Category Archives: Books I Have Known

Posts about books she has read

Who is John Galt?

As I have said, I am a slow reader. So, what do I pick? A 1000+ page novel, with very small font. I pick Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. This novel was mentioned in one of the travel stories that … Continue reading

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Travels With Charley by John Steinbeck

I know that John Steinbeck is a great author, he wrote classic novels. I have only read one, The Grapes of Wrath. I have thought about reading some of his others, specifically Of Mice and Men, but I have never … Continue reading

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My TBR piles, bags, boxes….

Between library used bookstores and Thriftbooks, I have amassed an even larger collection of reading material. If I don’t hurry up, I will get even more behinder (it’s not a real word, but it sounds about right) in my reading. … Continue reading

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On the Road – Jack Kerouac

I started reading Neil Peart’s Ghost Rider right after I retired. It help me get out of a “funk.” I read several of his later books and got motivated to ride with a purpose, seeing America! This led me to … Continue reading

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Changing taste in books….

I have learned in the last couple of days that I can’t read chick lit books anymore. For one, I am too old for that genre, IMHO. I can’t relate to it, let alone enjoy them just for the fun … Continue reading

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Speaking about food…Cornbread Nation

This is a series of books produced by the Southern Foodways Alliance and published by The University of North Carolina Press. There are, at last count, 7 volumes, each one devoted to a specific topic that is Southern food- or … Continue reading

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Books, books, more books…

You can never have enough books, but you can have too many books. The problem is where to start reading and when to start culling. And when to stop being acquisitive. Or fussy. Sigh. Library booksales are dangerous. Not only … Continue reading

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Harry Potter, finally.

Okay, I finally did it. I started reading the Harry Potter books. Only took me how many years? Stephanie tried to introduce me to the first book, but I just wasn’t ready then. So what changed my mind–and yes, I … Continue reading

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Foodie mysteries and other books….

Nothing like a good mystery and a cup of tea on a cold Sunday afternoon. Where to start? Laura Childs’ tea shoppe mysteries? Or her latest Cackleberry Club, which I just picked up this week? Or do I round up … Continue reading

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Foodie books

What is the fascination with foodie books? Is it the fact that I can dine vicariously through someone’s written word and thoughts? Or is it the fact that I am inspired to want to try something different, to explore a … Continue reading

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