Category Archives: First Paragraph

What Am I Reading? All the Single Ladies by Dorothea Benton Frank

It’s almost the official Summer Reading Season. Every list should have one of Dorothea Benton Frank’s books on it. They are just right for summer reading. Pick out a nice shady tree, a comfortable reading chair, and a nice icy … Continue reading

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What Am I Reading? Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham

Many of my friends no longer like to read books by Johm Grisham. Many of my friends also don’t like short stories. Well, here I am sharing a John Grisham book full of short stories. I don’t know what that … Continue reading

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What Am I Reading? The Road To Character

My non-fiction choice this month is The Road To Character by the great NYTimes columnist David Brooks. I may not always agree with him, but I read him because of his unique insights and how he urges me to think. … Continue reading

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What Am I Reading? The Crossing by Michael Connelly

I’m featuring a book by one of my favorite authors, Michael Connelly. This is his latest book that features his two main characters – Harry Bosch and Mickey Haller. By now we are all old friends. Here’s how the story … Continue reading

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What Am I Reading? The Arsonist by Sue Miller

I’m reading a really good story. Really, its so nice to be able to say that. Its set in a small town in New Hampshire. There has always been a little tension between the “summer people” and local residents. But … Continue reading

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What Am I Reading? Only In Naples

I am almost done reading Only In Naples: Lessons In Food and Familia From My Italian Mother-In-Law by Katherine Wilson. It’s the story of a young woman who went to Naples for a three-month internship. And then, she meets a … Continue reading

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What Am I Reading? Journey To Munich by Jacqueline Winspear

There seems to be a lot of buzz out there about this book. I’m seeing it featured in almost all the major book places. At first I was surprised as this is the twelfth book in the Maisie Hobbs series. … Continue reading

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What Am I Reading? What You See by Hank Phillipi Ryan

The moment I started reading the first paragraph of this¬†fourth book in the author’s Jane Ryland series, my mouth turned up in a smile. I could feel the excitement growing – that excitement I get when I meet familiar characters … Continue reading

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What Am I Reading? The Memoirs of Two Senators

I’ve just finished reading two books by two female senators. I started writing the word “politicians” instead of senators, but I no longer think of these two women that way. After reading/listening to Elizabeth Warren from Massachusetts and Amy Klobuchar … Continue reading

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What Am I Reading? The Nightingale

I’m currently reading The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. I’ve been anticipating this read for quite some time. In one of my bookclubs each member chooses a book for a month in the year ahead. This book was my pick for … Continue reading

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