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Varied Book Reviews

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After sunset, I love to sit in my favorite chair with a cup of decaffeinated green tea with honey and lemon in it, and read. I do this each evening. I read during the day, also, don’t get me wrong, but there is something about relaxing in the evening and perusing the pages of a book.

Many of the books I read come from new releases based on an author I like, or on a review of a book I am interested in.

Each of the links below give the curious reader a variety of books that have been reviewed. There might be a review of a book you are interested in reading, so browse through their listings.

The New York Times Sunday Book Review offers book reviews that blend cultures, societal issues, and so much more. Take a look.

Visit the Los Angeles Review of Books to see their collection for this week.

London Review of Books also has interesting material.

The Wall Street Journal offers their take on books.

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Book Diva Thoughts

I have not been blogging the past few days, as the news regarding Boston kept me pretty much glued to the TV, the internet, and other avenues of news gathering. My words would have been inadequate, as far as a book review goes.

Today I decided to blog, but my post is short, and doesn’t contain a book review.

I have not been motivated to read until last night, when I began The Innocents, by Francesca Segal.

I have a couple of books on my night table to read:

The Chaperone, by Laura Moriarty

The Language of Flowers
, by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

That is it for today. Thanks for the visit.


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Some Books I have read in 2012

The following is a list of some (not all) of the books that I have read in 2012 (in no particular order):

On the Eve: The Jews of Europe Before the Second World War, by Bernard Wasserstein

You, Fascinating You, by Germaine Shames

Prague: My Long Journey Home a Memoir of Survival, Denial and Redemption, by Charles Ota Heller

Rhyming Life and Death, by Amos Oz

An Uncommon Friendship: From Opposite Sides of the Holocaust, by Bernat Rosner

City of Women, by David R. Gillham

Who Shall Live: The Wilhelm Bachner Story, by Samuel P. Oliner

The Gates of November, by Chaim Potok

The Emperor of LIes, by Steve Sem-Sandberg

Italy’s Sorrow, by James Holland,

HIdden History of the Kovno Ghetto-United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Behind Enemy Lines: The True Story of a French Jewish Spy in Nazi Germany, by Marthe Cohn

Man’s Search for Meaning, by Viktor E. Frankl

The Iron Tracks, by Aharon Appelfeld

Wings: A Novel of World War II Flygirls, by Karl Friedrich

Jerusalem Maiden, by Talia Carner

I Shall Not Hate, by Izzeldin Abuelaish

Dinner With Lenny, by Jonathan Cott

Road to Valor: A True Story of WWII, Italy, the Nazis and a Cyclist Who Inspired a Nation by Ali McConnon

The Amber Room, by Steve Berry

Soul to Soul: writings From Dark Places, by Deborah Masel

To Heal a Fractured World, by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

The Zahir, by Paulo Coelho

The Jewish Husband, by Lia Levi

The Devil and Miss Prym, by Paulo Coelho

Simon’s Family, by Marianne Fredericksson

Away, by Amy Bloom

The Dogs and Wolves, by Irene Nemirovsky

The Dovekeepers, by Alice Hoffman

The Island Within, by Ludwig Lewisohn

The Gift of Rest, by Senator Joe Lieberman

A Mind of Winter, by Shira Nayman

22 Britannia Road, by Amanda Hodgkinson

97 Orchard, by Jane Ziegelman

The Jewish Body, by Melvin Konner

Two Lives, by Vikram Seth

This is America!, by Henye Meyer

Three Horses, by Erri De Luca

Jewish Roots in Southern Soil, by Marcie Ferris

Saving Monticello: The Levy Family’s Epic Quest to Rescue the House That Jefferson Built, by Marc Leepson

Being Polite to Hitler, by Forman Dew

The House at Tyneford, by Natashia Solomons

Under the North Light: The Life and Work of Maud and Miska Petersham, by Lawrence Webster

Jewish Stories from Heaven and Earth, by Rabbi Dov Peretz Elkins

The Promised Land, by Mary Antin

Joseph Anton, by Salman Rushdie

The Marriage Artist, by Andrew Winer

Unorthodox, by Deborah Feldman

Blackmore Park in World War II, by Fran and Martin Collins

Prague Winter, by Madeleine Albright

Rashi’s Daughters: Book III: Rachel: A Novel of Love and Talmud in Medieval France, by Maggie Anton

Rashi’s Daughters: Book I: Joheved, by Maggie Anton

The Polish Boxer, by Eduardo Halfon

The Sandcastle Girls, by Chris Bohjalian

The Violinists Thumb, by Sam Kean

The Welsh Girl, by Peter Ho Davies

Three Horses, by Erri De Luca

I am still reading books, and there are still 15 more days left until the end of the year. I have six books that I need to write reviews for, and they will be upcoming.

Have a nice rest of the day, or evening, wherever you reside.

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Finished Reading

I have finished reading two very fascinating books:

Saving Monticello: The Levy Family’s Epic Quest to Rescue the House Jefferson Built, by Marc Leepson

Jewish Roots in Southern Soil: A New History, by Marcie Ferris

My reviews will follow some time this week.

Happy Sunday!

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