Monthly Archives: August 2020

The Death of Expertise ~ by Tom Nichols x2

I read this twice this month. The first time I was so depressed at reading the middle three chapters but then the end picked up. During the middle I felt like it was all lost and this was the funeral, … Continue reading

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Frederick Douglass ~ by David W. Blight

Brilliant!   I didn’t really know all that much about Frederick Douglass before reading this masterful biography.  I knew he was an escaped slave who became a speaker and writer of great renown who lived in Boston.  He lived to … Continue reading

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The Redhead by the Side of the Road

Oh my –  I did need this book.  It’s nothing fancy in any literary way except that the straightforwardness of Tyler is always soothing and comforting and in these difficult difficult times that is such a blessing.  Covid is spiking … Continue reading

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Wild Fire by Anne Cleeves

This is the last of the Shetland Island Mystery series which features a Detective Inspector  named Jimmy Perez.  There is a definite overarching plot which means the books are better read in order of publication. This is what I did … Continue reading

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House of Rain by Craig Childs x2

So I read this a second time and in some ways appreciated it much more.  I understood better Childs’ lapsing into the poetic, but I got a lot of info this time which I’d missed the first reading.  My first … Continue reading

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The Mother-In-Law by Sally Hepworth

This was very good until toward the end when the resolution to one “mystery” seemed to be clear and obvious,  but presented another issue. There was a slight lapse in suspense (for me anyway) during that time, but it only … Continue reading

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A Private Cathedral by James Lee Burke

Burke is back with Dave Robicheaux in book # 23 and his usual luscious prose with evil characters set in an incredibly violent and gritty context, a context which includes some occult context.  He’s still coming out with great novels, … Continue reading

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Thicker Than Water – by Tyler Schultz

Thicker Than Water by Tyler Schultz2020 / Audible onlyread/told by authorrating 8/ memoir – (podcast) This is not a “book” as such, but more of a pod-cast produced and sold by Audible. And what I really hearing about was Tyler … Continue reading

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Breath: by James Nestor

A friend recommended this and I picked it right up because I’ve have fairly serious breathing problems as a result of surgery (and more).  The first parts were just exactly what I needed but the third part went a bit … Continue reading

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The Case for the American People ~ by Norman Eisen

I’m trying Firefox for a minute since I have a review ready to go. The Case for the American People:The United States vs Donald J. Trumpby Norman Eisen  7/2020 –  Read by Robert Petkoff – 11h 7m Rating – 9 … Continue reading

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Leave of Absence – :-(

I have to take a leave of absence from my blog because WordPress is apparently not supporting Safari very well. I’m not sure what I’ll do. I can use Firefox once a month probably so you might be getting monthly … Continue reading

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Our History is the Future ~ by Nick Estes

Our History is the Future: Standing Rock Versus the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the Long Tradition of Indigenous Resistanceby Nick Estes2019 / 321 pagesread by Bill Andrew Quinnrating:  9 / Native American history and current events- This book is from … Continue reading

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