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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."

Paperback The Reporter Who Knew Too Much : The Mysterious Death of What's My Line TV Star and Media Icon Dorothy Kilgallen Book

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?      


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

    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!

  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

    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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