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A Conversation About Violence Against Women in Fiction

I have numerous books in my queue waiting to be blogged. One is The Current by Tim Johnson. It is a story of two college aged women who are pulled from an icy river on the outskirts of a small … Continue reading

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The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

During WWII, the men left for the war leaving behind the women and children behind.  Although many books, both fiction and non-fiction, have been written about the heroism of the men fighting at the front, the stories of the women … Continue reading

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Go: A Coming of Age Novel by Kazuki Kaneshiro, Translated by Takami Nieda

This novel about a young man of Korean ethnicity growing up in Japan was written in 2000 but its message could not be more prescient or apt to our own current political and social situation. It is a novel about … Continue reading

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Away Message: At the beach! Will be back next week.

Reading many books on my vacation which I will share on my blog when I return. Meanwhile, you can enjoy this picture of the beach where we are staying! Wish you were here! Brenda’s Rating: ******(6 Out of 5 Stars) Recommend … Continue reading

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A Midsummer’s Equation by Keigo Higashino

For Professor Yukawa the invitation to speak at a conference concerning underwater mining held at a once popular seaside resort, seemed like an opportunity to get away from his work, enjoy the scenery and relax. But when a body is … Continue reading

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Age of Myth, Age of Swords and Age of War by Michael Sullivan

I was introduced to Michael Sullivan when I read the Riyria Revelations and met his characters Hadrian and Royce, two unlikely anti-heros. Needless to say, Sullivan got my attention with his skillful world making, great character development and inventive plots.  … Continue reading

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After the Wedding!

I missed my regular posting day on Friday because we were decorating the church. Now that the wedding is over and I have a little bit of time, I thought I would update you with some pictures! All those bins … Continue reading

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