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Rabbit, Rabbit, Rabbit...  Winter is half over!  Tomorrow is Groundhog Day and we in the snow covered Midwest will be anxious to find out if Punxsutawney Phil will see his shadow and run back underground for 6 more weeks.

Short month... Short days...

A good time for reading in front of a blazing fire or just in a comfortable chair.

I just finished rereading All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr and reading a book a second time is unusual for me.  I was surprised at how much I had forgotten and I had a new insight into the meaning of the book's title.

"Open your eyes and see what you can with them before they close forever."

It is a wonderful book and I recently learned that it won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 2015.

What books have you read a second or third time? What are you reading now?

I am now starting The Shack by Wm. Paul Young. It was wildly popular about 10 years ago when it came out.  So far I am trying to figure out why.  Will post more on it later.  

Happy reading, stay warm...                     

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Ole Phil would have a tough time in Texas as it's currently running in ther 70's! Cetainly doesn't feel like February!

Glad you suggested, Carci, about rereading ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE. I didn't appreciate it as the ending was not what I expected. Will have to reread it with a different prospection! Have thought of rereading Alice Hoffman's THE DOVE KEEPERS as it was one of my all time favorite reads.

Last night finished SORROW ROAD by Jullia Keller. This is the story of three young men from West Virginia who participated in WWII D-Day and how their lives related to the death of an old man in an Appalachian nursing home seventy-two years later. This whodunit is a piercingly poignant tale of memory and family of love and murder.

I agree about the ending when I first read it I expected something else and was a little disappointed... this time I focused on the story, not the ending and I loved the whole experience.

SORROW ROAD sounds like it focuses on the same time in history (D-Day) and I think I will enjoy it...

thanx for the recommendation rapa...

Continuing in my nonfiction mode (having recently finished Hillbilly Elegy) I am now reading The Earth is Weeping The epic story of the Indian wars for the American West, by Peter Cozzens. It received an excellent review in my local newspaper recently, and, I understand, elsewhere as well. It is somewhat long (well over 500 pages) but not terribly so for a book on history. In my rather slow reading style for books of this type, I will certainly need to keep diligently at it to finish it in my allotted time of three weeks before it becomes due. It is very good, so I hope to do so.

loruach, as you seem to like Western historical fiction, I bet you would enjoy a book my daughter recommended. Take a look/see and see what you think. I'm picking up a copy at library Friday.


I put it on hold at my library, rapa. There are 8 holds ahead of me, so it will probably be Summer reading.

I loved The News of the World but if you can't get it soon,  try The Color of Lightning also by Paulette Jilles...  another good one.

I read News of the World and several others by her set in and around the Civil War.  They were some of the best books I read last year...

Started News of the World today while waiting for doctor's appointment. Am eager to get back to it!!! Also picked up today HILLBILLY ELEGY.
ONE YEAR AFTER by William R. Forstchen is my current read. He has a new book out called THE FINAL DAY...but I have to wait for it to come to Library. Sooooo this is for Doomsday Preppers! Mostly guys and I am married to one! Lovely!

Anyway, it is intriguing as the chapter I am on...various members of the community have discovered real Books in the basement library! Since all electric has been compromised in an attack so no computers, cell phones etc. are workable! Books on paper! Ya' think??! Even describing the very invention of electric power with water based! Happy, happy! Now to figure out how to get the pipes and wires manufactured?

I've been sidetracked with a wedding of my Grand-daughter in Orlando ...I will be flying out this weekend.

My brother in Phoenix had a medical event and today they figured out he has no blood going to brain and am waiting for call from Donor Supvisor to give permission to handle.

Don't know if any of you have lost a sibling? Feels like part of my childhood history is gone? Even with separation of miles from Phoenix to Cleveland we are ...um, were Political junkies and talked every night on the phone to discuss and analyze the actions. He was legally blind but through enhanced screens on computers and TVs as well as radio and audiobooks the guy stayed on top of everything!

I'll be around next week. Have some Playaways to fly with...all current stuff. To be continued.....
Will be thinking of you Carolyn! I had one sibling, a brother and can relate. He died of sudden cardiac failure after pushing an elevator button at a hotel in Tampa, FL while on business. He was only 60. Like your brother, he was my political junkie!

Enjoy your granddaughter's wedding! Nice to have a happy event!

BTW, I won't be reading any Doomsday books!!!!!
RAPA...Did learn some fun stuff on the PREPPER book but had to give up half way through.

Tomorrow I am leaving for Florida...oh woe is is me...only 15 degrees in Cleveland area. Lots of agony in Northeast and I so understand.

I started one Playaway...ONE MILE UNDER by Andrew Gross...kinda like it. See how it rolls.

On order:

In A Dark Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
The Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly
Night Watch by Iris Johansen

Keep those cards and letters coming! Um, I used to write that prior to 1988?
Carolyn, Wishing you safe travels and sunshine in Florida! Am sure your granddaughter will be the most beautiful bride ever as you watch her take her vows. Please drop
us a post when you return!




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