## ODonnellWeb – Tag Books

Inputs - March 22

Posted on 04/06/2022 in misc • Tagged with Music, TV, Books, Movies

Media consumption for March 22


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Warriors Don't Cry

Posted on 03/19/2022 in misc • Tagged with Books, History

The Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock's Central High by Melba Pattillo Beals


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Rethinking Fandom

Posted on 03/13/2022 in misc • Tagged with Books, Sports, Baseball

The sports we follow today are not the sports our fathers followed


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Inputs - Feb 22

Posted on 02/28/2022 in misc • Tagged with Music, Books, TV, Movies

Media Consumption in February 2022


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Inputs - Jan 2022

Posted on 02/07/2022 in misc • Tagged with Books, Music, Internet, TV

It's like a Substack newsletter, without the beg for a subscription.


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Maid: A book review

Posted on 10/17/2021 in misc • Tagged with Books

Maid

It’s been a while since I elevated a book review to the front page, so you know this book is special.

I finished Maid, by Stephanie Land last week. Put simply, it’s the best look at what life is really like for the working poor that you will …


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Before the Coffee Gets Cold: A Novel

Posted on 02/26/2021 in misc • Tagged with Books

Always read the terms and conditions before traveling through time


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Suggested Reading by Dave Connis

Posted on 01/23/2021 in misc • Tagged with Books

It's a love letter to reading sprinkled with a healthy dose of teenage rebellion and angst.


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Tone, Twang, and Taste - A Guitar Memoir

Posted on 01/18/2021 in misc • Tagged with Books, Music

Follow along as Pete Kennedy takes you on a tour of his life in music.


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Running With Sherman

Posted on 01/15/2021 in misc • Tagged with Books

There is a lot in this book for animal lovers, runners, and really anybody that could use an uplifting story. And right now, isn't that all of us?


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A Look Back at The Underground History of Education

Posted on 12/28/2020 in misc • Tagged with Education, Books

Does it hold up 15 years after I first read it?


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My Top 5 Books of 2020

Posted on 12/19/2020 in misc • Tagged with Books

It's my top 5 list. Yours is probably different.


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The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

Posted on 12/12/2020 in misc • Tagged with Books

It's "A Wonderful Life"- for millennials.


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Nobody Eats Parsley: A book review

Posted on 10/08/2020 in misc • Tagged with Books

Nobody Eats Parsley

A couple of weeks ago I got an email from the publicist promoting David Oakley’s new book. I reviewed his first book almost 5 years ago, and apparently the publicist stumbled into it, referring to it as absolutely hilarious and wonderful, and asked if I would read and review …


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Recent Books Summer 2020

Posted on 07/25/2020 in misc • Tagged with Books

Living through a pandemic has definitely been good for finding time to read.

K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches by Tyler Kepner

I greatly enjoyed this book. 10 chapter, each one dedicated to one pitch, in which the author reviews the history of the pitch, who invented it …


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American Dirt

Posted on 05/01/2020 in misc • Tagged with Coronavirus, Books

Like everybody else, the pandemic is "top of mind" 24 x 7 for me. I'm writing to help myself not internalize all of it. You can find other posts in the series at https://odonnellweb.com/pelican/tag/coronavirus.html

American Dirt

It’s May Day, but probably not a happy one …


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The Wanderers: A Novel

Posted on 04/22/2020 in misc • Tagged with Health, Coronavirus, Books

Like everybody else, the pandemic is "top of mind" 24 x 7 for me. I'm writing to help myself not internalize all of it. You can find other posts in the series at https://odonnellweb.com/pelican/tag/coronavirus.html

The Wanderers:A Novel Review

I finished Chuck Wendig’s 800-page opus Wanderers: A Novel …


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The Rescue Nurse by J Phillip Horne

Posted on 03/14/2020 in misc • Tagged with Books

Rescue Nurse book cover

Imagine somebody binged on Mission Impossible and Jason Bourne movies for a weekend, then decided to write a book immediately after that weekend binge. They might write The Rescue Nurse. The pacing can best described as frenetic, as our hero Michael Grimm is deep in the shit within the first …


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Solo by Kwame Alexander

Posted on 02/23/2020 in misc • Tagged with Books

Solo

Simply the coolest book I've read in a long time. If I hadn't forced myself to go to bed at midnight (2 hours after I started it) I would have read it one sitting. As it turned out, I read it in two sittings. It's a YA novel about a …


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A Song For A New Day by Sarah Pinkser

Posted on 02/03/2020 in misc • Tagged with Books

A Song For A New Day

I love live music, and this book is a coming of age story centered around the underground music scene in a dystopian near future that seems all too possible.

My biggest issue with this book is the classification of science fiction. The science and technology in the book center around …


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