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One of My Favorite Authors

Oh my, have I ever been busy reading. I just finished reading James Michener’s amazing novel, The Source. There are reasons he is in the top ten of my favorite authors.

With over 1,000 pages, it kept me reading, and reading. Michener is brilliant with his word-imagery, down to the most minute detail. I felt my senses filled with sight, sound, touch, hearing and taste. I loved every page of this amazing historical novel.

I have been an avid James Michener fan for decades, yes, decades. Some of his other books I have read and totally enjoyed:

The Covenant

Centennial

Chesapeake

Sayonara

Hawaii

Alaska

Poland

The Drifters

There are other books of his that I have read, aside from the ones listed above. His works have always touched a core with me. There are a few I have not read, and I hope to get to them, eventually.

I will write a proper review of The Source at some point in the future. For now, I am still savoring the story line, reflecting on the thought-provoking story and magnificent novel that James Michener created.

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Book Diva News December 22, 2013

Bridging the World a book at a Time

Bridging the World a book at a Time

American Mirror: The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell, by Deborah Solomon is a book I just ordered, and can’t wait to get!

David Laskin certainly has my attention, and I am definitely buying his latest book.

May Ned Vizzini be at peace…read the touching tribute.

The New York Times Best Ten Books of 2013

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Book Diva News – October 13, 2013

Bridging the World a Book at a Time

Bridging the World a Book at a Time

I have about 100 pages left to read (out of over 800) in the book, Paris: The Novel, by Edward Rutherfurd.

McDonalds Happy Meals
will be containing books, the first week of November.

L.A. Times Bestsellers List, October 13, 2013.

New York Times Best Sellers list October 13, 2013.

The Goldfinch
, by Donna Tartt looks to be a compelling read.

The year 2017 will see a personal diary published by Alice Walker.

Local Brevard, Florida authors and their books.

Healing art…donations from kid’s book illustrators.

Oldest Jewish prayer book unearthed.


Visit the NPR
for more book news.

Sorry for the update…I had to fix a link.

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Books Currently Reading, Books to Read

I am currently reading Gabby, by Gabrielle Giffords and Mark Kelly.

I am also reading The Book of Illusions, by Paul Auster.

And, also, The Jewish Americans, by Beth Wenger

Tracy Chevalier’s The Last Runway will be released next month!

I am looking forward to the January release of The Genius: Elijah of Vilna and the Making of Modern Judaism.

Also, in the Jewish biography genre, I am also wanting to read the upcoming release in January of The Life and Legacy of Flavius Josephus.

Les Miserables, by Victor Hugo, will be released again in January 2013.

Has anyone read The Twelve Tribes of Hattie?

I came across this book the other day. I don’t know how I missed it: Bring Up the Bodies.

If any of you are on GoodReads, let me know.

That is it for today. Enjoy your Friday.

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