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Apples Never Fall ~ by Liane Moriarty

There are so many enticing books out this fall – it would seem that our favorite authors have been writing away all during the pandemic with good stories on their minds – less graphic grossness, sex and violence anyway.  I’ve … Continue reading

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The Vanishing Half ~ by Brit Bennett

This came up on several “best of” lists including former president Obama’s from last year.  It was on my Wish List at Audible for months until I just got sick of seeing it there and removed it.  Then it was … Continue reading

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Shutdown ~ by Adam Tooze

Heck of a good book – yes-siree-bob – if you’re interested in international and macro economics in the era of the novel Coronavirus-19. I read Premonition by Michael Lewis which was about the medical aspects and how the US professionals … Continue reading

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The Shadow District ~ by Arnaldur Indridason,

I’ve read several of Indridason’s books and discovered this available at the library.  So I got it. Just before I remembered that Matrix by Lauren Groff was released today. Oh dear.  So now I’ve got them both.  How to read … Continue reading

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The Last Mona Lisa ~ by Jonathan Santlofer

I used to really enjoy mysteries with art settings and themes and I read quite a number back then, maybe 10 years ago?  These days I’ll pick up an art-oriented novel if it catches my eye and has gotten a … Continue reading

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The Whistler ~ by John Grisham

The second book in this series which is coming out in October. It was started in 2016 with this book, The Whistler. So I figured I’d better get going on this one which is the first book of his new … Continue reading

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The Trail to Buddha’s Mirror ~ by Don Winslow

Don Winslow has been writing books since 1991 and I’ve been reading them since maybe 2000. He writes a lot and I’ve read a dozen or so but I’ve missed several – this was one I’d missed. He’s also won … Continue reading

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The Splendid and the Vile ~ Erik Larson

I’ve wanted to read this since it came out in 2020 but I’ve put it off because at the same time I was just not interested in Winston Churchill and the blitz.  At some point recently I saw it available … Continue reading

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Orientalism ~ by Edward Said

I’d wanted to read this for so long – since college days it feels like. but it was published a few years after I graduated so I couldn’t have even heard about it there.  It must have been mentioned or … Continue reading

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The Wreck ~ by Landon Beach

Bought on sale –  mostly stupid.  Too much fluff and too much romance. Eventually there turns out to be a mystery and then some murders and then a thriller type ending. The reason I got it was probably because of … Continue reading

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All Quiet on the Western Front ~ by Erich Maria Remarque

In all my years of reading I somehow never got around to reading this.  So when I noticed I got it and put it on my Wish List.  Okay, fine.  There it sat for a few years, probably until it … Continue reading

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A Deadly Influence ~ by Mike Omer

Another on-sale book.  I buy these sometimes in case I hit a lag for some reason I’d have a good crime mystery to keep me busy.  I’ve never read this author before but the Audible blurb made it sound like … Continue reading

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