Monthly Archives: September 2018

True Crime Addict: ~by James Renner

This is an amazing book for readers of True Crime and/or memoirs.   I love really good True Crime although I’ll certainly admit much of it is junk.   James Renner was a lowly journalist working in the dailies we … Continue reading

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The Emigrants ~ by W.G. Sebald

I’ll be reading this again very shortly,  I might even start later today or tomorrow, although it is rather intense and you don’t notice until late in the book  and you contemplate reading it again.  But it’s so incredibly good … Continue reading

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Down the River, Unto the Sea ~ by Walter Mosley

Well – that’s likely the last Walter Mosley book I read.  A long time ago I read his novel Little Scarlett  and seem to remember rather enjoying it.  Not true of  this one,  although I did finish it.  It was too … Continue reading

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Trump World – books

For the past  year or so I’ve been reading a lot of political books.  I was motivated by our tumultuous Presidency,  but the books have not all been directly about the election or Mr Trump’s his White House.  Rather, although … Continue reading

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The Templars: ~ by Dan Jones

Oh I enjoy Dan Jones (The Plantagenets andThe Wars of the Roses – links to my reviews on this site),  so when The Templars came out I immediately put it on my TBR-type Wish List at Audible. And it was … Continue reading

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Lethal White ~ by Robert Galbraith

For those who don’t yet know,  Robert Galbaith is the pseudonym of J.K. Rowling,  author of the Harry Potter books.  I read the first one and had I been 10 instead of 40 when I read it I would have … Continue reading

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Fascism:  A Warning by Madeleine Albright x2

“Every age has its own Fascism”  Primo Levi   (the epigraph.) I read this again for the All-nonfiction group discussion  It’s basically a little examination of some of the many faces “Fascism,”  which Albright deliberately never quite defines,  has worn … Continue reading

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Flat Lake in Winter ~ by Joseph T. Klempner

Oh I did need something a bit lighter after  Bob Woodward’s Fear – (see my review).   This was highly recommended by a reader I follow at Audible and it is well worth it (I do enjoy a good legal … Continue reading

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Fear:  Trump in the White House ~ by Bob Woodward

Did you ever get the feeling that watching and reading the news in the media you only get the surface material?  This is the book which fills in the big blank spots,  especially when the events and issues change almost … Continue reading

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In the Distance ~ by Hernan Diaz

I nominated this for reading at a small group because it looked really good to me and like something the others would enjoy.   I was not wrong.   It was one of the finalists (usually 3) for the Pulitzer … Continue reading

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The Vegetarian ~ by Han Kang x2

Reading this again for a group even though it is a disturbing novel – it’s also exceptionally good – if you can stand to read it. The first time I appreciated it and I knew it was beautifully done,  but … Continue reading

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The Coming Storm ~ by Michael Lewis

For awhile reading this I felt like I’d been tricked into buying it but that was okay because I was really enjoying it.  How did I think I was fooled? I thought I was buying a political book probably because … Continue reading

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