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Not gregarious in crowds.
Dry humor.
Like unsweetened iced tea. (and it's "iced," not "ice")
Love John Sandford's books.
Love the pre- American Revolution thru early Republic (1820s) era.
Love the late 19th - early 20th century era.
Am becoming really interested in history of early Christian church: first 500 … more

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reviewed True Blue. October 13, 2010
True Blue
I like Baldacci's books, I'll just say that up front.  The plots are usually well-woven, and the characters are unique (see the Camel Club series).       True Blue …
reviewed The Postcard Killers. October 13, 2010
The Postcard Killers
I have read many of Patterson's books, including the Cross series and the Women's Murder Club series. This is neither. This one is about a NYPD detective whose daughter and her boyfriend were …
reviewed Alexander Hamilton. July 17, 2010
Alexander Hamilton
Tell you what.  I just joined this History club, and a read several of your book reviews, and you all sound so erudite, that I thought I'b better write something better than what I'd just …
1960--LBJ vs. JFK vs. Nixon: The Epic Campaign
I didn't find 1960 by David Pietrusza in the Lunch's repertoire, but I am reviewing it because, if anyone out there likes modern politics, this is an excellent read.  I gave it a "2" …
reviewed Alexander Hamilton. July 09, 2010
Alexander Hamilton
I finally finished Alexander Hamilton, and, despite the fact that I had to put it down several times, I gave it a "3" ranking.       I had to put it down pretty often, …
PIllars of the Earth
Boy, I read Pillars of the Earth a long time ago, 1989, when it was first published in hardback. I like Follett's thriller-mysteries, but I recall reading the jacket and thinking that this isn't …
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July 19, 2010
Nothing scarier than a Lurking Founder.
 
July 19, 2010
Just stopping by to say hello, and to thank you for all your contributions to Cafe Libri. I'm glad some of the reviewers didn't scare you away, including myself. I'm afraid I'm one of those people that write long reviews...mainly because I love writing, lol! My biggest critique by my fellow academics is that I need to learn to condense. I figure someday I will just need to get a really good editor to help me in that regard. ;)

Let me know if you have any questions, concerns, comments, etc. As the founder of Cafe Libri, I'm always lurking about. 
 
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