Monthly Archives: August 2022

Forgotten Peoples of the Ancient World ~ by Philip Matyszak

Yes, Forgotten Peoples was even better the second time around.  I made better use of the organization and the general thrust of the book.  I understood the “lack of” source notes better. References to ancient documents such as the Bible … Continue reading

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The Employees ~ by Olga Ravn x2

I’ve read this twice now (see https://mybecky.blog/2022/08/07/the-employees-by-olga-ravn/) and actually this last time should count as a third time because I kind of studied the book, taking copious notes. There is so much that is striking about this novel. . The … Continue reading

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Take Your Breath Away ~ by Linwood Barclay

I’m not that fond of domestic thrillers. I prefer police procedurals, who-done-its, amateur sleuthing and legal thrillers. This one sounded different and quite interesting. I’ve read a couple of Linwood Barclay books and he writes okay.  *****Take Your Breath Awayby … Continue reading

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Confidence by Denise Mina

This was recommended by a fellow 4-Mystery-Addicts group member whose tastes often jive with mine.  Also, I read the 1st of this series, Conviction, and this, #2, is the latest book.  The novels feature “Anna and Fin” as kind of … Continue reading

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11th Hour by James Patterson and Maxine Praeto

Oh I do enjoy these novels.  There are little things which annoy me but overall they fix me when I’m mentally weary of nonfiction or literary fiction or maybe I’m just mentally weary of stress. I have no doubt I’ll … Continue reading

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The Trees – by Percival Everett

“ It’s a racial allegory grounded in history, shrouded in mystery, and dripping with blood. An incendiary device you don’t want to put down.”- NPR https://www.npr.org/2021/09/22/1039434714/percival-everett-the-trees-review The Trees by Percival Everett2021/ 305 pages read by Bill Andrew Quinn 7h 43mrating – … Continue reading

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The Maid ~ by Nita Prose

Molly is a maid at a luxury hotel. Because of who she is in many ways, she loves everything about her job and being in that environment. She and her guardian grandmother were quite poor until she got this job. … Continue reading

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The Employees ~ by Olga Ravn

At only about 130 pages this novella made the Booker Long List for 2021 which Damon Galgut won with The Promise. The Employees is the second book by Olga Ravn, a Danish author. The premise is that in the 22nd … Continue reading

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The Kingdoms of Savannah by George Dawes Green

This is some great historical fiction with a crime at the center. I’d never heard of the ex-slave colonies (or maybe if I did it was a line or two back in college.) The Kingdoms of Savannah by George Dawes Green … Continue reading

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Need To Know ~ by Karen Cleveland

A couple of my reading groups post what they’ve been reading each month.  As many of the others do, I get a lot of my ideas as to what to read next from those lists. My reading of Need To … Continue reading

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A Real Life Star Trek Hero Nichelle Nichols passes away

Originally posted on musingsofanoldfart:
The following is an encore post to someone who deserves an encore – Nichelle Nichols – who passed away yesterday at the age of 89. After the first season of the original?“Star Trek”?television series, African-American actress…

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