Saturday, March 22, 2014

Confessions of a Prairie Bitch--#19 finished

March has been a busy month for my reading this year, glad to see if even if a lot of these books are smaller type books.  This one is the Nellie Oleson actress Alison Arngrim's autobiography.  A good read, lots of stuff I didn't really know.  I remember watching Little House on the Prairie growing up, it was a regular show at our house.  Of course this was back in the days of one TV and we had to agree on what to watch.  I never read the books and really not a big fan but I remember enjoying it.  Now my wife was a fan of the show and is still a fan of the show, she still watches it today.  She read the Melissa Gilbert book and I saw this one & thought she might like it too but she never did read it, just wasn't interested.  I thought it would be interesting and it was--lots of stuff about the show and Hollywood in the 1970s.  Her parents were also interesting in some ways.  I had now idea her older brother molested her and I didn't know she was an AIDS activist.  Her husband on Little House who also became a very good friend of hers died of AIDS in the 1980s.  A good interesting book.  Also didn't know she is doing some standup comedy, I wouldn't have thought Nellie to be a comedienne.  It is kind of hard to separate out the character from the actor.

I will be posting it on PBS, I think there are over 100 WL for it so it should get mailed off soon, probably next week.  I already added a book late this week, can't remember the name but a vampire bat book by Martin Cruz Smith--needed a paperback to take along to a doctors appointment where I knew I would be sitting and waiting a while.  Probably won't start another for that reason.

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