Monthly Archives: February 2015

The Master Butcher’s Singing Club

The Master Butcher’s Singing Club by Louise Erdrich 2003 / 416 pages read by Louise Erdrich 16h 42m rating 7,5 (but it might be better than that – ) I’ve enjoyed Erdrich’s books ever since The Beet Queen in 1986. … Continue reading

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The Sheltering Sky

The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles 1949 / 352 pages read by Jennifer Connelly 10h 30m rating:  6 / classic At first this seemed like a really dumb story wrapped in wonderful silky language. A married American couple and their good friend  travel around … Continue reading

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Einstein: His Life and Universe

Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson 2007 / 704 pages read by Edward Herrmann 21h 30m rating:  8.75 – nonfiction / biography Nice biography,  but I’ve come to expect that from Isaacson having read his books on Steve … Continue reading

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Involuntary Witness

Involuntary Witness by Gianrico Carofiglio  (Italian) translated by Patrick Creagh 2002 /290 pages read by Sean Barrett 7h 30m rating:  B+ / crime –  legal thriller This is the first book in the Guido Guerrieri series – it takes place in … Continue reading


Crime Novels – a rant –

Crime Novels – a rant – 2/10/14 I’m getting a bit more selective about the crime novels I enjoy and give high ratings to.  I’ve read some really, really good ones and I don’t want to waste my time with books which … Continue reading

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Faithful Place

Faithful Place by Tara French 2010/ 449 pages read by Tim Gerard / 16h 17m rating – C- Whew!  I’m glad that’s done.  I have one more “Dublin Murder Squad” story and I’m caught up.  There have been 5 – this was … Continue reading

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Baltimore Blues

Baltimore Blues by Laura Lippman 1997  / 384 pages read by Deborah Hazlett 9h 55m rating:  C- I kept listened for about half of the book then got into another book and came back to this one.  I had to re-start … Continue reading

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Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game by Michael Lewis 2003 / 288 pages read by Scott Brick 10h 26m rating:  8.75 / nonfiction – baseball-tech What in the world is a nice girl like me doing reading a … Continue reading

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Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth

Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth by Apostolos Doxiadis and Christos H. Papadirmitrou 2009 / 352 pages rating:  9.33 / graphic fictional bio and philosophy This is  a really fun novel if you’re into philosophy, logic and mathematics as taught by … Continue reading

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The Plantagenets

The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England by Dan Jones 2012 / 580 pages read by Clive Chafer/ 20h 49m rating: 9 – history of England “The prince was drunk.”   So begins Jones fast-paced, bloody  and insightful … Continue reading

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January Tally – (fwiw):

These are the books I read in January, 2015.  There are 13 books   total – this is down a bit because of a couple books I didn’t finish.  (This boils down to  3680 pages in books I finished – … Continue reading

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how to be both

how to be both by Ali Smith 2014/ 384 pages rating – 9 / general fiction The introductory material says this book (even e-book) can be read in two ways – the EYES section first and then the CAMERA section … Continue reading

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