Monthly Archives: January 2012

River of Smoke

River of Smoke by Amitov Ghosh 2011 / 528 pages fiction – 2nd in trilogy  “The Ibis Trilogy” rating –  9 Whew!   I just finished the second time – and I’m counting it twice.   I listened the first time … Continue reading

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Moonwalking With Einstein

Moonwalking With Einstein by Joshua Foer non-fiction/science 2011 / US / 320 pages Audible 9h 33m Mike Chamberlain Rating 7.5 I enjoyed this for the most part – the mnemonic tricks are pretty widely known but the info on reading, … Continue reading

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Ferdydurke

Ferdydurky by Witold Gombrowicz 1937 / Poland / 281 pages Rating – 8.75  (omg) This is one strange little book. The title is a meaningless bunch of  pronounceable letters possibly indicating the book may be utter nonsense.   It’s major … Continue reading

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The Chicago Way

The Chicago Way by Michael Harvy 2007 / 320 pages Audible – 8h.10m narrated by Stephen Hoye The story’s pretty good but the narrator about made me unplug permanently.  For some reason – suspense or coolness, I don’t know which … Continue reading

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The Hare with the Amber Eyes

The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Family’s Century of Art and Loss Edmund de Waal 2011 / 368 pages rating – 8.5 I don’t quite know how to “classify” this book.  I’m certain and glad it’s non-fiction, to say otherwise … Continue reading

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Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies by Arthur Golding 1954 / 203 pages / Kindle Rating – 9 I don’t know how I never managed to read this book before.  Dad was an English teacher and used this in his classes – … Continue reading

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more thoughts

Well – I’m not finishing much these days –  I’m rereading River of Smoke by Amitov Ghosh – this time in Kindle format.  I’m about 1/3 finished and throwing up some NOTES.   I’m reading The Hair with the Amber … Continue reading

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