Monthly Archives: March 2016

In the Courtyard of the Kabbalist by Ruchama King Feuerman

This book had been tempting me for a long time – the promise of a good story set in Jerusalem,  the Kabbalah,  etc.   So I nominated it for a reading group –  (sigh).   Much to my dismay,  it’s … Continue reading

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My Struggle: Book 1- by Karl Ove Knausgaard

I’d heard a lot about this book here and there,  many places,  in part because so many reviewers think it’s so great, but also because it’s quite different.  I suppose it’s a fictionalized autobiography or extended memoir and although the emphasis … Continue reading

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Daisy Miller by Henry James

I’ve read Daisy Miller at least a couple times prior to this read but it’s soooo good – Similar to The Turn of the Screw and other shorter works by James.  Every word counts – maybe twice –  I love it. I think … Continue reading

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The Hot Countries by Tim Hallinan

This is the third of a little trilogy internal to the series as a whole so the the tale just seems to  go right on in Bangkok and the life of Poke Rafferty,  travel writer and now family man  living in … Continue reading

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Jesus Before the Gospels by Bart Ehrman

This is basically more of the same Bart Ehrman I’ve read for 2 prior books except that for this book Ehrman uses some extra-Biblical sources to show the historical inaccuracy of the Gospels because there was nothing written for 40 years … Continue reading

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Betrayal: A Dismas Hardy Novel

This is one of the very few John Lescroart books I’d not read,  avoiding it becuase of the war-type subject matter.  But I finally needed a Lescroart/Hardy fix,  especially with Collacci reading,  so I broke down.  I’m glad I did … Continue reading

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Susan Wise Bauer & Barbara Tuchman

I found this quote on the home page of  Susan Wise Bauer,  the author of some incredible  books of world history.  The author of the quote,   Barbara Tuchman,  is another favorite.  I’m currently reading Bauer’s The History of the Ancient … Continue reading

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