Monthly Archives: January 2018

Book Review – James C. Humes’ Speak Like Churchill, Stand Like Lincoln

As a rule, I’m not much of a re-reader. My “to-read” list is so long that I’ll never finish it, so it’s hard for me to backtrack and give even the best books a second glance. But, there are exceptions…. … Continue reading

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Sunday, 7 January 2018 – finishing James Garner’s The Garner Files (pages 170-250)

Last Sunday I finished James Garner’s The Garner Files. It’s one of those books that you’re glad that you read – but you can’t give it much of a recommendation. If you’re a Garner fan, it’s worth a look, but it’s no … Continue reading

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Reading pages 1-168 of James Garner’ The Garner Files

My kids spent Friday night @ my parents’ house. So, when we went over to get them, I convinced my wife to stop @ the library. (She didn’t need much convincing. She’s a book lover, too). We’d used our down … Continue reading

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Monday, 1 January 2018 – pages 182-351 in Donald Westlake’s The Comedy is Finished

On a frigid New Year’s Day, I spent a lot of time finishing Donald Westlake’s The Comedy is Finished while watching the college games with the sound turned down. I enjoyed the book, but – as with so many suspense novels – … Continue reading

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Sunday, 31 December 2017 – pages 1-182 of Donald Westlake’s The Comedy is Finished

After an author dies, there’s often an attempt to “clean out the file cabinet” and publish everything that author ever wrote. Such appears to be the case with the work of Donald Westlake, as the decade since his death has … Continue reading

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