Monthly Archives: June 2022

All For Nothing ~ by Walter Kampowski

I didn’t realize it until half-way through Bloodlands,  but I read All For Nothing back in 2018. I thought it was longer ago than that and didn’t check my blog but there it is and gave it a 9.5 which … Continue reading

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No One Is Talking About This by: Patricia Lockwood

I started, I thought, This is stupid!  I continued anyway not understanding more than a hint and a glimmer of maybe some kind of setting and a character. Slowly a bit more setting set in and then another character.  Very odd but … Continue reading

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Ghost Hero ~ by S.J. Rozan

I’m reading this one for a strange challenge in the 4-Mystery Addicts (4-MA) reading group The challenge is to read one book from the on-going Top 100 authors list the group has compiled by vote over the years. The book would … Continue reading

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Banned Books – ???

In the Washington Post of May 3, 2022:   Teens fight for the right to read with ‘banned-book clubs’ and lawsuitsBy Hannah Natansonhttps://tinyurl.com/u2tt5nha(Washington Post) If you don’t get past the paywall at WaPo the gist of the article is that at a … Continue reading

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Hamnet ~ by Maggie O’Farrell

This came out a few years ago but I dragged my feet so other books got in the way.  But it was available at the library the other day so I snatched it.  Yay me! I read and very much … Continue reading

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About the following post –

I read the following this morning and agreed so much I had to repost. It’s from a blog I enjoy. I might just take to doing a few different things once in a great while. Maybe I’ll post a political … Continue reading

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It is better we found out now

Originally posted on musingsofanoldfart:
A friend told me that regardless of the seditious actions and Big Lie of the former president, that even his better educated relatives and friends who voted for Donald J. Trump will do so again. As…

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Developmental Politics ~ by Steve McIntosh

This book is way over my head.  To me it sounds like someone from a post-grad (or post-doc) psych class went to City Hall and gave them a little Saturday “workshop” on how they can learn to agree and have … Continue reading

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On Juneteenth ~ by Annette Gordon Reed

On Juneteenth has been on my Wish List at Audible since it was published last year.  I read a lot of African American lit anyway so I figured since it’s Juneteenth right now, just do it. I’m glad I did. On … Continue reading

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When We Cease To Understand The World ~ by Benjamín Labatut

First – I finished the book at a reasonable time last night and then stayed awake until 3 am even with a couple of Tylenol PM at 11 pm – whatever –  I watched the interview (below) this morning.   … Continue reading

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The Girl in the Glass Box ~ by James Grippando

Oh my goodness, this is a heck of a good book. It’s great legal crime, international crime, thriller.  I’m going to have to take James Grippando’s Jack Swytek series a bit more seriously.  I see by my blog that I’ve read … Continue reading

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The Stranger Behind You ~ by Carol Goodman

Fun. The book is different and interesting. It opens with a Prologue in which Joan Lurie is buying a fairly luxurious (for her) apartment in New York City. But she almost seems more concerned with the security systems than with … Continue reading

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