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August 28, 2022


#Mini reviews August…books by the pool!

by N@ncy


Gordo by Jaime Cortez by Jaime Cortez (no photo)

Finished: 18.08.2022
Genre:short stories
Rating: D

Bad news: Not my type of writing/stories.
Not one story really entertained me.




Everything Flows by Vasily Grossman by Vasily Grossman Vasily Grossman

Finished: 14.08.2022
Genre: novel
Rating: B

Good news: Impressive…reading this with an eye
on what is happening in Russia today.
pg 208″…yet still the same as ever, unchanged.”
Ch 14 – 15 especially difficult to read describing the
famine in Ukraine caused by Stalin.




Why We Did It A Travelogue from the Republican Road to Hell by Tim Miller by Tim Miller Tim Miller

Finished: 13.08.2022
Genre: non-fiction
Rating: F

Bad news: Awful…don’t waste your money.



Stages of Struggle Modern Playwrights and Their Psychological Inspirations by John DiGaetani by John DiGaetani (no photo)

Finished: 06.08.2022
Genre: non-fiction
Rating: A

Good news: So many new insights about plays and playwrights!
If you love the theatre….you’ll love this book!




Until Justice Be Done America's First Civil Rights Movement, from the Revolution to Reconstruction by Kate Masur by Kate Masur (no photo)

Finished: 01.08.2022
Genre: non-fiction
Rating: A

Good news: One very long but interesting history lesson!
#MustRead for the “real history buffs”
…but if you are looking for a casual read
you will be disappointed. Book demands your
reading committment!





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6 Comments Post a comment
  1. Aug 28 2022

    Had a great “staycation” binge watching on a few series I had to finish: Billions, Better Call Saul and Ozark. This pause from blogging could be yearly happening in August! I read anything…made just a few notes for 4 weeks and still guilt free!
    Battery is recharged…read to read again and visit other blogs!


  2. Aug 28 2022

    I really liked Everything Flows, although I don’t remember much of it now. He’s a fantastic writer, everything I’ve read by him has been great.


    • Aug 28 2022

      Good to hear from you…it’s been a long time since I visited your blog! I read a few NF this summer about the current political climate in USA…some good…some not so good. Grossman’s “Life and Fate” better than “Everything Flows”. Thanks for your comment.

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  3. Aug 29 2022

    I have a couple of Grossman’s books on my TBR but I’ve read so many chunksters this year, I think that novellas will be the go for a while!!


    • Aug 29 2022

      I’m searching for some novellas for #NovNov as we speak! – novellas in November!

      Liked by 1 person


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