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Richard Cummings

Richard Cummings is a writer, traveler, and web content developer.

Get your copy of his latest book entitled Obvious Conclusions, stories of a Midwestern emigrant influenced and corrupted by many years living in San Francisco and abroad. It just received its first outstanding review "...reminiscent of David Sedaris or Augusten Burroughs" on Amazon UK.
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Book Review: Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Malibu Rising - A Book Review by Richard CummingsIn this book review of Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid, we’ll investigate this question: can a novel be simultaneously formulaic yet uniquely appealing?

I always like to tell the reader why I chose a book. If you’ve read any of my other book reviews, you know I do a bit of research on a book before I roll with it.   Sometimes, it may simply be an author I’ve previously enjoyed, or the teaser for the book, or even the title — like Sex & Vanity, a title which drew me in to a book I would otherwise have passed on.

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Richard CummingsBook Review: Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Kiwi.com Review: My Experience Using Kiwi.com (Is it Legit?)

kiwi-com-reviewIs Kiwi.com legit? In this review of the travel website Kiwi.com, I’ll share my experience with you: the good, the bad, and the ugly.

Let’s dive right in, shall we?

First, let’s all acknowledge that travel during these pandemic days is not going to be the most pleasant experience. If we manage our expectations thusly, our chances of being let down diminish.

Second, let me tell you a bit about me … because who you are, and what type of traveler you are, definitely affects whether you want to go with an online low budget travel agency like Kiwi.com.

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Richard CummingsKiwi.com Review: My Experience Using Kiwi.com (Is it Legit?)
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28 Summers by Elin Hilderbrand: Should You Invest Your Time?

richard-cummings-book-review-28-summers-reviewIn this book review of 28 Summers by Elin Hilderbrand, I will tell you why some women didn’t like it, why I liked it, and what you’ll learn about love.

But first off as always, I need to tell you why I picked it as my read for the week.

I came across Elin Hilderbrand about 3 years ago as I was embarking on a summer trip to Martha’s Vineyard. Upon asking someone for a good summer excursion read, they mentioned that Elin Hilderbrand writes novels that are always set in or around Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard and the surrounding areas.

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Richard Cummings28 Summers by Elin Hilderbrand: Should You Invest Your Time?
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Does Amazon Prime Show the NFL Redzone?

NFL Network on Amazon PrimeWhen you watch the NFL Redzone, you can obviously see that they are sponsored by Amazon Prime because they mention Amazon Prime every few minutes without fail. But, the question on the table today is, does Amazon Prime Video actually show the NFL Redzone in 2021?

The answer, unfortunately, is no. Amazon Prime does not currently show the NFL Redzone for the 2021 season. To watch the NFL Redzone, you must add it as an “extra” to your cable package or streaming service.

Richard CummingsDoes Amazon Prime Show the NFL Redzone?
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The Guest List by Lucy Foley: The Book Review to Read

book-review-Richard-Cummings-The-Guest-List-Lucy-FoleyIn this review of The Guest List by Lucy Foley, I will tell you who I would recommend this book to and who I wouldn’t. Who knows … these recommendations might say more about you than they do about the book.

As I do in all my book reviews, let’s first delve into the reason I chose to read this book.

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Richard CummingsThe Guest List by Lucy Foley: The Book Review to Read

Thick as Thieves by Sandra Brown: A Richard Cummings Book Review

book-review-thick-as-thieves-sandra-brown-richard-cummingsAs I was reading Thick as Thieves by Sandra Brown, I couldn’t escape comparisons to the Netflix show Ozark, which I really enjoy. Did I enjoy the book Thick as Thieves equally? That’s what we’re here to find out.

I usually choose the books I read; they do not choose me. In this case, I abandoned that practice and paid a price.

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Richard CummingsThick as Thieves by Sandra Brown: A Richard Cummings Book Review
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Harlan Coben’s The Innocent: A Richard Cummings Book Review

the-innocent-richard-cummings-book-reviewI’ve never had a dalliance with Harlan Coben. In searching for a new book, many recommended this author. I chose his book called The Innocent because, as a new fan, that’s exactly what I was.

Now that my innocence has been taken, it’s time to tell you how the experience was and whether I shall return for more of Harlan Coben.

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Richard CummingsHarlan Coben’s The Innocent: A Richard Cummings Book Review
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A Book Review of The Rose Code by Kate Quinn

The Rose Code Book Review by Richard CummingsIn this book review of The Rose Code by Kate Quinn, I will give you questions that you need to answer to determine if this is the right book for you.

I have never taken this approach with my book reviews before but it sounds like a unique and effective way to determine if a book is meant for you to read.

Why might this approach be effective? Well, I can tell you that I really enjoyed The Rose Code by Kate Quinn, so much so that I intentionally read more slowly than usual just so I would not reach the ending too soon.

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Richard CummingsA Book Review of The Rose Code by Kate Quinn