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Book Review: The Chronology of Water

A most unusual memoir...  Susan Specht Oram’s review of The Chronology of Water Wow, wow, wow. Yuknavitch writes with such a powerful voice. I couldn't put down her unusual memoir until I finished reading it. The Chronology of Water ... https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4354724934

Book Review: Vanderbilt

A fascinating inside look at a family's history  Susan Specht Oram’s review of Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty A fascinating look at how a great fortune was built and spent. Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty by Anderson Cooper is on Susan’s read... https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4351810741

Book Review: The Verifiers

 A fun mystery about the matching industry Susan Specht Oram’s review of The Verifiers I enjoyed the author’s voice and her intriguing, quirky characters. The story has a mystery at its core and I enjoyed learning about the dating matching ... https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4346151788

Monthly newsletter: Book reviews, life in the Pacific Northwest

And comments about writing and rescue dogs  Hello from the Pacific NW Writing while tending to a stray dog is challenging... https://mailchi.mp/7f285a69b74e/hello-from-the-pacific-nw-books-to-read-7272877

Book Review: Howdunit

5 out of 5 stars  Susan Specht Oram’s review of Howdunit: A Masterclass in Crime Writing by Members of the Detection Club An informative book with essays by many well-known and not-so-well-known crime writers on how they write. A must for writers. It belongs on every author'... https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4332929589

Book Review: The Last House on Needless Street

5 out of 5 stars for this book  Susan Specht Oram’s review of The Last House on Needless Street This book drew me in from the start with a strong voice, clear characters and an underlying mystery. I highly recommend it. The Last House on Needless St... https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4331842827

Rescue dogs & book reviews

A sweet rescue pup from Texas... Hello from the Pacific NW Book reviews & other topics. https://mailchi.mp/8bdd09bc4af3/hello-from-the-pacific-nw-books-to-read-7272497

More container ships using anchorages in Puget Sound

An unprecedented logistics backlog is affecting the U.S. West Coast and Canada from Los Angeles to Prince Rupert, British Columbia. Coast Guard monitors backlog of anchored vessels in Puget Sound | WorkBoat Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound has received a number of reports of excessive noise and lights from vessels anchored at various anchorages ...

Book Review: A Dedicated Man

5 out of 5 stars for this murder mystery  Susan Specht Oram’s review of A Dedicated Man A classic British murder mystery set in a small village, with Inspector Banks investigating the crime. A Dedicated Man by Peter Robinson is on Susan’s re... https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4264995654

Book Review: The Husband's Secret

A fascinating tale of family secrets and forgiveness  Susan Specht Oram’s review of The Husband's Secret The Husband’s Secret is a lovely, gripping novel told from the point of view of three well-drawn characters. As their lives intersect, tension builds. Th... https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4248085497

Book Review: The Marsh King's Daughter

Think "Where the Crawdads Sing" mixed with a suspense novel  Susan Specht Oram’s review of The Marsh King's Daughter This novel takes place in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and, because I grew up in what some of us call the “Mitten State,” I was hooked from the start. It’s... https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4231746453

Book Review: The Younger Wife

5 out of 5 stars for this domestic suspense/thriller  Susan Specht Oram’s review of The Younger Wife I loved this book and fans of domestic suspense and psychological thrillers will too. Reading multiple points of view from convincing, quirky characters ... https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4206414996

Book Review: The Next Thing You Know

5 out of 5 stars for this domestic suspense novel Susan Specht Oram’s review of The Next Thing You Know I love the way Jessica Strawser crafts stories with characters so real I feel like I know them and want to spend time with them. In this latest novel abo... https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4201170407

Yacht runs aground

The sailing yacht was first delivered in 1989 to Prince Rainier III of Monaco. Video: Iconic Perini Navi sailing yacht Malizia runs aground The iconic 24.2 metre Perini Navi sailing yacht Malizia has run aground on the Italian island of Stromboli https://www.boatinternational.com/yachts/news/malizia-aground-stromboli

Sign up for a Goodreads Giveaway

A fun book by a boating rescue dog  Book giveaway for Boating with Buddy: From our canine correspondent in the Pacific NW by Susan Specht Oram Aug 05-Aug 29, 2021 Enter to win one of 20 free copies available. Giveaway dates from Aug 05-Aug 29, 2021. We're giving away 20 e-book copies of Boating with Buddy, Episode... https://www.goodreads.com/...

Book Review: The Body Keeps the Score

An informative nonfiction book  Susan Specht Oram’s review of The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma An informative review of proven treatments to help patients who experienced trauma. Informative and many times, I nodded and dog-eared a page to refer to... https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4140535877?book...

A Writer's Monthly Newsletter

Life in the Pacific Northwest...  Hello from the Pacific NW About essays, novels, book reviews and deer https://mailchi.mp/7cbc33916538/hello-from-the-pacific-nw-books-to-read-7252377

Coast Guard, firefighters rescue a litter of puppies

All kinds of creatures were on board when a boat went aground. Coast Guard, Marin County firefighters rescue man with litter of puppies after boat runs aground Thanks for the rescue! https://www.ktvu.com/news/coast-guard-marin-county-firefighters-rescue-man-with-litter-of-puppies-after-boat-runs-around

Book Review: A Little Bit of Grace

Loved this book! 5 out of 5 stars  Susan Specht Oram’s review of A Little Bit of Grace Like a five-course gourmet banquet, this delightful, funny novel delivers a delicious meal for the reader with a character coming into her own, a bit of ... https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4169085732

Book Review: The Rehearsals

 A fun read (5 out of 5 stars) Susan Specht Oram’s review of The Rehearsals I really enjoyed this lovely story with a unique premise. What if the day before your wedding repeated itself in a loop? Would you do anything differentl... https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4164905952

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