I. Can’t. Stop. Reading.

I. Can’t. Stop. Reading.

I’m counting down a lifetime of books . . . ones that I actually enjoyed. My need to read started at three years old when I brought my birthday party to a standstill. The first present that I opened was a stack of ten comic books. I forgot all about the party. My guests hopped from foot […]

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2. Homeland

I love the 1890s. I love old technology. I love stories of immigrants coming to America. Homeland by John Jakes has all of that in spades. That’s because it’s loooong, baby. Up to 1,200 pages, depending on the format you get it in. But that’s gooooooood, because the characters are fascinating and the times are […]

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1.  Lust for Life

1. Lust for Life

Vincent van Gogh, acclaimed as one of the greatest artists of all time, created 900 paintings. He sold exactly one during his lifetime.  His most famous painting, Starry Night, was created in a mental institution.  At one point, he tried to kill himself by eating paint.  In Lust for Life, Irving Stone brilliantly paints the portrait of this  tortured […]

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