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Kim J.’s Reviews – 1

Kim J.
of the Bennett Martin Public Library

reviewing for BookGuide since April 2004

Kim’s 100 most recent reviews

Q’s Legacy
by Helene Hanff (B H1907q)
reviewed in May 2023

The Golden Enclaves
by Naomi Novik (Novik)
reviewed in April 2023

The Booksellers
(DVD 002.075 Boo)
reviewed in April 2023

Beyond the Wand: The Magic and Mayhem of Growing Up a Wizard
by Tom Felton (Biography Felton)
reviewed in March 2023

Honk: The Movie
(DVD 598.41 Hon)
reviewed in March 2023

Everything I Never Dreamed: My Life Surviving and Standing Up to Domestic Violence
by Ruth Glenn (Biography Glenn)
reviewed in February 2023

based on the novel by Roald Dahl (DVD j BFG)
reviewed in February 2023

Hell and Back
by Craig Johnson (Johnson)
reviewed in January 2023

The Inspector Lewis series
(DVD Inspector)
reviewed in January 2023

When We Were Apollo
(DVD 629.454 Whe)
reviewed in December 2022

Calendar Girl
(DVD Biography Finley)
reviewed in November 2022

The Duke
(DVD Duke)
reviewed in November 2022

A Royal Night Out
(DVD Royal)
reviewed in October 2022

James Herriot: The Life of a Country Vet
by Graham Lord (B H43551)
reviewed in September 2022

Poems: 1947-1954
by Weldon Kees (811 K25p)
reviewed in July 2022

by Veronica Roth (YA Roth)
reviewed in July 2022

Nebraska and the CCC: Young Men at Their Best
by Suzanne Williams (978.2 Wil)
reviewed in June 2022

The Little House Cookbook: Frontier Foods From Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Classic Stories
by Barbara M. Walker (j641.5 Wal)
reviewed in May 2022

It’s a Wonderful Woof
by Spencer Quinn (Quinn)
reviewed in April 2022

I Am Hutterite
by Mary-Ann Kirkby (Biography Kirkby)
reviewed in March 2022

The Mockingbird Next Door: Life With Harper Lee
by Marja Mills (Biography Lee)
reviewed in March 2022

based on the novel by Frank Herbert (DVD Dune)
reviewed in March 2022

Teaflet and Roog Make a Mess
by Jeanne Birdsall (j Birdsall)
reviewed in February 2022

The Lyrics: 1956 to Present
by Paul McCartnery (Music 781.66 McC)
reviewed in February 2022

The Last Graduate
by Naomi Novik (Novik)
reviewed in February 2022

Harry Potter: A Magical Year
by J.K. Rowling, with art by Jim Kay (j Rowling)
reviewed in February 2022

The Christmas Pig
by J.K. Rowling (j Rowling)
reviewed in January 2022

The Christmas Doodle
(DVD j Christmas)
reviewed in January 2022

The Man Who Invented Christmas
(DVD Man)
reviewed in January 2022

News of the World
based on the novel by Paulette Giles (DVD News)
reviewed in November 2021

I Have Been Buried Under Years of Dust
by Valerie Gilpeer with Emily Grodin (Biography Grodin)
reviewed in October 2021

The Real James Herriot
by Jim Wright (B 4355w)
reviewed in October 2021

The Lord God Made Them All
by James Herriot (B H43551)
reviewed in September 2021

Wolf Island: Discovering the Secrets of a Mythical Animal
by L. David Mech (599.773 Mec)
reviewed in September 2021

(DVD 1917)
reviewed in September 2021

The Ickabog
by J.K. Rowling (j Rowling)
reviewed in August 2021

based on the book by Laura Hillenbrand (DVD Seabiscuit)
reviewed in August 2021

All Creatures Great and Small (2020)
based on the books by James Herriot (DVD All)
reviewed in June 2021

Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped Into Slavery and Their Astounding Odyssey Home
by Richard Bell (306.362 Bel)
reviewed in May 2021

The Peanuts Book
by Simon Beecroft (741.524 SchYb)
reviewed in April 2021

Red Bones
by Ann Cleeve (Cleeve)
reviewed in March 2021

based on the novels of Ann Cleeve (DVD Shetland)
reviewed in March 2021

A Deadly Education
by Naomi Novik (Novik)
reviewed in January 2021

The Lost Art of Dying
by L.S. Dugdale (155.937 Dug)
reviewed in November 2020

The Pollinator Victory Garden
by Kim Eierman (639.97 Eie)
reviewed in November 2020

The Book of Lost Words: Collywobbles, Snollygosters, and 86 Other Surprisingly Useful Terms Worth Resurrecting
by Joe Gillard (428.1 Gil)
reviewed in November 2020

Abandoned Eastern Nebraska: Rural Wanderings
by Nicole Renaud (978.2 Ren)
reviewed in November 2020

Midwest Made: Big Bold Baking From the Heartland
by Shauna Sever (641.505 Sev)
reviewed in November 2020

Isaac’s Storm: A Man, a time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History
Erik Larson (976.413 Lar)
reviewed in October 2020

Tales of Sea and Shore
Edward Rowe Snow (910.45 Sn6t)
reviewed in October 2020

Spider-Man (2002)
(DVD Spider-Man)
reviewed in October 2020

Love and Meaning After 50
Julia Mayer and Barry Jacobs (306.7 May)
reviewed in September 2020

Spider-Man: Far From Home
(DVD Spider)
reviewed in September 2020

The Current War
(DVD Current)
reviewed in August 2020

The Lady in Gold: The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt’s Masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer
by Ann Marie O’Connor (759.36 Kli)
reviewed in May 2020

