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Crime 101: A Novella ~ by Don Winslow

It seems that Winslow has changed again and this time he’s gone from a series of door-stopping tomes and the stuff of serious criminal thrillers to novellas of various everything including lengths.They’ve been put together into one volume called Broken … Continue reading

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The 1619 Project ~ by Nicole Hannah Jones

I got this book when I saw it available at the library because, I guess, I thought I “should” read it. I read quite a lot of minority literature. See Juneteenth by Annette Gordon Reed, Franchise by Marcia Chatelain and … Continue reading

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Companion Piece ~ by Ali Smith

I’d seen this advertised somewhere and stuck it on the Audible Wish List for later. It may have been before it was released.  Then when it did come out I had to finish reading  one book and found other books … Continue reading

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Kindle or Audible? Both? Or Paper? Omg –

In an online discussion with a reading group the subject of Audio books came up. I virtually always listen to books, but ‘ll often read along in a Kindle version. I originally bought a Kindle in 2008 for travel and … Continue reading

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Forgotten Peoples of the Ancient World ~ by Philip Matyszak

This is a physically beautiful book even in the Kindle rendition with excellent organization, photographs and writing.   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genesis_Apocryphon Forgotten Peoples of the Ancient World by Philip Matyszak 2020 / 398 pagesRead by Michael Page 8h 3mRating: 9.5 / ancient history of the … Continue reading

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No One Is Talking About This – by Patricia Longwood #2

So yes, I read this a second time.  I was blown away the first time and kind of promised myself I had to read that book again. (See my very minimal review at: https://mybecky.blog/2022/06/29/no-one-is-talking-about-thisby-patricia-lockwood/ ) No One Is Talking About … Continue reading

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The Desperate Hours ~ by Maria Brenner

Although it’s not without a few flaws, this is an incredible account of one New York Hospital systems battle with Covid-19. I heard about it on TV, found it at Audible, sampled, purchased and downloaded straightaway, it went right into … Continue reading

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Over My Dead Body ~ by Jeffrey Archer

Now Chief Detective Inspector William Warwick and his wife Beth are on a cruise taking a break from the London scene where the Unsolved Murders Unit has established a particular batch of gang-style murders as a priority. Ross Hogan who is … Continue reading

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Silverview: by John Le Carré

Oh what a marvelous novel.  I’ve read a few books by John Le Carré but it was a long time ago, a few in the 1980s I think, and then a couple more later.  I always enjoyed them but not … Continue reading

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5th Horseman ~ James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

This is fine addition to the Women’s Murder Club series. The whole gang is here, Lindsay, Claire, Cindy and the latest addition Yuki.  Lindsay might be my favorite fictional female detective these days and the group makes for a wonderful … Continue reading

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Murder on Marble Row ~ by Victoria Thompson

 Gregory Van Dyke, a very rich industrialist of turn-of-the-century New York City, is killed in an explosion.  Frank Malloy, a city detective and a main character in this series, is asked by Teddy Roosevelt, the police commissioner, to find the … Continue reading

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Developmental Politics:~ by David McIntosh 

Don’t even bother unless you’re interested in the subject matter – political philosophy in the 21st Century from a kind of “spiritual” point of view.  Developmental Politics: How America Can Grow Into a Better Version of Itself by David McIntosh 2021 – 248 … Continue reading

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