Wrap Up Of Recent Reading

I’ve decided that really good books are those that stick with you. Long after the book ends, you’re still thinking about them. That’s what I’ve found out with the last four books on my reading list. “The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry” was a book club selection, and although I didn’t get to book club that…
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“That’s Not English!”

“That’s Not English” by Erin Moore, “Britishisms, Americanisms, and What our English Says About Us.” This book caught my eye at the library, and I had to check it out. I’m not nearly as afraid of nonfiction as I used to be, thanks to Mary Roach, author of several nonfiction books that are not only…
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“Color Me Butterfly”

Memoirs can be interesting recollections or just self-indulgent, but “Color Me Butterfly” falls somewhere between the two.  L. Y. Marlow tells about four generations in her family and their struggle with domestic violence. At first, the story centers around Eloise, who grew up in the South and moved north with her abusive husband and children.…
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“Destiny Of The Republic”

After reading “Destiny of the Republic” by Candice Millard, I think I want a refund on my history classes. There is so much more to learn about James Garfield, our 20th president, than I would ever have guessed. He was one of our assassinated presidents, shot by a madman, and then killed by the doctors.…
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“Wool”

At the book club I attend, we always go around the table and tell what other books we’ve been reading. I usually write down these recommendations and check them out later. One such recommendation was “Wool” by Hugh Howey. I checked it out on Amazon and thought, “What the heck?” I ordered it for my…
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