The Bourne Identity (The Movie)

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The Bourne Identity (The Movie)


An ‘unidentified’ man is thrown into the waters just before a yacht blows up. He is adrift until a fishing boat rescues him. The ‘unidentified’ man claims to have amnesia from his head injuries.

This man is sent to shore by the heroic fishermen and is nursed back to health by a local ‘drunkard’ doctor. The doctor tries to assist him in finding his ‘lost’ self.

Through a series of flashbacks and mental images (and an imbedded microchip) the unidentified man comes to the knowledge that in his former life he access to 7.5 million Swiss francs, he has a connection to an agency called Treadstone, and his name is Jason Charles Bourne.

As you already know (unless you have been marooned on an island for the last twenty years), Bourne finds out that he is an assassin of sorts.

From here on out, the novel and the movie have nothing in common!!!

Complaint: In the novel, I came to love the Bourne’s ‘girlfriend/ wife. She is a strong, passionate, opinionated woman who knows how to look after herself.

In the movie, this ‘same’ character is suddenly a teenybopper, crashing from shore to shire, trying to find herself. I think that they were trying to portray ‘the woman’ he had lost to the evil villains before the storyline actually began- but it was not welcome in my world!!

Once I realized that The Bourne Identity (Movie) had nothing whatsoever to do with The Bourne Identity (Novel).

I enjoyed the movie!



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New Tricks

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New Tricks


New Tricks is a BBC series detective show.

The premise- Three retired cops are rehired as a type of consultant with police affiliation under the direction on one senior police detectives’ oversight.

They comb through ‘very old’ unsolved cases in hopes of bringing closure to them.

The unit is called UCOS- Unsolved Crime and Open Case Squad.

OCUS is based in London, England.

Each episode focuses on a new criminal case and interweaves the wisdom (and old-school techniques) of semi-sound police investigative skills along with the enjoyments of aging elderly men.

“You can’t teach an old dog new tricks”.

FYI: At one time, this was the #1 watched British television show.

If you haven’t seen it, it’s a hoot!



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All the Devils Are Here

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All the Devils Are Here

Louise Penny


Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Quebec is at it again.

This time the Chief Inspector is in Paris with his family.

As the family are leaving from a meal at his grandfather’s favorite bistro, the Chief Inspector’s grandfather is purposefully rundown in the middle of the street.

Soon, many unusual things about his grandfather’s recent dealings are uncovered (Art thefts, forgeries, murders) as they investigate his hot-and-run.

A GREAT read!



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The Bourne Identity (The Novel)

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The Bourne Identity (The Novel)

Robert Ludlum


An ‘unidentified’ man is thrown into the waters just before a yacht blows up. He is adrift until a fishing boat rescues him. The ‘unidentified’ man claims to have amnesia from his head injuries.

This man is sent to shore by the heroic fishermen and is nursed back to health by a local ‘drunkard’ doctor. The doctor tries to assist him in finding his ‘lost’ self.

Through a series of flashbacks and mental images (and an imbedded microchip) the unidentified man comes to the knowledge that in his former life he access to 7.5 million Swiss francs, he has a connection to an agency called Treadstone, and his name is Jason Charles Bourne.

As you already know (unless you have been marooned on an island for the last twenty years), Bourne finds out that he is an assassin of sorts.

Complaint: I would have loved to have read this book in LARGE print. The type was so small, it was a chore. But I enjoyed the book!!!


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The Evening and the Morning 

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The Evening and the Morning 

Ken Follett


This is a Prequel to The Pillars of the Earth (1989).


Edgar, the youngest (and the smartest) of three sons to a renowned boat builder falls in love. The problem- the young girl is married. They decide to run away and begin life in a village far away. Edgar is a superb boat builder himself. This should rather easy to do. (Disappearing is relatively easy in the Dark Ages- 9997 CE.)

The night of the planned escape, Vikings raid the villages and they kill Edgar’s one true love.

