Monthly Archives: April 2017

The Aspern Papers ~ by Henry James

I really wanted to read this for a long time because it’s so short and I’ve read and very much enjoyed  many other works by James.  It’s very highly regarded and I can see why. A first person male character is … Continue reading

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A Quiet Life in the Country ~ by T.E. Kinsey

It was on sale.  It’s the first of a series.  I went for it.  I’ll not be bothering with more of these. ******* A Quiet Life in the Country by T.E. Kinsey 2014 / 258 pages read by Elizabeth Knoweldon … Continue reading

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The Silent Dead ~ by Tetsuya Honda

This is a Japanese import which intrigued me but when I first saw the “cast of characters” in the Kindle edition I got nervous.  I’m listening and those kinds of names are quite difficult for me to distinguish.  Fortunately,  I … Continue reading

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Judas ~ by Amos Oz

I’ve been a fan of Amos Oz for a long time, but only read A Tale of Love and Darkness,  Scenes From Village Life, and perhaps some essays. ******* Judas by Amos Oz 2016 / 320 pages read by Jonathan Davis … Continue reading

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A Power Governments Cannot Suppress ~ by Howard Zinn

Howard Zinn (1922 -2010) is best known for his book,  A People’s History of the United States first published in 1980.  In 2017 some congressman in the state of Arkansas proposed that all of Zinn’s books be banned from the public schools. … Continue reading

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Umami ~ by Laia Jufresa

Umami (/uˈmɑːmi/), or savory taste, is one of the five basic tastes (together with sweetness, sourness, bitterness, and saltiness). It has been described as brothy or meaty.   (Think soy sauce or parmesan cheese.) This is the completely delightful and  brilliantly … Continue reading

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The Neon Lawyer ~ by Victor Methos

Another sale book (I kind of stocked up at this last sale) and this one is quite good although very short.   That’s okay –  it’s not a really serious book – it’s quite humorous and a nice refreshing break … Continue reading

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