Secretariat – A Book Mini-View

Secretariat by William Nash Published in 1975     396 pages Content:  * * * * (4.5) There aren’t a whole lot of content issues here.  However, this is the world of horse racing so there are curse words scattered throughout and gambling/betting on the races.  There is also an explicit explanation of how a horse at stud interacts with a mare […]

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July 2021 Reading Update

Another Shelf Raid Hey there my dear reading friends!  Wouldn’t you know it, I checked back and it’s time for another reading update.  Here’s the crazy thing . . . you remember I list the books I’m going to be reading next at the end of these posts??  Well . . . I did not read those books this last […]

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French Literature You Must Read!

When In France What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of France?  I have a variable response depending on what context I’m thinking about France in.  If the context is history, I’m thinking about Normandy and the beaches on D-Day.  If I’m thinking about movies, Ratatouille and my favorite line from Ocean’s 12 (“What can he do?  He’s one man, […]

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Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution – A Book Mini-View

Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution by Simon Schama Published in 1989     948 pages Content: * * (2.8) It’s hard to judge the content here.  The thoroughness in research and the level of historical content that fills this mountain of literary work is incredible.  But this does deal with the French Revolution.  Violence and sexuality permeate the narrative, the former […]

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Books I Regret Reading

I Thought It Would Be a Good Book . . . I haven’t read too many books that I regret . . . I don’t think.  At least, in comparison to the entire list of books I’ve read, there are very few that I wouldn’t consider reading again.  There are some books I’ve never finished reading.  Those also are fairly […]

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Enola Holmes: The Case of the Missing Marquess – A Book Mini-view

Enola Holmes: The Case of the Missing Marquess by Nancy Springer Published in 2006     216 pages First in Enola Holmes Mystery Series Content: * * * * (4.9) There is not much wrong here!  Possibly a few mild British cuss words.  A few lightly suggestive comments that can easily be missed by anyone under the age of 16.  All-in-all, it […]

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The Turn of the Key – A Book Review

No sentimental or moving quote from this book.  This book is awful, disturbing, and ultimately depressing.  Read the full review and see my take on how this thriller seems to prove the depravity of man.  See you on the other side!  – Megan     You Talked Me Into It I did not want to read this book.  In fact, […]

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