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Invention of Wings Blew Me Away

Our book club will be reading Sue Monk Kidd‘s The Invention of Wings in January for our February 2, discussion. I reserved it at the local library, and it became available far sooner than needed, so I went ahead and … Continue reading

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Sweet Potato Queens is Drivel, Pure Drivel

I tried, I really tried to read this book. I just couldn’t get through it. The most telling thing is that before our book club meeting, one of the members sent out an e-mail asking what we thought of the … Continue reading

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Reading Indelible Ink

Last week, there was a book segment on the Today show with a panel of authors and publishers. One of the featured books was Indelible Ink, which explores the work of a courageous early-18th-century journalist in the face of the … Continue reading

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The Black Widow, 16th in the Series

I just published my review of Daniel Silva’s The Black Widow. Already waiting for the next book in this series. To read my review of this great book click right here. I’ve been chasing bad guys for a while, now … Continue reading

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Reading The Boston Girl

Of all the books we have read in our book club, so far,  Boston Girl, by Amanda Diamant, is my favorite. It’s a must-read. Main character, Addie Baum, was a woman ahead of her time.  Here’s the link to my review:  https://grumpybookreviewer.com/book-club–books/the-boston-girl/.  … Continue reading

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The Golfer’s Game Book

This book is different from the novels, biographies, and children’s books I usually review. It is a book of golf side-games that add interest to the game of golf, as well as practice exercises to improve your game. This little … Continue reading

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A Visit to the Home of a Writer

Our book club recently discussed Cross Creek, by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. It is the story of the people, time, and place in the Ocala National Forest where she wrote her award-winning books. Most of us didn’t finish the book, but … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on Serial Novels

Have you ever finished a book then wondered what would have happened next in the lives of the characters if the story had continued? I certainly have. Over the last few years, I have found that I enjoy serial novels … Continue reading

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Finally Published My Review of Orphan Train

Due to a health-related issue, I have not published much lately. Here, finally, is the link to my review of Christina Baker Kline’s Orphan Train. It was written before the book club meeting, but proofed, tweaked, and polished after the … Continue reading

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Fourth of July Creek Left Me Stunned

It will be a long time before I get Fourth of July Creek out of my mind. This is the prize-winning novel recommended to me by a high school classmate, George Scherer. This book left me stunned; it’s one of … Continue reading

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