Book Thoughts

A place for me to give my thoughts on books, history, and their influence on my life.

Today
June
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June 2018
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reviewed: Review of The World As It Is by Ben Rhodes
I really enjoyed this memoir by Ben Rhodes who was a speechwriter a national security advisor to President Obama for eight ye...
The World As It Is - Ben Rhodes
finished reading:
June 2018
18
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reviewed: Review of The New World by Winston Churchill
This second volume of Churchill's History of the English Speaking Peoples was fantastic. I love the way Churchill writes, and...
A History of the English-Speaking Peoples, Vol. 2: The New World - Winston S. Churchill
June 2018
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June 2018
08
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reviewed: Review of Out of My mind by Sharon Draper
My 7th grade daughter has read this book multiple times and encouraged me to read it as well. What a wonderful story whose m...
Out of My Mind - Sharon M. Draper
finished reading:
June 2018
04
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reviewed: Review of The Dying Animal by Philip Roth
This is my fourth Roth novel and I am not sure how I feel about it. The narrator/main character is an old professor who basi...
The Dying Animal - Philip Roth
liked:
In his introduction, Craig Symonds wrote that his goal with this book was to provide a history of the Second World War at sea...
liked:
Thomas Gradgrind has a principle in life: Facts and cold logic are all that matters. There’s no room for imagination or anyth...
liked:
As requested! So these are the books I picked up at BookCon. Now there were plenty of other ARCs and free book signings I ...
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reviewed: Review of Camino Island by John Grisham
First time in a couple of years I grabbed a John Grisham novel and I enjoyed it. I am not sure exactly what it is about his w...
Camino Island: A Novel - John Grisham
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June 2018
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May 2018
31
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reviewed: Review of American Phoenix by Jane Hampton Cook
This was a very challenging book to finish reading. On the one hand, there is a great story here with seemingly unlimited pr...
American Phoenix: John Quincy and Louisa Adams, the War of 1812, and the Exile that Saved American Independence - Jane Hampton Cook
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