Monthly Archives: November 2019

The Night Fire ~ by Michael Connelly

I enjoyed the last Connelly book I read, Dark Sacred Night, so much I picked up his most recent within a week. Harry Bosch, the main detective in the series for many books now (22?) is retired but keeps his … Continue reading

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My Sister, the Serial Killer ~ by Oyinkan Braithwaite

Ayoola and Korede are sisters living with their widowed mother in Lagos Nigeria. The boyfriends of the beautiful and spoiled Ayoola, a fashion designer and model, have tragic ends – she kills them. But Korede, the head nurse at a … Continue reading

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Quichotte ~ by Salman Rushdie

I’ve had a kind of love/hate relationship with the works of Rushdie for a long time. Now I think I’ve gone into a more “watch and see what he comes up with next” mode. This is neither “I hate it” … Continue reading

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Silence ~ by Shusaku Endo (A+)

This had been in my TBR pile for quite along time (and on my bucket list for much longer) and I just finally got around to reading it. It felt like I knew the story already so I may have … Continue reading

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The Dutch House ~ Ann Patchett

This was such a cool book to read right now. I was so hesitant about it because it seemed so hyped and that often doesn’t work so well for me. But a couple of friends recommended it and I took … Continue reading

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Olive Again ~ by Elizabeth Strout

Olive is older than she was when we left her to her crotchety retirement in the small coastal town of Crosby, Maine where everyone seems to know her, the retired high school math teacher. That was in the book Olive Kitteridge. … Continue reading

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Likewar ~ by P.W. Singer / Emerson T. Brooking

This book was on my wish list before it went on a very nice sale a few weeks ago and I jumped on it. It got multiple awards and rave reviews such as: “A compelling read… LikeWar…is not a warning … Continue reading

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Dark Sacred Night ~ by Michael Connelly. (A+)

Wow! Although I got in on the game a bit late, I’ve followed Harry Bosch series since Book 1. As usual I started in at Book 3 or 4 and skipped around until I decided to go back to Book … Continue reading

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The Substitution Order ~ by Martin Clark (A)

I am so ready for a legal thriller and this book had been on my radar for a couple months. The preview sounded good and I took a chance. It starts out suspenseful, very suspenseful. After chapter 1 nothing was … Continue reading

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Lakota America ~ by Pekka Hämäläinen

I read Hämäläinen’s Comanche Empire back in about 2010 due to reading Empire of the Sujmme Moon by S.C. Gwynn and wanting to know more about that tribe. It was fabulous and I wanted to know more so I read … Continue reading

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The Elephant in the Brain ~ by Kevin Simler, Robin Hanson (5)

I read this for the All-Nonfiction group and I wasn’t terribly impressed although parts were interesting It seems like this book is comprised of a lot of things I already knew on some level, but had never really thought about. … Continue reading

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Permanent Recored ~ by Edward Snowden (9.5*)

*I’m going to start sticking the rating in the heading so you know first thing.* ***Before reading this book I had a certain amount of respect for Edward Snowden without co-signing everything he did several years ago. I followed the … Continue reading

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