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Angela's Ashes
4.08
it was amazing
I loved this book. I started out buying it as a gift for my mother. That might have been the last time I visited her at Christmas time (I'm not crazy ...more
Jan 1997
Jan 31, 2009
 
Lincoln in the Bardo
3.90
liked it
I wasn't too sure about this one. I'm not a fan of science fiction or time travel or apparently life beyond death. I listened to this over the space o ...more
Sep 08, 2017
Sep 08, 2017
 
I Must Say: My Life As a Humble Comedy Legend
4.04
it was amazing
I listened to this driving from Chicago to Tennessee. Came close to driving off the road or into other cars half the time because I was laughing so ha ...more
Feb 19, 2015
Jan 13, 2015
 
Unnatural Death: A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery
4.11
it was amazing
Found the audio copy of this at the library waiting for me to go to North Carolina.

Enjoyable. Made the miles fly by.

While this was my 6th reading of
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Sep 14, 2017
Apr 15, 2014
Apr 15, 2014
 
Murder at the Brightwell (Amory Ames Mystery, #1)
3.73
liked it
This was probably really 2 1/2 ☆. For much of the book it was hovering around 1-2☆ but I thought it perked up a bit at the end.

The author spent far to
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Mar 16, 2017
Nov 01, 2015
 
Amusement Parks (Shire USA)
3.45
really liked it
I mainly read this for the bit about Riverview in Chicago. I remember going there with a group from the "Y" when I was young. My father didn't believe ...more
Aug 21, 2017
Sep 26, 2014
 
The Summer Before the War
3.79
really liked it
I listened to most of this on my drive home from Christmas (1200 miles). This was the second book I listened to that pleasantly surprised me. Having r ...more
Jan 14, 2017
Jan 11, 2017
 
The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club (Lord Peter Wimsey, #5)
4.06
really liked it
This was a re-read. Not sure how many times. I couldn't locate my copy so I had .to get it from the library. When all else fails, try the library.

I re
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Jan 2012
Nov 10, 2011
 
Murder Must Advertise  (Lord Peter Wimsey, #10)
4.21
really liked it
Always an enjoyable read. Love how he assumes an alias and goes undercover to work in an advertising agency (much as Sayers herself had worked in an a ...more
Mar 14, 2017
Jul 24, 2016
 
Rock with Wings (Leaphorn  & Chee, #20)
3.84
liked it
Probably 3 1/2☆. It was an enjoyable read. Still not quite up to her father's level. But I heard there was a new one coming out in the spring.

I liked
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Feb 18, 2017
 
The Big Sleep (Philip Marlowe, #1)
4.03
really liked it
This was a re-read for me. I enjoyed it again. Not sure how many times I've read it. This may have been the third time, I'm not sure. It wasn't as tho ...more
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Oct 29, 2012
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Aug 26, 2012
 
The Moving Finger (Miss Marple, #4)
3.84
really liked it
I've read this several times and have seen the videos - but, of course, they always seem to change the story. It is enjoyable. Probably one of the few ...more
Mar 26, 2017
Mar 02, 2017
 
Lusitania
4.00
really liked it
This was fantastic. Preston follows the trail of both the Lusitania and the U-20, the submarine which attacked her on May 7, 1915. She also reviews th ...more
Oct 09, 2016
Aug 07, 2009
 
The Bolter
3.67
really liked it
For whatever reason I apparently put this book down for almost 4 years, having only 60 pages to go. I may have to re-read some it as I don't really re ...more
Apr 18, 2017
Feb 01, 2010
 
All-Night Party: The Women of Bohemian Greenwich Village and Harlem, 1913-1930
3.71
really liked it
Primarily discusses the artist/poet Mina Loy, publishers Margaret Anderson and Jane Heap, poet Edna St. Vincent Millay, hostesses Mabel Dodge and A'Le ...more
Aug 14, 2016
Mar 17, 2016
 
Heads You Lose (The Inspector Cockrill Mysteries)
3.33
really liked it
Finally read my first Inspector Cockrill story. (********** this computer)

