Category Archives: Books

Recently read: “Risk/Reward: Why Intelligent Leaps and Daring Career Choices are the Best Career Moves You Can Make”

Howdy, friends. I haven’t been updating with my books lately, and I’m going to try to do that again. I always like to see what others are reading, so maybe folks are still interested in what I’m reading. Normally I … Continue reading

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Journalists, a lost 50K and what I’m reading…

Howdy, friends. There are tons of tributes out there to Ben Bradlee right now. Here‘s a link to a few of them. I read his book “A Good Life” more than a decade ago and loved it, along with “Personal … Continue reading

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Currently reading: “The Panopticon” by Jenni Fagan

Howdy, friends. This is what I’m reading now: Here and here are reviews from the New York Times. And here is one from NPR. And here is what Booklist had to say: Anais Hendricks, the tough, fiery 15-year-old at the … Continue reading

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Currently reading: “Black Moon” by Kenneth Calhoun

Howdy, friends. I always tell myself, “No more post-Apocalyptic fiction!” But then, there I am, reading it again. I’m about 75 pages into “Black Moon” right now. So far, I dig it. Before this, I read “Tell the Wolves I’m … Continue reading

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Currently reading: “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt

Howdy, friends. Last night I powered through the rest of “Three Graves Full,” and didn’t love it. I confess to skimming it — it just didn’t grab me, but I can’t completely quit reading a book. I feel too guilty … Continue reading

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Currently reading: “Three Graves Full” by Jamie Mason

Howdy, friends. This is what I’m reading now: I picked it up because I liked the cover. I’m so shallow. But I am not loving it. I’m just over halfway through, and the story is OK so far — but … Continue reading

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Currently reading: “Transatlantic” by Colum McCann

Howdy, friends. Here’s what I’m reading now: Here is the author’s web site. And a review from the New York Times. And here is a review of one of his other books, “Let the Great World Spin,” that is one … Continue reading

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Currently reading: “The Hours” by Michael Cunningham

Howdy, friends. This is what I’m reading now: I was at the library one day, and they had a display of Pulitzer winners. Even though I am trying to not get any more library books until I make a dent … Continue reading

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Currently reading: “A Constellation of Vital Phenomena”

Howdy, friends. This is what I’m reading now: Here are reviews from NPR, New York Times and Washington Post. It’s author Anthony Marra’s first novel. I always like reading first novels. Here’s a quick recap of it from Booklist: In … Continue reading

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Currently Reading: “The Burgess Boys” by Elizabeth Strout

Howdy, friends. The wind is gusting over 60 miles per hour today, and if I weren’t at work, it would be the perfect day to sit in a cozy chair with a cup of tea and a stack of library … Continue reading

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