Monthly Archives: March 2017

The Old Man by Thomas Perry

Having finished several wonderful but more challenging books in the last couple weeks,  The Hidden Life of Trees,  Lincoln in the Bardo,  Citizen,   I thought it was time to chill and read something just for fun.   I lucked out. … Continue reading

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The Hidden Life of Trees: by Peter Wohlleben

This is an amazing book –  I’ve loved trees since I was in grade school and did “reports” on them,  collected leaves and made sketches.  I’ve always wanted to live in a tree house – even today – they’re so big and … Continue reading

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New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson

Oh my goodness – why did I not find Robinson’s books before?  Oh well – time to catch up because I really enjoyed this one.  It’s way, way more than genre science fiction. I can’t even begin to describe what … Continue reading

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Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

A friend disliked this book so much but I’d been watching it and been intrigued.  So, because  he and I disagree on books from time to time,  and because of the generally positive critical reception the novel has garnered,  I went ahead. … Continue reading

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A Proper Pursuit by Lynn Austin

I was really tired of unhappy books about genocide and refugees.  My mom was laughing and laughing about a book she was reading and was recommending to me.  Now,  I rarely if ever read anything recommended by my mother because her tastes … Continue reading

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Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

This book is so short – and only 4 1/2 hours on Audible –  was it worth a whole credit?  –  Okay ,  I loved Hamid’s The Reluctant Terrorist (2007) so I went ahead.   Yes.  It’s worth it. ******* Exit West by … Continue reading

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American Genocide: by Benjamin Madley

I’d been looking at this book for some time.  As those who have known or followed me for any length of time I have a couple of favorite nonfiction subjects –  the French Revolution, the history of Christianity and Native … Continue reading

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Say No More by Hank Phillippi Ryan

Well I was just wondering what to read next when there in the mail comes the newest book by Hank Phillippi Ryan –   🙂 But since my eyes are not what they used to be I decided to download … Continue reading

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All Things Cease To Appear by Elizabeth Brundage

Wow –  I am forgetting to finish and put up my blogs! –  Finished this one a few days ago.  I picked it up because a friend in a reading group recommended it.  No group involved with this one. ******* … Continue reading

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The Light of Day by Graham Swift

This one needs a reread as it’s very confusing to start out – who is whom?  Especially amongst all those women! But it clears up about halfway and is pretty straightforward after that although there are times when the frame story … Continue reading

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The Growth of the Soil by Knut Hamsun x2

There is so much enjoyment in reading a book a second time especially when the novel is a classic with so much substance as Hamsun’s The Growth of the Soil.   I read it maybe 15 year ago at the … Continue reading

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Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine

Claudia Rankine recently received a MacArthur Genius Award for her work,  so her name came up on the Booker Prize Reading Group and her book,  Citizen,  sounded like a good way for me to improve my virtually non-existent poetry reading.   I’ve made it a … Continue reading

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