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Reading the News: How Biased Am I?

Surprise! No book review today. Instead I wanted to talk about what I have been reading in the news and I want to particularly point out an alarming upward trend of fake news stories aimed at the political left. Like … Continue reading

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The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson

Two strangers, a man and a woman, meet in an airport bar and begin a conversation. When their flight is called they realize they are on the same flight and adjust their seating assignments so they can sit together on … Continue reading

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Wilde Lake by Laura Lippman

When Luisa Brant became the newly elected state’s attorney she thought she had reached the pinnacle of her dreams. Her father had been state’s attorney for the same suburban district of Maryland, which included the planned utopian community of Columbia … Continue reading

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To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey

It is rather risky to recommend a book that you have not read so I am greatly relieved and can now say without any reservations that Ivey’s, To the Bright Edge of the World is a wonderful book and I … Continue reading

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Half a King and Half the World (The Shattered Sea Series) by Joe Abercrombie

I have been looking for a new fantasy series to fill the time until George R.R. Martin finally finally gets around to releasing the next book in the Game of Thrones series. It is amazing how difficult this has been! … Continue reading

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The Trespasser by Tana French

If you have not yet read Tana French you are missing out on something quite amazing. Considered by the Washington Post to be “one of the most important crime novelists to emerge in the last ten years,” French’s novels are … Continue reading

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Please Do Not Disturb by Robert Glancy

I been trying to step out of my reading comfort zones by choosing books from less familiar authors, different genres and from different geographic areas. ┬áSo when I read a review about this book by a relatively new author and … Continue reading

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