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The Book-Addled Brain

Hello!  Welcome to my little corner of the universe.  Join me as I make my way through my infinite reading list one page at a time.

Currently reading

A Clash of Kings
George R.R. Martin
Progress: 187/1009 pages
Edith Hamilton
Progress: 85/497 pages
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
J.K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré
Progress: 46 %
Les Miserables
Victor Hugo
Progress: 718/1463 pages

Ricki's quotes

"Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don't."— Bill Nye

Book Club

Defending Jacob - William Landay

Defending Jacob: A Novel - William Landay 


After our last book club pick, The Dinner by Herman Koch, turned out to be a complete dud, it was nice to read a book that everyone seemed to enjoy and that stimulated a good discussion.


Andy Barber is a district attorney in an upscale suburban area of New England.  When the town is rocked by a shocking crime, Andy becomes involved in an investigation that takes a turn he never expected...in the direction of his own teenaged son.  The twists and turns of the investigation and subsequent trial kept me hooked until the very end.  I'm a sucker for legal fiction a la John Grisham, and this is a great example of that.  I declare this a very satisfying read.