Monthly Archives: November 2019

A Fatal Feast ~ by Jessica Fletcher/Donald Bain

I like to read a holiday book or two at holiday time so this year I got A Fatal Feast for fiction and This Land is Their Land by Barbara Ehrenreich for nonfiction. The Ehrenreich book was outstanding and A … Continue reading

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This Land Is Their Land ~ by David Silverman

Just released this year, I thought it might be a good read for Thanksgiving. And it was that, although more the reason behind “day of mourning” than gratitude. I’d read a fair amount about the real “first Thanksgiving” in the … Continue reading

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The Shotgun Lawyer ~ by Victor Methos

The interesting thing about this courtroom drama is that the highlighted case involves holding a gun manufacturer responsible for the deaths in the school shooting its product was used for. The mother of one of the victims contacts Pete Game, … Continue reading

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Ancient Civilizations of North America ~ (Great Courses / Edwin Barnhart

I’m not really a fan of the Great Courses material but once in awhile I’ll get one which piques my interest. I’ve got 6 so far and read 5. Native Americans have interested me since college days when one of … Continue reading

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The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell – (B)

Although this is a pretty good book there were times I felt as though I’d read it before. It is not terribly original and although it got plenty of great reviews I was disappointed. The plot is too complex for … Continue reading

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You Can Thank Me Later ~ by Kelly Harms

Another Audible Original freebie. Short and cute although kind of a Chick-lit thing. (I do like to read holiday books around the holidays but they’re usually mysteries.) Sophie Dickenson is a single woman, a chef with a couple of married … Continue reading

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Peace Like a River ~ by Leif Enger (7.5)

This book was hugely popular a few years ago (almost 20 years ago) and although I read some apparently. similar books, I never did get to this one and I remained curious. Oh well. It’s not all it’s cracked up … Continue reading

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Midnight Sun ~ by James Dommek Jr.

This is an “Audible Original” and I’m not too crazy about them in general, but once in awhile a selection comes along which really works. Midnight Sun is in the True Crime genre and that piques my interest. The story … Continue reading

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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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