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The Art of Living ~ by Thich Nhat Hahn

I’d seen this book available for some time and it looked interesting.  It even sat on my Wish List for awhile.  Then it was on sale.  Okay fine. Done.   The Art of Living:Peace and Freedom in the Here and … Continue reading

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The Memory Police ~ by Yoko Ogawa 

From the Booker International Prizes 2021 and read for my Booker Group  That year the winner was “At Night All Blood Is Black” by David Diop which was pretty bleak. This is more sci-fi or speculative fiction and it’s sad, … Continue reading

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While Justice Sleeps – by Stacey Abrams

Legal thriller – yay!  Narrator – omg.   While Justice SleepsBy Stacey Abrams2021 / Read by Adenrele Ojo  14h 55mRating -story B+ / narration D Legal thriller  Although the customer reviews at Audible told me over and over that the narration was … Continue reading

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Heaven and Hell ~ by Bart Ehrman

Fascinating book! I read several of Ehrman’s books over the years and I got to a point where many of them seemed to contain one interesting new aspect but were otherwise often repetitious.  Nevertheless, I was seeing this book on … Continue reading

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Back of Beyond ~ by C.J. Box

I’ve read a few CJ Box books and enjoyed them well enough.  They’re usually a part of the Joe Pickett series, but this one is the first of a series I started reading in and thought I’d finished long ago. … Continue reading

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The Maine Mutiny ~ by Jessica Fletcher and Donald Bain

This is a nice, light, cozy mystery developed from the TV show of bygone years.  There are 55 books in the series now with another one coming up (supposedly).  I enjoy those written by Donald Bain, but I’ve not tried … Continue reading

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This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends ~ by Nicole Perlroth

I first saw this at Audible – it looked good  and sounded good so it went on my Wish List there (now almost 300 books).  Then a friend in a reading group recommended it and it sounded right up my … Continue reading

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Real Life – by Brandon Taylor (blog)

The really abridged version of this review is “I don’t think this was written for me or maybe even my age group.”  Real LifeBy Brandon Taylor2021 / Read by Kevin R. Free 9h 25mRating: 4/ 21st cent fiction Stupid.  I’m … Continue reading

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Never Far Away – by Michael Koryta

The first major problem with this one is that the premise is too far fetched; like, way beyond my suspension of disbelief.  And it opens and closes with too much thriller-type violence for my tastes. So I just figured an avid … Continue reading

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Landslide ~ by Michael Wolff

This book is so funny.  And it’s marginally informative, too, but I don’t think that’s the point.  That’s not really why I read it anyway.  And it’s funny only until you think about it.   Landslide: The Final Days of … Continue reading

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Children of Ash and Elm ~ By Neil Price

Amazing book by Neil Price who tries to write a history of the Vikings more from their point of view than has been done before.  He tells about who they were and how we know this, or intelligently figure it. … Continue reading

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Vanished ~ by Victor Methos

I’ve been reading legal thrillers by Methos for a couple years. That’s what he writes! Up to now. Now he’s got a new game and it’s a procedural thriller. Vanished is the first in a trilogy featuring the detective partners … Continue reading

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