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Day 207: Too Much

I started my new book, The Constant Rabbit by Jasper Fforde, yesterday. Today I put it aside in favor of a different book. Why? Because it was too political. Just a few pages in, Fforde was already tackling issues of … Continue reading

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Day 204: Weekend Reading

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Day 188: One of Fourteen

One good thing about having purchased so many books is that I feel obligated to read them. So far I have finished fourteen, among them this Poirot mystery: Three Act Tragedy (aka Murder in Three Acts) by Agatha Christie Grade: … Continue reading

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Day 173: Thankfully Unread

I have read most of the Agatha Christie novels that feature Hercule Poirot, but not quite all. Many times over the last few years I’ve thought about finally finishing them off, but somehow I never did. I’m glad I left … Continue reading

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Day 149: Odds and Ends

I am reading The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell. I’m about a fifth of the way through, and so far it’s good, but it’s not suiting my mood. Consequently I’m not sure what to do with it. If I stop … Continue reading

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Day 139: Thrillers Don’t Thrill

The Rembrandt Affair by Daniel Silva, Grade: B In The Rembrandt Affair, retired spy Gabriel Allon is asked by his art dealer friend to locate a missing Rembrandt painting. Following his belief that “sometimes the best way to find a … Continue reading

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Day 128: Surprise!

When the pandemic first started, I found websites of a lot of independent bookstores that offered surprise books and/or book subscriptions. I was temped by every single one. But I wasn’t ready to commit, especially because some of them were … Continue reading

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Day 125: More Books

Today this stack of books arrived. I’ve been in just the right mood to continue with my goal of reading all of Barbara Michaels’s books. Sadly, inter-library loans are suspended due to the pandemic, so the library wasn’t going to … Continue reading

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Day 122: Pandemic Reading

I am currently reading Daniel Silva’s The Rembrandt Affair. I had seen it on a list of recommended reading, and I was able to purchase a used copy at a reasonable price. I had hoped for something heist-y, but it’s … Continue reading

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Day 110: Three Things About This Week

I ordered olive oil from Target earlier this week. I figured that they wouldn’t offer to ship it if they couldn’t handle it. I was wrong, and I did not enjoy getting an oil-soaked package full of broken glass delivered … Continue reading

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