The Judas Strain

From Nicole Simon

Title: The Judas Strain

Author: James Rollins

#4 in the Sigma Force series, this book journeys through a deadly viral strain that threatens humankind. It begins with Marco Polo in the year 1293, and the horrific secret he leaves on an island in Southeast Asia. Multiple plot lines carry the reader through the outbreak of a flesh-eating plague, the dispatch of a hospital ship which is subsequently hijacked by terrorists, a hunt for clues that leads to Venice, Istanbul, and Angkor Wat.

Just Take My Heart

From Elaine Pasquali

Title: Just Take My Heart

Author: Mary Higgins Clark

Natalie Raines, a Broadway star, is murdered. Gregg Aldridge, her accused soon-to-be ex-husband, and Emily Wallace, the prosecuting district attorney who recently had a heart transplant, comprise the central characters.. Throw in a next store neighbor who is a serial killer and Emily’s morally questionable colleagues and you have an interesting mystery. However, I wish Ms. Clark would have more deeply developed the heart transplant link to the murdered woman. It might have given this mystery the compelling intensity characteristic of Ms. Clark’s mysteries that I found lacking in this one.

The LIfe-changing magic of tidying up: the Japanese art of decluttering and organizing

From Sandi Rosenthal

Title: The LIfe-changing magic of tidying up: the Japanese art of decluttering and organizing

Author: Marie Kondo

I really enjoyed this book. She goes through an order of tidying, and how to get rid of items that you don’t need and that “do not give you joy”. Then she goes through storage and organizing, complete from how to fold socks and stockings and the best way to storage things.