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Northanger Abbey

By: Jane Austen The last book in the Brown Dog Reading Challenge!!! A book that is more than one hundred years old, Northanger Abbey. Believe it or not this is my first foray into Jane Austen. I chose this one of hers because it was her first novel, although it wasn’t published until after her… Read More Northanger Abbey

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Leading Lady: Sherry Lansing and the Making of a Hollywood Groundbreaker

By: Stephen Galloway After several misses, I finally landed on this as my biography for the Brown Dog Reading Challenge. I don’t usually enjoy biographies, and this one did slog in some parts. The middle part was mostly name dropping of stars and movies and repeated stories of how difficult famous people can be. I… Read More Leading Lady: Sherry Lansing and the Making of a Hollywood Groundbreaker

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Queen Bee

By: Dorothea Benton Frank I chose Queen Bee for a book published in 2019 for the Brown Dog Reading Challenge because I always love everything written by Frank. Especially in the summer when I am headed out on vacation. In Queen Bee, we return to one of Frank’s favorite locations, Sullivans Island. Our heroine, Holly,… Read More Queen Bee

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The Five Red Herrings

By: Dorothy L. Sayers I chose The Five Red Herrings for the 2019 Brown Dog Reading Challenge after hearing it discussed one the What Should I Read Next Podcast. It will fill the slot for an author that is deceased. I don’t know if you have ever watched the British TV Show Shetland, but reading… Read More The Five Red Herrings

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A Gentleman in Moscow

By: Amor Towles A Gentleman in Moscow was my pick from a celebrities book club for the 2019 Brown Dog Reading Challenge. I used the term celebrity a little loosely but I have been listening to a new Podcast from Anne Bogel called “What should I read next?” and this was her book club pick.… Read More A Gentleman in Moscow

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The Jekyll Island Chronicles: Volume I- A Machine Age War

By: Steve Nedvidek, Ed Crowell, Jack Lowe, Moses Nester (Illustrations) This was my first graphic novel, chosen for the 2019 Brown Dog Reading Challenge. Isn’t that the whole point of the challenge, to read things that you normally wouldn’t? I though this would be the one that I enjoyed the least (that turned out to be the biography!), but… Read More The Jekyll Island Chronicles: Volume I- A Machine Age War

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The Murmur of Bees

By: Sofia Segovia I chose the Murmur of Bees for the 2019 Brown Dog Reading Challenge as my book in translation. This one came to my attention when Amazon did a promotion in which they offered a selection of translated books for free on my Kindle. I got several but I started with this one… Read More The Murmur of Bees

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Cocktails for Three

By: Madeleine Wickham I chose Cocktails for Three from my local Little Free Library to qualify for the 2019 Brown Dog Reading Challenge because I was ready for some good, easy chick lit. This certainly fit the bill. Roxanne, Maggie and Candice work together at the Londoner Magazine and once a month meet up at… Read More Cocktails for Three