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Book Review: The Reader

on Tue, Feb 17, 2009 | By captivatedbybooks

The Reader by Bernhard Schlink 218 Pages Fiction Reissue Edition: November 2008 When 15-year-old Michael Berg falls ill on his way home from school, he is rescued by Hanna, a woman twice his age. In time she becomes his lover, enthralling him with her passion, but puzzling him with her odd silences. Then she disappears. Michael next sees Hanna when she is on trial for a hideous...

Book Review: 90 Minutes In Heaven

on Tue, Feb 10, 2009 | By captivatedbybooks

90 Minutes In Heaven by Don Piper Non-Fiction Published 2004 206 Pages About The Book On the way home from a conference, Don Piper’s car was crushed by a semi that crossed into his lane. Medical personnel said he died instantly. While his body lay lifeless inside the ruins of his car, Piper experienced the glories of heaven, awed by it’s beauty and music. Nintey minutes...

Book Review: Anne Frank The Diary Of A Young Girl

on Thu, Jan 29, 2009 | By captivatedbybooks

The Diary Of A Young Girl by Anne Frank 283 Pages Non-Fiction Published 1947 – “Discovered in the attic in which she spent the last years of her life, Ann Frank’s remarkable diary has since become a world classic-a powerful reminder of the horrors of war an eloquent testament to the human spirit. In 1942, with Nazi occupying Holland, a thirteen-year-old Jewish girl...

A “Wicked” Good Book

on Wed, Oct 1, 2008 | By captivatedbybooks

I just finished reading “Wicked” by Gregory Maguire. This fantasy, fictional book had not been my normal read in the past. I was more into True Crime books and religious books, and I really had not had a desire for most fiction. On a whim I picked the book up, read the back and my imagination was sparked. I was a bit leary about the book, I have always liked my fuzzy,...