I've long loved the movie of Green for Danger (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0
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Aug 15, 2017
Apr 16, 2014
 
1776
4.06
really liked it
Oh, why did I put this book down for so long? I forgot what a wonderful writer David McCullough is. Especially in these last few pages he was making t ...more
Jan 26, 2016
May 23, 2009
 
No More Words : A Journal of My Mother, Anne Morrow Lindbergh
4.07
it was amazing
As I finished this book I noticed that tomorrow is the anniversary of Anne Morrow Lindbergh's death. I think that earned the book an extra 1/2 ★.

This
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Feb 07, 2015
Mar 07, 2013
 
Crossing to Safety
4.16
it was amazing
This was my first Wallace Stegner book (other than my high school English Composition book). I kind of picked it up by accident. But I just loved it. ...more
Jan 1998
Jan 02, 2009
 
Hallowe'en Party (Hercule Poirot, #36)
3.66
liked it
I don't think I thought about this before but snapdragon seems to be a terribly dangerous game for children to be playing. I probably didn't think abo ...more
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Nov 16, 2016
Nov 16, 2010
 
Missing, Presumed (DS Manon, #1)
3.51
liked it
I listened to this audio this week. I noticed it was due back soon.

This police procedural didn't really grab me at first. But, I stuck with it. And I
...more
Oct 21, 2016
Jul 15, 2016
 
The Brutal Telling (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache #5)
4.23
it was amazing
A dead body is found in the B & B … Olivier’s B & B. He says he knows nothing about it. But can this be believed by Chief Inspector Gamache? W ...more
Feb 11, 2011
Jul 18, 2010
 
Look to the Lady (Albert Campion Mystery #3)
3.95
really liked it
Not sure why this took so long. Maybe I had it in the wrong place. On the bedstand - but I was always reading the kindle in bed. Then I decided to see ...more
Jul 11, 2017
Oct 14, 2011
 
Elaine's: The Rise of One of New York’s Most Legendary Restaurants from Those Who Were There
3.40
liked it
Oral history of a restaurant and the owner. Who was apparently much loved. Big hang-out for writers, sports people, actors, etc. Very chatty, gossipy. ...more
Feb 13, 2017
Feb 03, 2017
 
A Natural Woman: A Memoir
3.69
really liked it
An enjoyable memoir. This wasn't a book that had clips of the music (I did read it on Kindle) but still I had the music running through my head, even ...more
Mar 10, 2017
Mar 10, 2017
 
The Circular Staircase
3.66
really liked it
Fairly enjoyable. Very reminiscent of Phoebe Atwood Taylor's stories about Miss Prudence Whitsby (Asey Mayo stories). Both involve spinsters summering ...more
Mar 31, 2015
Oct 03, 2017
Mar 20, 2015
 
The Ghosts of Happy Valley: Searching for the Lost World of Africa's Infamous Aristocrats
3.54
really liked it
This is the third book I have read (still have more to read) on the adventurers of Happy Valley. Juliet Barnes lives in Kenya and is the descendant of ...more
Jul 24, 2017
Jul 24, 2017
 
Forgotten Voices of the Great War
4.21
really liked it
This was probably 3 1/2. I downgraded it because I kept finding myself wondering how much longer was this book. I did get a little sad when it got Oct ...more
Oct 02, 2017
Aug 06, 2016
 
Forgotten Voices of the Somme: The Most Devastating Battle of the Great War in the Words of Those Who Survived
4.22
really liked it
Excellent. I don't know that the U.S. has anything like this. So I found it very interesting to hear/read it straight from the horse's mouth, so to sp ...more
Aug 06, 2016
Jun 30, 2016
 
Lord Peter Views the Body (Lord Peter Wimsey, #4)
4.16
really liked it
This was a re-read for me. I'd forgotten just how much I enjoyed some of these stories. As I read them, I remembered most of them from previous read ( ...more
Sep 08, 2016
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