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The Hypnotist ~ by Lars Kepler

I’m giving this book a “don’t even bother” unless you are a real fan of Scandi-Noir arguably at its noir-est.  According to “The Complete Review,” The Washington Post and Time Magazine each gave it an A while the Guardian gave … Continue reading

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Magnificent Rebels ~ by Andrea Wulf

This is a new one by Andrea Wulf, the same author as The Invention of Nature (on this site), which my reading group read and enjoyed so much. With this book, Wulf is staying in the same era and general … Continue reading

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Treasure State ~ C.J. Box

I’ve read all of the books in the Cassie Dewell series by C.J. Box up to now and I’ve read a few in his Joe Pickett series, too. But I enjoy Cassie Dewell more  I probably should read the Pickett … Continue reading

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Fellowship  Point ~ by Alice Elliott Dark

My sister, also a reader, recommended this book, so although I’d never heard of either the book or the author, I trusted my sister’s tastes and went with it. She introduced me to several authors and I’ve  kept up with … Continue reading

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Shaman – by Kim Stanley Robinson

And it’s a beautiful book, possibly one of the most touching I’ve read in ages.  These are the kind of books that make it all the way through the year to my “best of” lists.    ShamanKim Stanley Robinson 2013read … Continue reading

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Murder on the Red River ~ by Marcie R. Rendon

This just popped out at me when I discovered it was set in along the Red River in North Dakota and Minnesota especially in Fargo and in Bemidji, near the White Earth Reservation.  Murder on the Red Riverby Marcie  R. … Continue reading

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The January 6th Report ~ by the January 6 Committee

 I read and listened to the WHOLE thing! It took me about 4 days, I think – maybe a little more.  For the most part it’s riveting.  I only sampled the footnotes which are mostly from transcripts but there are … Continue reading

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American Predator – by Maureen Callahan

I found this book mentioned in a “best books” column this week and looked it up on Audible. Lo and behold it was in the “Platinum account” catalogue.  Yay!  And it got into my Wish List right then, and a … Continue reading

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The War of the Poor ~ by Eric Vuillard

This slim volume made the Booker Prize Short List and that’s whyI read it with the Booker List group – it was on our schedule. I think I would likely never have even heard of it had it not been … Continue reading

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The Fall Girl – by Marsha Clark

Not starting out the year on a high note. I’ve read 3 of Marsh Clark’s books now and enjoyed them well enough to finish, but they lack energy or something. The books are legal crime, naturally as Clark’s prior job … Continue reading

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Happy 2023 😁 Happy 2023 😌 Happy 2023!!!!😁

Yup – I wonder how I’ll do this year. A year of good books, a year of good tea, a good year of being where I’m supposed to be. No resolutions – I’ll change as I feel the need and … Continue reading

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Becky’s Best Books of 2022!

My rule is that I have to have read the book for the first time in 2022.  It might have been published back in 1922, but I first read it in 2022.  It only counts twice if I read it … Continue reading

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2022 in Books and Numbers

I read 159 books this year making 12.67  the mean per month and 13.5 the median. Thats sounds good – it’s a bit over 3 books a week. The most read was April with 20 and the fewest read was in … Continue reading

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The Madness of Crowds ~ by Louises Penny

I’m really not big fan of Louise Penny but I keep trying to like her books.  Over some time I read the first 5 in her Detective Ganache series but I usually quit or slipped into blank out mode.  I’ve … Continue reading

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Murder at an Irish Christmas ~ by Carlene O’Sullivan

Some folks indulge in binge watching Christmas movies over the holidays, I binge on Christmas novels – preferably mysteries. I don’t know when this started but it’s been at least 10 years since I picked up Monica Ferris’ Crewel Yule … Continue reading

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An Immense World – by Ed Yong

An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us by Ed Yong – 2022 / 481 pages read by author 14h 17mRating: 8.5 / zoology  I read very few books about zoology much less the specifics of the animals’ senses. … Continue reading

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The Boys from Biloxi ~ by John Grisham

It’s a good thing I haven’t finalized my list of best books of 2022 yet. This one is going on there!   John Grisham is BACK!!!  He seemed to be kind of on vacation for a few years  during the 2000s, … Continue reading

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