Les Miserables (2018)
(DVD Les)
reviewed in May 2020

Star Trek: Discovery
(DVD Star)
reviewed in February 2020

based on the novels of Ann Cleeve (DVD Vera)
reviewed in January 2020

Grown & Flown
by Lisa Heffernan and Mary Dell Harrington (649.125 Hef)
reviewed in December 2019

All is True
directed by Kenneth Branagh (DVD All is True)
reviewed in December 2019

Incredible Monsters and Legends of the Sea
by Edward Rowe Snow (910.453 Sn6i)
reviewed in October 2019

(DVD Dickensian)
reviewed in September 2019

Find Momo Across Europe
by Andrew Knapp (jPB Knapp)
reviewed in July 2019

Amish Community Cookbook: Simple, Delicious Recipes From Amish and Mennonite Homes
by Carole Roth Giagnocavo (641.503 Gia)
reviewed in June 2019

The Greatest Showman
(DVD Greatest)
reviewed in June 2019

Lost Omaha
by Janet Daly Bednarek (978.225 Bed)
reviewed in May 2019

Find Momo
by Andrew Knapp (jPB Knapp)
reviewed in May 2019

Long Promised Road: Carl Wilson, Soul of the Beach Boys
by Kent Crowley [Music 781.66 Wilson] reviewed in April 2019

The Man in the Willows
by Matthew Dennison [Biography Graham] reviewed in April 2019

Tales From Earthsea
by Ursula K. Leguin [Leguin] reviewed in October 2018

Spinning Silver
by Naomi Novik [Novik] reviewed in August 2018

A Wrinkle in Time: The 50th Anniversary Edition
by Madeleine L’Engle [j L’Engle or YA L’Engle] reviewed in May 2018

My Own Two Feet: A Memoir
by Beverly Cleary [jB C57] reviewed in January 2018

Victoria & Abdul
[DVD Victoria] reviewed in March 2018, but added to the January 2018 page where another review already appeared

Scandinavian Gatherings: From Afternoon Fika to Midsummer Feast – 70 Simple Recipes and Crafts for Everyday Celebrations
by Melissa Bahen [641.594 Bah] reviewed in December 2017

Harry Potter: A Journey Through the History of Magic
by J.K. Rowling [j823 Row] reviewed in December 2017

[DVD Denial] reviewed in May 2017

Mind Your Manors: Tried and True British Household Cleaning Tips
by Lucy Lethbridge [648.5 Let] reviewed in March 2017

surfcitytorrenceSurf City: The Jan and Dean Story
by Dean Torrence [Music 781.66 Jan] reviewed in November 2016

loveandfriendshipdvdLove and Friendship
based on the novel by Jane Austen [DVD Love] reviewed in November 2016

rosspoldarkRoss Poldark: A Novel of Cornwall, 1783-1787
by Winston Graham [Graham] reviewed in October 2016

poldark1975dvdPoldark: Series One (1975)
based on novels by Winston Graham [DVD Poldark] reviewed in October 2016

poldark2015dvdPoldark: Complete First Season (2015)
based on novels by Winston Graham [DVD Poldark] reviewed in October 2016

olliesodysseyOllie’s Odyssey
by William Joyce [j Joyce] reviewed in September 2016

storyofkullervoThe Story of Kullervo
by J.R.R. Tolkien [Tolkien] reviewed in July 2016

apromiseA Promise
[DVD Promise] reviewed in July 2016

tonitennilleamemoirToni Tennille: A Memoir
by Toni Tennille and Caroline Tennille St. Clair [Music 781.66 Ten] reviewed in June 2016

beachboysamericasbandThe Beach Boys: America’s Band
by Johnny Morgan [Music 781.66 Beach] reviewed in March 2016

joyofforaginThe Joy of Foraging
by Gary Lincoff [581.63 Lin] reviewed in January 2016

thensingsmysoulThen Sings My Soul, Vol. 1
by Robert J. Morgan [Music 782.27 Mor] reviewed in January 2016

holidaywishescdHoliday Wishes
by Idina Menzel [Compact Disc 394 Men] reviewed in January 2016

wolfhalldvdWolf Hall
based on the book by Hilary Mantel [DVD Wolf] reviewed in January 2016

Long Promised Road: Carl Wilson, Soul of the Beach Boys
by Kent Crowley [Music 781.66 Wilson] reviewed in December 2015

by Naomi Novik [Novik] reviewed in November 2015

gosetawatchmanGo Set a Watchman
by Harper Lee [Lee] reviewed in August 2015

mockingbird50thTo Kill a Mockingbird
by Harper Lee [Lee] reviewed in August 2015

mockingbird50thdvdTo Kill a Mockingbird
based on the novel by Harper Lee [DVD To] reviewed in August 2015

howrudeHow Rude! The Teen Guide to Good Manners, Proper Behavior, and Not Grossing People Out
by Alex J. Packer [YA PB Packer] reviewed in July 2015


Middle School, the Inside Story: What Kids Tell Us That They Don’t Tell You!
by Cynthia Ulrich Tobias [305.234 Tob] reviewed in June 2015


Night at the Museum 3: Secret of the Tomb
[DVD j Night] reviewed in June 2015

lincolnhighwayThe Lincoln Highway: Nebraska’s Longest Main Street Celebrates 100 Years
by Mike Konz [388.1 Kon] reviewed in January 2015

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Posted to the BookGuide site in May 2016 | Last updated in May 2023