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What I've been reading…

These are very strange times. I’m not ignoring them. How could I? Most important is to take care of yourself and your family. What a shock, my friends say; friends who have worked all their lives; conscientiously paid their bills … Continue reading

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What I'm Reading: "Body of Lies" By David Ignatius

It’s a thriller, a spy novel about the war, right now…sounds like the truth…Sizzling Hot….

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Cleaning House…And these are the books I haven't sorted yet…

It’s so hard to get rid of stuff…How do you de-tach yourself from books you’ve had forever? In a way, they are like ex-lovers….I guess you just gotta be tough….

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I Have A Question About This Book

So far (I’m still reading): Where does the author do her research? Where does she get her experience? In my lifetime I’ve done a lot of research–but this is very “specialized” work. (If you’ve read the book, you know what … Continue reading

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Getting to Know the Characters in Jane Smiley's New Book: Ten Days In The Hills

So far: Movie types, their supporting lovers, family & friends are living out a sexy movie (jealousy not allowed!) in this “you want to get to the next page” novel of ten days in a beautiful Southern California house–a lifestyle … Continue reading

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Good, Fast, Entertaining Read…

And WHAT kind of Evil, Secret, Scary Stuff is going on beneath the oil rig, Storm King?

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Arlington Park by Rachel Cusk

This book must have arrived in my post office box by mistake….I don’t remember ordering it, the subject matter is all wrong….but it’s a wonderfully funny (even laugh out loud) page turning short read… a novel about the queasy inner … Continue reading

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Very…Very….Interesting But "Next" May Make You Feel Uncomfortable…

The legal possibilities addressed in Michael Crichton’s new biotech mindstretcher called “Next” are apparently already happening even if you weren’t aware of it. Like the bitter divorce, involving child custody…where the husband requires that his wife take a battery of … Continue reading

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I Finished The New Grisham Book

I’ve read the first 100 pages of the new John Grisham book (The Innocent Man) and it’s riveting. There are some repetitions of information that bug me but I’m thoroughly enjoying it. Update, Update: Finished the book highlighting major miscarriage … Continue reading

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Did I tell you that I was reading and just finishing it up when the controversial, activist Russian reporter (critical of Chechnya policy) Anna Politkovskaya was murdered on Putin’s birthday, or so an obituary said. She was shot, execution-style. I … Continue reading

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