Sharp Objects In Dark Places

I have a new favorite author — Gillian Flynn. I’d read “Gone Girl” because it was getting so much attention in so many places. “Gone Girl” was good — very well written with some wonderful plot twists. I put herĀ other two books on my wish list on Amazon, and for my birthday, HighGuy bought them…
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Jeffrey Vs. James

The Forum’s editorial page editor Jack Zaleski recommended an author in one of his columns, partly because he met the author and partly because he’d read some of his books. Jeffrey Lent lives in and writes about New England — I read his novel, “Lost Nation.” So when Zaleski recommended more of his novels, I…
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The Color Purple

Since receiving a Kindle as a gift, I’ve been keeping it filled with books to read. Amazon is good about offering old books for free or reduced prices. One of them was Alice Walker’s The Color Purple. I’ve seen the movie, but never read the book. It was too soon to start the book club…
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“The Thirteenth Tale”

I enjoy belonging to a book club — it expands my reading horizons so much more than what I would choose or what an editor would pick for me to review. “The Thirteenth Tale” is just another example of a book that’s been on the New York Times bestseller list that I’ve totally missed until…
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‘The Giver’ Excellent Choice For Anyone

Harry Potter was one of the first big names that crossed over from children’s fiction to adult readers and fans. Certainly other books have made that transition; the Hunger Games books have gained more attention with the release of the movies. Another book series that would fit into this phenomenon is “The Giver” series by…
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