Category Archives: Reading

Reading: Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance My rating: 4 of 5 stars Subtitle: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis The November 2016 election showed me I’m out of touch … Continue reading

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Reading: Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout

Anything Is Possible by Elizabeth Strout My rating: 3 of 5 stars This is a collection of stories of people who knew or lived near Lucy Barton, the protagonist in Strout’s 2016 novel “My Name is Lucy Barton”. I was … Continue reading

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Reading: Michael Bloomfield by Ed Ward

Michael Bloomfield: The Rise and Fall of an American Guitar Hero by Ed Ward My rating: 3 of 5 stars This is a pretty short and succinct biography of Michael Bloomfield, a 1960s guitar hero I loved then and today. … Continue reading

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Reading: All That’s Left to Tell by Daniel Lowe

All That’s Left to Tell by Daniel Lowe My rating: 2 of 5 stars This book just did not do anything for me; the story itself is so simple that I can’t help but give away the basic overlay. The … Continue reading

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Reading report: Dreamland by Sam Quinones

Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic by Sam Quinones My rating: 4 of 5 stars This fast-paced book follows two interlinked aspects of opiate abuse in America. In the first part we see how the small Mexican town … Continue reading

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Book Report: Thank You for Being Late by Thomas L. Friedman

Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations by Thomas L. Friedman My rating: 5 of 5 stars The subtitle of this book is “An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of … Continue reading

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My Year of Reading – 2016

Creating this summary each year is very helpful in reminding me of my reading adventure of the past year. Looking back, 2016 was a very good reading year; my average rating was a tad over 4 stars and I had … Continue reading

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