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2015 Books Read

Even I am impressed with how much I read this year. Along the course of the year, occasionally I’d think to myself, “Good job, Sheila, with your Self-Imposed Reading Plan!” I’ve read a lot of new novels (not really my … Continue reading

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Photo Wednesday

I took this last week, the day before the plane went down into the Hudson. The Hudson was frozen, and I felt like I was in St. Petersburg, staring at the Neva, and getting ready to throw Rasputin into the … Continue reading

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“Our Friend” My Ass

I finally finished The Rasputin File. (Radzinsky wrote the Stalin book that put me into such a frenzy not so long ago) All autocrats must fall – and there’s no love lost between me and the Tsar (I’m sure he’s … Continue reading

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The Books: “Nicholas and Alexandra” (Robert Massie)

History Bookshelf: Next book on the shelf is Nicholas and Alexandra by Robert K. Massie. The story of the final Tsar and his wife. I’ve read a couple other books about the Romanovs but none so detailed, none so well-written. … Continue reading

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So. Rasputin.

Rasputin is on my mind because I am deeply engrossed at the moment in Nicholas and Alexandra – sent to me off my Wish List from MikeR – Yeah! It’s a story I am highly familiar with, because of my … Continue reading

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