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Caste ~ by Isabel Wilkerson

I loved Wilkerson’s first book, The Warmth of Other Sons but by the time I got around to reading this book, her second, I was kind of tired of all the depressing news for the last 9 months or so. … Continue reading

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Troubled Blood ~ by Robert Galbraith

Oh yes!   I did jump at the release of another Cormoran Strike crime novel.  To get this out of the way right now, I had read rumors of the book (and therefore Galbraith) being anti-trans people, but in this … Continue reading

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HumanKIND by Rutger Bregman

HumanKIND: A Hopeful History  By Rutger Bregman2020  – 463 pagesRead by Thomas Judd 11h 37mRating – 8 / behavioral science(read and listened) I was thinking this would be a good book to stave off depression in this disastrous year of … Continue reading

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An Invisible Client ~ by Victor Methos

Hit the spot!! Yay!!! An Invisible ClientBy Victor Methos2019 / 256 pagesRead by Alexander Cendese 6h 19mRating A / legal crime Joel Whiting, the 12-year old only child of the widowed Rebecca Whiting, is very ill from cyanide poisoning the … Continue reading

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The Mimosa Tree Mystery by Ovida Yu

Due to all the unfortunate current events and assholes-in-office, I’ve been having a somewhat difficult time keeping my focus when I read almost anything. I’m okay for about a page or two and then my brain wanders. But I keep … Continue reading

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A Nearly Normal Family ~ 
by M.T. Edvardsson

This was on sale and it just sounded good so it was an impulse buy and an almost immediate read. It did grabbed my attention and I started the ride one evening and finished the next day – a 12-hour … Continue reading

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What to read next?

Oh dear – I just don’t read like I used to – the focus is not there. I get distracted by mail or by the news or by my daily doings or by just thinking. I’m currently reading one mystery … Continue reading

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In My Father’s Den ~ by Maurice Gee

A friend in New Zealand recommended Maurice Gee and as I checked around and although Amazon has quite a number even in Kindle format, Audible had two. So I got this one which, as a mystery, sounded like something I’d appreciate. … Continue reading

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Summer ~ by Ali Smith x2

Oh my goodness I love this book. Yes, it deals with some very difficult subjects, from the days of Nazi Germany to the current difficult times with Coronavirus. It’s the fourth in Smith’s Seasons Quartet so it’s also gathering up … Continue reading

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Veritas: ~ by Ariel Sabar

This is a very good book by a well regarded journalist who follows the subject, but there is so much information that even at only 338 pages of narrative, I have to call it a baggy shaggy monster. *******Veritas: A … Continue reading

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Summer – by Ali Smith

Oh wow – there was more in this book than I could really get a grip on in one reading but yes, I did read it all the way through. There was some material and characters from the earlier books … Continue reading

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The Death of Expertise ~ by Tom Nichols x2

I read this twice this month. The first time I was so depressed at reading the middle three chapters but then the end picked up. During the middle I felt like it was all lost and this was the funeral, … Continue reading

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