Monthly Archives: January 2022

Twenty-One Days ~ by Anne Perry

I don’t know why I hadn’t tried any of Anne Perry’s books but for some reason I never had.  The English author has been publishing novels since 1979 (43 years?) at the rate of  about 2 a year and they … Continue reading

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The Lost Gutenburg ~ by Margaret Leslie Davis

I’d seen this at Audible for a long time and it was on my Wish List and suddenly one day it was on sale!   Oh, oh, oh! And as soon as I finished Blood and Treasure I opened it … Continue reading

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Blood and Treasure ~ by Bob Drury, Tom Clavin

It’s a good thing I’m reading this because I’m one of those folks who would get Daniel Boone and Davy Crocket mixed up from time to time.  No more of that!  Daniel Boone was a real pre-Revolutionary War pioneer, helping small … Continue reading

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Anxious People ~ by Fredrik Backman

“It’s harder than you might think to take people hostage when they’re idiots.” Anxious People by Frederick Backman – Norway 2020 (349 pages)Read by Marin IrelandRating 7.5 / general fiction  In a very small city in Sweden, a bank robber is … Continue reading

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Roseanne – by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö

Well, I finally read a Sjöwall and Wahlöö crime novel after all these years of hearing how great they were.  It is a bit dated, for instance the detectives seem to be talking on cell phones in 1965 (Huh!?!) but … Continue reading

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Junkyard Dogs ~ by Craig Johnson

Before I finished Chapter 1 I was laughing with tears running down my cheeks. I love funny books – I can be reading a gritty and noir tale of murder and mayhem,  but if there’s a line of humor I’ll snatch it … Continue reading

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Behold the Dreamers ~ by Imbolo Mbue

I saw this reviewed so many times and on so many book blogger sites as well as best of year sites and even some awards.  So it went on my Wish List for awhile but I didn’t get it and … Continue reading

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Dog Eat Dog ~ by David Rosenfelt

I enjoyed the Andy Carpenter book I read last month for the Christmas season, but over the years I’ve limited myself, mostly, to the Christmasy Carpenter books. I figured they were about dogs and … well … I’m not a … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Horror – Sunday’s Light

This was in Monday’s paper, the day after that horrendous synagogue incident in Texas:  I posted it on Keith’s site at https://musingsofanoldfart.wordpress.com and he suggested I post it here – (thank you, Keith). Faith in action: Colleyville churches, other heroes … Continue reading

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Bewilderment by Richard Powers x2

As I often do with new books from Richard Powers I read (listened to) this when it first came out back in September of 2021. Sad to say, I wasn’t terribly impressed and only rated it a 7.5 out of 10. … Continue reading

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Great Circle ~ by Maggie Shipstead

For the most part I enjoyed this book a great deal, but as fair warning, I hit a slump between about pages 350 and 450 or so.  Keep going!  There are still a few more twists and the finale to … Continue reading

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Under a White Sky ~ by Elizabeth Kolbert

This is the book choice for the All-nonfiction group in February.   I’ve not read Kohlbert’s prior book, The Sixth Extinction,  but I’ve heard the Pulitzer Prize winner is excellent.   Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Futureby … Continue reading

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