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WONDERFUL!


?/ Especially when read soon after Henrietta Lacks!/?

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Saw this cover-up on one of the charity tables.
Thought I’d finally read it
(As I remember many friends doing when it was published, sales @ CostCo, etc.)
and thought I’d see what the fuss was all about.

Didn’t see back cover – Romance” !!, although I already knew’EROTIC”
Thot I did not know there was an actual genre of “EROTIC ROMANCE, but then I remember ed women reading ‘bodice-rippers’ @ some point in my life.

STILL pondering what to say; NOT ambivelant….

For some reason, both The Odessa File and the Cobra were 0n-&-off again readings.

 

  • ODESSA FILE, The *****
    I sure i’ve read this before (© 1972), started it, lost my place, but i enjoyed it so much I just went back to the beginning!

Bot for a buck w/ broken spine i made worse; hope to fix as last…

  • COBRA,The – On first reading the back-cover, I dismissed this book about cocaine (and worse, Crack) b/c, as a former nurse, I maintain that:
    the ‘War on Drugs’ will never be won b/c, @ the USER-level,
    this is a MEDICAL (addiction) problem, NOT a criminal one.
    Spend the bl**dy $$$ on re-hab clinics!

    But i was enjoying The Odessa File so much that I picked it up anyway.
    I found myself on pp 114 on February 26th, and, as above, went back to-the-beginning and quickly caught up.
    This is NOT a regular ‘war-on-drugs’ book: it assails the SOURCE in a very bold manner.  If the U.S./Euro  gov’ts actually had the guts the try this, it just might work!

From my cousin in Brazil

From my cousin in Brazil

(2+ Hour Beautiful Video Album) 1080p on YouTube

https://youtu.be/vBINZe7Yl6E

Listen to this album of music. It was made showing the cityscapes of Québec.
You’ll adore it

Once a news-junkie, a Toronto Raging Granny, i am so out of touch now…

CANADIAN RANT – from books by  John Grisham! (after…2014-01-10)

  • Appeal, The: Riveting, harrowing, terrifying.
    Our appointment system in Canada is not perfect, but definitely preferable to that of electing Supreme Court Judges.   Grisham writes with some authority [He …served in the House of Representatives in Mississippi from January 1984 to September 1990. – Wikipedia]

    …shame on Harper for ending the direct [$2}per-vote subsidy for political parties, which banned corporate donations. [link].

    As I remember it this sprang from Chretien’s last meeting with Bill Clinton, when he learned that Hilary Hilary Clinton’s  Senate  campaign cost more than that of the entire Liberal Party of Canada!

     

  • Confession, The: This book really stirred me up.
    I am even more grateful to be Canadian, living WITHOUT elected judges, WITH  gun control and WITHOUT the death penalty (our last execution was 1962).

    I hope our next PM will re-instate the program above.

 

reader2edtranslated from German

MY cc is NOT exactly as shown: =/+
“International bestseller” + “Ophah’s Book Club
AND a different quote
(L.A. Times), with the translator’s named reduced to a small line @ the base.