Monthly Archives: September 2018

Two parents, a girl, a ghost, and a ticked-off cat – “City of Ghosts” by Victoria Schwab

CBR10 BINGO:  And So It Begins I added this to my hold list at the library months before the publication date and I STILL had to wait a month for it. Behold the power of Victoria Schwab! I loved her … Continue reading

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The question is whether or not you choose to disturb the world around you, or if you choose to let it go on as if you had never arrived – “A State of Wonder” by Ann Patchett

I picked up this book in my ongoing love affair with fiction about the natural world. I also really enjoyed  Patchett’s “Commonwealth” and I wanted to read more of her stuff.  A little bit “Heart of Darkness” and a little … Continue reading

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Marriage is, as she says, a peculiar institution- “An American Marriage” by Tayari Jones

I had this title on my radar but didn’t sit down to read it until it became this month’s pick for my book club.  My book club consists of women ranging in age from 50-something to late 20’s. Four of … Continue reading

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Because this is not a house for the faint of heart – “The Glass Castle” by Jeannette Walls

CBR BINGO: Farenheit 451 While I was fishing around trying to find a banned or controversial book for this review, I stumbled across several articles written in 2016 about a 15-year-old girl in a school district near me. When Jeannette … Continue reading

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History isn’t something that’s done with, it’s what’s happening right now. “Everyday People” by Stewart O’Nan

My “Home, Something, Home”  CBR Bingo square is about as close to home as I can get. Having lived in Pittsburgh since the mid 1980’s, I probably should have read this native author before but somehow he wasn’t on my … Continue reading

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