Category Archives: First Paragraph

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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First Paragraph: A Lesson In Secrets

I’m almost done reading A Lesson In Secrets by Jacqueline Winspeare. This is the eighth book in the author’s Maisie Hobbs series. It’s set in England it is now up to 1932. I like this one – so far. Here’s … Continue reading

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What Am I Reading? The Opposite of Everyone Else

The book I’m featuring this week is by Joshilyn Jackson. I like reading her stories because the people she creates in her novels are like no one else I’ve ever met. The title of this new novel,¬†The Opposite of Everyone … Continue reading

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What Am I Reading? Any Other Name

I love anything to do with the state of Wyoming. I’ve never lived there, but some of the best times in my life, including my honeymoon, have been spent there. That’s why I like to read books with settings in … Continue reading

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