Monthly Archives: October 2014

The Aviators: Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh, and the Epic Age of Flight, by Winston Groom

The book is long and sometimes tedious to listen to because it goes on and on and flips around from character to character and timeline to timeline. Chapters alternate with each character at first, but as the book develops, one … Continue reading

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Lila, Marilynne Robinson

If you have never been embraced by a book, read this one. The beauty of its message will surround and comfort you. The writing style is simple and direct in the same way the main character, Lila, is simple and … Continue reading

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The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher: Stories: Hilary Mantel

There is a good variety of stories presented in this short book. They are so original and so creative; they are a joy to contemplate. Finally, an author has provided something to read that is not the same-old, same-old variation … Continue reading

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The Miniaturist, Jessie Burton

The year is 1686. The story is about Petronella Oortman, an 18 year old young woman who has, within recent months, married a man of 39, Johannes Brandt, to help her family solve its many money problems. Although she wanted … Continue reading

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Worthy Fights, Leon Panetta

Leon Panetta reads his own audio book and his sincerity and devotion to the country shine through. However, so does a bit of arrogance that seems to be hiding under a cloak of humility. He never seems to believe he … Continue reading

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Letter To Friends on the State of the World Today!

Dear friends, I love you all, but not your politics. You voted for Obama, not once, but twice, and if he ran again you would vote for him again and say you were voting against the other guy, in protest. … Continue reading

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Paperweights 101, Doris B. Robinson

The book is beautiful, the information is invaluable for the beginner and the experience of reading it is a pleasure! “All I really need to know about paperweights”, I learned in Doris Robinson’s “Paperweights 101”, edited by her husband Harvey. … Continue reading

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