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Happy 2023 ūüėĀ Happy 2023 ūüėĆ Happy 2023!!!!ūüėĀ

Yup – I wonder how I’ll do this year. A year of good books, a year of good tea, a good year of being where I’m supposed to be. No resolutions – I’ll change as I feel the need and … Continue reading

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Becky’s Best Books of 2022!

My rule is that I have to have read the book for the first time in 2022.  It might have been published back in 1922, but I first read it in 2022.  It only counts twice if I read it … Continue reading

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2022 in Books and Numbers

I read 159 books this year making 12.67  the mean per month and 13.5 the median. Thats sounds good – it’s a bit over 3 books a week. The most read was April with 20 and the fewest read was in … Continue reading

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The Madness of Crowds ~ by Louises Penny

I‚Äôm really not big fan of Louise Penny but I keep trying to like her books.  Over some time I read the first 5 in her Detective Ganache series but I usually quit or slipped into blank out mode.  I‚Äôve … Continue reading

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Murder at an Irish Christmas ~ by Carlene O’Sullivan

Some folks indulge in binge watching Christmas movies over the holidays, I binge on Christmas novels – preferably mysteries. I don’t know when this started but it’s been at least 10 years since I picked up Monica Ferris’ Crewel Yule … Continue reading

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The Keeper

The Keeper by John Lescroart 2014 / 321 pages rating ¬†B / crime (#15 in the Dismas Hardy series) I like Lescroart, ¬†but crime and corruption in the cop-shop is getting a tad old no matter whose pen it comes¬†from. … Continue reading

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Wayfaring Stranger

Wayfaring Stranger by James Lee Burke 2014 / 449 pages read by Will Patton 13h 10m rating A++ / literary crime This latest offering from James Lee Burke¬†is a little different from the violent crime sagas we usually get from … Continue reading

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Six YearsI

Six Years by Harlan Coben read by Scott Brick 2013 / 369 pages rating: ¬†A/ crime I’ve had this on my wish list for a long, long time. ¬†I’m not sure about Coben, but I do like a good Scott … Continue reading

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The Taliban Cricket Club

The Taliban Cricket Club by Timeri N. Murari 2012 / 341 pages read by Sneha Mathan / 10h 59m rating: ¬†4 From the¬†front cover and the title this looks like it¬†could be a fluffy little thing, huh? ¬†¬†Well,¬†¬†trust me – … Continue reading

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Orfeo

Orfeo by Richard Powers 2014/369 pages rating: 9.5 ¬†/ contemp fiction OMG! ¬†One of my favorite books of all time is The Goldbug Variations by Richard Powers.¬†And although¬†I’ve read much of what he’s written since, nothing has come anywhere near … Continue reading

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Fourth of July Creek

Fourth of July Creek by Smith Henderson 2014 / 480 pages – read by¬†MacLeod Andrews,¬†Jenna Lamia 15h 41m rating: ¬†8 / literary thriller I just picked this up on a whim – from the blurbs and sample it sounded like … Continue reading

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The Conservationist

The Conservationistby Nadine Gordimer1974 / 270 pagesrating:¬†9¬†/ 20th century Mehring is a very rich, white, ¬†South African man¬†who has purchased¬†a 400 acre cattle farm¬†in rural South Africa. This is during the days of apartheid and it all makes him think … Continue reading

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The Farm

The Farmby Tom Robb Smith2014 / ¬†369 pages / 9h 24mread by James Langton¬†&¬†Suzanne Torenrating: ¬†B+ /¬†crime-suspense When Daniel, our ¬†single¬†first person narrator, ¬†answers his phone one evening he¬†has to listen as his father, Chris, ¬†tells him that his mother … Continue reading

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The Chatham School Affair

The Chatham School Affairby Thomas Cook1996 / 335 pages / 10h 6m read by George Guidallrating A+ (8) / literary crime I’m certainly catching up on my listening and crime books since my 3-month hiatus from the genre and medium! … Continue reading

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The Museum of Literary Souls

The Museum of Literary Souls aka The Caxton Private Lending Library and Book Depository by John Connolly 2013/ 68 pages rating – 9+ / short story I enjoy a good short story once in great awhile, especially those of certain … Continue reading

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Those Who Stay and Those Who Leave

Those Who Stay and Those Who Leaveby Elena Ferrante2014 /400 pagesrating 8.5¬†/ contemp fict. (Italy) This is the third in Ferrante’s absolutely brilliant (so far) Neapolitan Trilogy which began with¬†My Brilliant Friend¬†and continued with The Story of a New Name … Continue reading

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The Gods of Guilt

The Gods of Guiltby Michael Connelly2014/ 401 pages – 11h 49mread by Peter GilesRating – C This is Connelly’s new¬†one starring criminal defense attorney Mickey Haller, a “Lincoln lawyer” – which means he works out of his car. ¬†Haller gets … Continue reading

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