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The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown

This was the book club selection for May.  We met last night.  I’m happy to tell you that it was a popular selection! It was published in 1913 and maybe you’ve already read it–if not, here’s why you should:

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I Was Told There’d Be Cake by Sloane Crosley

This book was on my summer reading list a few years ago and I put it off til just recently . . .

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A Murder Is Announced by Agatha Christie

Three Agathas in a row!  Who said it couldn’t be done?  I had been waiting for my new trade paperback copy to arrive—even tho I had started reading it in my old yellowed pulp copy . . .

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At Bertram’s Hotel by Agatha Christie

To keep myself from reading A Murder Is Announced before my nice new copy arrived, I caved in and selected a different “agatha”.  I chose

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Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

Sometimes you just need a book that provides a comfortable escape.  I have read almost all of Agatha Christie’s mysteries and I’d guess this particular one about four times. By now I know the plot . . . 

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The Egg and I by Betty MacDonald

Published in 1945, this book was a runaway hit selling over a million copies in its first year. I’m typing up the review in the hopes that  Stefanie at So Many Books blog will read it because she has just started to … Continue reading

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The Barracks Thief by Tobias Wolff

I chose to read this novella because I’ve enjoyed other writings by Tobias Wolff, namely Old School and This Boy’s Life. My copy has 101 pages.

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Walden by Henry David Thoreau

Walden by Henry David Thoreau is the monthly selection of my book club for April. I have read it before — but since that was in April 1965, somehow not all the details come to mind! 

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The Empty Family by Colm Tóibín

The Empty Family –hm.  Collection of nine short stories published in 2011. (Just after Brooklyn)  Starts with an interesting anecdote by Henry James . . .

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Primary Colors by Alexander Theroux–yellow!

I have finished the second essay in the book–yellow!  I won’t type my review in yellow because you won’t be able to see it!  But . . .

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