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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 →

David Baldacci – Best-selling Novelist

Every now and again, I tend to veer from my reading repertoire of nonfiction and sink my teeth into a juicy work of fiction. Over the years, David Baldacci has been one of my “go to” authors in such a… Continue Reading →

2018 in Review

Not only did I fulfill my 2018 Reading Challenge projection in record time, completing my goal months ahead of time and actually bumping it up a couple of times and still overcoming it, but I accomplished so many other things… Continue Reading →

The Death and Life of the Great Lakes by Dan Egan

I waited for weeks to get my hands on this book as it seemed like something “right up my alley”, but when I finally did, my schedule prevented me from completing it. After acquiring it a second time, I was… Continue Reading →

Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President by Candice Millard

Prior to reading Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President, my knowledge of James A. Garfield was mostly limited to his accomplishments during the Civil War, namely as the Chief of Staff… Continue Reading →

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Killers of the Flower Moon:… Continue Reading →

A Column of Fire – Ken Follett

Every now and then, I like to break-up my usual selection of non-fiction with an entertaining work of fiction, and how could I go wrong with something from Ken Follett, a master of his genre! A Column of Fire by… Continue Reading →

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