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The Witch Elm by Tana French

Tana French has become one of my favorite authors. Her Dublin Murder Squad series (The Trespasser, Broken Harbor etc.) have all been some of the best books I have read. “Unputdownable”  as one reviewer has said, testifying to the way … Continue reading

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Artemis by Andy Weir

The Martian was one of my favorite books in 2015, so when I saw Andy Weir had written a new book called Artemis, I was intrigued and a bit uncertain whether it could possibly measure up to his first book. … Continue reading

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Dark Sacred Night by Michael Connelly

I thought I would start out the New Year right with a review on a book by one of my favorite authors-Michael Connelly! There is something about his Bosch series that hits all the right notes of mystery, suspense, police … Continue reading

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Best Books from 2018-A Year End Wrap Up

This has been a strange year, in many ways and it has affected my reading patterns profoundly. Although I have been reading voraciously, I have been reading way more newspapers and journals like the Atlantic or The Economist trying to … Continue reading

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A Christmas Testament, Arranged and Introduced by Phillip Kopper

As you have probably realized by now, I have a collection of Christmas books that I bring out every year during this season. To me they are just as important to me as the the tree,  decorations and music which … Continue reading

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The Outsider by Stephen King

Stephen King is both prolific and eclectic. From 11/22/63 which explores the assassination of John F. Kennedy to some of his classic horror stories like The Shining to the The Dark Tower series which is set in a post apocalyptic world, … Continue reading

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The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden

Sometimes sequels lack the energy and magic of the original story, but not this time! In this sequel to The Bear and the Nightingale, Arden exceeds our expectations, making the magical world of medieval Russia come even more alive, while … Continue reading

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