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The Code of the WoostersAuthor: P.G. WodehousePublished: 1938Type: FictionFinished: September 4, 2020 Rating: ★★★★★ Image from Amazon This is my favorite of the Jeeves and Wooster stories. In most (all?) of the Jeeves and Woosters novels Bertie is accused of stealing something; and, because of his code,  he usually ends up betrothed to a woman …

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Ozma of OzAuthor: L Frank BaumPublished: 1907Type: FictionFinished: August 25, 2020 Rating: Image from Amazon When COVID hit last spring we went into strict quarantine – the biggest impact was not seeing our son and his family after they moved here from Chicago last summer. As we wind our way toward a new school year …

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Wanda Hickey’s Night of Golden Memories and Other DisastersAuthor: Jean ShepherdPublished: 1971Type: FictionFinished: August 19, 2020 Rating: ★★★ Image from Amazon They are all here: Ralph (though here he is the unnamed narrator), his brother Randy, the Old Man, his mom, his friends Schwartz and Flick, and the arch enemies Skut Farkas and Grover Dill. …

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Right Ho, Jeeves Author: P.G. WodehousePublished: 1934 (Now public domain)Type: FictionFinished: August 5, 2020 Rating: ★★★★ Image from Amazon Wodehouse’s second full length Jeeves and Wooster novel is a better entry to the series than the first – Thank You, Jeeves – due to the first novel having racially contentious characterizations. As most (all?) of …

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Thank You , JeevesAuthor: P.G. WodehousePublished: 1934Type: FictionFinished: July 29, 2020 Rating: ★★★★ Image from Amazon I adore P.G. Wodehouse’s stories, especially the Jeeves and Wooster series. But it is difficult to convey the joy I find in reading his books. Quoting individual snippets that are hilarious in context may sometimes fall flat on their …

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The Girl With Seven Names: Escape from North KoreaAuthor: Hyeonseo Lee with David JohnPublished: 2015Type: BiographyFinished: July 27, 2020 Rating: ★★★★ Image from Amazon I know it’s a cliché to say “it’s too unrealistic to be fiction”; and yet it is a true story. Just before turning 18 and becoming an adult in North Korea, …

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The Warmth Of Other SunsAuthor: Isabel WilkersonCopyright: 2010Type: Non-FictionFinished: July 4, 2020 Rating: ★★★★★ Image from Amazon Between 1915 and 1970 over 6 million Black southerners escaped Jim Crow by uprooting their lives and moving north and west.  “They fled as if under a spell or a high fever. ‘They left as though they were …

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Reality Is Not What It Seems Author: Carlo RovelliCopyright: 2014Type Non Fiction – PhysicsFinished: June 20, 2020 Rating: ★★★ Image From Amazon Carlo Rovelli is a physicist who tries to explain the current state of physics to the layman. In the first part of the book, Rovelli explains the history of physics starting with the …

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