Monday, November 28, 2011

The Hippopotamus Pool (An Amelia Peabody Mystery, #8)The Hippopotamus Pool by Elizabeth Peters
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This book was typical Amelia Peabody. I've read enough of the series that the formula is beginning to get old for me. Nonetheless, this book was as well-written, delightful, and entertaining as one would expect from Elizabeth Peters. View all my reviews

Saturday, November 12, 2011

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book was a really interesting look inside a mafia family.  Not surprisingly, there is an awful lot about the mafia that I don't know.  I really enjoyed reading this book, although I didn't like how easily the people committed crimes.  Also, it seems like a lot of work--you always have to have several jobs going on, and since Henry Hill didn't have a bank account, there was either money or there wasn't, but there was never anything saved up.  And, evidently, I"m a rather square person, because how did they have insurance?  I guess through their no-show jobs.  At any rate, the book was an interesting and easy read about a lifestyle that is foreign to me.