Category Archives: Book Challenges

Book Review: A Murder Is Announced

As many of you know I am in the middle of this project to read all of Agatha Christie’s novels in publication order. Finally I have reached the books she wrote in the 1950s. I don’t know what it is … Continue reading

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Read Under Protest: Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

I originally said I would not read this book. For me it was a matter of principle. I don’t believe the author wanted this book published. Over and over during her lifetime she said she would not write/publish another book. … Continue reading

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How Do You Behave In Nice Restaurants?

I truly enjoy eating at a nice restaurant. After a lifetime of cooking, it’s a real treat. The “eating out” experience is so much different today than when I was growing up. I don’t recall our family eating out until … Continue reading

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Two Good Agatha Christie Books

TAKEN AT THE FLOOD (1948) The entire extended family of Gordon Cloade has been dependent on him for all their extra funds. He has actually encouraged that practice as he has enjoyed managing all the family money. It’s a good arrangement … Continue reading

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Book Review and A Recipe: Fried Green Tomatoes At The Whistle Stop Cafe

Author: Fannie Flagg Publisher: Random House, 1987 I just finished re-reading Fannie Flagg’s Fried Green Tomatoes At The Whistle Stop Cafe and, believe it or not, I loved it just as much as the first time I read it over twenty … Continue reading

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Two More Agatha Christie Novels: Sparkling Cyanide and The Hollow

Back-to-back readings of Agatha Christie’s murder mysteries is something I’ve been doing since my teen years. Yes, my parents were concerned about my obsession with murder, but I was normal in every other way, so they left me alone. This … Continue reading

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Reading Challenges For 2016

Ta-Da! It’s time to round up the chickens!  Those crazy Reading Challenges are out there teasing and enticing me to join in. How can I resist? The truth is that Reading Challenges are one of the reasons I started a … Continue reading

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I’m Joining Two New Challenges

I do love reading challenges as you can see in my right sidebar. Here are two challenges I’m joining during the month of October. The goal of A More Diverse Universe Challenge is to celebrate and bring attention to books … Continue reading

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Book Review: All the Light We Cannot See

Author: Anthony Doerr Publisher: Scribner, May 2014 Format: Audiobook Narrated by Zach Appelman Awards: The Pulitzer Prize and Finalist for National Book Award Why I Read This Book: I read so many glowing reviews about this book when it first … Continue reading

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Reading While In the Big Woods

I’m back from a lovely time away from my regular retired life. I feel completely refreshed. I spent time in the wilderness, by the sea, visiting with family members, and time reading. I took along more books than I could … Continue reading

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