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Feelings Of Alienation? Belonging? etc June 18, 2018

Filed under: Books,Memories,Novels — Janet @ 3:38 pm

IMG_5723  Americanah by Chimanda Ngozi Adichie.  A wonderful book and particularly appropriate reading after numerous discussions last weekend at my 60th reunion at Middlebury College in Vermont.


Reading Choice December 11, 2016

Filed under: Authors,Books,Henry James,Novels,Travel — Janet @ 8:51 pm

travels-with-henry-james                  img_1942               Travels With Henry James – a surprising choice for me, not being a fan of Henry James.  Nevertheless this collection of various essays written over a period of time proved to be sufficiently interesting (and readable).  I’m not being very kind to Henry James am I.  Let’s say I’m glad to have read it but I’m not rushing out to try one of his famous novels again.



The Family Tree November 12, 2016

Filed under: Ancestors,Ancestry,Benedict Arnold,Books,Genealogy,Novels — Janet @ 2:55 pm

A steady increase in the number of ancestors identified for my family tree.  The total now is 4,159.  Each person has a story to uncover.  That’s a lot of research!

Now to read yet another book related to this research.  This time it’s a novel which I spotted in a charity shop in La Conner.  A novel about Benedict Arnold.