Monthly Archives: September 2012

Skeletons At The Feast, Chris Bohjalian

It is 1945, Poland is being overrun by the Russians; Germany is losing the war. This story begins as a mass exodus of German refugees, from the countryside, is in progress. They are attempting to escape the army of “Ivan”, … Continue reading

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Leading from Behind: The Reluctant President and the Advisors Who Decide for Him, Richard Miniter

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The Price of Politics, Bob Woodward

The book begins with a description of a dinner speech by then Senator Barack Obama, at a “right of passage” dinner for politicians, in 2006. In a self-deprecating manner, the handsome, smiling man delivers a speech essentially describing himself as … Continue reading

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Lone Bean, Chudney Ross

Bean (her real name is Chrysanthemum, but she refuses to use it) is a lovely story about an 8 year old girl who has a really rough first day at school.  She is now in 3rd grade and she is … Continue reading

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Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn

As I read this book, I had a recurring thought. Perhaps I am naïve, but if there are lots of people in the real world  that are like the dysfunctional characters in this book, then the human race is in … Continue reading

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Journalists Fiddled While the Middle East Burned, As Did Obama!

This is an open letter to Joe Scarborough, of Morning Joe: I used to respect your opinions because they seemed unbiased. As a matter of fact, you told me, once, at the book expo, that Mika was moving to the … Continue reading

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11/22/63, Stephen King

Basically, Mr. King had me from page one. This author has such a gift for engaging the reader and drawing the reader into his story, that no matter how tense it gets or how tedious, once you start, there is … Continue reading

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No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden, Mark Owen, Kevin Maurer

The author seems sincere in his effort to describe the Seal experience. One thing comes through very clearly; the arduous training and dedication of the Seals is of the highest order. The book reads like a novel. In its honesty, … Continue reading

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Fool Me Twice: Obama’s Shocking Plans for the Next Four Years Exposed by Aaron Klein, Brenda J. Elliott

If one can connect the dots that the authors have arranged, and can believe or accept the theories proposed, then President Obama and those supporting him, are actively attempting to dismantle America by destroying it from the inside, working its … Continue reading

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The Buddha In The Attic, Julie Otsuka

Although it was sometimes hard to read, because the information kept coming  at me in short, almost rhythmic bursts of thought, attacking my brain with bullets of information, it was actually an amazing read because after 129 pages, I not … Continue reading

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