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11/22/63: A Novel
11/22/63: A Novel
Author: Stephen King
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 22
Review Date: 7/8/2019


Story of a guy that tries to time travel back to 1963 to prevent Kennedy's assassination. Book is a fast read with not too many slow parts, but still too long at 1000 pages. OK story with some interesting ideas about time travel.


12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos
12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos
Author: Jordan Peterson
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 8
Review Date: 1/26/2023


Didn't get it. He list 12 rather simple ideals for living live, but his explainations were hard to follow, most falling back on religion as the defining meaning.


1491 : New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus
1491 : New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus
Author: Charles C. Mann
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 60
Review Date: 4/23/2021


Very good. Author takes all the docs and research available and writes a readable story of our best guess about the Americas before Columbus. Lots of info new to me. The diseases brought by the Europeans was the main reason for their decline and loss.


1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created
1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created
Author: Charles C. Mann
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 3
Review Date: 9/21/2023


An amazing book. A history of the new worlds people from the time of Columbus, 1492 into close to modern times. No idea how he was able to find so much info of those times. First Europeans and other immigrants into the new world


2 Weeks To A Younger Brain
2 Weeks To A Younger Brain
Author: Gary Small, Gigi Vorgan
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 2/5 Stars.
 1
Review Date: 6/3/2021


Marginally informative. Lots of info that is generally known about living longer and brain health. Couldn't get into the 14 day program.


61 Hours (Reacher, Bk 14)
61 Hours (Reacher, Bk 14)
Author: Lee Child
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 327
Review Date: 10/7/2020


One of the better Reacher stories. He falls into a Northern town in the dead of winter and helps solve murder and mayhem. Seems like he dies at the end, but that can't be....


The 6:20 Man (6:20 Man, Bk 1)
The 6:20 Man (6:20 Man, Bk 1)
Author: David Baldacci
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
 25
Review Date: 12/28/2022


Good story till the end. Ending sucked. Ex military guy does a deal with law enforcement to help them in exchange for not charging him with misconduct when he was in service. High tech and high finance crimes and murders.


97 Orchard: An Edible History of Seven Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement
Review Date: 8/11/2019


Great book. Adds fact about our family's early days in America. Puts faces on those early relatives that went thru Ellis Island.
Sent the book to Hannah for her birthday


About a Boy
About a Boy
Author: Nick Hornby
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 256
Review Date: 3/25/2018


Enjoyed much. Slow start but becomes a good story of maturity, finding meaning and helping those that need it.


Absolute Power
Absolute Power
Author: David Baldacci
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 30
Review Date: 2/1/2021


A good one. Flows well to the end. Story of a murder by Secret Service agents protection a crooked president that was witnessed by a man in the act of robbing the place where it all takes place.


An Absolutely Remarkable Thing
An Absolutely Remarkable Thing
Author: Hank Green
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
 1
Review Date: 4/6/2022


A strange book that probably makes more sense for someone in their 20's. Guy and girl come across large statues that they think are from outer space and show up all around the world. An anti "Carl" group develops and eventually kills her....maybe. A story about social media and its use in todays world of spreading ideas.


Across Death Valley: The Pioneer Journey of Juliet Wells Brier
Review Date: 9/10/2021


Great book of early pioneers trip across DV to CA


The Affair (Jack Reacher, Bk 16)
The Affair (Jack Reacher, Bk 16)
Author: Lee Child
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 166
Review Date: 12/21/2019


A good one. Reacher takes on a Senator and a Army Ranger base for murders of civilians.


Aftershock: The Next Economy and America's Future
Aftershock: The Next Economy and America's Future
Author: Robert B. Reich
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 7
Review Date: 5/22/2020
Helpful Score: 1


Clear and easy to understand reading. A progressive solution to our current political situation of wealth being at the top and killing of the middle class.


Ahab's Wife: Or, The Star-Gazer
Review Date: 11/9/2017


Couldn't get thru it. Not my style of writing.


All Fishermen Are Liars : True Tales From the Day Dock Bar
All Fishermen Are Liars : True Tales From the Day Dock Bar
Author: Linda Greenlaw
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 20
Review Date: 3/28/2021


An entertaining read. The woman fisherperson/author of The Perfect Storm, writes a book of fisherman tails, most are entertaining.


All the Light We Cannot See
All the Light We Cannot See
Author: Anthony Doerr
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 286
Review Date: 9/29/2018


Good book. Well written. Young blind girl in war torn France.


Always Looking Up: The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist
Always Looking Up: The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist
Author: Michael J. Fox
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 131
Review Date: 12/7/2023


Was hoping for more. He rambles on about stuff that has nothing to do with Parkinson's. He has been fighting the battle for many years and has taken it to National recognition. He has the money to ease the disease effects and live a full life.


The Angel of Darkness (Laszlo Kreizler and John Schuyler Moore, Bk 2)
The Angel of Darkness (Laszlo Kreizler and John Schuyler Moore, Bk 2)
Author: Caleb Carr
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 64
Review Date: 4/7/2019


Too long. Hard to keep track of the characters. Not that interesting. Murder mystery taking place in turn of century NY>

Got half way thru, better books to read.


Ark (Flood, Bk 2)
Ark (Flood, Bk 2)
Author: Stephen Baxter
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 12
Review Date: 2/12/2020


Not the best. Was hard to read and follow the story. No flow to the writing. An intersting concept of how mankind might survive by getting to another planet and starting over. Wishful thinking.


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