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Two Wonderful Books with Dogs: One Memoir, One Fiction #BookReview

I loved both of these books, although they were very different. When Harry Met Minnie is a memoir by Marthat Teichner dealing with love of Bull Terriers and how that brought two women together in a heartbreaking yet wonderful friendship. A Dog’s Courage is a story from W. Bruce Cameron and is the second book in A Dog’s Way Home series. It is very timely, dealing with forest fires and the animals that get displaced by them. Fiction, but realistic. Both of these books were provided by the publisher upon request. The rating and opinions shared are my own.

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Stupid Things I Won’t Do When I Get Old #AudiobookReview #BookReview @StevenPetrow

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Stupid Things I Won’t Do When I Get Old (A Highly Judgmental, Unapologetically Honest Accounting of All the Things Our Elders Are Doing Wrong) by Steven Petrow, Michael Butler Murray (Narrator)

Published June 29th by Highbridge (Division of Recorded Books), June 21st 2021 by Citadel Press

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The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector’s Story #AudiobookReview

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The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector’s Story by Hyeonseo Lee, Narrated by David John and Josie Dunn

Published July 2nd 2015, Audiobook: August 2nd 2019 by William Collins

5 Stars: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Three Ordinary Girls: The Remarkable Story of Three Dutch Teenagers Who Became Spies, Saboteurs, Nazi Assassins and WWII Heroes #AudiobookReview

Three Ordinary Girls: The Remarkable Story of Three Dutch Teenagers Who Became Spies, Saboteurs, Nazi Assassins and WWII Heroes by Tim Brady, David de Vries (Narrator)

Published February 23rd 2021 by HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books, Citadel Press

4 Stars: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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National Poetry Month – Songs of Heartstrings by Miriam Hurdle #BookReview @mhurdle112

I took several weeks to enjoy this book of poems. I enjoyed them and wanted time to ponder them, not rush through them. Miriam Hurdle is a blogger I follow who shares wonderful photographs, poetry and snapshots into her life among other things. I enjoy her blog and wanted to read her book. I was not disappointed.

Songs of Heartstrings by Miriam Hurdle

Published October 31st 2018 by KDP

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“Do you smellllllll what the Rock is cookin’?” Two Books about Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson #BookReview

My husband and I were huge wrestling fans. We used to go over to Detroit to Joe Louis Arena for live wrestling events. We were more of the Hulk Hogan, Macho Man, and Rick Flair generation, but we did watch The Rock on Monday Night Raw and Friday Night Main Event. When these two books were offered on Edelweiss, I wanted to check them out. Of course he is know just as much for his acting career as he is for wrestling and these books showcase both of those.

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Make Your Own Sunshine: Inspiring Stories of People Who Find Light in Dark Times #AudiobookReview @HarperAudio @JaniceDean

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Make Your Own Sunshine: Inspiring Stories of People Who Find Light in Dark Times, Written and Narrated by Janice Dean

Published March 2nd 2021 by HarperAudio

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Just As I Am: A Memoir by Cicely Tyson #AudiobookReview

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Just As I Am: A Memoir by Cicely Tyson, Narrated by Viola Davis, Cicely Tyson (introduction)

Published January 26th 2021 by HarperAudio, HarperCollins Publishing

Description: “In her long and extraordinary career, Cicely Tyson has not only succeeded as an actor, she has shaped the course of history.” –President Barack Obama, 2016 Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony

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The Answer Is…: Reflections on My Life by Alex Trebek, Narrated by Ken Jennings

When I saw this audiobook available at my library, I had to grab it. I have a few reasons for this: 1. I love Jeopardy, 2. Alex Trebek is a Canadian and was actually born in Ontario, 3. My husband passed away from pancreatic cancer. I am so glad I did because I really enjoyed this memoir.

The Answer Is…: Reflections on My Life by Alex Trebek (Author/Narrator), Ken Jennings (Narrator)

Published July 21st 2020 by Simon & Schuster Audio

About the Book (From Goodreads): Longtime Jeopardy! host and television icon Alex Trebek reflects on his life and career. Continue reading “The Answer Is…: Reflections on My Life by Alex Trebek, Narrated by Ken Jennings”

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