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Cozy in Scotland

The Cracked Spine: A Scottish Bookshop Mystery by Paige Shelton Grade: B I’ve been bingeing on books about bookshops. You wouldn’t think there would be that many, but there are. This particular one is a cozy mystery about a woman … Continue reading

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From the Library

My husband kindly stopped by the library and picked up the books I had ordered. They are… Wit’s End by Karen Joy Fowler: I didn’t love The Jane Austen Book Club, which is probably Fowler’s best known work, so I’m … Continue reading

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Decisions, Decisions

I am always hearing about books that I might like. Of the ones I hear about, only a fraction still seem good after shopping for them online and reading the reviews. That’s a good thing, though. I’d never find time … Continue reading

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It’s Depressing

The World Without Us by Alan Weisman Grade: B+ Alan Weisman’s The World Without Us is a non-fiction book that questions what would happen to our planet if we (mankind) suddenly disappeared en masse. How quickly would nature take over … Continue reading

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Timely Tale

Black Rainbow by Barbara Michaels Grade: B In Black Rainbow a young governess is hired by a wealthy family. In this family are a young woman who runs the family’s mill while her brother is away, a man (the brother) … Continue reading

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This One’s a Keeper

Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris Grade: A Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim is not my first collection of essays by David Sedaris. I’ve read four others. In 2010, Me Talk Pretty One Day … Continue reading

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I Remember Her

Sheri S. Tepper was a science fiction author who gained some popularity during the ’80s, enough for me to notice and start reading her work. I’ve read many of her books over the years, including two since starting the blog: … Continue reading

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Real Disappointment

Real Murders (Aurora Teagarden Mysteries) by Charlaine Harris Grade: C+ I became interested in reading Real Murders because I was looking for some harmless videos to watch, and there is a Hallmark series based on the book. The author is … Continue reading

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If I Tolle You Once, I Tolle You Twice

Have you ever noticed that once you discover a new word or concept, suddenly you find it all over the place? It’s as if it’s trying to prove its importance, or to cement itself into your memory, or perhaps even … Continue reading

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Mysterious and Slow

There was an Internet discussion recently about books from the ’80s. Piers Anthony was mentioned. I read many of his books when I was a teenager. He was both popular and prolific (if I remember correctly, he claimed to write … Continue reading

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