Monthly Archives: May 2018

Before He Finds Her ~ by Michael Kardos

On sale again – filling in time between reading group selections.  This is pretty good although there  are parts which are tedious,  I suppose. The premise is great –  a 17-year old girl has been living just outside a very … Continue reading

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Circe ~ by Madeline Miller

had my doubts about this book,  although at the same time I was enticed by it and because of that I nominated it at the Cafe Bookgroup.   And then to my surprise, what a fun book!   Oh my goodness! … Continue reading

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Silent Lies ~ by Sarah Denzil

Zach Hamilton was said to have committed suicide five years ago,  but the idea of the whole thing still bothers his wife,  Mia,  one of two first persons in this novel.   She was villainized by the community and media … Continue reading

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Ethan Frome ~ by Edith Wharton

I first read this many years ago and a reading group chose it so … it was time for a reread.   Besides,  I’ve discovered Librivox for some audio classics while the Kindle version was only .99,  so … This … Continue reading

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The House of Morgan: ~ by Ron Chernow

It seems like I’ve wanted to read this forever,  but it’s been just left on my tbr wish list for no good reason – perhaps the length(!).  But then it went on sale –  okay fine!  Yay!  Done. Now, with … Continue reading

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The Good Soldier ~ by Ford Maddox Ford

I don’t know how I missed this book in my reading career,  I  possibly got it confused with another book,  a war book,  on the basis of the title.  ?    Anyway,  it’s NOT about war in the general sense … Continue reading

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Norse Mythology ~ by Neil Gaiman

I’m not a huge fan of Gaiman and I’m not big on mythology or fantasy of any kind  so it’s understandable I wasn’t crazy about this book.   Why did I read it?   Because I do feel a kind … Continue reading

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Where the Hell is Tesla? by Rob Dirks

This has got to be one of the funniest books I’ve ever read –  it’s downright silly.   It’s also very sweet.  It’s NOT for anyone wanting a serious sci-fi story.   (It’s another sale purchase –  it just sounded … Continue reading

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The Autobiography of Gucci Mane ~ by Gucci Mane

For those who don’t know –  Gucci Mane (Radric Delantic Davis) is a famous rap artist who writes some very interesting (and sexist,  violent an drug oriented) lyrics.  I’d never heard of him before,  but the blurbs and sample sounded quite … Continue reading

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The Story of Lucy Gault ~ by William Trevor

The Booker Prize Reading Group chose this one for the month of May – I read it back in 2004 and lost it in my house somewhere –  either that or gave it to the cleaning lady (a reader).   … Continue reading

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The Secret,  Book and Scone Society by Ellery Adams

Oh it was sale time at Audible and I got about 10 books, one cozy along with two other mysteries and a sci-fi plus five (5!)  nonfiction books.    Omg –  I,  who have been so proud of not having … Continue reading

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The Inner Life of Animals: ~ by Peter Wohlleben /  

Selected by the Allnonfiction Reading Group for our May read,  I figured I would enjoy this tremendously because of The Hidden Life of Trees (link to my review) –   Ah well – it isn’t quite as good,  but it’s very … Continue reading

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