Book Thoughts

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

Today
November
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November 2019
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reviewed: Review of The Education of an Idealist by Samantha Power
This was a very powerful book. Samantha Power was the United States Ambassador to the United Nations during President Obama's...
The Education of an Idealist - Samantha Power
November 2019
18
liked:
Books (c. 1890-1899) by John Frederick Peto [x]
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reviewed: Review of Return of the Jedi by James Kahn
For basically just making a movie into a novel - this was an average read. It is tough to keep turning pages when you know li...
Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi - George Lucas, Lawrence Kasdan, James Kahn
finished reading:
November 2019
17
finished reading:
November 2019
16
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reviewed: Review of Mistress of Rome by Kate Quinn
This was the first novel I have read by Kate Quinn and I enjoyed it a great deal. I always l love a good historical fiction b...
Mistress of Rome - Kate Quinn
finished reading:
November 2019
08
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reviewed: Review of Bunner Sisters by Edith Wharton
Another great read from Edith Wharton. This novella follows the Bunner sisters who are struggling to run a poor business in a...
Bunner Sisters - Edith Wharton
finished reading:
November 2019
07
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reviewed: Review of Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
I enjoyed Age of Innocence so much that I jumped into Ethan Frome as soon as I finished. Frome is a shorter novel that again...
Ethan Frome and Other Short Fiction - Edith Wharton, Mary Gordon
finished reading:
November 2019
06
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reviewed: Review of The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
Based on the description, this would not have been a book I normally would enjoy but I was more than pleasantly surprised! Th...
The Age of Innocence - Edith Wharton, Maureen Howard
finished reading:
November 2019
02
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reviewed: Review of Churchill and Orwell by Thomas Ricks
This was a dual-biography of Winston Churchill and George Orwell. I learned nothing new of Churchill in this book, but I lear...
Churchill and Orwell: The Fight for Freedom - Thomas E. Ricks
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