Category Archives: book reviews

What I've been reading…

These are very strange times. I’m not ignoring them. How could I? Most important is to take care of yourself and your family. What a shock, my friends say; friends who have worked all their lives; conscientiously paid their bills … Continue reading

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What I'm Reading: "Body of Lies" By David Ignatius

It’s a thriller, a spy novel about the war, right now…sounds like the truth…Sizzling Hot….

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Cleaning House…And these are the books I haven't sorted yet…

It’s so hard to get rid of stuff…How do you de-tach yourself from books you’ve had forever? In a way, they are like ex-lovers….I guess you just gotta be tough….

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I Have A Question About This Book

So far (I’m still reading): Where does the author do her research? Where does she get her experience? In my lifetime I’ve done a lot of research–but this is very “specialized” work. (If you’ve read the book, you know what … Continue reading

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Getting to Know the Characters in Jane Smiley's New Book: Ten Days In The Hills

So far: Movie types, their supporting lovers, family & friends are living out a sexy movie (jealousy not allowed!) in this “you want to get to the next page” novel of ten days in a beautiful Southern California house–a lifestyle … Continue reading

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Good, Fast, Entertaining Read…

And WHAT kind of Evil, Secret, Scary Stuff is going on beneath the oil rig, Storm King?

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Arlington Park by Rachel Cusk

This book must have arrived in my post office box by mistake….I don’t remember ordering it, the subject matter is all wrong….but it’s a wonderfully funny (even laugh out loud) page turning short read… a novel about the queasy inner … Continue reading

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