Saturday, March 24, 2012

The Imaginary Girlfriend--#20 finished

This is John Irving's memoir. A good quick read. Being a wrestler back in high school, it is kind of fun to read about how much wrestling has played a part in his life. I knew that it did from reading some of his books but didn't know to that extent. It is kind of funny how many important or at least well known people he has bumped into in his life, a lot before he or they were famous. Kind of funny in a way. This is not a long detailed book. Just short chapters about some of the important stuff that went on in his life, like I said earlier a good quick read.

I have posted it on PBS and I think there are 2 copies ahead of it so probably won't be moving any time too soon.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The Litigators--#19 finished

March started slow as far as getting books read but these last few days I have been really able to knock them out. This is the newest Grisham book and it is good like Grisham books generally are. The story was good and it ended all feel good. It was a little slow starting and some parts kind of have to be overlooked but all in all a nice quick read about lawyers.

I have posted it on PBS & hope to mail off soon. Right now only reading The Imaginary Girlfriend and The Moses Expedition. Not sure if I will start a 3rd tonight or not.

Monday, March 19, 2012

The Red Queen--#18 finished

I really enjoyed this book, this is the 2nd book in a series, the first was The White Queen. This is a historical fiction that is an accurate as the author could make/guess about it. It is during the Lancaster and Tudor Kings times of England. Really good info and stuff in the book. Also a very good read. This one seemed to flow easier than how I remember The White Queen went. There is a 3rd book in the series and it is on my WL but might be a while before it comes. Oh well I already have lots to read so no real hurry.

I will be posting this on PBS, there are around 280 WL for it so it should move soon.

Devil's Dream--#17 finished

I finished this book Saturday night but a storm knocked out our internet, phone & sat. TV. I just got fixed this afternoon. This is Madison Smartt Bell's book about Nathan Bedford Forrest. It was unusual layout, in that it jumped all around his life from during the Civil War and his life before the war. He is a truly interesting character and general from the Civil War. The book did not touch on his life after the war though and I am a little disappointed in that. I know he played a part in the founding of the KKK but per a timeline of events at the end of the book he broke away from that by the end of his life. I guess I was hoping more for a history book about Forrest and instead got more of a fictional account of what & why he was the person he was. Still interesting but not quite what I wanted.

I will be posting it on PBS, there is only 1 WL for it so hopefully it goes. Reading The Red Queen, The Litigator and just started The Moses Expedition. Not sure if I will get a 4th book though. Getting close to finishing Red Queen so might just pickup a 3rd book then.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Bob Hope: My Life in Jokes--#16 finished

An okay read. Basically some short paragraphs about times of his life and a series of jokes he had used/written about topics from that time. Nothing really special or memorable but still a quick easy read. I really like Bob Hope and I guess a lot of his jokes just don't transfer to paper, his facial expressions and how he plays off the audience or others around him really added to his comedy.

I have posted it on PBS and there are like 10 copies or so ahead of it so don't expect it to move for a while if ever.

Friday, March 9, 2012

The Blood of Tyrants--#15 finished

It took a while but I was able to finish a book in March finally. This is an okay book with a definite political slant to the right. It was about a kind of revolt against socialists with current political players very thinly disguised. Non-political people take a kind of vigil-anti justice and start killing off members of the House that are socialist/communist that also lined their pockets with money while serving the country. Not a great book, almost like some of the Fox News commentators served this up. Oh well, the story moved quickly and was semi-interesting. I think there is a 2nd book in series, I have it on my WL and if I get it I will probably continue the series.

I have posted it on PBS and it is the only copy on the system so I hope it moves at some point. My bookshelf has been slow lately but that is fine with me. I am sitting on 22 credits so have plenty at this point. Still reading Devil's Dream, The Litigators and Bob Hope's My Life in Jokes. Will probably start a 4th at some point this weekend.