Monthly Archives: January 2011

Uprisings in the World

It feels like the uprising in Egypt, following the uprising in Tunis, is just the tip of the iceberg. It feels as if there is some greater plan in the wings. Someone in the background is pulling the strings of … Continue reading

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The Willoughbys, Lois Lowry

  “The Willoughbys” is a delightful children’s book which takes all of our accepted mores and turns them inside out! It is a spoof on life which lets us laugh at ourselves. It is a combination of The Sound of … Continue reading

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Privileges, Jonathan Dee

I really liked this book. It was written with a subtle humor and although the telling of the tale began to slow about 2/3rd of the way through, it was only a brief segment and it quickly picked up and … Continue reading

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Muriel’s War: An American Heiress in the Nazi Resistance, Sheila Isenberg

The life of Muriel Gardiner Buttinger really began, before her birth, with her grandfathers who developed the meat packing industry in Chicago. Gus Swift and Nelson Morris developed an empire which made them very rich men. It was their fortunes … Continue reading

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Last Man Standing, David Baldacci

I listened to this book driving north to New York, from Florida. I don’t know if the book is as good as a visual read but, as an audio, it was great. There was no chance of falling asleep while … Continue reading

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All Things At Once, Mika Brzezinski

Mika Brzezinski has written an honest and warm, easy to read memoir of her climb to fame. One almost feels that they have become a personal friend, as they gather up the pages of her life. Although still quite young, … Continue reading

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Decision Points, George W. Bush

Read by the former President, in a clear, soft-spoken voice, contrary to his popular reputation for mangling the English language, it is a well written documentation of his 8 years in office. He still does butcher the word “nucular” for … Continue reading

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