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From My Bookshelf: Caitlin Doughty's Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

The “Quick and Dirty”

Number of Pages:  244
Number of Stars: 4.5
How long did it take to read? 3 days
Elevator Summary: A behind-the-scenes look at what happens to us after we die, as told by the founder of The Order of the Good Death and the voice of Ask a Mortician, Caitlin Doughty. 997 more words


June 2018 Reading Suggestions

Welcome to yet another edition of Reading Suggestions.  The next edition of Reading Suggestions will be the tenth one, so I want you all readers to suggest books in the comments, to be included in that edition. 645 more words


American Ulysses A Life of Ulysses S. Grant

American Ulysses, the biography of Ulysses S. Grant by Ronald C. White, is a reconstruction of U.S. Grant’s standing in the pantheon of U.S. Presidents. 1,288 more words

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May 2018 Reading Suggestions

First, of all, I would like to apologise to all my readers for not posting the April 2018 Reading Suggestions.  It is the time of summer, and if you are getting bored then there is nothing better than picking up a book and getting immersed in it. 567 more words


Notable Books - Fiction, 2018

From the American Library Association and Booklist, here are some notable books to add to your 2018 reading list.  Click on images to enlarge.

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Do You Remember March?

I already mentioned that I pretty-well lost the month of April laying on my back in a rehabilitation center. It wasn’t too bad: I almost finished the March reading list. 279 more words


Eleven Days

“At the end of The Illiad, Priam visits Achilles to beg for the body of his son, Hector (Achilles killed Hector to avenge the death of his friend Patroclus). 255 more words

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