Instructions for a Heatwave – Fun Book Review

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My most recent read was Instructions for a Heatwave by Maggie O’Farrell which I’m not sure why it’s named that. Aside from taking place in a London heatwave where there was water rationing and such there’s nothing heatwave about it. It was very fitting, though, because where I live (northern California) just recently had two…

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Flight of the Sparrow – Fun Book Review

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The books I’ve been reading for the past few years have brought me all over the world and during many times. I’ve traveled by book to France, Russia, China, Canada, England, and everywhere in between from thousands of years BCE to the relatively present. My most recent book, Flight of the Sparrow by Amy Belding…

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Range of Motion – Fun Book Review

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I started Range of Motion by Elizabeth Berg just after the last business book I finished. My first impression of the book was not spectacular, as I previously wrote. Just because my first impression wasn’t good with Range of Motion doesn’t mean I’m going to stick by that incorrect impression. After finishing the entire book…

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The Forgotten Home Child – Fun Book Review

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Another fun book finished and another great book I do recommend everyone reads. The book is The Forgotten Home Child by Genevieve Graham and is about Home Children that were sent from England to Canada from sometime in the 1800s all the way past WWII. This particular book follows the journey of Winny from the…

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The Hungry Road – Fun Book Review

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Now back on my regular schedule of a business book then a fun book, the book I just finished recently is The Hungry Road by Marita Conlon-McKenna. It’s a spectacular book that is a fun way to learn about how the great famine in Ireland (aka in the US the Irish potato famine) actually went…

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Ireland – Fun Book Review

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After reading this book for a while (it was pretty long) I finished Ireland by Frank Delaney. As I mentioned on my last book review (which was also fun) I wasn’t too sure about this book from the beginning. Well, it began to grow on me and it was a riveting tale of Ireland with…

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The Last Runaway – Fun Book Review

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This book took me to the 1850s in Ohio but the journey didn’t begin there. The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier begins in England with a long journey by ship across the ocean and then by land to the destination of a small town in Ohio. I don’t envy the people of those times who…

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The Last Train To Key West – Fun Book Review

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Last week I finished up reading The Last Train To Key West, my fun book in my alternating fun book, business book reading. It took me a while to write this review because I really wanted to get something else published between a book review. I don’t want my blog to just be book reviews.…

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A Gentleman In Moscow – Fun Book Review

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My favorite books are the fun books and I just finished another good one. I’m not an expert at writing book reviews so these might just be more of what I enjoyed about the book and some of what I didn’t enjoy (not that there ever is anything I don’t enjoy). The last book was…

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Read More Books – What’s Your Reading Style?

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Nearly two years ago I drastically changed my relationship with books. Prior to about February 2018 I read very few books in my life. I’d be lucky if I averaged about 2 a year. I read the usual books such as Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit (who hasn’t!?) but beyond that, I was…

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