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Books You Loved: August

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This collection will begin at 7am on 5 August (NZ time). To add to it just hop on over to Carole's Chatter any time after that. Cheers PS links from earlier Augusts are already on this board.

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Let's read: Russell, Helen "The Year of Living Danishly" Funny Note, A Funny, Danish People, Big Town, What Is The Secret, Legoland, A Decade, Naive, Go Outside

Russell, Helen "The Year of Living Danishly"

Russell, Helen "The Year of Living Danishly: My Twelve Months Unearthing the Secrets of the World's Happiest Country" - 2015 When I started reading the book, I thought, oh, no, not another one of those travel books where some naïve foreigner starts living abroad and gets everything wrong. Because that's what it looked like over the first couple of chapters. But - Helen Russell finds a way out of it and describes in a very humorous way how lovely the little country in Scandinavia really is…

Let's read: Northup, Solomon "Twelve Years a Slave" Solomon Northup, 12 Years A Slave, Penguin Classics, The Fragile, Classic Literature, American Literature, Penguin Books, Reading Levels, Book Show

Northup, Solomon "Twelve Years a Slave"

Northup, Solomon "Twelve Years a Slave. Narrative of Solomon Northup, a citizen of New-York, kidnapped in Washington city in 1841, and rescued in 1853, from a cotton plantation near the Red River in Louisiana" - 1853 On the back cover, it says this is perhaps the best written of all the slave narratives. I have to agree with that. Probably because it was written by a well-educated slave himself. Who could relate all the horrible deeds done to those poor people better than someone who has had…

Keep The Wisdom: JAMES BALDWIN: A BIOGRAPHY James Baldwin Biography, Book Club Books, Books To Read, Book Cafe, African American Writers, John Wayne Gacy, Harry Belafonte, Richard Wright, Marlon Brando

JAMES BALDWIN: A BIOGRAPHY

James Baldwin: A Biography, David Leeming, Alfred A Knopf, 1994, 388 pp This is one of the best author biographies I have ever read. If I love or admire an author, and there is a biography available, I like to read it. Often I follow the author's life as I read their works. I did that with John Steinbeck and discovered that I enjoyed learning what was going on in his life as he wrote each novel. I was going to follow that plan with James Baldwin but I got so involved with his personal story…

Keep The Wisdom: BARN 8 Good New Books, This Book, Station Eleven, Latest Books, Book Review, In The Heights, Books To Read, Roman, Books

BARN 8

Barn 8, Deb Olin Unferth, Graywolf Press, 2020, 282 pp My goodness, this crazy novel was so good. Janey, a teenager from Brooklyn, runs away to find the father she has just found out she has. She ends up in Ohio where she falls in with some eco terrorist folks. They plot the heist of a million chickens, which are from just one agribusiness farm of egg laying chickens. What you learn about how these chickens are treated is almost enough to turn you vegan if your are not already. The author IS…

The Silence by Susan Allott | Novel Meals Got Books, Books To Read, Jane Harper, Erin Kelly, New York Journal, Next Door Neighbor, Story Setting, Riveting, Mystery

The Silence by Susan Allott

You will experience the severe stifling heat of Australia and a bit of damp, cloudy England in this novel. The characters are very real, the dialogue rings true with marital problems, tensions of a…

The Dry by Jane Harper | Novel Meals Owl Books, Library Books, Jane Harper, What Really Happened, Tell The Truth, Nonfiction Books, Book Publishing, Book Lists, Audio Books

The Dry by Jane Harper

The Dry. It starts with a funeral and a mystery of how Aaron Falk is connected to the deceased. Three coffins are displayed in the front of the church. Lying dead is Aaron’s friend Luke along wi…

Missing in Wales by Jenny O’Brien | Novel Meals Books To Read, My Books, Men And Babies, Story Planning, Birthing Classes, Wish You Well, Cold Case, Page Turner, Book Review

Missing in Wales by Jenny O’Brien

DC Gariella Darin is a new officer in the police department having recently transfered from Swansea. She is assigned to work with DI Rhys Walker who was the lead in the case for a missing man and b…

Darkest Night by Jenny O’Brien | Novel Meals Night Book, Dark Night, Audio Books, Thriller, Crime, Novels, Tours, This Or That Questions, Shit Happens

Darkest Night by Jenny O’Brien

Christine De Bertrand is a divorced woman and stays in most nights. She’s a teacher and homebody but on her birthday her friends manage to drag her out for a fun evening of celebration. She…

The Dark Tide | Diva Booknerd Ya Books, Books To Read, Book Wizard, Dark Tide, Science Fiction, Witch Queen, Dark Fairytale, Beautiful Book Covers, Book Cover Design

The Dark Tide

The Dark Tide The Dark Tide Book One Written by Alicia Jasinska Fantasy, Witches, LGBT, Romance, Australian Published June 2nd 2020 336 Pages Thank you to Penguin Australia Add to Goodreads ★★★★☆ Every year on St. Walpurga's Eve, Caldella’s Witch Queen lures a boy back to her palace. An innocent life to be sacrificed on the full moon to keep the island city from sinking. Convinced her handsome brother is going to be taken this year, Lina Kirk enlists the help of the mysterious Thomas Lin…

The Nature of Things: The Good Lord Bird by James McBride: A review New Books, Good Books, Books To Read, Fall Books, Reading Lists, Book Lists, Reading Room, Reading 2014, National Book Award Winners

The Good Lord Bird by James McBride: A review

The Ivory-billed Woodpecker, now likely extinct, was the largest woodpecker endemic to North America. Twenty inches long with a wingspan o...

The Nature of Things: Power of the Dog by Don Winslow: A review Don Winslow, War On Drugs, Dog Books, Popular Books, First Novel, Play, Book 1, Reading Online, Bestselling Author

Power of the Dog by Don Winslow: A review

The "War on Drugs" declared in the late 1970s has been a notably ugly, dirty, and ultimately unsuccessful war. The warriors them...

The Nature of Things: Death in Her Hands by Ottessa Moshfegh: A review The Darkness, Satire, New York Times, Marie Claire, Closer, Books To Read, My Books, Walk In, Good New Books

Death in Her Hands by Ottessa Moshfegh: A review

Her name was Magda. No one will ever know who killed her. It wasn't me. Here is her dead body. Thus begins the new novel by Ottessa ...

Katheryn Howard - The Tainted Queen by Alison Weir Alison Weir, Books To Read, My Books, Dark Tide, The Omen, Frequent Flyer Program, Historical Fiction Novels, Bingo Board, The Secret Book

Review: Katheryn Howard - The Tainted Queen (Six Tudor Queens V) by Alison Weir

An historical fiction novel all about the life of Katheryn Howard, the fifth wife of King Henry VIII by historian Alison Weir. Five stars!

The Intrepid Reader : Weekend Cooking: Miss Graham's Cold War Cookbook by Celia Rees Ya Books, Good Books, Books To Read, Historical Fiction Books, Ordinary Lives, First Novel, Cold War, Novels, History

Weekend Cooking: Miss Graham's Cold War Cookbook by Celia Rees

Welcome to today's stop on the blog tour for Miss Graham's Cold War Cookbook by Celia Rees and to this week's Weekend Cooking post. It's...