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Educated – Tara Westover

Finding this available as a time filler until my next request became available, I saw that this “memoir” had been highly touted and given high praise, Bill Gates being a strong proponent. Mr. Gates’s choice of reading material and his… Continue Reading →

Why We Sleep – Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams by Matthew Walker

Recommended by Bill Gates, I knew this book would be a good choice. Though all of us are aware of the importance of a good night’s sleep, Why We Sleep is a real eye-opener! Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power… Continue Reading →

Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia by Michael Korda

Ever since experiencing the epic movie as a child in the early 1960s, my interest in Lawrence of Arabia has been on ongoing. It’s interesting that Michael Korda is of the family of the film producer that originally purchased the… Continue Reading →

A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II by Sonia Purnell

Any written material about the Second World War, whether fiction or not, never fails to intrigue me. In the previous 12 months alone, I’ve read 4 books about the subject, each being interesting, educational, and gripping!

Reading Challenge – 2019

As 2019 is now officially “in the books”, it turned out to be a year of remarkable reads including books by 5 Pulitzer-winning authors, Colson Whitehead, Anthony Doerr, Doris Kearns Goodwin, David McCullough, and Harper Lee. Favorites this year include… Continue Reading →

Colson Whitehead – A Literary Manhattan Project

I first became aware of the author after reading his novel, The Underground Railroad when it was first released and was greatly impressed. That book has since been awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. This year, I’ve selected his work,… Continue Reading →

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Browsing around for my next reading venture, I noticed a promotional display for the novel All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. Continuing on with the search, I eventually went back to it and saw that it was… Continue Reading →

The River by Peter Heller

Searching through books to fill the time till my requested selections became available, I took an interest in Peter Heller’s The River, mainly because it just seemed like a topic that I would enjoy. The book cover art grabbed my… Continue Reading →

Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly – Anthony Bourdain

I was familiar with Anthony Bourdain and figured him to be like the “Howard Stern” of the culinary world, but never knew too much about him. After his untimely death a year ago, I decided to read Kitchen Confidential, which… Continue Reading →

The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West by David McCullough

Having read of the areas of the Northwest Territory that later became the states of Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, I was familiar with many of the events that took place and the names involved, but McCullough’s “The Pioneers” cleared-up the… Continue Reading →

Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews

After posting a review on Goodreads explaining my disappointment at the abrupt ending of this book, I noticed that this is the first of a trilogy by the ex-CIA author! Somehow, I missed that earlier, but it does prove that… Continue Reading →

Killing the SS: The Hunt for the Worst War Criminals in History – Bill O’Reilly

Wasn’t necessarily too “gung-ho” about picking this one up, but I’ve had nothing less than a fairly decent learning experience in my previous reads of O’Reilly’s books. Killing the SS: The Hunt for the Worst War Criminals in History by… Continue Reading →

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