Edgar and his family (his mother and two older brothers) move to a small hamlet and try to resurrect a useless farm.

By chance, Edgar meets a noblewoman, newly married, the wife of the ruler of the surrounding lands. He is smitten. He vows to never fall in love again, but this woman has taken his eye.

Murder, treason, a new birth, flooding, illicit relationships of ‘devote’ Church leaders… all twist and turn to make this a great storyline.

I have not read the original trilogy, but I plan to do so!

A GREAT read.


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Slow Cooker to the Rescue

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Slow Cooker to the Rescue

Gooseberry Patch


If you have not used your slowcooker recently and want a few new recipes to try… This is the book.

My public library had just acquired this as a new listing. I checked it out, and I loved it!

I have just started to hone my skills with the slowcooker, and this recipe book is a treasure!

Once I found myself at tryng to copy the seventh recipe from the book, and I was nowhere close to having read the compltete listings, I ordered the book for myself.


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Total Power: A Mitch Rapp Novel

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Total Power: A Mitch Rapp Novel

Kyle Mills


MITCH RAPP, America’s Number One Secret Agent, is at it again.

An ISIS technology expert reveals that there is someone selling information that can take down the entire USA electrical grid. He thinks that the information is trustworthy!

The Russians have seen the information and find it trustworthy, but they do not want to be tainted by this evil. The Russians know someone else will buy the information and use it.

A GREAT READ!



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Deadlock

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Deadlock

Catherine Coulter


FBI agent Dillion Savich is threatened by an arrestee, Marsia Gay. Gay seeks to do harm to all that Savich loves- Savich’s family.

While at the duty station, Savich starts receiving puzzle pieces to imply answers to an investigation. Three separate red boxes of lower, middle, and upper pieces of a hand-crafted puzzle. FBI agent Pippa Cinelli recognizes the town in the puzzle pieces and is sent to investigate.

A GREAT read!



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Shadows in Death

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Shadows in Death

J. D. Robb


A childhood enemy of Roarke’s (the husband of Police Lieutenant Eve Dallas), from way back in the days of Ireland, rears his ugly head in the city.

While on a night in the town at the theater, Lt. Dallas receives a murder call. Roarke goes with her to the scene. A young woman is lying dead near the steps of the arch at Washington Square Park.

Roarke sees a shadow among the ogle-ers of the murder scene and is able to identify the person. He is a wants assassin.

The assassin locks on to Roarke and suddenly no one around Roarke’s family is safe.

A GREAT READ!



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Share Your World 11-23-2020


Share Your World 11-23-2020


Thanks, Jim, for the questions this week!


  • What is worse than a dentist with bad breath?
  • Have you ever been rejected by someone that you liked, or been told that you were not good enough for somebody else?
  • Did you ever want to have toast for breakfast, only to find that all your bread was covered in green mold?
  • Did you ever sneeze so hard that your whole body hurt?
  • Did you ever buy clothing on the internet that did not fit, but you wore them anyway, since you didn’t want to pay the $5 shipping charge to send them back?


What is worse than a dentist with bad breath?

I have never thought about a dentist having bad breath? I guess I am usually too spazzed out about having someone putting their fingers in my mouth that I don’t really think about anything else.

Have you ever been rejected by someone that you liked, or been told that you were not good enough for somebody else?

Has my sister been showing her favorite video at the family gathering again?

Did you ever want to have toast for breakfast, only to find that all your bread was covered in green mold?

I thought that the green mold as like a ‘go’ sign and it was finally nutritious enough to eat?

Did you ever sneeze so hard that your whole body hurt?

(Does that answer the question?)

Did you ever buy clothing on the internet that did not fit, but you wore them anyway, since you didn’t want to pay the $5 shipping charge to send them back?

I never send unwanted purchases back… They are now called Christmas presents. (Oops, I think that was supposed to be a secret? Please, don’t tell anyone.)



Written for Share Your World 11-23-2020.