Bookish in the Mitten

Book reviews, book recommendations, book talk, and a little knitting

Podcasts are a great way to listen to stories. Below are five options. Jim Harold’s Campfire – Ghosts, UFOs, Bigfoot and friends – good stuff.  Listeners, interviewed by the engaging and warm Jim Harold, share their scary stories. This podcast has been running since 2008 but only the most recent episodes are available without joining …

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Here are five authors who started writing or publishing after age fifty, or who continued their writing careers later into their lives. It’s not too late – ever! Frank McCourt – Angela’s Ashes was published when he was 67 years old. It won a Pulitzer Prize. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_McCourt Annie Proulx – Author of Brokeback Mountain and …

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We could use a little distraction right now. Here are some older titles to revisit, whether at the beach or in your living room; each is engrossing enough to pull you into the story for a while but not so deep you have to work at it. Download one today from an indie bookseller (see …

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Format: Hardcover, from my lovely local library Publisher: Ballantine Books, July 2019 Debbie Macomber is the queen of traditional women’s fiction. She writes clean romance novels – a lot of them. This story is no exception to her usual formula, and the ending is happy (no spoiler there; all of her books have happy endings). …

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Author Stephen King Narrator Santino Fontana Format: Audio Source: My lovely local library Disclaimer: I am a fan of King’s first novels, and this review is shaped by my high regard for those first books. It’s impossible not to compare them. I listened to the audio version of this book, which was highly marketed in …

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Author: Liz Moore Narrator: Keith Szarabajka Format: Audio Source: Audible Publisher: Blackstone Audio What a lovely listen. This is the story of a 550-lb recluse named Arthur Opp, his one-time friend turned pen-pal Charlene, and the young Kel Keller. The book has been around awhile, published in 2012. Moore gives distinct voices to each of …

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