Monthly Archives: November 2018

Breaking Tradition

Code Girls: The untold story of the American women code breakers of World War II by Liza Mundy is an exceptional book about the lives and achievements of women and men who played significant roles in secret government offices during … Continue reading

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The Best of 2018

The following are my five star rated reads during the past year listed in the order in which they were read: The House of Broken Angels Code Girls Where the Crawdads Sing The First Man in Rome The Neapolitan Novels … Continue reading

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Marsh Girl

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens is one of the best books I’ve read this year. It is a fictional story about a girl named Kya who lives in North Carolina. I choose to classify this novel as a … Continue reading

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Pioneer Puppeteer

The Good Neighbor: The life and work of Fred Rogers by Maxwell King. It would be a lie if I told you I’d been a fan of the Mr. Rogers program. If memory serves me correctly, my children and I … Continue reading

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Sing a New Song

A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg is another delightful read by one of my favorite authors. Flagg’s work always gives me a lift! When divorced Chicago native Oswald Campbell discovers his rapidly approaching death, his elderly doctor hands him a … Continue reading

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Wine, Women and War

The First Man in Rome by Colleen McCullough is the first novel in a series of books based on Ancient Rome. I gratefully acknowledge fellow blogger Martie for her recommendation! This is an amazing historical fiction book which brought Rome … Continue reading

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From My Purr-spective

The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa is a recently published novel which has been translated from Japanese. The novel is written in the first-person. What makes it unique is that a cat named Nana is the narrator. Satoru is … Continue reading

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