Monday, August 10, 2020

Books Read List Begun and Other Things!

 Monday August 10, 2020

Well, here we are in the sixth month of this coronavirus pandemic; mu family remains healthy, thank God. As we continue our social distancing I've been thinking about returning to my blog to help keep track of how time flies!  It's been the better part of two years since I entered a post, amazing!

Reading has become even more of a passion in my life: I'll begin this post with a list of the books I completed in:

JULY 2020:

  • This Was a Man        Book 7        The Clifton Chronicles        560p
    • by Jeffrey Archer  
  • Leonardo da Vinci        599p
    • by Walter Isaacson
  • Kane and Abel        Book 1          Kane and Abel series         658p
    • by Jeffrey Archer
  • Assignment Bletchley     Book 1         175p
    • by Peter J. Azzole
  • Blindspot:  Hidden Biases of Good People        254p
    • by Mahzarin R. Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald
  • The Prodigal Daughter        Book 2       Kane and Abel series       564p
    • by Jeffrey Archer
  • A History of the Popes, Volume I:  Origins to the Middle Ages
  • Shall We Tell the President      Book 3     Kane and Abel series     220p
    • by Jeffrey Archer
  • The Dublin Saga - The Princes of Ireland       776p
    • by Edward Rutherfurd
  • A Pilgrimage to Eternity:  From Canterbury to Rome in Search of a Faith     384p
    • by Timothy Egan
  • Death on the Nile
    • by Agatha Christie
I am enjoying the opportunity to read several tomes at the same time, on Kindle, on Audible, and in hard-bound or paperback form.  Audible books are great for listening to while working out on the treadmill, walking outside, or driving in the car.  Kindle is a good choice for books that require definitions and notes, pieces from which I intend to learn.  Then, there's the good old paperback for enjoying while sitting or lying down.

The Agatha Christie mystery was read in order to participate in my August book club discussion group. We each chose a different Christie book and gave a short book report, after which we had a general discussion of Mrs. Christie's considerable library of novels written over the course of a long a very productive writing career.

Lots of Jeffrey Archer - I'd read the beginning of the Clifton Chronicles years ago, remembering that his style is very pleasing in my opinion.  I've now listened to all of The Clifton Chronicles and Kane and Abel series; they're intriguing company for my treadmill workouts, where I find myself adding minutes and miles, just so I can continue to listen, high praise for an author indeed!


  1. Thank you for sharing Mimi! What a great list.

    1. Wow! Great to hear from my lovely granddaughter so quickly. I am so proud of you and your family. Stay tuned for some short stories in the near future! I love you.

  2. How wonderful to get a post from you. Please keep posting.

    1. Hello to a "blog friend!" Yes, I've been thinking about it for some time and yesterday I finally jotted down some notes. I have been 'enjoying' this social distancing--not for the terrible pandemic and its swath of destruction and despair--for the time it's given me to read, read, read. There's more coming - soon!