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Readers’ Workouts, or My Recent Adventures with the Marine

The Readers’ Workouts meme is hosted at Joy’s Book Blog.   This is a place to share exercise successes and challenges. As I mentioned in last week’s post, the Marine had me weightlifting with a barbell last Monday , as well as doing … Continue reading

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Readers’ Workouts

The Readers’ Workouts meme is hosted at Joy’s Book Blog.   This is a place to share exercise successes and challenges. If you had told me a few weeks ago that I’d be weightlifting (I mean what you see at the Olympics-type weightlifting) … Continue reading

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Audiobook: The Good Luck of Right Now

Every few months I browse the digital audiobooks available through my local library system and I decide to try once again to get into audiobooks.  I am not always successful in what I choose, for various reasons (perhaps another post?), … Continue reading

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Readers’ Workouts

The Readers’ Workouts meme is hosted at Joy’s Book Blog.   This is a place to share exercise successes and challenges. Back in January I started the OptiFast weight loss program through a local hospital that is affiliated with the gym to which … Continue reading

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Thoughts on The Perfume Collector

  Not to dwell on it again, but the winter was rough on me emotionally and I didn’t do too much aside from work and sleep (and read, of course, but not nearly as much as I normally do).  I … Continue reading

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Readers’ Workouts

The Readers’ Workouts meme is hosted at Joy’s Book Blog.   This is a place to share exercise successes and challenges. I have been going back and forth on whether or not to post.  I’ve been working out fairly regularly the last month … Continue reading

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Hope: A Tragedy

    Hope: A Tragedy  by Shalom Auslander is a dark novel. It is at times an offensive novel.  Yet I really enjoyed it. The premise:  Solomon Kugel, his wife, and their young son, move into an old farmhouse in … Continue reading

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What I’ve Been Reading: Fiction

Alas, it is still early in the year, but I have yet to read a novel that I just loved.  The ones I’ve read I’ve liked well enough, but none of them are making me rush to recommend them.  Maybe … Continue reading

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What I’ve Been Reading: Non-Fiction

Before I let things get away from me (again), here are some quick thoughts about some non-fiction books I’ve read in the last month: Breaking the Chain:  How I Banned Chain Restaurants from My Diet and Went from Full to … Continue reading

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The Lost Wife by Alyson Richman

  I really want to talk about The Lost Wife but I feel that I cannot properly do so without revealing spoilers, even though one of them takes place in the first chapter.  However I enjoyed it very much, and … Continue reading

Posted in 2014, fiction, holocaust, Uncategorized, World War II