Blog--Book Reviews, Anecdotes about Life, Iran, and More

August 16, 2020

So proud that Unrest has been selected to be the next book club read at the Mansfield Public Library in Temple, NH.  A great library, and a great town!!  Thank you!

An update to this 2017 post is that my precious mother has died and we commissioned a bench for anyo...

I'm reading a lot during the pandemic, including a mix of different kinds of stories like beach reads, non-fiction, historical fiction, and memoirs. I started The Nantucket Inn by Pamela M. Kelley (I wish I could vacation there, right now); I bought Big Summer by Jenni...

March 27, 2020

It's Friday, March 27, 2020. We decided to take out dinner from our favorite, local restaurant, the Oysterman, Duxbury!!  Let's keep our local restaurants in business during these trying times!!!  

March 22, 2020

I just finished reading Tom Hanks', Uncommon Type -- Some Stories, and thought I'd write a review. This is a collection of short stories, all involving some reference to a typewriter, in detail or just fleeting. Most of the typewriters he writes about go clackety-clack...

I am posting this video as inspiration to any 50+ year old woman who is feeling less confident about herself as she grows older. I have been fascinated by this woman who became a model at or near the age of 50, with her mane of gray hair and her supermodel bone structu...

August 30, 2019

One journalist's joyous trip to Shiraz, Iran. [Please note that some journalists have not had the same experience}. I had some of the same wondrous experiences of Iran during the summer of 1978, but did not possess such a gorgeous accent or set of brilliant white teeth...

August 25, 2019

A weekend binge read (I do that often)! I loved this novel. I felt so connected with all of the characters, except one (read it and you will see, which one I mean -- which character left and never returned). Set in the 1970s through 2017, the novel chronicles the lives...

August 25, 2019

Love Kylie and her videos. My next trip, to Italy.

July 26, 2019

I picked up this novel (well, downloaded it onto my Kindle Paperwhite) because it was listed as a best book of June 2019. I finished it in several hours while sitting in a striped beach chair in the Atlantic, trying to stay cool from the day's searing heat, slathered w...

July 24, 2019

I didn't want to start this review by refuting the one I just read on Amazon (but I will). The Amazon review was very critical; it accused the author of lying or exaggerating based on the author's descriptions of dresses and her father's old fashioned way of speaking,...

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