Monthly Archives: June 2018

So Long,  See You Tomorrow ~ by William Maxwell

I really missed the boat on this one –  I’d never even heard of it or it’s author prior to reading it for discussion in one of my reading groups.   Oh well –  I’m glad to have got to … Continue reading

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There There ~ by Tommy Orange

This book by Tommy Orange had been catching my eye recently – very recently as  it was only released this month (6/2018).   I just had some space and picked it up and read it – well … downloaded it … Continue reading

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Ending Up ~ by Kingsley Amis

I’m back reading in the 1970s and although it never occurred to me before to think of Barbara Pym and Kngsley Amis in the same paragraph – this book shows some similarities – in some ways.   If 50 years … Continue reading

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The Monk of Mokha ~ by Dave Eggers

This book by Dave Eggers just caught my eye.  I enjoyed Zeitoun many years ago and actually gave copies away for World Book Night in 2012.   I also read his 2000 memoir,  A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius.     … Continue reading

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The Soul of America: ~ by Jon Meacham

Wow!  Maybe I’m just the right audience at the right time and place but it seems this is the book I’ve been wanting to read – the book whose main idea mirrors my own in terms of where this country … Continue reading

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Don’t Touch the Blue Stuff! ~ by Rob Dirck

This is the sequel to Where the Hell Is Tesla? which I thoroughly enjoyed  –  so funny.  Sad to say this book doesn’t quite live up to its predecessor although I see why Dirck had to write it. ****** Don’t … Continue reading

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Golden Hill ~ by Francis Spufford

This book won some awards and made several  best seller lists last year,  besides intriguing me for a couple reasons.  But I didn’t get around to it and it fell off my personal little wish list.  Then we had to … Continue reading

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Little Novels of Sicily ~ by Giovanni Verga

I read this book again because I enjoyed it so much the first time I nominated it over at 19th Century Literature.   I have no favorite story –  they are all wonderful and contribute to the whole.   ******* … Continue reading

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The Feather Thief: ~ by Kirk Wallace Johnson

I was really wanting something good to read and there seemed like so many to choose from until I got to actually picking one –  then I stalled.   Oh dear –   I wanted some good juicy nonfiction book … Continue reading

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Missing You ~ by Harlan Coben

I’ve read a fair number of Coben’s books and I enjoy them in spite of myself – they’re kind of my limit in terms of gritty without literary value. Kat Donavan,  a homicide detective and the daughter of a cop … Continue reading

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The Deep Dark Descending by Allen Eskens

I read this for the 4-Mystery Addicts group- but I had had my eye on it before that –  I might even have nominated it –  ?   Anyway,   it was very disappointing.   In my defense I enjoyed … Continue reading

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In the Kingdom of Ice: ~ by Hampton Sides

On my wish list for ages and finally went on sale (which I promptly lost any savings by buying the Kindle version to go with it but … I got more? –  Yes!)  Fascinating story of an exploratory expedition to … Continue reading

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