Category Archives: First Paragraph

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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What Am I Reading? The Likeness

Last year I “discovered” Tana French’s Dublin-based novels. They are especially good in audiobook with the narrator’s Irish brogue. I’m a few chapters in and I’m thoroughly enjoying the main character, an undercover cop who looks exactly like the murder … Continue reading

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What Am I Reading? Mom & Me & Mom by Maya Angelou

I’m just finishing Mom & Me & Mom by Maya Angelou. It’s the last book 2016 feminist book club led by Emma Thompson on Goodreads. I’ve read the other memoirs of Maya Angelou, my favorite being Why the Caged Bird … Continue reading

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What Am I Reading? The Wrong Side of Goodbye

I’m featuring a book today that my husband and I are reading/listening to on our road trip to Oregon. (We’re going up for the holidays.) We are both fans of the Harry Bosch series, so this newest book by Michael … Continue reading

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