Monthly Archives: February 2018

Flat Spin ~ by David Freed

Ahhhh…. a good old crime novel, a thriller actually,  where I don’t have to think a lot. I don’t usually try to figure out “who done it,”  I just go with the flow,  ideas drifting through my head.    What … Continue reading

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Lord Jim ~ by Joseph Conrad

I’ve read and loved a couple of books by Joseph Conrad,  The Secret Agent and Heart of Darkness – both quite good.   I’ve tried to read Lord Jim prior but could never get past the second chapter for some … Continue reading

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Reservoir 13 ~ by Jon McDonald  

It happened again!  I started listening to this and then at some point realized it is really quite good,  like meaningfully good.  Furthermore, I’m wasn’t  “getting it”  all.  So I stopped,  maybe 1/3 through,  and download the Kindle version.  I … Continue reading

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Evicted:~ by Matthew Desmond

Chosen by the All-nonfiction Group as the selection for March,  I likely would  have passed on this book because,  although I’m interested in the subject,  i feel kind of burned out on reading bad stuff about life in the US. … Continue reading

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Kristin Lavransdatter: The Trilogy ~ by Sigrid Undset

This incredible classic was on sale (I still can’t believe that!)  and I snatched it up because although I’d read the first volume of the trilogy,  The Wreath,  I wanted to reread it and continiue with the whole thing.   I … Continue reading

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Murder on Astor Place ~ by Victoria Thompson

I read this for the 4-Mystery Addicts reading group and it’s a book I would never have picked up on my own,  but it was pretty good.   Fwiw,  I’m getting kind of tired of reading about women in trouble … Continue reading

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Rules of Civility ~ by Amor Towles

I’ve wanted to read this book ever since I read A Gentleman in Moscow (2016) a couple years ago.   That was such a brilliant book it just spun my head as it warmed my heart.  (I gave it a … Continue reading

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Longbourn ~ by Jo Baker

I’m as much a fan of Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen – 1813)  as most moderately well-read folks,  probably –   it’s a great book,  funny and very insightful as well as being nicely-written and it’s definitely stood the test … Continue reading

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Pride and Prejudice ~ by Jane Austen

Oh my –  I started reading Longbourn by Jo Baker  –  it’s a 21st century take-off of Pride and Prejudice and goes through the same events except from the point of view of the servants.   I figured I could … Continue reading

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The Good Lawyer ~ by Thomas Benigno

Taking place in 1982,  Nick Mannino is just out of law school and working in legal aid for low income clients when he gets a case where he truly believes the client is innocent of sexually molesting the young boys … Continue reading

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Autumn ~ by Ali Smith x2 

I read this back in May, I think, and then in November or something the Booker Prize Reading Group decided to read it so I figured a reread was probably worth it.   My first review is here:     … Continue reading

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