crysler's Farm
  38. Dougherty, M.J.; Life Lessons From a Total Failure
  39. Dr. Seuss; You're Only Old Once
  40. Dunn, David A.; Get Life Right
  41. Epp, Alvin; Through The Eyes of Guilt
  42. Espy, W.R.; Words to Rhyme With (Non-fiction)
  43. Estes, Kelli; The Girl Who Wrote in Silk
  44. Even, Aaron; He Comes in Fire
  45. Fallis, Terry; The Best Laid Plans -comedy
  46. Fields, Mara; Weaver's Light
  47. FitzSimmons, David; Curious Critters, Salamander Dance
  48. Flynn, Gillian; Gone Girl
  49. Forrest, Deborah: Touch the Spirit: Connecting to the world of dementia (non-fiction)
  50. Freed, Dennis; Love, Loss and Awakening
  51. Freeman and Parks; All-Electric America
  52. Gaber, Stanley; Jex Malone
  53. Garner, L.G.; The Golden Princess
  54. Gawande, Atul: Being Mortal 
  55. Genova, Lisa; Left Neglected, Still Alice
  56. George, Elizabeth; In the Presence of the EnemyDeception On His Mind
  57. Graham, Heather; Death Dealer, Unhallowed Ground
  58. Gray & Ardagh; Conscious Men
  59. Green, Lyndsay; A Perfect Home for a Long Life
  60. Greenblatt, Mark Lee; Valor: Unsung heroes from Iraq, Afghanistan, and the home front
  61. Griffin, Lynne; Sea Escape
  62. Griffith, Victoria; Amazon Burning
  63. Grippando, James; The Penny Jumper
  64. Habib, N. & M.N.; History of the Muslims of Regina, Saskatchewan, and Their Organizations
  65. Hardee, J.L., Justice or Injustice: What really happens in a jury room (Memoire)
  66. Hayden, John; Godfit
  67. Hemphill, R.F.; dust tea, dingoes, dragons (Memoire)
  68. Heston, F.C., & McAdams, H. J.; Desolation Sound 
  69. Hiebert, Michael; Close to the Broken-Hearted
  70. Hill-Lehr, Andrea; A Mother's Road to Kandahar
  71. Hoogstraten: The Debaters
  72. Horeck, Brian; Frozen Beneath 
  73. Hospital for Sick Children: The A to Z of Children's Health  
  74. Ivey, Donna; Clinic of Hope: The story of Rene M. Caisse and Essiac
  75. Izso, Jay; got social mediology?
  76. Jauvin, Chantal; The Boy with a Bamboo Heart: The story of a street orphan who built a children's charity
  77. Jenner, Reid: Diagnose Yourself
  78. Johnson, George: The Cancer Chronicles
  79. Johnson, Spencer; Who Moved My Cheese? (Non-fiction)
  80. Jones, Marjorie G.; The Life and Times of Mary Vaux Walcott
  81. Jucha, S. H.; The Silver Ships
  82. Kamm, Kurt; Tunnel Visions
  83. Kendell, Laura J.; A Simple Case of Suicide
  84. Kennedy, Dr. John; The Heart Health Bible
  85. Kelsey, E.; You Are Stardust, Not Your Typical Book
  86. Kerr, Leslie; Harriet Quimby
  87. Keyser, Judith Redwing; Last Acts of Kindness (Non-fiction)
  88. King, Samantha; Pink Ribbon, Inc. (Non-fiction)
  89. Krich, Rochelle; Dead Air
  90. Kumar, Sameet M.; The Mindfulness of Grief (Also Medicalisation of Grief: DSM-IV)
  91. Kuritz, Marc; Man With Child
  92. Kushner, Harold; When Bad Things Happen to Good People, Conquering Fear
  93. Lackberg, Camilla; The Gallows Bird
  94. Lafaye, Vanessa; Under a Dark Summer Sky
  95. Laferrière, Dany, The World is Moving Around Me: A Memoire of the Haiti Earthquake (Memoir) 
  96. Leinvebers, V; No TIme To Cry
  97. Lemmon, G. T.; The Dressmaker of Khair Khan
  98. Levin, Joel M.; Our Beguine (Memoir)
  99. Lundin, S.C. et al; FISH!
  100. Lynch, Wayne; Owls of the US and Canada
  101. Mackie & Taylor; The Cottage Bible 
  102. Mankell, Jenning; Faceless Killers
  103. Manning, Diane Daniels; Almost Perfect
  104. Maron, Margaret; The Bootlegger's Daughter
  105. McGee, Robin; The Cancer Olympics
  106. McKee, David M; Bala Boy
  107. McKee, Thomas. W; The Top Seven Reasons Volunteers Quit, The New Breed (Non-fiction)
  108. McNally, B.; Unbridled
  109. Martin, Mish Mockovic; Insights of a Yogi (autobiography)
  110. Mebane, Donna; Tomorrow Comes
  111. mhic Aonghais, Clinton; The Baker Boys -700 pages, haven't gotten to it!
