Category Archives: Reading

Reading: The Bartender’s Tale by Ivan Doig

The Bartender’s TaleAuthor: Ivan DoigType: FictionFinished: December 29, 2018Rating: ★★★★ When the book begins young Rusty is living with his aunt and two tormenting cousins. Before long his father, Tom, comes to take him back to Gros Ventre, Montana. Tom … Continue reading

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Reading: Less by Andrew Sean Greer

LessAuthor: Andrew Sean GreerType: FictionFinished: December 16, 2018Rating: ★★★ Arthur Less travels around the world to avoid attending his impending 50th birthday and his old lover’s wedding. He has some interesting adventures along the way. Although he seems on the … Continue reading

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Tangled Up in Blue

A very serendipitous thing happened when I was reading the Joni Mitchell biography Reckless Daughter. About midway through the book there is a discussion of Bob Dylan’s album “Blood on the Tracks”. Dylan said in a 1978 interview “he was … Continue reading

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Reading: Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell

Title: Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell Author: David YaffeType: BiographyFinished: November 5, 2018Rating: ★★★★           Joni Mitchell. Oh WOW. She’s been one of my favorite singer songwriters for so long. Her string of albums “Blue”, … Continue reading

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Reading: The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler

Title: The Accidental Tourist Author: Anny Tyler Type: Fiction Finished: September 27, 2018 Rating: ★★★★★                 Anne Tyler is the real meal deal. She won the Pulitzer Prize for Breathing Lessons and was a … Continue reading

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Reading: Turtles All The Way Down. By John Green

  Title: Turtles All The Way Down Author: John Green Type: Fiction Finished: September 14, 2018 Rating: ★★★★             Aza Holmes is a high school woman who is having an existential crisis caused by – or … Continue reading

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Reading: Clock Dance by Anne Tyler

  Title: Clock Dance Author: Anny Tyler Type: Fiction Finished: August 27, 2018 Rating: ★★★★★               Anne Tyler is a master storyteller probing the lives of the people in dysfunctional families. This is the third … Continue reading

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