Linda Bulger

(REAL NAME)
A day in the office
Helpful votes received on reviews: 93% (201 of 217)
Location: United States
Birthday: 14 Nov
In My Own Words:
I work in healthcare IT and recently moved to the Finger Lakes region of New York State.

All my life I've had my nose in a book: flashlight under the bedcovers, first name terms with the librarians, stirring the noodles with a book in the other hand -- oh, you all were probably the same. I've always bored my friends with great rants about my latest discoveries, as if they'd SURELY read them if … Read more

Interests
I love reading, and often stay awake far too late with a good book; knitting, especially for my granddaughers in Australia; getting to know my new town; and talking about books.
 

Reviews

Top Reviewer Ranking: 506,003 - Total Helpful Votes: 201 of 217
The Chase by Clive Cussler
The Chase by Clive Cussler
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Snakes on a train, 12 Jan 2008
I've always been a fan of Clive Cussler's Dirk Pitt and NUMA Files adventures, and THE CHASE is the same kind of story. There's a larger-than-life hero who faces impossible challenges and is viciously injured but gets right up. There are fast cars, a discreet liaison with a beautiful woman, loyal associates, and big transportation (in this case trains rather than boats). Oh, and a sociopathic villain.

All that's to the good. Of course we also have writing from the Hardy Boys school of literature and fantastic plot elements. That's no surprise and if you're a fan, you just read around it. Here's an example of an overloaded sentence from the beginning of Chapter 15:… Read more
Golden Legacy: How Golden Books Won Children's Hea&hellip by Eric Carle
This is the most enchanting book I've had in my hands in a very long time. I was at a dinner party recently and GOLDEN LEGACY was on the coffee table -- for about thirty seconds. All evening it went from hand to hand, with squeals and sighs following it around the room. I had to have it.

The text is a fascinating history of Little Golden Books, first published in Racine, Wisconsin during the Second World War. What a visionary leap -- affordable quality books for children, with great production values and marketed everywhere. Yet the Western Publishing Company was originally a printing company; when they got stuck with railroad cars full of children's books due to a publisher's… Read more
Up Close and Dangerous by Linda Howard
Up Close and Dangerous by Linda Howard
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars No magic formula, 12 Jan 2008
Sometimes a reviewer points out that a book follows a formula, and that could be a good thing or a bad thing. This book, unfortunately, follows at least two formulas -- and it's quite a bad thing.

The romance: young Bailey is the widow of a wealthy older man who left her in charge of his adult son's and daughter's trust funds. They hate her, she's walled off her emotions, enter handsome sexy pilot, Cam ...

The survival thriller: Cam pilots the charter flight taking Bailey on vacation, and they crash in the remote mountains of Idaho. He's injured and she saves his life. They realize that the crash was caused by outside interference. Will their resourcefulness and… Read more