Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The Kill Switch--#54 finished

This is a new series by James Rollins and Grant Blackwood, another Sigma kind of branch with a person Tucker Wayne but he also has a military trained service dog Kane.  He is a kind of outside the system guy that Sigma is trying to pull into the system.  Similar type action based around stuff that could be fact makes it an interesting read.  Had finished a couple days ago but just now getting it logged in.

I have posted it on PBS, it was down to like 9 WL & figured best not to wait.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Red Dwarf: Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers--#53 finished

I liked the series that was on PBS in the mid 1990s and it seems like the book follows along or maybe vis versa.  I am not sure which came first but just guessing the book did.  I never saw the beginning episodes of the series so not sure if started they same way as the book but certainly could have.  Good humor and makes me want to see the TV show again.  I have another Red Dwarf book too so will have to read it & then maybe search out the show.

This is one that is going on my keeper list at least for the time being.  There are no copies on system and no WL for it so, just as well keep it anyway.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Still Life With Bread Crumbs--#52 finished

A New York artist photographer is getting older, 60ish, single/divorced and her career has stagnated.  She has money problems with taking care of her parents, mother is in home with Alzheimer's and father in separate apartment with their longtime maid--maybe something more.  Also son just out of college and trying to work in movie productions so of course helping him out too.  She decides to sublet her Park Ave apartment and move to the hinterlands--couple hours or more out of NY into very rural NY state.  Meets interesting people and finds new subject that reinvigorates her career.  A younger man also in the picture and with some complications as well.  Some trouble in there but in the end seems like everything works out.  Nice story.  I thought beginning was really good but at end just kind of tied up the loose ends to get done with a happyish ending.

I will probably post on PBS but there is one page that has some wrinkles, not sure if postable or not.  Doesn't look like water damage but not sure either.  There are plenty of WL for it so might try a couple things to get wrinkles out first.  If not can donate away if needed.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

The Counterfeit Agent--#51 finished

This is the next in the John Wells series, a kind of CIA guy that works outside of the CIA, especially now that the director of CIA has moved on to be a Senator.  Still has a good contact inside though but mostly working on outside now.  Good series and good action, a page turner.  Written with believable stuff that is current in the world.  Just a fun read.  I already have the next book in series & will try to get on it soon.

I have already posted it & will be mailing it today.  It was down to 8 WL and is a mass media paperback, these popular paperbacks move quickly so wanted to get it read & moved while there was still a WL for it.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Going Away Shoes--#50 finished

Short story book by Jill McCorkle.  Very good book, a few of the stories really hit hard, great realism and emotions.  Most are good and a couple okay but those very good ones really make this a read worth doing.  The more I read short stories, I have kind of realized about myself, the more I have to learn to enjoy them for what they are.  At times I am left unsatisfied because I think there is more there and the author just didn't finish it--I like closure.  The are generally fun quick reads that make you think but you don't have to invest novel time and thoughts into them either.  While obviously still reading but it is a different kind of exercise in reading too.  Makes me think that maybe I need to retry poetry at some point for almost the same reason.  For now though I will continue to look for short story books and keep them in the regular mix of reading.

I will be posting it on PBS, this is one of those wish list multiple books that I promised myself I would get mailed off so my line jumping ways is sort of okay, at least for my mind.  There are 6 WL for it so it should move whenever I feel like doing a mailing.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

The Old Man and the Sea--#49 finished

It had been a while since I had read something by Hemingway and figured this would be a good quick read & it was.  I also thought I had read it before & I don't think I had, at least I don't remember it.  It is about an old man still living a very simple life as a fisherman & he hooks onto a huge fish that pulls him for days.  Finally he pulls it in  & lashes it to his boat only to have sharks come and attack & eat it while he is trying to bring it back into shore.  Simple story but Hemingway's writing and the thoughts and actions the old man is fighting through are what make the novel.  Good stuff.  Just reminds me that I need to grab some of the classics and read them as well as the other stuff I run through.

This is a keeper so will not be going on PBS.