Monthly Archives: May 2019

The Gentleman’s Hour ~ by Don Winslow

I read quite a few of Winslow’s beach/crime books years ago and usually enjoyed them, but stopped for some reason- like there are so many books out there. But then read I his book, Cartel and got enthusiastic again. Come … Continue reading

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The Last Palace ~ by Norman Eisen

Up until the last couple chapters, I feel like I was the perfect reader for this wonderful book. It ties into so many things I’ve read but maybe especially to The Glass Room by Simon Mawer. There are many other … Continue reading

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Spring ~ by Ali Smith

Brilliant! But beware – this is not for those who read to escape the realties of contemporary life in the political crazies of the Western world. Still, it’s fun and magical – typical Smith for her last several novels. I’ve … Continue reading

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The Great Shift ~ by James L. Kugel

I read Kugel’s How To Read the Bible (my review on this site) back in March of last year (2018) and very much enjoyed it deciding to read more of Kugel, but not right away. I think I may have … Continue reading

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Wild Horses ~ by Dick Francis

Wild Horses by Dick Francis 1994 /  This is the 33rd novel by Dick Francis, the amazing jockey and author of over 40 international best sellers.   These are some of my go-to books when I’m really at a loss … Continue reading

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The Coroner’s Lunch ~ by Colin Cotterill

I read this for the 4-Mystery Addicts Group.  I’d checked and it had a lot of good reviews and looked so promising. Unfortunately, I wasn’t too happy with my first reading but all those reviews ? –  Yes, it showed … Continue reading

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Flights ~ by Olga Tokarczuk

Well … it’s quite interesting and as a whole rather fun, I suppose although there are difficult parts. It is certainly a very different kind of novel. The premise is that a young woman, our main 1st person narrator, is … Continue reading

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The Mueller Report ~ by the Washington Post

I did it. I finished The Mueller Report including the Notes and Appendices (mostly) – YAY!! And patting self on back! Bottom line: It is well worth the read if you’re interested. If you want the “good parts” I’d recommend … Continue reading

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The Death of Ivan Ilyich / Master and Man by Leo Tolstoy

The 19th Centry Reading Group is trying to get going again and these two novellas were chosen for our first selections. I wanted to both read and listen to these novellas, but I got two different translations of each. I … Continue reading

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The Son ~ by Philiipp Meyer

I saw this while browsing on Audible and it looked quite interesting and (!) it was narrated by Will Patton! So I put it on ye olde wish list and there it sat for quite a long time – several … Continue reading

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The Unvanquished ~ by William Faulkner

I’d never read this and I’m a pretty big Faulkner fan, so I nominated it for the Modern Fiction Group and it got selected. I read it. Parts are excellent but it’s a bit confusing because it was originally written … Continue reading

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The Hemingses of Monticello ~ by Annette Gordon-Reed

The winner of the Pulitzer Award for history about a decade ago, I’ve wanted to read this book ever since, but there were always other books or something else in the way. Now I found it at my new source, … Continue reading

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