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Books I Read in the First Half of 2018

January: • Behind a Mask, or A Woman’s Power, by Louisa May Alcott (under the pen name A. M. Barnard) — I felt like reading something that wouldn’t take any brain-power. This worked. It was interesting to get a glimpse … Continue reading

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Books I Read in the Second Half of 2017

July: • Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen, by Jane Hawking — An autobiography largely about the challenges of life with a severely disabled spouse. In addition to these challenges, Jane Jones (after her divorce from Stephen Hawking, Jane … Continue reading

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Wild Waves Whist

“Come unto these yellow sands,     And then take hands; Curtsied when you have and kiss’d,     The wild waves whist …” — William Shakespeare, The Tempest, Act I, Scene II If you like Shakespeare as much as … Continue reading

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Books I Read During the First Half of 2017

January: • Phineas Finn, by Anthony Trollope, read by various readers for LibriVox.org — Phineas Finn was not so bad in the book as in the TV series. He is not so whiny and is more upright. I did not … Continue reading

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Books I Read in November & December 2016

In November I read: • The Lightning Thief, by Rick Riordan — I read this one aloud to some of my siblings, who enjoyed it immensely. It is funny and exciting. It is something of a mystery story, too, and … Continue reading

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Books I Read in September & October 2016

In September I read: • Doctor Thorne, by Anthony Trollope, read by Nicholas Clifford for LibriVox.org — Doctor Thorne is the third of Anthony Trollope’s “Barsetshire” novels. Subsequent to these novels, Anthony Trollope wrote his six political “Palliser” novels. There … Continue reading

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Books I Read in August 2016

• The Family Under the Bridge, by Natalie Savage Carlson, pictures by Garth Williams — I picked this up at the library because I recognized the illustrator. I read it to a few of my younger siblings and we enjoyed … Continue reading

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