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TagsGuardian 1000 Novels (23), food and wine (4), War of the Roses (3), House of Lancaster (3), House of York (3), Princes in the Tower (3), prisoners of war (2), Web 2.0 (2), copyright (2), Civil War (2) — see all tags

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Groups1001 Books to read before you die, Crime, Thriller & Mystery, Hardboiled / Noir Crime Fiction, I use LibraryThing as a book journal., Maigret Fans, Mathematics, Wall Street Books

Favorite authorsKen Follett, Karin Fossum, Atul Gawande, John Hersey, Bill McKibben, Georges Simenon (Shared favorites)


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Currently readingThe Number Devil: A Mathematical Adventure by Hans Magnus Enzensberger
Leading at a Higher Level, Revised and Expanded Edition: Blanchard on Leadership and Creating High Performing Organizations by Ken Blanchard
A Place of Greater Safety by Hilary Mantel
Tongue Fu! : How to Deflect, Disarm, and Defuse Any Verbal Conflict by Sam Horn
The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't by Robert I. Sutton
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Thanks, but I finally read it on the kindle. Enjoyed it a lot, but was also strangely disappointed somehow. Glad you enjoyed "mistress of the art of death" so much.
Rocket Boys is a fantastic book. It truly showed what you can do if you put your mind to it. It is very inspirational.
Oh yes--an even better profile photo!!

Hi Dee,

Glad to hear you enjoyed both the book and the review. How IS the math going?

I've read the Lincoln biography and can recommend it highly.

Good to hear from you!

Hi, Dee,
Sitting on my TBR shelf is Lincoln, by David Herbert Donald. It has gotten very favorable reviews, but having not read it yet, can't say. Will let you know once I do, although it's not likely to be very soon.

I'm FINALLY at the end of In Dubious Battle by Steinbeck. It's been a hard, slow slog, which is very unlike Steinbeck for me. I don't know why except to say that his prose writing seems more simplistic, less flowing than usual, and his dialogue doesn't ring right. Next is Of Mice and Men which I should start in a few days.

So many people have commented so favorably about People of the Book that it's on my wish List, and I will get it some time soon. Do let me know what your final opinion is after you've finished.


Love your profile picture. having read your reviews, I think they're all of one piece. :-)

I was particularly interested in your review of FDR, a book which is one of the best I've ever read of its kind. I also have Grant, and think it's excellent, but I don't think it is quite as strong as FDR. i'd be very interested in knowing what you think of Grant after you've read it.

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