Category Archives: Alabama & Mobile

Book Review – Freedom Walk by Mary Stanton

Freedom Walk – Mississippi or Bust by Mary Stanton University Press of Mississippi Copyright 2003 208 pages Rating –   7/10 Summary – Freedom Walk tells the stories of two dreamers – Bill Moore and Sam Shirah, Jr. Both attempted a … Continue reading

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Friday, 3 February 2017 – Backed-Up Book Blog

This week was crazy @ work, so I’ve been off “the book blog” for the past few days. I’ve been reading a lot, but I haven’t kept up on the blog. The book reviews are backed up. I have four … Continue reading

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Book Review – Apprehended by Domingo Soto

Apprehended – The Trials of Dickie Lynn by Domingo Soto Copyright – 2013 Publisher – Domingo Soto 164 page (+ appendices) Rating – 6.5/10 Summary – In the 70s and 80s, a group of boyhood friends from the Florida Keys fell … Continue reading

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Thursday, 7 July 2016 Lagniappe’s Summer Rerun a Surprise Hit

On the way to get my older daughter from camp, I saw that the weekly Lagniappe (Mobile’s free, alternative newspaper) was in its box. I grabbed a copy. The bad news that that they were serving cold potatoes – an old story … Continue reading

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Wednesday, 6 July 2016 Promiscuity – Kem Nunn’s Tijuana Straits, Hanna Raskin’s Yelp Help, The Wall Street Journal, & The Mobile Press-Register

Sometimes I can be promiscuous – in my reading. I read a few pages of Kem Nunn’s Tijuana Straits, but set it aside. I’m still enjoying it and intend to finish it. But Wednesday it just wasn’t the right book. I’ve … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading – Saturday, 25 June 2016 – Donald Westlake’s 361, Wade Davis’ The Serpent & The Rainbow, & Lagniappe

In the morning, I finished the last few pages (185-207) of Donald Westlake’s 361. It’s perfect beach reading – escapism that allows you to drift away from the real world. I’ll write a review of 361 A.S.A.P. *** After Westlake, I wanted to do … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading – Monday, 20 June 2016 – Lagniappe on the Mobile BayBears & Killers in the Family by Robert L. Snow

Monday I read the cover story in Mobile’s local “alternative newspaper,” Lagniappe. This week’s (June 16-22) cover story focuses on Mobile’s minor-league baseball team, The BayBears. Average attendance is low (1724 per game, last in the Southern League). Also, a lot of … Continue reading

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