Monthly Archives: April 2021

Intuitive Eating – by Evelyn Tribold & Elyse Resch

I guess I’m late to the party but I’m tired of being overweight and unhappy about it.  I’m not able to exercise much due to age and surgeries. Sad because moving a lot has always worked in the past in … Continue reading

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The Tower of Babel ~ by Michael Sears

This book was a disappointment because I’ve very much enjoyed Sears’ prior novels – the ones in the Jason Stafford series.  This is another New York thriller but I’m not sure about it – somehow there is the same-old, same-old … Continue reading

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Reconstruction ~ by Mick Herron

It took me a little while, but I finally decided on another spy novel by Mick Herron. This one is an older stand alone and nothing like my favorite Slough House and Jackson Lamb books. It’s read by Julia Franklin … Continue reading

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The Discomfort of Evening ~ by Marieke Lucas Rijneveld

This may be the grossest book I’ve ever read and that’s seriously too bad because it’s also brilliant.  On the one hand it’s so gross there were places which simply creeped me out.  On the other hand I finished, totally … Continue reading

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An Accidental Death ~ Peter Grainger

Whew!   Starting out with #1 in a series.  (After the last #4 as stand-alone crime book this is a relief.)  And it’s a gentle book – where the last book put the thriller before all else, this one is … Continue reading

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A Criminal Justice ~ by William J. Myers

This is pathetic –  it’s #4 in a series of 4 (so far).  And it would really be best to read the books in order – (take heed).  Unfortunately it was my first, so there were lots of connections I … Continue reading

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From a Low and Quiet Sea ~ by Donal Ryan x2

A question from a reader posted on this blog prompted me to reread this marvelous book.  Yes, I had a good crime novel going but I’m open these days and From a Low and Quiet Sea is quite short, a novella … Continue reading

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Fermat’s Enigma ~ by Simon Singh

I read this years ago but my reading group selected it for April and because it had been so long I did it again.  I have it at home in paperback so I purchased a Kindle version – it’s not … Continue reading

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Front Page Fatality ~ by LynDee Walker

I’m going through a lot of sale books lately, but that’s a good way to find new-to-me authors such as LynDee Walker.  First impressions were that not only is the narrative try too hard to be cute and funny, the … Continue reading

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The Cold, Cold Ground ~ by Adrian McKinty

I got this because it was on sale and because I’d heard a lot about it over the years and because I’m interested in Irish history and finally because Gerard Doyle narrates it.  I was kind of hoping for some … Continue reading

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Crashes and Crises ~ by Collen Fullencamp

That’s what this book is about – the economic crashes and the crises of the west from the Tulip Bubble of the 17th century to the German post-WWI hyper-inflation, the US stock market crash of 1929 and the housing loans … Continue reading

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The Marylebone Drop ~ by Mick Herron

I took a long time about reading this and made copious notes to keep the characters straight but I only listened, there was no Kindle version to go along with the Audio. It took me a couple readings but I … Continue reading

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