Monthly Archives: August 2018

Less ~ by Andrew Sean Greer

This had been tempting me since it won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction getting rave reviews … so … I got it.   I don’t keep an active TBR shelf – I keep wish lists at Amazon and Audible and … Continue reading

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Faith Fox ~ by Jane Gardham

Oh I do enjoy Jane Gardam and have read several, not quite all, of her books –  God on the Rocks,  The Queen of the Tamborine, Old Filth, The Man in the Wooden Hat, and Last Friends.  plus The People of … Continue reading

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A River in Darkness:~by Masaji Ishikawa

On a Daily Special from Audible,  I grabbed it because I really was interested in North Korea a couple years ago –  prior to the new foreign relations and other political messes – and read several books.   Although my … Continue reading

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Fascism: A Warning ~ by Madeleine Albright

The title is Fascism:  A Warning but the focus is,  as implied,  on Trump.  The book is basically a history of fascism from the days of WWII to our own which includes a tour through various fascist regimes of the 20th … Continue reading

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OPTION B ~  by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant

It was on sale and I guess I’m glad I got it and read it,  but it is a bit long for what it offers – it starts out great but gets lost in too many generalities.   Sheryl Sandberg … Continue reading

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Facts and Fears: ~ by James R. Clapper and Trey Brown

Back to some of my current events and political reading and now,  having finished,  ready for another fiction. lol Facts and Fears is  authored by a former  Director of National Intelligence and comes by way of  high recommendations from various … Continue reading

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Trafficked ~ by Peg Brantley

I got a bit re-energized about crime novels so I’m continuing to  read them. I picked this one up on the recommendation of a friend.  It wasn’t exactly what I was expecting so it took me awhile to get into … Continue reading

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Grown-Up Anger: ~ by Daniel Wolff x2

I read this again slowly along with the Allnonfiction group discussion –   I’m sure I didn’t really get it the first time – for some reason.   There are three strands which are really only loosely connected although they … Continue reading

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One Perfect Lie ~ by Lisa Scottoline

A couple decades ago a good teacher friend recommended Lisa Scottoline so I read one and wasn’t too impressed but I wasn’t reading crime novels at the time – I think I read one of her Rosatta novels.  One Perfect … Continue reading

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Iron Lake ~ by William Kent Krueger

Still in the mood for something else – don’t know what –  trying this and that – I love the setting here,  northern Minnesota woods –  I’ve visited many times since childhood but never lived there although my dad was … Continue reading

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The Disappeared ~ by C. J. Box

It really took me awhile to pick a book this time – I thought maybe I’d gone into a slump but finally …  half-heartedly maybe …. I picked up a good old crime novel which had been  tempting me a … Continue reading

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4 3 2 1 ~ by Paul Auster

I started to read Auster’s most recent novel last summer,  2017,  but it got so boring I put it down thinking I’d pick it back up when the Booker Group had it scheduled.  I’d got to about 25%,   page … Continue reading

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