  112. Miralia, Mindy; The Hero in Heroin (autobiography)
  113. Morelli, Laura; The Gondola Maker
  114. Morgan & Smith; Advanced Genealogy (self-help
  115. Moroney, Shannon; Through The Glass (Autobiography)
  116. Mowery, J. Nichols; The Parallel Lives of Elizabeth Ann
  117. Musleh, Mitri I.; The Making of a Palestinian Suicide Bomber 
  118. Neice, Rick, The Band Plays On: Going home for a music man's encore (memoire)
  119. Nelson, Craig; The Age of Radiance
  120. Nichols, N.; Broken Promises (autobiography)
  121. Nickerson, Cash; BOOMERangs; Engaging the Aging Workforce in America
  122. Noah, Jim; Country Store
  123. Obama, Barack; The Audacity of Hope
  124. Orloff, Judith; The Ecstacy of Surrender
  125. Parker, David; The More You Do The Better You Feel (self-help)
  126. Parker, Morgan; 1986
  127. Pastor, Marc; Barcelona Shadows
  128. Picoult, Jodi; House Rules, The Tenth Circle, Plain Truth, Picture Perfect
  129. Piggott, Mark; The Dark Tides
  130. Pinzone, J.J.: Fireballs in my Eucharist: Fight Cancer Smarter 
  131. Polster, E; Beyond Therapy
  132. Potter, Cheryl: The Broken Circle, Secrets of the Lost Caves
  133. Power, G. A.; Dementia Beyond Disease
  134. Prattis; Trailing Sky Six Feathers , also New Planet, New World 
  135. Putzel, Michael; The Price They Paid
  136. Revere, Glenn; All About Carpets
  137. Richards, Jass; Turblojetslams
  138. Riley, Laura; Tell Me of Brave Women
  139. Roe, Carolyn or Sale, Medora; Murder in a Good Cause
  140. Rue, Nancy; Tristan's Gap
  141. Roland, Bridget; the Doula
  142. Rosen, Lynn; A Man of Genius
  143. Rutherford, Edward; The Forest
  144. Saturday Even Post Magazine 1963 Kennedy Edition
  145. Schiller, E.; Watermark
  146. Schopick, J.: Honest Medicine
  147. Scholz & Church; The Masterpiece Within (Non-fiction)
  148. Schwägerl, Christian; The Anthropocene  (Non-fiction)
  149. Schwartz, Leslie; Angels Crest
  150. Seuss, Dr.; You're only old once!
  151. Shelly, Derek; Dying to Live
  152. Shem, Samuel; The Spirit of the Place
  153. Siegel, Alex; First Circle Club
  154. Signorile, M. A.; The Wartime Chronicles 
  155. Slatton, Traci L; Fallen,   Cold Light
  156. Smiley, Cat; the planet friendly diet 
  157. Sperazza, Diana; My Townie Heart
  158. Stewart, Roderick; The Mind of Norman Bethune 
  159. Sutton; The Power of Legacy (Non-fiction)
  160. Tartt, Donna; The Goldfinch
  161. Thayer, R.S.; Kobee Manatee
  162. Traill, Catherine Parr; Lost in the Backwoods
  163. Transgender Lee; Woman Incognito
  164. Treitler; My Dad is an Alcoholic: What About Me? (autobiography)
  165. Trudeau, Kris; TimeShift 
  166. Vallée, Brian; The War On Women 
  167. Vinter, M.; Collette
  168. Voss, Donna Carol; One of Everything
  169. Wallach, Dr. J.D. ; Epigenetics; The death of the genetic theory of disease transmission (Non-fiction)
  170. Warrington, Freda; Midsummer Night
  171. Wathanavongs and Jauvin; The Boy With the Bamboo Heart
  172. Welch, D.Y.; The Life and Times of Lilian J. Rice
  173. White, Kate; If Looks Could Kill 
  174. Williams and White:  Act III (Non-fiction)
  175. Wilson, Daniel H.; Robopocalypse
  176. Wilson, P.D.; The Caregiving Trap (Non-fiction)
  177. Wold, Richard; Stan
  178. Wright, Robert; Our Man in Tehran (Non-fiction)
  179. Wyler, Allen;  Deadly Errors
  180. Young, David; Channelling Harrison (biography)
  181. Yow, David; Copycat

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