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Top Ten Tuesday: The Motherlode of Books With One Word Titles

  One word titles to me are anything with “: A Novel”  or “: A Memoir” dropped to have only one word. Titles like The Lacuna or The March are two words–the article doesn’t get dropped. I also limited myself only to books I’ve read or DNF. I have omitted biographies–Lincoln by Gore Vidal is… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: The Motherlode of Books With One Word Titles

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Journey Completed: Reading the USA, State # 50: North Dakota and More

My Interest I needed a book set in North Dakota to finish my 50-state journey of reading across the United States. The Story “From award-winning, New York Times bestselling author Louise Erdrich comes this vibrant tale of abandonment and sexual obsession, jealousy, and unstinting love.” Karl and Mary Adare are dumped by a useless mother… Continue reading Journey Completed: Reading the USA, State # 50: North Dakota and More

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My Top General or Contemporary Fiction Titles Read in 2019 and My Favorite of the Year

Here are my candidates in for favorite/best contemporary fiction read in 2019-drawn from all such books I READ this year, regardless of publication date. There are books, such as Daisy Jones & the Six that could be “historical fiction,” but feel too contemporary for that–in large part due to my own age. Then too there… Continue reading My Top General or Contemporary Fiction Titles Read in 2019 and My Favorite of the Year

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Review: Mothers Tell Your Daughters by Bonnie Jo Campbell (short stories)

The Short Stories I rarely read short stories–they’re either too long or too short for my taste. I admit I did not read all of the stories in this collection–some were just too disturbing. This collection was nominated for a prestigious award and was touted as a “Book of the Year” by NPR, which is… Continue reading Review: Mothers Tell Your Daughters by Bonnie Jo Campbell (short stories)

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Shared Royal Birthdays and More Interesting Royal Dates, Part II, Archie Harrison M-W Birthday Edition!

Newly born Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, aka “Baby Sussex,” at his first photo op at Gan-Gan’s place, aka Windsor Castle. A Note on That Name Many American’s are aghast at the choice of “Archie” for it instantly brings to mind t.v.’s most celebrated bigot, Archie Bunker. Across the pond, however, Archie is one of the most… Continue reading Shared Royal Birthdays and More Interesting Royal Dates, Part II, Archie Harrison M-W Birthday Edition!