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Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
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Having watched a new production of Little Women on PBS recently, I was motivated to go back to the book which I had read long ago in my youth. This turned out to be gratifying as the book expanded on a lot of the occurrences in the film, making more ...more
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Brother Cadfael's Penance by Ellis Peters
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The title made me worry that something bad was going to happen to Brother Cadfael and, in a way, it did. But it all came out right in the end. Once the beginning parts of the book were over, the story became very exciting. There was also a mysterious ...more
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Thursday The Rabbi Walked Out by Harry Kemelman
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I enjoy the Rabbi Small books very much. I was not too surprised by the identity of the murderer (although I wavered from time to time as there were so many suspects who had cause to murder the victim). What I hadn't figured out was the actual reason ...more
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The Holy Thief by Ellis Peters
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This was super! I found it a real page-turner. Lots of twists, and interesting characters. I will miss this series as I am almost at the end of it.
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The Summer of the Danes by Ellis Peters
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It took me awhile to get into this book but then I got hooked. The setting was different than usual as it took place in Wales. Another difference was there was no mention of the struggle for the throne between Stephen and Maude. While reading it, I w ...more
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Happiness by Will Ferguson
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An unusual book. Amusing, surprising, weird. Philosophical too. It reminded me of other discussions about free will. If everything in life was good, a perpetual Garden of Eden, what would be left of life?
We need to be able to make our own decisions,
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Wednesday the Rabbi Got Wet by Harry Kemelman
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I really enjoy this series. I'm glad my sister introduced me to it. The books are informative about Judaism, and thought-provoking about religion in general. The rabbi reasons out the mysteries and the conclusions are usually a surprise to me.
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The House of Unexpected Sisters by Alexander McCall Smith
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I loved this book. It was comforting to be back with its familiar and beloved characters. And besides that, the story was full of surprises and a very heart-warming ending.
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A Distant View of Everything by Alexander McCall Smith
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A relaxing read. A chance to catch up on the lives of old friends.
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My Italian Bulldozer by Alexander McCall Smith
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The bulldozer part was quirky and led to some funny adventures and some heartwarming outcomes. The love story part seemed a bit contrived to me and was the weaker part of the book.
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