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What Am I Reading? The Devil’s Triangle

Right now I’m on a marathon-read of Catherine Coulter’s latest series: A Brit In the FBI. The books are quite good mystery/thrillers. I’ve read the first two books and am now on Books #3 and #4 – The Devil’s Triangle. … Continue reading

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What Am I Reading? A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

I’m just about done reading A Man Called Ove. I’ve noticed that many fellow bloggers have read and enjoyed this book. This is a book club choice and, right now, I’m not sure there’s going to be enough in this … Continue reading

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What Am I Reading? The Chilbury Ladies Choir

I’m listening to an excellent audio version of a historical novel: The Chilbury Ladies Choir by Jennifer Ryan. The story is set in a small village in Britain in the early years of World War II. Here’s the opening paragraph: … Continue reading

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What Am I Reading? Americanah

This week I’m featuring Americanah┬áby Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. It’s a book club selection. I’m the one who will be leading the discussion, so I feel some pressure to read it carefully. I’m about half-way through it and I have to … Continue reading

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What Am I Reading? Wilde Lake by Laura Lippman

This week I’m featuring a book I’m reading for an upcoming book tour. So far I’m thoroughly enjoying the details and intricacies of the characters and the plot of this family and small community story. Here’s how it begins:   … Continue reading

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What Am I Reading? Blood Hollow

I’m reading a couple of mysteries by William Kent Krueger. I love this seres set in Minnesota. Here’s the first paragraph of Blood Hollow. It’s pretty short, but I think you will still get the idea that this is a … Continue reading

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What Am I Reading? The Last Bus To Wisdom

Ivan Doig is in my list of favorite authors. I’m almost done reading the last book he wrote before his death. It’s the story of a bus trip taken alone by a ten-year-old boy. He’s traveling from Montana to Wisconsin. … Continue reading

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What Am I Reading? Kitchens of the Great Midwest

I have spent most of my long life in the Midwestern portion of the United States. Even though I now live in northern California, I still consider myself a Midwesterner. When I saw the title, Kitchens of the Great Midwest, … Continue reading

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What Am I Reading? Alexander Hamilton

I’ve been following the popularity of the broadway show. In the slim hope that I might get to see it when the road show performed in San Francisco, I thought I should read the book. It doesn’t look like I … Continue reading

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