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Old 09-20-2019, 07:59 AM
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I'm about 1/5 of the way through The Things We Keep by Sally Hepworth.

About an assisted living facility that has almost all geriatric patients, along with 2 patients in their 30's with early dementia. Tender and sweet, and sometimes funny, so far.

I read a review somewhere, "the characters are immensely likable" and I'll second that.
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Old 09-20-2019, 10:35 PM
 
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Started “Clan of the Cave Bear”—not the first time but been a long time
Enjoying the society Auel created—
Lots to learn about natural medicine
And much of what she wrote about that seemed far fetched has proved fairly accurate
Including the mating and cross breeding of two different species of humans
Don’t know if I will follow through with all the series
I remember some of the books were pretty boring in that not much happened by gothic romance w/prehistoric twist
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Old 09-22-2019, 05:22 AM
 
Location: New York Area
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Back to reading McCullough's The Pioneers for now.
I am reading that one now and it's pretty good. Having said that I wish I'd borrowed it from the library.
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Old 09-23-2019, 02:31 PM
 
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Finished Hogeland's The Whiskey Rebellion. While it was an interesting read, I was disappointed because it didn't reveal much about the early state militias after the Revolutionary War. The author paints both Alexander Hamilton and George Washington in a bad light. I'm desperately searching for anything that deals with state militias during the early 1790s.



Back to reading McCullough's The Pioneers for now.
My husband is reading “The Pioneers” and enjoying it—
We watched “Turn” and Washington was not as awe-inspiring in it as history would lead us to believe...
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Old 09-23-2019, 02:39 PM
 
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Gotta Get Theroux This: My life and strange times in television by Louis Theroux.
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Old 09-24-2019, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Hot off the e-presses, I started The Dutch House by Ann Patchett this morning. I know that I just started and swore that I'd only post about books that I finished but, c'mon, it's Ann Patchett -- I'm not only going to finish it, I'm going to savor it. I'm only single-digits percentage in (I've only read the first chapter) but I think that I'm going to like it... even though it's a novel instead of a memoir.

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Old 09-24-2019, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Southern MN
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I've got two going right now. One is Under a Flaming Sky, the true story of the Great Hinckley, MN firestorm by Daniel James Brown. The other is Alone with the Devil: Famous Cases of a Courtroom Psychiatrist by Ronald Markman, MD and Dominick Bosco.

I have read other books about the Hinckley fire but Brown has really done his research and brings the local characters to life. He also is knowledgeable about the scientific principles of firestorms and provides fascinating new information about this very current problem.
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Old 09-24-2019, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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The Silent Patient, Alex Michaelides (2019).
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Old 09-24-2019, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Hot off the e-presses, I started The Dutch House by Ann Patchett this morning. I know that I just started and swore that I'd only post about books that I finished but, c'mon, it's Ann Patchett -- I'm not only going to finish it, I'm going to savor it. I'm only single-digits percentage in (I've only read the first chapter) but I think that I'm going to like it... even though it's a novel instead of a memoir.
My copy came in from the library today.
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Old 09-25-2019, 04:26 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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My copy came in from the library today.
Yay!!!
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