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Live Bait ~ by P.J. Tracy

Well after reading Monkeewrench by this author, a mother-daughter team, I was interested in reading the second in the series. Mixed results. The second book was only worth the time and money after about 1/2 way through. I have no … Continue reading

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The Lost Man ~ by Jane Harper

Good book! Another winner from the author of The Dry and Force of Nature (my reviews on this site) which I’ve read. But The Lost Man does not feature Aaron Falk. It’s a stand-alone and it’s not like most books … Continue reading

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Milkman by Anna Burns x2

This book is sooooo good. It was totally deserving of the Man Booker Prize for 2018 and so I have to give it a 10 this time (understanding there are no perfect books). I’m reading it because I’m the leader … Continue reading

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The Rule of Law ~ by John Lescroart

Another legal crime novel – I think I need the break of these. Lescroart’s latest Dismas Hardy novel got mixed reviews on the Audible site because of the new narrator, but it had been a couple years since I’d listened … Continue reading

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Judgement ~ by Joseph Finder

I’ve read several books by Finder and some were great (Company Man) while others are rather middling (Paranoia). His new one, Judgement is one of the good ones and I’ll keep looking for him on the shelves. *******JudgementJoseph Finder2019 / … Continue reading

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The Reckoning ~ by John Grisham

I’ve had this on my wish list since it came out and it feels like it’s the right amount of exertion for now, cognitively speaking. I still can’t focus very well for long. And I really enjoy legal crime novels … Continue reading

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January Summary –

I was really too busy and tired to read as much as usual this month, but what I read was, for the most part, quite good. That said, here it is: I read 8 books (about 1/2 the normal amount) … Continue reading

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White Lies ~ by Lucy Dawson

This was on sale and I got suckered in by the idea of suspense. But there is too much sex in the first part and two unreliable narrators ala Gone Girl which I read in 2012. I suppose the only … Continue reading

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Monkeewrench ~ by P.J. Tracy

I read this for the 4-Mystery Addicts reading group and it’s one I likely would never have picked up on my own because it’s a relatively old book and I definitely go for the more recent releases. That said, it … Continue reading

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Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue: ~ by James McWhorter

I love McWhorter – I’ve read two of his books prior, Words on the Move (review on this site)  and The Story of Human Language quite a long while ago. I love his intelligence, humor and style and they’re all on display in this slim volume … Continue reading

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Leonardo Da Vinci ~ by Walter Isaacson

Great book – I didn’t get “involved” really until about 100 pages into it but after that I was hooked and finished in three days which, considering my current schedule, is great.  I read it for the All-Nonfiction group and … Continue reading

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The 7th Canon ~ by Robert Dugoni

This is a legal thriller read for the 4-Mystery Addicts reading group – I may have nominated it there because I love legal thrillers and courtroom dramas. Dugoni is no Grisham or Turow but he’s not bad – the emphasis … Continue reading

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