Monthly Archives: April 2022

Clock Dance ~ by Anne Tyler

I usually really enjoy Anne Tyler and I’ve read quite a number, but not so much this time so it’s a good thing I got this from the library.  It starts out with Willa as a young girl in her … Continue reading

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The History of Ancient Egypt ~ by Bob Brier

I got this simply because it was available as a freebie (to Premium subscribers) and I’d become interested in the subject since I read The Writing of the Gods by Edward Dolnick  https://mybecky.blog/2022/04/14/the-writing-of-the-gods-by-edward-dolnick/ The History of Ancient Egyptby Bob Brier2013 / Read … Continue reading

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City On Fire ~ by Don Winslow

This is a very fast-moving novel with lots of suspense and moderately graphic violence. It is super-good.  I’d say it’s somewhere between Mario Puzo and James Lee Burke.  The epigraphs of from Homer’s Iliad could have warned me but I … Continue reading

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The Black-Eyed Blonde ~ by Benjamin Black

It’s been a long time since I read a Raymond Chandler/Philip Marlow novel – probably 15 years.  And it’s been a long time since I read a John Banville aka anything – I’ve read books by him and I loved … Continue reading

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All That She Carried ~ by Tiya Miles

This book definitely belongs in the genre of American history, but it’s written in a somewhat different way because sometimes the specific subject determines the method to be used. All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley’s Sack, a Black Family … Continue reading

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The 8th Confession ~ by James Patterson/Maxine Paetro

It took me a few minutes but I actually did feel like I was ready for another Paetro book.  First I tried 21st Birthday but I’d read it already. So I got The 8th Confession .    The 8th Confession By … Continue reading

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The Triumph of Christianity ~ by Bart Ehrman

Oh it’s good to be back into nonfiction again.  Usually I read about 1/3 nonfiction, and 2/3 crime and other fiction.  But sometimes I slip into more crime books while other times there are more nonfiction.  Genre fiction often gets … Continue reading

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9th Judgement ~ by James Patterson with Maxine: Paetro,

I’m just barely getting started with this older series.  I read one Patterson years ago and decided it was too gory for me. When he started his Women’s Murder Club mysteries I kind of looked sideways at them, but it … Continue reading

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The Match – by Harlan Coben

Having read six (6!) nonfiction books already this month, I really wanted to kick back and read some entertainment and I did that. I usually enjoy Harlan Coben’s books (not always) and this was not one of his best but … Continue reading

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The Lemon Tree by Sandy Tolan

I was wanting some to read something which was lighter, but not a mystery. A friend had said that The Lemon Tree was very good so I went to buy it and found I would get the Audible version discounted … Continue reading

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The Writing of the Gods ~ by Edward Dolnick

Another All-Nonfiction Reading Group selection and I think I nominated this one simply because I was attracted to the subject matter, the sample audio was good and the reviews from good places were great.  I got the Kindle version, too, … Continue reading

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The Family Chao ~ by Lan Samantha Chang

Oh what a good thing to read a good book –  good in many senses of the term. But first, although the is a mystery of sorts, it’s not a “thriller” in any sense of the term.  But yes, it’s … Continue reading

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