Book Club Mom’s July 2020 recap

The calendar advances but for everyone much is the same with the many ups and downs of the pandemic. Our birdfeeder continues to be a major source of entertainment. The new development is that squirrels and chipmunks have discovered the food and are very good at jumping on the feeder and sticking their faces in the holes! This poor bird had to wait its turn.

I’m back on track with reading and read three very good books and listened to one audiobook. The River was a great choice to listen to during my walks. Hidden Valley Road is a nonfiction account of one family’s battle with schizophrenia. Six out of twelve children suffered from this debilitating mental illness. Force of Nature is a great atmospheric mystery set in Australia and my fourth read was actually a re-read – Bel Canto by Ann Patchett, a fascinating story of the relationships between and among terrorists and hostages set in South America.

Book Reviews

The River by Peter Heller

Hidden Valley Road by Robert Kolker

Force of Nature by Jane Harper

Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

Miscellaneous posts

Grammar check – lay low or lie low?

Grammar check – dos and don’ts or do’s and don’ts?

On YouTube today – sharing a book I got for my birthday

Short reviews from 2013: Twisted, The Shoemaker’s Wife and Steve Jobs

Book trivia and first lines of my Top 15 Faves

2020 Beach Reads

Many thanks to my recent Top Commenters!

Who’s That Indie Author – I posted one author profile this month and now I’m taking a break while I rework this feature with new questions so stay tuned!

Joanne Kukanza Easley

And now on to August. I hope you’re all healthy and doing well – leave a comment and share your updates!

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