One Book a Week Club 2021

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MaryinArkansas
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Post by MaryinArkansas » June 1st, 2021, 10:09 am

Here are the books I've read in May. I actually started the library audio download of "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" in March. I didn't get it finished because of other commitments, but assumed that it would be available fairly soon. Not so. The waiting list was long and the book wasn't available to me until Mid May.

"The Mapping of Love and Death" by Jacqueline Winspear. Book from Laman library’s free bag of suspense and mystery books. Fair. One of the series of books featuring the character Maisie Dobbs. Nicely put together, but not especially appealing to me.

"Two Years in Oregon" by Wallis Nash LibriVox Recording. Interesting book. Written in the 1880s about the state of Oregon. One of the books in my “50 States 50 Stories” list. Personally interesting to me as an ancestor moved from the midwest to The Dalles, Oregon in the 1800s.

"A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" by Betty Smith. Library audio book download. Excellent book. 20th century classic. The third time I’ve read this book – the first time I've listened to it in audio format. Excellent reading by actress Kate Burton
Mary

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Post by Peter Why » June 13th, 2021, 5:05 am

My June list:

42 Sherlock Holmes, the hidden years - Ed. Michael Kurland. A collection of short stories by different authors about what Sherlock Holmes did in the years between his supposed death at the Reichenbach Falls and his reappearance. Some very good, a few (in my opinion) clumsy and tedious, especially when the authors seemed to be attempting a pastiche of some other author's style. (++/++++)
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Post by MaryinArkansas » June 13th, 2021, 5:12 am

It’s so nice to see your latest posting, Peter. This must be the loneliest forum in LibriVox. :D
Mary

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Post by Peter Why » June 13th, 2021, 5:26 am

Thanks; it's why I post monthly. I like to see other reader's choices, and I like to think that mine are interesting, too.
Peter
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Post by MaryinArkansas » July 6th, 2021, 6:49 pm

Here's my posting of books that I read in June. Is it going to be just me and Peter Why again???

"The Water is Wide" by Pat Conroy. Kindle library book. Very good memoir of Pat Conroy’s year of teaching black children in early 1970’s on a South Carolina island.

"The Devil’s Disciple" by George Bernard Shaw. eBook. Shaw’s play written in the late 1890s, taking place in New Hampshire during the American Revolution (making it one of my “50 States, 50 Stories” readings.) Entertaining, very good.

"Sleeping Murder" by Agatha Christie. BBC Radio Drama. Published posthumously. Entertaining Miss Marple Mystery. Very nicely done.

"The Death of Napoleon" by Simon Leys, Author, Patricia Marie Clancy, Translator. Book from library sale. Short, well done book, I liked it a lot.
Mary

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Post by mightyfelix » July 6th, 2021, 9:52 pm

MaryinArkansas wrote:
July 6th, 2021, 6:49 pm
Here's my posting of books that I read in June. Is it going to be just me and Peter Why again???
I have been keeping up with my list by editing the post I have on the first page of this thread. If it would make you feel better, I can post when I update it. Keeping it all in one post is helpful for me.

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Post by MaryinArkansas » July 7th, 2021, 12:54 pm

mightyfelix wrote:
July 6th, 2021, 9:52 pm
MaryinArkansas wrote:
July 6th, 2021, 6:49 pm
Here's my posting of books that I read in June. Is it going to be just me and Peter Why again???
I have been keeping up with my list by editing the post I have on the first page of this thread. If it would make you feel better, I can post when I update it. Keeping it all in one post is helpful for me.
A post update would be nice. Thanks!
Mary

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Post by ColleenMc » July 7th, 2021, 1:52 pm

I’ve been updating by editing my post as well. I didn’t have much of anything to report for April and May but June was a busy reading month!

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Post by JayKitty76 » July 8th, 2021, 6:10 pm

I haven’t posted anything here in a while, so:
June was busy. I wrote more than I read (finished the first draft of a murder mystery and am working on a second book) but I did read books 1-8 of the Keeper of the Lost Cities books (a nice accomplishment considering that each book averages around 800 pages.) I’m also reading drafts of some of the books my friends are writing, and I re-read several Harry Potter books.

(That was a lot of the word “books” :lol: )
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Post by Peter Why » July 23rd, 2021, 3:06 am

My July list (I've not included a couple of books re-read for the fourth or fifth time):
43 Mudlarking - lost and found on the River Thames; by Lara Maiklem. Engrossing look at the addictive nature of poking around in the muddy shoreline of the Thames for the love of discovery and of history. I gave the book to a friend, borrowed so I could read it, and will be buying my own copy. (++++)
44 The Magistrates of Hell; by Barbara Hambly. A re-read. Another in the series about James and Lydia Asher and their entanglement in the life (ha! ... unlife?) of the oldest vampire in London, Don Simon Ydidro. Wonderful story of love and fear and the world beneath the one that we think is the only one. (+++++)

Peter
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