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Bewilderment by Richard Powers x2

As I often do with new books from Richard Powers I read (listened to) this when it first came out back in September of 2021. Sad to say, I wasn’t terribly impressed and only rated it a 7.5 out of 10. … Continue reading

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Great Circle ~ by Maggie Shipstead

For the most part I enjoyed this book a great deal, but as fair warning, I hit a slump between about pages 350 and 450 or so.  Keep going!  There are still a few more twists and the finale to … Continue reading

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Under a White Sky ~ by Elizabeth Kolbert

This is the book choice for the All-nonfiction group in February.   I’ve not read Kohlbert’s prior book, The Sixth Extinction,  but I’ve heard the Pulitzer Prize winner is excellent.   Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Futureby … Continue reading

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Freedom Road ~ by William Lashner

Well this book is different.  It’s a crime novel with the main crime being the kidnapping of a 17-year old girl, but there are shootings involved with getting her back  if she wants to come back. These shootings involve some … Continue reading

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We Keep the Dead Close ~ by Becky Cooper

The other morning the Daily Special at Audible was a True Crime book and I haven’t read True Crime in ages.  I got it. Having read it, I might never get another one.  I think this may be one of the … Continue reading

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Defending Britta Stein ~ by Ronald H. Balson

Chicago-based attorney Catherine Lockhart is contacted by her former boss about a case in which he has already compromised himself by discussing it with Emma Fish­er, his young employee.  Emma is involved because of her 92-year old grandmother, Britta Stein. … Continue reading

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Appleseed ~ by Matt Bell

This is a very interesting book – terrific actually,  I think. But I might have to read it again to know for sure.   I’d seen it reviewed somewhere and it was on my Wist List for awhile, and then … Continue reading

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Bear Town ~ by Fredrik Backman

My sister recommended this and she rarely does that, but when she does the books are usually pretty good.  When we were in elementary school we recommended books to each other regularly.  Then we went our different ways, with turning … Continue reading

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*!*!* Summary of Reading 2021 *!*!*

I read a total of 148 books this year and that’s up (by 23 books) from last year, but reading more is not a goal here.  Reading GOOD books is.   So these are my top 10 of books read … Continue reading

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The Uses of Enchantment ~ by Bruno Bettelheim

I did not like this book one bit. It’s dated and I disagree with Bettelheim on so many things.  This is kind of a shame because it’s one of the books I’d never read, but always wanted to. It was … Continue reading

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Crying in H Mart ~ Michelle Zauner

I’m not sure but I really don’t get the hype on this one. My own mother passed away a couple months ago and Crying in H Mart had been on my wish list for several months. It got great reviews … Continue reading

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The Walkaway ~ by Scott Phillips

The Walkaway is both a prequel and a sequel to The Ice Harvest (my review), which I just finished a couple days ago and very much enjoyed. Yay!  Both books were on sale in one way or another so it … Continue reading

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