A Tramp Abroad by Mark Twain

March 28, 2015

Summary (from Wikipedia): A Tramp Abroad is a work of non-fiction travel literature by American author Mark Twain, published in 1880. The book details a journey by the author, with his friend Harris (a character created for the book, and based on his closest friend, Joseph Twichell), through central and southern Europe. While the stated […]

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Charm City by Laura Lippman

March 13, 2015

Plot summary (from the publisher): Reporter-turned-p.i. Tess Monaghan loves every inch of her native Baltimore—-a quirky city where baseball reigns, and homicide seems to be the second most popular sport. Business tycoon “Wink” Wynkowski wants to change all of that by bringing pro-basketball back to town—-a laudable mission that’s greeted with widespread cheers . . […]

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Killing Jesus by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard

March 12, 2015

Summary (from the publisher): Millions of readers have thrilled by bestselling authors Bill O’Reilly and historian Martin Dugard’s Killing Kennedy and Killing Lincoln, page-turning works of nonfiction that have changed the way we read history. Now the anchor of The O’Reilly Factor details the events leading up to the murder of the most influential man […]

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New bookcase for home

March 9, 2015

I have been buying ebooks almost exclusively for the past few years, but I still have a bunch of physical books leftover from my school days that I’m not ready to part with. They’re basically just shoved in a closet right now, which is obviously not a permanent solution. That’s why I’m currently looking for […]

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Abandoned books

March 8, 2015

I hate abandoning books. The ones I’ve left unfinished in my lifetime can counted on two hands and still bother me to this day. In fact, several times a year I dedicate myself to pushing through a book or two that I had previously abandoned. Sometimes the perseverance pays off (Portrait of a Lady, Gulliver’s […]

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The Silent Wife by A.S.A. Harrison

March 7, 2015

Plot summary (from the publisher): Jodi and Todd are at a bad place in their marriage. Much is at stake, including the affluent life they lead in their beautiful waterfront condo in Chicago, as she, the killer, and he, the victim, rush haplessly toward the main event. He is a committed cheater. She lives and […]

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Basic Kindle just $59

March 7, 2015

Amazon is celebrating National Reading Month by offering their basic Kindle (WiFi, with offers) for only $59! I know it’s just the barebones model, but that is still an amazing deal. I remember when the first gen Kindle came out and was an astronomical $499. I waited until the price dropped to $359 before buying […]

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The Antagonist by Lynn Coady

March 6, 2015

Plot summary (from the publisher): A piercing epistolary novel, The Antagonist explores, with wit and compassion, how the impressions of others shape, pervert, and flummox both our perceptions of ourselves and our very nature. Gordon Rankin Jr., aka “Rank,” thinks of himself as “King Midas in reverse”—and indeed misfortune seems to follow him at every […]

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The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

March 4, 2015

Plot summary (from the publisher): At the end of his three decades of service at Darlington Hall, Stevens embarks on a country drive, during which he looks back over his career to reassure himself that he has served humanity by serving “a great gentleman.” But lurking in his memory are doubts about the true nature […]

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