Monthly Archives: September 2011

The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, Walter Mosley

It is a such a poignant tale that I did not want it to end. I wanted to know such a man as Ptolemy Grey. He was a genuine gentleman, one who understood what was important in life and what … Continue reading

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See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil

In response to a person I receive emails from, a former Political Science professor, an ex-pat, living in Israel for decades, who believes that Obama redeemed himself with his speech to the UN, I wrote this: Although I do not … Continue reading

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In The Garden Of Beasts, Erik Larson

Let me preface this review with the disclaimer that it contains part review and part opinion. The opinions are in italics. It is a compelling book covering a brief period of time from the early 1930’s to 1937-38. It highlights … Continue reading

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The Paris Wife, Paula McLain

When I turned the last page and sat down to write the review, I was unsure of where to begin. It was such an easy book to read, and yet, I felt almost sad that it had ended. I wanted … Continue reading

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9/11/11-A Picture Is Worth 1000 Words (Bonaparte)

Doesn’t this picture say it all? Two men, two different philosophies, the one more humble, the other a bit arrogant…which one is which is so apparent. This is not meant to cast aspersions upon the other, but merely to point … Continue reading

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The Secret Holocaust Diaries: The Untold Story of Nonna Bannister, Nonna Bannister

Browsing through my Nook and Kindle books, I came across this one on my Nook, and I decided to have a look at it. After reading barely 40 pages, I was so sad that I had to stop for awhile, … Continue reading

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French Lessons, Ellen Sussman

I would like to preface my review with this: I don’t love books with gratuitous, descriptive sex scenes; it tends to lower the book’s value in my estimation and they are intended for a different kind of audience than my … Continue reading

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