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Parrot Talk ~ by David B. Seaburn

Oh my.  Recommended by a friend and it’s hard when you don’t much care for something a friend recommended. That said,  I have a strong feeling the book might be 100% better in print format because it felt to me … Continue reading

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There Is Nothing For You Here ~ by Fiona Hill 

I first actually viewed Fiona Hill when she testified at Trump’s first impeachment hearing and I was just so impressed.  Then I realized I’d already read a book by her – Mr Putin: Operative in the Kremlin was published in 2020 … Continue reading

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The Viking Heart: by Arthur Herman

This is a wonderful book if you read it for the history, but I had problems with the political and social commentary – the author’s assumptions, if you will. The Viking Heart: How Scandinavia Conquered the World By Arthur Herman 2021 / … Continue reading

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The Lions of 5th Avenue ~ by Fiona Davis

If you like what I like, don’t bother with this one. I’m not sure why I thought it looked good enough to check out.  I’m not big on books about libraries because they seem too specifically targeted at one audience … Continue reading

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Forgetting ~ By Scott Small x2

This is a really good book but it gets complicated even in the structure and organization in part because much of it works together.    Forgetting: The Benefits of Not Remembering By Scott Small 2021 / 211 pages (print) Read by Timothy Pabon … Continue reading

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Death Without Company ~ by Craig Johnson

Death Without Company by Craig Johnson 2007 (271 pages)Read by George Guidall 9h 48mRating: B / western crime (Longmire series #2) Johnson’s Longmire series and the character are quite popular with some reading group friends so I’ve tried, but I think this is just … Continue reading

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The Magician ~ by Colm Toibin

Oh what a marvelous book!  As I started it I wasn’t sure if I really wanted to get into it or not, but before long I was hooked.  Thomas Mann can write the reader into a cozy corner of family … Continue reading

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The Wives ~ by Tarryn Fisher

I shouldn’t have even bothered to put this up here.  I don’t usually finish books as stupid as this one and I can’t say as I actually read the whole thing. The reason is that I slept through  close to … Continue reading

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Find You First ~ by Linwood Barclay

Miles Cookson is an unmarried tech billionaire who, at age 40-something, finds out he has Huntington’s disease, an incurable, genetic abnormality of the brain.  He likes to drive fast cars and work.  Find You FirstBy Linwood Barclay2021 / Read by George … Continue reading

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Bewilderment ~ by Richard Powers

I’ve followed Richard Powers for decades and my opinion that The Goldbug Variations (1991) is his best stands. Now we have Bewilderment which has made the prize/award lists, but that’s happened before – he’s collected a LOT of awards starting … Continue reading

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Thunderstruck by Erik Larson

I’ve read a number of books by Erik Larson and mostly quite enjoyed them.  However, imo, some are definitely better than others.  The ones where there is a murder thrown into what is basically a moderately interesting history are not so good. … Continue reading

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Peril ~ by Bob Woodward, Robert Costa

This book went on my Wish List at Audible when its upcoming publication was announced.  I didn’t pre-order it because I just don’t do pre-orders.  Over the last 5 years I’ve read maybe 25 “Trump books” either about him specifically … Continue reading

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