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You would think winter would be the peak reading season; but, I seem to fly through books during the summer months. Maybe it’s the long days. Once the garden has been weeded, the grass cut and … more
I was looking for some fun books and, with summer coming quickly, these are just the thing to take to the beach, the lake or the backyard.“The Summer Before the War: A Novel” (2016) by … more
I read a lot of fun books during my March vacation to Florida. Especially when flying, which isn’t my favorite thing, I like a story that really engages me. So, I look for thrillers and … more
Book reviewing is a bit of a dance. I want to provide enough information so you can decide if it’s a book you want to read. But, I don’t want to give too much of the plot away. I hate … more
I’ve been traveling the world this summer, with books set in England, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Iceland and Stockholm. And, now I’ve been to Cambodia, Vietnam, Shanghai, … more
The advent of autumn brings slightly more serious books instead of the briny, beach reads, light romances and ghost stories of summer. “Burial Rites” (2013) by Hannah Kent. This dark, … more
It’s been the summer of the book. I’ve been reading in every spare moment. I sit on the deck (in the shade) and watch the hummingbirds come to the feeder and wish I had planted more … more
By Lynda Regolrego@eastbaynewspapers.comI have a lot of books piled up and I’m trying to get to them this summer. I don’t even remember some of them (or where they came from). So, there … more
Summer’s here with flowers, sun and long days for lazy afternoons of reading before a later dinner hour. Here are some ideas for those lazy days at the beach or lake or a quick break in the … more
As spring approaches, I always find less time for reading. Spring cleaning and garden chores take up lots of time. Here are a few new selections I enjoyed in recent months. And, once things calm … more
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A lifelong Portsmouth resident, Jim graduated from Portsmouth High School in 1982 and earned a journalism degree from the University of Rhode Island in 1986. He's worked two different stints at East Bay Newspapers, for a total of 18 years with the company so far. When not running all over town bringing you the news from Portsmouth, Jim listens to lots and lots and lots of music, watches obscure silent films from the '20s and usually has three books going at once. He also loves to cook crazy New Orleans dishes for his wife of 25 years, Michelle, and their two sons, Jake and Max.