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The Racketeer by John Grisham

Talk about beach reading!  Were we?   Well, last night at book club, Grisham failed as a beach reader–rather ho-hum fare from a usually  exciting author. All agreed it “went right along” up to a point, but was an unbelievable, … Continue reading

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Summer Reading List for 2017

summer reading plan for 2017  *** have added another!  see below *** The Racketeer    by John Grisham X                 June book club selection Noise of Time   by Julian Barnes                      July book club … Continue reading

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Dead Wake by Erik Larson

If you are happily contemplating a cruise vacation in the near future this might not be the book you want to read right now! It’s the story of the last Atlantic crossing of the Cunard luxury liner in 1915 from … Continue reading

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The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James

Settle back for a visit with Isabel Archer for 623 pages–but then, who’s counting? Isabel has been  brought to England from Albany NY (!) by an aunt, Mrs. Touchette, and as the book opens, she has arrived at Gardencourt—a lovely … Continue reading

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Don Quixote and Master Pedro by Miguel de Cervantes

Still reading it—about 200 pages to go!  DQ and Sancho and I met an interesting character recently and I want to share him with you.  Maybe if you have read the book, you remember him.  It’s Master Pedro and he … Continue reading

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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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Visiting Yarmouth, Maine

O’Half and I — away we went to Yarmouth, Maine! It’s about a seven hour trip.  And we took Woody! 

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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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