Monthly Archives: March 2017

The Old Man by Thomas Perry

Having finished several wonderful but more challenging books in the last couple weeks,  The Hidden Life of Trees,  Lincoln in the Bardo,  Citizen,   I thought it was time to chill and read something just for fun.   I lucked out. … Continue reading

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The Hidden Life of Trees: by Peter Wohllenben

This is an amazing book –  I’ve loved trees since I was in grade school and did “reports” on them,  collected leaves and made sketches.  I’ve always wanted to live in a tree house – even today – they’re so big and … Continue reading

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New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson

Oh my goodness – why did I not find Robinson’s books before?  Oh well – time to catch up because I really enjoyed this one.  It’s way, way more than genre science fiction. I can’t even begin to describe what … Continue reading

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Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

A friend disliked this book so much but I’d been watching it and been intrigued.  So, because  he and I disagree on books from time to time,  and because of the generally positive critical reception the novel has garnered,  I went ahead. … Continue reading

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A Proper Pursuit by Lynn Austin

I was really tired of unhappy books about genocide and refugees.  My mom was laughing and laughing about a book she was reading and was recommending to me.  Now,  I rarely if ever read anything recommended by my mother because her tastes … Continue reading

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Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

This book is so short – and only 4 1/2 hours on Audible –  was it worth a whole credit?  –  Okay ,  I loved Hamid’s The Reluctant Terrorist (2007) so I went ahead.   Yes.  It’s worth it. ******* Exit West by … Continue reading

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American Genocide: by Benjamin Madley

I’d been looking at this book for some time.  As those who have known or followed me for any length of time I have a couple of favorite nonfiction subjects –  the French Revolution, the history of Christianity and Native … Continue reading

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