Monthly Archives: January 2019

January Summary –

I was really too busy and tired to read as much as usual this month, but what I read was, for the most part, quite good. That said, here it is: I read 8 books (about 1/2 the normal amount) … Continue reading

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White Lies ~ by Lucy Dawson

This was on sale and I got suckered in by the idea of suspense. But there is too much sex in the first part and two unreliable narrators ala Gone Girl which I read in 2012. I suppose the only … Continue reading

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Monkeewrench ~ by P.J. Tracy

I read this for the 4-Mystery Addicts reading group and it’s one I likely would never have picked up on my own because it’s a relatively old book and I definitely go for the more recent releases. That said, it … Continue reading

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Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue: ~ by James McWhorter

I love McWhorter – I’ve read two of his books prior, Words on the Move (review on this site)  and The Story of Human Language quite a long while ago. I love his intelligence, humor and style and they’re all on display in this slim volume … Continue reading

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Leonardo Da Vinci ~ by Walter Isaacson

Great book – I didn’t get “involved” really until about 100 pages into it but after that I was hooked and finished in three days which, considering my current schedule, is great.  I read it for the All-Nonfiction group and … Continue reading

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The 7th Canon ~ by Robert Dugoni

This is a legal thriller read for the 4-Mystery Addicts reading group – I may have nominated it there because I love legal thrillers and courtroom dramas. Dugoni is no Grisham or Turow but he’s not bad – the emphasis … Continue reading

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New Iberia Blues ~ by James Lee Burke

As a long-time and avid fan of James Lee Burke, I had to get this and read it as soon as it was available. But my reading is still a wee tad slow due to various causes, so although it … Continue reading

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The Bookshop ~ by Penelope Fitzgerald

I read this a long time ago and thought I remembered it. Well, I did remember the setting and the heroine’s general predicament as well as how it ended, but my memory of the themes and specifics was almost nil … Continue reading

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The Tangled Tree ~ by David Quammen

Brilliant book – Quammen tells us the story of what has been happening to the idea of the “Tree of Life” idea in the field of biology. Charles Darwin came up with that idea and a little graphic back in … Continue reading

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Milkman by Anna Burns

Wow. I mean “Wow!” Milkman is considered “experimental” and I think it is really what with the lack of character and setting names plus stream of consciousness approach. But it worked for me and apparently the Man Booker judges as … Continue reading

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Three weeks?

Has it really been three weeks since I’ve written a book review? There was one non-review blog entry on January 3, but prior to that it was 12/28 and today is 1/17! I really didn’t want to stop blogging – … Continue reading

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*NOTE*

My site is currently under fairly heavy reconstruction – remodeling you might say. It’s NOT cosmetic. I upgraded and then the filing system changed and it’s really too cumbersome anyway,. A lot of the old posts/reviews are going to be … Continue reading

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