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CURRENT READS. 132 Replies

Recently read a really different book MY LOVELY WIFE.  If you enjoy stories about serial murders you’ll be startled at this story. Can’t remember the author but please Goggle it. Today picked up a right off the press book  THE WIVES  by Tarryn…Continue

Started by rapa. Last reply by rapa Jun 5.

Can Reading Make You Happier? 1 Reply

An article from the New Yorker magazinehttps://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/can-reading-make-you-happierAfter WW1 traumatized soldiers were…Continue

Started by Lip Service. Last reply by rapa Jun 16, 2021.

2021 READS 6 Replies

Just finished Alice Hoffman’s THE MARRIAGE OF OPPOSITE’S!The publisher describes this as “A forbidden love story set on the tropical island of St. Thomas about the extraordinary woman who gave birth to painter Camille Pissarro, the Father of…Continue

Started by rapa. Last reply by rapa Mar 7, 2021.

Pandemic Books

In these trying times do you find yourself wanting to read fiction books about pandemics?I came across two such recently published books written before COVID-19:Wanderers by Chuck Wendig written before the pandemic but has eerie flashes of some…Continue

Started by Lip Service Sep 11, 2020.

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Comment by rapa on May 31, 2022 at 3:20pm


rabbi rabbit rabbit tonight!  June cometh!

Comment by Susan B. Gillmor on May 7, 2022 at 5:46am

I'm trying to reply to welcoming comments, but I don't know if I'm doing it right! I also wish I could change my name to a Username. Is there a way to do that?

Comment by rapa on May 6, 2022 at 2:58pm

Hi Ho, Susan Gilmore!!  So glad that you are back with us.  I’m currently reading some Susan Mallery books.  I’m a night reader and she tells some good bedtime stories!

Comment by Lip Service on May 6, 2022 at 7:43am

Welcome Susan Gillmore to Bookoholics

Comment by rapa on April 30, 2022 at 2:19pm


   RABBIT RABBIT RABBIT  tonight!!!!!!!

Good-bye April………HELLO MAY!!!!!!

Comment by rapa on April 3, 2022 at 7:41pm

Carci, I’m on the wait list for RUN ROSE RUN.  I’ve only heard Dolly sing so will let you know what I think of the book. I’m #26 out of 37 on the wait list!

Comment by Carci on April 3, 2022 at 7:00pm

rapa, I have read all of David Rosenfelt's Andy Carpenter series. He always leaves me with a smile... and always a good mystery attached to his stories.

I recently read 'Run Rose Run' because I love Dolly Parton. However I don't care for James Patterson so altho I enjoyed Dolly's influence the story seemed trite like others of his I have read years ago. I gave up on him then and will not read him again. 

Comment by Apposite on April 3, 2022 at 4:22pm

No Rapa but he was a unique a man as one can possibly define as such; his words and upbringing reveal that especially when when you consider he rose from utter poverty to the highest office in the country and prevailed in a war whose possibility nobody wanted to entertain.

Comment by rapa on April 3, 2022 at 3:47pm

APPOSITE,do you also dream of LINCOLN?

Comment by Apposite on April 3, 2022 at 3:36pm

I am reading three books in tandem all on Lincoln. I don't like breaking away from a book to read another but in this case, I started my third major biography and after completing Ronals White's work and the marathon two volume work by Michael Burlingame I am now reading a third by Burlingame's former mentor David Herbert Donald. It is a summary compared to the other bios but I decided to inter-mix it with Lincoln's speeches and his debates with Douglas. I am reading them as per the chronology of his life as written in Donald's work. I have already read the seven debates and started on Allen Guelzo's commentary book "Lincoln and Douglas: The Debates that Defined America". I love Guelzo's interpretations and the historical background he gives the reader. He does more though because he goes over more than just the seven debates, he covers the whole campaign. Therefore I have had to resort to Roy Basler's abridged 1946 anthology, "Abraham Lincoln: His Speeches and Writings" (Sandburg wrote The Introduction) in order to capture prior speeches as Lincoln followed Douglas's campaign stops. This was over the summer and fall of 1858 Senate race. Boy, America was not an easy place to live in them if you were a minority and Douglas personified such a fact! These debates caught the attention of the eastern U.S., notably Horace Greeley the editor in chief of the New York Tribune. This in turn ultimately catapulted Lincoln to the presidency. Before this time he just a local politico from what was then our western frontier. Lincoln's prose and lawyer logic are sweet to read as he mixes anecdotes, metaphors, Bible verse, with some humor into his speeches and rejoinders. Reading his words and the various biographies really lends insight to America of in the first half of the Nineteenth Century. Anyway that's what I am currently reading. 


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