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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Janet in January - 2017 (Reading Challenge)

January 14

Two weeks gone by already!  I have finished the book about Dorothy Kilgallen, "The Reporter Who Knew Too Much."


It was pretty interesting, especially because I only knew about Ms. Kilgallen from the What's My Line TV show and did not realize that she was a reporter as well.  The book itself, however, left a little to be desired in that there were multiple typographical errors and I found the writer to use the same adjectives several times in the same sentence which seemed a little redundant.

Since I finished the book this year, I'm counting it as my first book in the 2017 challenge and filling the category "A book about an interesting woman."

Next up is:


I got this book from my husband for Christmas.  He got it at a bookstore in Oregon and when he bought it, it was like a mystery book because it was wrapped in plain brown paper so that you could not see the title.  On the paper was written:  A tragic story about two sisters.  Since I have sisters, he thought I'd enjoy it.   

This is an advanced copy of a book that had not been published. I'm using it to satisfy my "book with a red spine" category.  

How about you?  On a reading challenge quest?      


4 comments:

  1. Shaw's book was good for the research he did, but you expect better from a book that expensive.

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    1. Very true, John. I have given the book to my mother, who remembers Ms. Kilgallen better than I. I'll be interested to hear what she thinks of it. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. It drives me crazy when there are typos in books and even crazier when the writer overuses adjectives!
    Sounds like an interesting read though...
    Impressed with your reading challenge. I wish I could read more. Reading puts me to sleep so fast!
    Right now I'm reading Andy Cohen's first book Talkative. I love Andy Cohen. I think he's a hoot and it's nice to learn his backstory...

    Michele at Angels Bark

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    1. I am not familiar with Andy Cohen. I'll have to check him out. Always looking for new things! Thanks for sharing.

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