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Mary's Books

I have loved to read since I was little. I would borrow many books from the library and still borrow to this day, but I also purchase books (mostly for my kids) and freebies on Kindle. I read as much as I can daily. Sometimes I read several books at one time. I don't have a preference of paper book over an ebook, I just love to read. Keeping lists of what I have read is a good way for me to remember. 

Currently reading

The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
Stuart Turton
Mardi Gras Murder: A Cajun Country Mystery
Ellen Byron
Churchill's Secret Agent: A Novel Based on a True Story
Linda Ciampoli, Max Ciampoli
Twelve Drummers Drumming: A Father Christmas Mystery Paperback October 30, 2012
C.C. Benison
Girl Missing
Tess Gerritsen
All Fudged Up
Nancy CoCo
We'll Always Have Parrots
Donna Andrews

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Mark Haddon

With the growing number of kids being diagnosed with Autism or Asperger's, this book was a good look at families and their coping mechanisms and how literal things can be taken. 


Christopher gets out of bed and walks around outside and while doing this, he finds a neighbor's dog stabbed to death with a garden fork. He is originally blamed and because the police did not know how to deal with him, they end up escalating the situation and he ends up arrested and taken to the station. He is told he has to behave himself and not do anything or he will end up with more trouble, but he decides to find out how murdered the dog. Along the way, he learns about the truth of what happened to his mother and the neighbor. 


I found the story very interesting and looked for whenever I could listen to the story. I have even assigned the book to my girls for school this year.