Category Archives: US

How Minds Change – by David McRaney

This was recommended during a reading group discussion, maybe I should say that I was pointed toward this book during a discussion as I don’t know if he ever read it or not.  Anyway,  I started out very excited and that stayed … Continue reading

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Fundamentals ~ by Frank Wilczek Fundamentals

The Introduction here talks so much about abundance and Wilczek says “The the world is large. There’s plenty of room for humans to thrive in and plenty left over for us to admire from a distance” I thought it was going … Continue reading

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The Fortune Men ~ by Nadifa Mohamed

Wikipedia calls The Fortune Man a “non-fiction novel,” and the author did a pretty good job of combining the verified research of nonfiction with the imagination of fiction. I didn’t quite love it, but almost. Nadifa Mohamed’s 4th novel is … Continue reading

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17th Suspect ~ by James Patterson and Maxine Praeto

I read this a few days ago but didn’t get a post put up about it. I’m only 1 book shy of being caught up on the Women’s Murder Club series. Then it will be one book a year as … Continue reading

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Unlucky 13 ~ James Patterson and Maxine Paetro   

I’d promised myself I’d go back and pick this one up and I forgot but then I found the book again and read it anyway. And I found that note to self even later.   Unlucky 13by James Patterson and … Continue reading

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16th Seduction ~ by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

Ahhh…. This is a legal thriller but almost as much a courtroom drama.  It starts out as a thriller but pretty quickly changes into legal matters.  A large science museum is bombed and after he confesses, a suspect is arrested … Continue reading

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15th Affair ~ James Patterson and Maxine Paetro 

How in the world did a nice girl like me get involved with James Patterson?  I loathed his books (having read 1 one time) but The Women’s Murder Club drew my attention for some reason.  I tried a holiday themed … Continue reading

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Who Killed Jane Stanford? ~ Richard White

I wish I had better things to say about this book.  I’m glad I read it because I really do enjoy true crime and historical true crime can be great. Richard White really did his homework, the book bristles with … Continue reading

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A Song of Comfortable Chairs ~ by Alexander McCall Smith

I’m a total fan of the No 1 Ladies Detective agency books!   I’ve been reading them as they came out in the US since 2002 or something.  This is one of the few authors I tend to buy no … Continue reading

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The Ink Black Heart ~ by Robert Galbraith

Loved this book!  It’s the best of the lot in the Cormoran Strike series so far (imo).  This is understanding that yes, at over 1200 pages it is too long. I think it could have been cut to 950 or … Continue reading

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14th Deadly Sin ~ by James Paterson and Maxine Paetro

Sad to say I skipped The Women’s Mystery Club #13 – I’ll have to catch it later.  I only discovered this after I was half-way through 14th Deadly Sin and I really didn’t want to go backwards.   Fortunately #14 … Continue reading

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12th of Never ~ by James Patterson and Maxine Praeto

First off, 12th of Never starts slow and has a lot of tension breaks to delve into the side plots or interests (?). Second, there is just too much “women’s interest” &. romance in it for my tastes. The tension … Continue reading

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