Monthly Archives: March 2022

The Missing Piece ~ John Lescroart

Anyone else addicted to audio books?  I’ve love them for years so I have favorite narrators as well as authors and when I get into a series with one narrator I want that voice to continue.  To me, that narrator’s … Continue reading

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  Parable of the Talents ~ by Octavia Butler  

I read this a couple weeks ago and forgot to add it. This is a book and its sequel which are now classics (published in 1993) but There was supposed to be a third book but it never happened. Anyway, … Continue reading

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Termination Shock~ by Neal Stephenson

I’ve been meaning to read this since the day it came out – it was on my Wish List for months before publication.  But things got in the way and … well … but here I am.  🙂  Termination Shockby … Continue reading

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Aunt Bessie Assumes ~ by Diana Xarissa

I’m trying the Alphabet Challenge of mystery writers on the 4-Mystery Addicts Reading Group again this year.  I’ve done pretty well with only 2 months gone, but I thought I’d get an “X” author I found stashed for the letter … Continue reading

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No Human Involved ~ by Barbara Seranella

Barbara Seranella was the only author I had not yet read from the list of favorite authors submitted by members of a mystery reading group.  The list is cumulative over the last several years and it’s #12. Other than there, … Continue reading

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The Great Believers ~ Rebecca Makkai

This is a good book but I was personally disappointed for a couple reasons. The Great Believers Rebecca Makkai2018 / read by Michael Crouch 18h 17mrating: 8 / contemp fiction The Great Believers opens in Chicago 1985, about 2 years … Continue reading

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The Bombay Prince ~ by Sujata Massey

I really enjoyed the first two books of this series but this time not nearly so much.  The series takes place the 1920s before India’s independence so India is still a rather backward colony of England on the verge of … Continue reading

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Sins of the Fathers ~ by J.A. Dance

This had been sitting around at the library just waiting for me to pick it up because back when I first sampled it it sounded intriguing. It’s the latest in the J.P. Beaumont series from JA Jance’s (2021). Just to … Continue reading

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The Good Detective~ by John McMahon 

This was an Audible Sale purchase, but it had been on my Wish List for a few months.  I’m glad it was on sale because it didn’t grab me particularly. In many ways it’s the same-old, same-old.  It’s quite violent … Continue reading

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The Parable of the Sower ~ by Octavia E. Butler

This is such a good book I’m going to finish the series (of 2) so I’m in line at the library – they say 2 weeks but …  (I might buy it early but …?)   Major idea as advocated … Continue reading

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The Swimmers by Julia Otsuka

I read Otsuka’s 2 prior novels many years ago and just loved them. The Buddha in the Attic was the first book where I really cried while reading.  It’s historical fiction taking place in the area where I lived for … Continue reading

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August Snow ~ by Stephen Mack Jones

This was for a challenge to read books with weather in the title.  Someone else in the group said it was good book and it was already in my Wish List. It won several awards in 2020 so … sounds … Continue reading

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