Monthly Archives: September 2021

The Magician ~ by Colm Toibin

Oh what a marvelous book!  As I started it I wasn’t sure if I really wanted to get into it or not, but before long I was hooked.  Thomas Mann can write the reader into a cozy corner of family … Continue reading

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The Wives ~ by Tarryn Fisher

I shouldn’t have even bothered to put this up here.  I don’t usually finish books as stupid as this one and I can’t say as I actually read the whole thing. The reason is that I slept through  close to … Continue reading

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Find You First ~ by Linwood Barclay

Miles Cookson is an unmarried tech billionaire who, at age 40-something, finds out he has Huntington’s disease, an incurable, genetic abnormality of the brain.  He likes to drive fast cars and work.  Find You FirstBy Linwood Barclay2021 / Read by George … Continue reading

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Bewilderment ~ by Richard Powers

I’ve followed Richard Powers for decades and my opinion that The Goldbug Variations (1991) is his best stands. Now we have Bewilderment which has made the prize/award lists, but that’s happened before – he’s collected a LOT of awards starting … Continue reading

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Thunderstruck by Erik Larson

I’ve read a number of books by Erik Larson and mostly quite enjoyed them.  However, imo, some are definitely better than others.  The ones where there is a murder thrown into what is basically a moderately interesting history are not so good. … Continue reading

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Peril ~ by Bob Woodward, Robert Costa

This book went on my Wish List at Audible when its upcoming publication was announced.  I didn’t pre-order it because I just don’t do pre-orders.  Over the last 5 years I’ve read maybe 25 “Trump books” either about him specifically … Continue reading

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Forgetting ~ by Scott A, Small

Oh my – another fascinating book.  (There are just too darn many good books to read and not nearly enough time!)  Forgetting: The Benefits of Not Remembering By Scott Small 2021 / 211 pages (print) Read by Timothy Andres Pabon  5h 49m Rating: … Continue reading

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The Shadow King ~ by Maaza Mengiste

I skimmed a lot of this book because, for one thing, parts of it were almost over-the-top violent. I used to close my eyes in movies when the violence got too much, so I can skim in books.  I don’t usually … Continue reading

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Apples Never Fall ~ by Liane Moriarty

There are so many enticing books out this fall – it would seem that our favorite authors have been writing away all during the pandemic with good stories on their minds – less graphic grossness, sex and violence anyway.  I’ve … Continue reading

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The Vanishing Half ~ by Brit Bennett

This came up on several “best of” lists including former president Obama’s from last year.  It was on my Wish List at Audible for months until I just got sick of seeing it there and removed it.  Then it was … Continue reading

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Shutdown ~ by Adam Tooze

Heck of a good book – yes-siree-bob – if you’re interested in international and macro economics in the era of the novel Coronavirus-19. I read Premonition by Michael Lewis which was about the medical aspects and how the US professionals … Continue reading

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The Shadow District ~ by Arnaldur Indridason,

I’ve read several of Indridason’s books and discovered this available at the library.  So I got it. Just before I remembered that Matrix by Lauren Groff was released today. Oh dear.  So now I’ve got them both.  How to read … Continue reading

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