Book Reviews

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Birnam Wood

by Eleanor Catton, 2023 Birnam Wood  was on so many “best of” lists for 2023 that I finally broke down

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Demon Copperhead

by Barbara Kingsolver, 2022 Demon Copperhead tells the raw, emotional tale of a 10-year-old boy’s heartbreaking childhood and adolescence scarred

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Winter Work

by Dan Fesperman, 2022 Winter Work is a mesmerizing mix of fact and fiction, and as a reader you have

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Crying in H Mart

by Michelle Zauner, 2021 Michelle Zauner has written a heartwarming story of love, loss, and food in her memoir Crying

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Mercy Street

by Jennifer Haigh, 2022 Mercy Street is a novel about a women’s clinic in Boston, Massachusetts. The real name of

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Welcome to the Rabid Readers Club!

To say I’ve been an avid (rather, a rabid) reader my whole life dates as far back as I can remember—to my jumping-out-of-my-skin with excitement when the Bookmobile would come into my neighborhood. Pippi Longstocking and her wild adventures on the high seas were a huge fascination for me. Such boldness! Such freedom!

Fast-forward to adulthood: I’ve been listening to audiobooks for more than 30 years. I initially started out listening to books on tape, strapping my clunky Sony® Walkman® contraption to my belt as I took long walks for exercise. Listening to books helped take my mind off the heat and humidity while I was exercising, and also was a great escape after the workday. But when Apple Computer® released their first-generation iPod® in 2001, that was it for me—I was an early and permanent convert to books in downloadable format. came into being in 1997 and I became a subscriber shortly after purchasing that first iPod. My account says I now have 382 books archived in my library, but that can’t be right—that number sounds way too low, for about 22 years of subscribing! 

Anyway, I love to talk about books and share the best ones I’ve read with other rabid readers. I’ll post my favorites here on a regular basis. Anyone who has a comment or who has a book to recommend is welcome to join the conversation!

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