Category Archives: favorite books

My Un-scholarly Book Pile

Our Tuesday fox posed this question: “Is there a book that you have always wanted to read but never have? What has stopped you from reading it?” There are countless titles that I could list to answer the first question. … Continue reading

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Childhood Characters Whom I Like More NOW

Than I did when I was a kid By Jeff Salter Before I launch into my review of this particular title – The House on the Cliff… volume 2 of the venerable Hardy Boys ORIGINAL series – let me say … Continue reading

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Geared For the Grave

A Cycle Path Mystery — Book 1 Another Comedic Novel by Duffy Brown By Jeff Salter Duffy Brown is a Grade-A HOOT — in the finest definition of that term… and she’s one of the most generous and reader-involved authors … Continue reading

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‘Eager’ to Read

“Have you revisited an old favorite book/movie? How did it change for you as you got older?” As I have often mentioned here, we are watching more movies than ever and many are old favorites. Some are one that I … Continue reading

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Revisiting Old Favorites

Books I Still Enjoy Today By Jeff Salter Before I launch into this week’s topic, allow me to puff out my chest briefly — since this is my 500th post on this group blog. Launched in February 2011, Four Foxes … Continue reading

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Bring ’em On!

What do I read? What genre or genres? The real question is, what don’t I read? I was one of those kids who read the cereal boxes at breakfast. I read through the family’s World Book Encyclopedia by 4th grade. I … Continue reading

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“Isn’t It a Wonder?”

“Free Week” again here and with it having been Christmas week, this year is anything  but free for me. Family members are spreading, and I feel the need to make Christmas happy as long as I can for all of … Continue reading

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If You Think You Understand the Lusitania’s Sinking

… You may be completely wrong By Jeff Salter Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania (2016) By Erik Larson Being an avid student of history – and especially of military history – I’ve often prided myself on recognizing … Continue reading

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Yes, It IS Hoarding

Because I have many writers and/or readers on my main Facebook page, I see memes like this all the time: But this is  nowhere near what I have in my house. I also see :           … Continue reading

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Yippee-Ki-Yay

Finally READING the Classic Westerns By Jeff Salter Though I have been a huge fan of Westerns – on TV and at the movies – for my entire life, I somehow never got around to READING hardly any of them… … Continue reading

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