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Nemesis by Agatha Christie
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Nemesis by Agatha Christie
"By the 1970s when Christie wrote her last three books (Nemesis, Elephants Can Remember, Postern of Fate) it seems extremely likely that she was suffering from Alzheimer's. At the very least, she was obsessively preoccupied with the subject of memo..." Read more of this review »
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A Caribbean Mystery by Agatha Christie
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J. Boo
J. Boo is on page 100 of 139 of Mr. Popper's Penguins: Chapters are short, and we're blazing through multiple per night. DD#1 (age 6) and DS#2 (4) are pretty pleased with the story, and I appreciate the occasional vocabulary word I can spring on them. (This is one of the many reasons I read older books.) DS#1 (8) seems to be occasionally listening in as well. DD#2 (2) will wander by, admire the penguin pictures, and wander off again.
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The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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Most excellent book. Why did no one tell me of it before?

The Blackstone Audio audiobook production was excellent, and I found myself laughing at what is, admittedly, not a comedy, other than the usual human comedy. I think this probably is easier to
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The Ball and the Cross by G.K. Chesterton
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Moving Pictures by Terry Pratchett
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Visual Intelligence by Amy E. Herman
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Trans Galactic Insurance by Andrew Moriarty
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Fun sci-fi adventure

Don't let the title fool you. There's very little insurance accounting in the book (though there is a claims adjuster.) It's a good old-fashioned hard sci-fi adventure story. Think of The Fugitive on space stations, with
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Fyodor Dostoyevsky
“No, it was not the money that I valued—what I wanted was to make all this mob of Heintzes, hotel proprietors, and fine ladies of Baden talk about me, recount my story, wonder at me, extol my doings, and worship my winnings.”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Gambler

G.K. Chesterton
“There are no uninteresting things, only uninterested people.”
G.K. Chesterton

Coco Chanel
“Nature gives you the face you have at twenty. Life shapes the face you have at thirty. But at fifty you get the face you deserve.”
Coco Chanel

“Indeed, according to William of Malmesbury, one of them staged something of a counter-demonstration by dropping his trousers and farting loudly in the king’s general direction.”
Marc Morris, The Norman Conquest: The Battle of Hastings and the Fall of Anglo-Saxon England

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
“For why is gambling a whit worse than any other method of acquiring money? How, for instance, is it worse than trade? True, out of a hundred persons, only one can win; yet what business is that of yours or of mine?”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Gambler