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What Am I Reading? Charm City by Laura Lippman

I’ve been wanting to dabble in the Tess Monaghan mystery series for quite a while. I grabbed Charm City when I saw it at a book sale. I’m about a third of the way in and I really like Tess. … Continue reading

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What Am I Reading? New York Dead by Stuart Woods

For some reason, I’m reading a lot of series books lately. I blame the library for this. They always have an enticing display of the latest books. I grab one, take it home, start reading and then discover it’s the latest … Continue reading

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What Am I Reading? Blood Defense

I’m reading Marcia Clark’s latest novel and I’m finding it as gripping as ever. This is the first book in a brand new series for the author. It features Samantha Brinkmann, a defense attorney.  Don’t let the title scare you. … Continue reading

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What Am I Reading? Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee

I really didn’t want to read this book, but our book club decided to give it a chance. I’m surprised so far, but I’ll finish soon. Here’s how the story begins: 1. Since Atlanta, she had looked out the dining-car … Continue reading

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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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