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The Last Reads of 2013: Sierra Leone, Canada, Maine, Venezuela, Morocco (and Illinois and London)

I have decided to close out 2013 at this point, rather than read like a fiend to the end. For one thing it’s my anniversary, and holing up with books til midnight seems a little antisocial. Also, there isn’t a … Continue reading

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In the South Pacific with Some Great Sailors and a Jerk of a Captain

I knocked off the Marshall Islands and Hawaii with a great Pulitzer winner this week. Hated to see this one end. I love when books make me search Google–this time it was to look at images of the ships my … Continue reading

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Closing in on the End of Author Alphabet

I’m racing along to the end of the alphabet, trying to get at least the authors done before the end of the year. The end is in sight, and in most cases, I’ve been able to meet some other goals … Continue reading

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Back in Boston with Spenser

Knocking off another quick state with a mystery that’s been sitting on my shelf. Here is the Goodreads summary, followed by what I said about Sixkill by the late Robert Parker on Goodreads: “On location in Boston, bad-boy actor Jumbo … Continue reading

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A Crime (Fiction) Spree Around the US

I needed to knock off some states quickly to get back on track, and after the heavy lifting I had been doing recently, I decided to just read some books by favorite crime authors. Also, I’ve been stuck at home … Continue reading

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Scared Out of My Snowshoes in Colorado

I haven’t been scared of a lot of movies, but “The Shining” freaked me out pretty well. That meant that when I went to pick up the novel, it took me awhile to get going, since I kept saying to … Continue reading

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From Poland with Love

I just spent some time traveling between NYC, Poland, and Chile with Nicole Krauss’s The History of Love. A friend saw that I had read it and said that he read it for a book group and was pretty sure … Continue reading

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