Sunday, April 15, 2018

Road Trip

This is the first time I have used audio books-and I loved it! I was on a road trip and these books made the hours and miles fly!

Sorry to Disrupt the Peace by Patty Yumi Cottrell
Chronicle of a Last Summer by Yasmine El Rashidi
Heroes of the Frontier by Dave Eggers

I would recommend any of these books. They each had great and fully developed characters. I especially enjoyed Heroes of the Frontier. 

Friday, December 29, 2017

Good Grief

Obviously  have done  horrible job of  blogging about my reading-since there are no posts since July.
Instead of writing to catch up...
I am just going to list the books I’ve read and really try to do better in 2018!

  • The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith
  • The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith
  • Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith
  • Origins by Dan Brown
  • The Whole Towns Talking by Fannie Flagg
  • Lost And Found by Brooke  Davis
  • Invisible Ellen by Shari Shattuck

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

I really wanted to like this book - I wanted to like the Amy especially.
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But....I didn't.

I didn't like Amazing Amy and I didn't like plain old Nick.

But - for this book that isn't really important - instead it's hooking me enough to see the story through to the very end.  And it did that very well.  There were many moments when I hoped the book would go one way - but it didn't. That kept me reading!

I did not see the movie - and I won't.

I would not want to give Amy and Nick another minute of my time - they deserve one another - but not me!!!

American Gods by Neil Gaiman

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This Neil Gaiman book was the perfect travel book - since most of this story is about traveling.  As I
flew across the country and spent time in airports I kept my eyes open for the current American gods!

This is an intriguing concept - the gods of old are being pushed aside by new gods and we creatures of earth are at all of their mercy.  It would have helped me to have a better handle of mythology - but that isn't really a requirement.

As the story unfolds - I felt 3 steps behind...and I think that is what it was supposed to be.  As Shadow is pulled and pushed along by Mr. Wednesday - the reader also is pulled and pushed along. That is an intriguing way to tell the story.  There were parts that I really didn't like - it got a bit bogged down. But - I think that also added to the overall story.

A good one for summer reading #2

The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

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This was the first of my vacation reads.  This was a comfortably predictable read...grouchy and out of touch bookseller meets unlikely love interest in his small NE shop.  I really liked all the book references scattered throughout - it drew me in to other reading adventures.  There is a baby and an island and lots and lots of books. All the elements are there!!

This was a great way to start my summer reading!

Sunday, March 5, 2017

3rd Degree by James Patterson

For this third installment of the Women's Murder Club Lindsay is smack dab in the middle of the an explosion on a slow Sunday morning.  The women are drawn in to this search for the August Spies as they strike again and again.

Then the most horrible thing... August Spies becomes personal - hitting one of the team very hard.

This is another great book - enjoyed it!

The Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham

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Sebastian Rudd is one of a kind. At least I hope so!
He is the defense lawyer who takes the worst and most impossible cases - the ones that no one else will touch. And in the midst of that he knows the law deeply and clearly - better than the others. And with that knowledge he is able to seeming manipulate the outcomes.

Sebastian is not in it for the greater good or anything like that - he is in it for the $$$ and the joy of proving the big guys are wrong.

It's a fast and interesting read. The chapters loosely fit together as you walk through months of his life from case to case.

I would highly recommend this one!  I read it aloud to my husband as we traveled. It was the perfect book for that.