Category Archives: Books

Theft By Finding (Review)

I noticed David Sedaris’ latest book, Theft by Finding: Diaries 1977-2002, on the shelf and knew instantly it had to come home with me. I didn’t even bother to open it for a sample. Sedaris’ writing has never let me down. … Continue reading

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Theft By Finding (Review)

I noticed David Sedaris’ latest book, Theft by Finding: Diaries1977-2002, on the shelf and knew instantly it had to come home with me. I didn’t even bother to open it for a sample. Sedaris’ writing has never let me down. I … Continue reading

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Library Day

A portion of most of my Sunday afternoons is set aside for a weekly visit to the library. This is a really enjoyable way to begin a week. It’s also an integral part of my continuing education. The visits during … Continue reading

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Midnight Confessions (Review)

I enjoy Stephen Colbert’s humor and satirical wit. I even like his show’s adaptation of the time-honored Johnny Carsonesque style of night time format. He has some running skits that are quite humorous. In one of them, he pokes friendly jabs … Continue reading

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Forbidden Reading

Many of us see censorship as a challenge to our intellect. To forbid us from seeing or doing something is more like a dare than a warning. This fact is frequently overlooked by religious and political leaders who strive to … Continue reading

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Another Putin Book (Review)

In that it’s good to learn about your enemies, it’s vital to know about a sworn enemy of the United States. That is one of the reasons I have read about Russian President Vladimir Putin. The third book I’ve read … Continue reading

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Giant Of The Senate (Review)

Al Franken’s memoir is one of the very few books I’ve been eager to read because of an author’s appearance on the talk show circuit. I’ve liked Franken ever since his days as a writer/performer on the old “Saturday Night … Continue reading

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