Monthly Archives: March 2018

How to Read the Bible: ~ by James L. Kugel

Although I generally enjoy reading about the history of the New Testament and Christianity – as shown in this blog –   I’m also very curious about  Old Testament history and interpretation.  I just haven’t come across as many books … Continue reading

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Enlightenment Now: ~ by Steven Pinker

Okay –  I’ll just start my blog post over again because my first impressions of this book were a bit off.   What happened was that I felt like it was a rehash of the author’s earlier book,  The Better … Continue reading

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I’ll Be Gone In the Dark: ~ by Michelle McNamara 

Update:   On April 25, 2018 it was announced in the Washington Post that the serial-killer -rapist known as the “Golden State Killer” was identified by DNA evidence and arrested –   a former police officer. “More than 40 years … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Go ~ by Harlan Coban

Good book!   I was up late and couldn’t finish another 4 hours so I slept but the minute I picked up again in the morning there it was –  he non-stop,  page-turning suspense Coben is known for. Coban can … Continue reading

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The Third Victim ~ by Phillip Margolin

I just needed something different in the middle of Steven Pinker’s Enlightenment Now because that book can get really tedious.   So I picked up The Third Victim by Phillip Magolin,  his new one.  I’d never read anything by him before … Continue reading

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Guilt by Association ~ by Marcia Clark

I was totally unable to decide what to read next so the last of the most recent sale purchases would have to do.  I’d been both drawn and repelled by Marcia Clark as an author – basically because she was … Continue reading

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Jar City ~ by Arnaldur Indridason 

Another Audible book on sale –  I’ve read one prior book in Ingridson’s “Reykjavik” series,  Reykjavik Nights, a long time ago and had Jar City on my wish list for some time afterwards – never get to it though, and at … Continue reading

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A Grave Talent ~ by Laurie R. King

Lately, when I see an Audible sale, I’ve been stocking up on a few books I think I’d like later,  usually crime books but not always.   This is unusual for me as my MO is to buy as I … Continue reading

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Nomadland: ~ by Jessica Bruder

This book was mentioned during the AllNonfiction Group discussion of Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond.  It sounded intriguing and (!) it was on sale,  so … Generally,  it’s a similar type of book,  a study … Continue reading

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Murder on St. Mark’s Place ~ Victoria Thompson

I read Book 1 of this series,  Murder at Murder on Astor Place, about a month ago and although I didn’t exactly get “hooked” into the story it’s okay (a B+) .  So when it was time for Book 2 on … Continue reading

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Any Human Heart: ~ by William Boyd

I don’t know what I expected – I read Boyd’s Waiting For Sunrise a few months ago and wasn’t impressed and although I’d enjoyed his prior work,  An Ice Cream War  a bit more, they still both garnered only 7s … Continue reading

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Evicted ~ by Matthew Desmond x2

As the discussion on this book started at the All-Nonfiction Group  I realized I hadn’t really paid enough attention to remember accurately,  so I decided to read/listen to it again focusing on the reading.    I knew there were several families … Continue reading

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