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Subject: It's May 2020 - What Are You Reading?
Date Posted: 5/1/2020 10:14 PM ET
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FINISHED 

  1. "FIVE DAYS IN NOVEMBER" by Clint Hill (A+++++) (unabridged audio CD) On November 22, 1963, three shots were fired in Dallas, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated and the world stopped for four days. For an entire generation, it was the end of an age of innocence. That evening, a photo ran on the front pages of newspapers across the world, showing a Secret Service agent jumping on the back of the presidential limousine in a desperate attempt to protect the President and Mrs. Kennedy. That agent was Clint Hill. Now Secret Service Agent Clint Hill commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the tragedy with this stunning book containing more than 150 photos, each accompanied by Hill’s incomparable insider account of those terrible days. With poignant narration accompanying rarely seen images, we witness three-year-old John Kennedy Jr.’s pleas to come to Texas with his parents and the rapturous crowds of mixed ages and races that greeted the Kennedys at every stop in Texas. We stand beside a shaken Lyndon Johnson as he is hurriedly sworn in as the new president. We experience the first lady’s steely courage when she insists on walking through the streets of Washington, DC, in her husband’s funeral procession. A story that has taken Clint Hill fifty years to tell, this is a work of personal and historical scope. Besides the unbearable grief of a nation and the monumental consequences of the event, the death of JFK was a personal blow to a man sworn to protect the first family, and who knew, from the moment the shots rang out in Dallas, that nothing would ever be the same.
  2. "ALL THE RIGHT PLACES" by Jenna Sutton (A++++) Amelia Winger is a small-town girl with big dreams of becoming a successful designer. So when she gets a gig designing accessories for denim empire Riley O’Brien & Co., it’s a dream come true. Amelia can handle the demanding job, but she isn’t quite prepared for sexy CEO Quinn O’Brien. She’s doing her best to keep things professional, but the attraction sparking between them makes it personal. And so does the secret project she's working on behind his back. Quinn’s not interested in the new accessories, but he is interested in the woman designing them. Amelia is smart, sexy, and talented, and he hasn’t been able to stop thinking about her since they met. Mixing business and pleasure isn’t wise, but that doesn’t stop him from coming up with excuses to spend time with her. He thinks he understands the risk he’s taking when he gets involved with Amelia. But he doesn’t know he’s risking a lot more than his heart.

CURRENTLY READING -

  1. "Gastien: From Dream to Destiny" (Gastien #2) by Caddie Rowland (reading on a Kindle app on my computer)
  2. "Seven Stones to Stand or Fall" by Diana Gabaldon
  3. "More Than Words" "The Greatest Gift" by Diana Palmer "Shelternet" by Jan Richardson and Kathryn Babcock "Close Call" by Carla Neggers "Quilts from Caring Hands" by June Nielsen "Hanging by a Thread" by Emilie Richards "Memory Box Artist Program" by Tera Leigh "Small Packages" by Brenda Novak "The Motheread/Fatheread Literacy Program" by Dena Wortzel "Built to Last" by Susan Mallery
  4. "Claim & Protect" (Haven Brotherhood #3) by Rhenna Morgan (new author for me)

CURRENTLY LISTENING TO -

  1. "Dark in Death" (In Death #46) by J.D. Robb (listening to in my car)
  2. "Along Came a Spider" (Alex Cross #1) (unabridged audio CD)


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Date Posted: 5/2/2020 12:19 AM ET
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Reading:

My Life With Bob  Pamela Paul

Finished:

The Library Book Susan Orlean

White Collar Girl  Renee Rosen

The Battle for Room 314   Ed Boland

The Best of Us  Sarah  Pekkanen

Dream Daughter  Diane Chamberlain

Carousel Beach  Orly Konig



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Reading:

The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye by David Lagercrantz

Vermeer's Hat by Timothy Brook

Munson: The Life and Death of a Yankee Captain by Marty Appel

Sons and Daughters of Ease and Plenty by Ramona Ausubel

Git-R-Done by Larry the Cable Guy

 

Finished:

Prairie Silence by Melanie Hoffert

The White Man in the Tree and other stories by Mark Kurlansky

Mission Critical, A Gray Man novel by Mark Greaney

Unqualified by Anna Faris

A Song for Nero by Thomas Holt

Immunity by Taylor Antrim

Sin Bravely by Maggie Rowe

But Enough About Me: A Memoir by Burt Reynolds and Jon Winokur

For Edgar by Sheldon Rusch

Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell



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Finished this month: Antiques Swap by Barbara Allan, Low Pressure by Sandra Brown,  Cold Hearted by Beverly Barton,  The First Prophet by Kay Hooper, Wishmakers by Dorothy Garlock, Fast Courting by Barbara Delinsky, Dust by Martha Grimes,  The Echelon Vendetta by David Stone

 

 

Currently reading: Cat With an Emerald Eye by Carole Nelson Douglas

 

Books read in:.  2014 -- 95,   2015 --- 98,    2016 --- 98,    2017 --- 107,    2018 --- 108,    2019 --- 113

Read in 2020:  Jan. --- 12,   Feb. --- 9,   Mar. --- 10,    Apr. --- 17



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Date Posted: 5/24/2020 6:13 PM ET
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https://www.paperbackswap.com/River-Doubt-Theodore-Candice-Millard/book/0767913736/

My daughter led me to this author. She loved the Churchill biography by Candice Millard.

This book by the same author is about Theodore Roosevelt on an unmapped river in the Amazon rainforest of South America. It was a pretty amazing story! I enjoyed it very much :)



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Finished:  Knitting Yarns  by:  Ann Hood  (I haven't been reading much)

Hope to get to:  Murder, She Wrote Murder of Twelve   by:  Jon Land

                         Yes, We Did by:  Lawrence Jackson

                         The Knitter's Book of Socks  by:  Clara Parkes

                         Travel Guide To Port Charles

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