Monthly Archives: July 2016

Book Review – The Deserters by Charles Glass

The Deserters – A Hidden History of World War II by Charles Glass Publisher – The Penguin Press Copyright 2013 314 pages Rating – 6.5/10 Summary – Glass shines a light on the little-discussed aspect of World War II – … Continue reading

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Book Review – Crazy for the Storm by Norman Ollestad

Crazy for The Storm – A Memoir of Survival by Norman Ollestad Publisher – HarperCollins Copyright 2009 272 pages Rating – 8/10 Summary – In February 1979 a small plane crashed in California’s San Gabriel mountains. The three adults on board died, … Continue reading

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Book Review – Yelp Help by Hanna Raskin

Yelp Help – How to Write Great Online Restaurant Reviews By Hanna Raskin Publisher – CreateSpace Copyright 2013 91 pages Rating – 4/10 Summary – Restaurant critic Hanna Raskin purports to show us how to write better restaurant reviews. The price for … Continue reading

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Monday, 11 July 2016 Found a Great Book @ The Library Monday…

Monday I went by the library and got a copy of Norman Ollestad’s Crazy for the Storm. I’ve read about 80 pages and it’s terrific – the best book I’ve read since League of Denial. So far, I’d give it … Continue reading

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Sunday, 10 July 2016 Sunday New York Times & Red Velvet Oreos

Sunday I rode out to Publix and bought a copy of The New York Times. (My older daughter E, accompanied me & used the trip to get some red velvet Oreos). The NYT was good and I’m still enjoying it. … Continue reading

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Book Review – Tijuana Straits by Kem Nunn

Tijuana Straits by Kem Nunn Publisher – Scribner Copyright 2004 306 pages Rating – 5/10 Summary – Kem Nunn’s Tijuana Straits (T.S.) contains elements of both a standard crime novel and a “serious” novel. In trying to strike this balance, T.S. is only a qualified … Continue reading

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Friday, 8 July 2016 Finishing Tijuana Straits

Finally, I got finished with Tijuana Straits by Kem Nunn. I’ll give it 5/10. Earlier, I read Nunn’s Tapping the Source band thought that it was a little better than was T.J. Straits. Also, I read the old New York Times … Continue reading

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