Monthly Archives: June 2015

The Beginning of Spring

The Beginning of Spring by Penelope Fitzgerald 1998/ 272 pages Rating: 9 / historical fiction I love the works of Penelope Fitzgerald and have read a good many them.  This one came as a surprise to me though, when it was … Continue reading

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On the Move: A Life

On the Move: A Life by Oliver Sacks 2015/ 416 pages Rating 8.5 – memoir Fun book, for the most part, quirky and slightly irreverent but mostly . Oliver Sacks is now 80 years old and had had a truly … Continue reading

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The Feast of the Goat

The Feast of the Goat by Mario Vargas Llosa 2000/405 pages rating: 9- contemp fiction I read this back in 2004 or so, I think, and enjoyed it, certainly remembered it, but one reading left me rather confused as to … Continue reading

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The Kreutzer Sonata

The Kreutzer Sonata by Leo Tolstoy 1889/  184 pages (novella) rating:  9 –  classic Russian This one is a reread – I recently rejoined the 19th Century reading  group to keep reading classics – Most of their choices are books I’ve not … Continue reading

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The Crime Writer

The Crime Writer by Greg Hurwitz read by Scott Brick  10h 58m 2007/ 324 pages rating: C+  / crime Just for a kick – getting back to my good old suspense novels. I enjoyed You’re Next by Hurwitz well enough, … Continue reading

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The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin 2014 / 273 pages read by Scott Brick 7h 2m rating: 6 / contemp fiction (read and listened) A.J. Fikry is a bookstore owner, a widower and a budding alcoholic.  One night … Continue reading

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The Hummingbird’s Daughter

The Hummingbird’s Daughter by Luis Alberto Urea 2005 /  528 pages read by Luis Alberto Urea (the author) 18h 25m (read and listened) rating:  9.5 – historical fiction (mystical realism) I belong to a lot of reading groups where we nominate … Continue reading

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