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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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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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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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Tuesday, 5 July 2016 – Read a bit of Kem Nunn’s Tijuana Straits & The Wall Street Journal

Tuesday I was wrung out from the 4th & didn’t do much reading. I managed about five or six pages in Kem Nunn’s Tijuana Straits. It was OK, but I was too tired to get into it. I also read … 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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