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Author Archives:Liz Reed


What is the What

What-is-the-what-book-cover“What is the What” by Dave Eggers
Fiction, based on a true story – 5 stars

Amazing book about the Lost Boys of Sudan. I was drawn to it by the cover art and author – never read Dave Eggers but hear of him.


Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Pride-and-prejudice-and-zombies-book-cover“Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” by Seth Grahame-Smith, Jane Austen
Fiction, horror – 3 stars

First things first: this book in no way replaces the original. That being said, anyone who’s very familiar with the classic and enjoys branching out a bit into horror/zombies will enjoy this. It very much keeps the feel of the original novel, the same characters, the same timeline, except most of the less-than-savory characters get a little bit more satisfactory comeuppance.



Night-book-cover“Night” by Elie Wiesel

Very moving account of the Holocaust. Highly recommend.


Castle of the Eagles

Castle-of-the-eagles-book-cover“Castle of the Eagles” by Mark Felton
Military History – 4 stars

For those who read military history, this is an amazing story. A story of British generals and other high ranking officers, captured by the Africa Corps and becoming POWs of the Stalian army. During their captivity they developed several ingenious plans for escape, most of which failed. In their final attempt to escape through a shaft under the wall, six generals made it to freedom on 29 March 1943, four were captured and two made it to Switzerland. The British generals were extremely fortunate to be POWs of the Stalians rather than the Germans. This story would make a great movie.


Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President

Destiny-of-the-republic“Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President” by Candice Millard
Nonfiction – 4 stars

The story of President James Garfield, felled by an assassin’s bullet but killed by the doctors trying to save him. This book discusses radical new ideas in medicine of the 1880s that just didn’t catch on in America (antisepsis? Nah!), the need for civil service reform, and how it was the death of Garfield that started to pull the nation together. I had a very hard time putting this book down!

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