Monday, February 29, 2016

Little Madhouse on the Prairie--#12 finished

This book first got put on my WL because I thought it had something to do with the Little House TV show--my wife is still a big fan.  Sometime later before I got the book I realized it wasn't about the TV show but about growing up in N Dakota and figured okay since I grew up in NE figured I would still give it a try.  Once I received the book I realized it was about growing up in an abusive family & how this lady over came this.  Tough parts to read and have to credit author for finding a way through.  Not sure I completely buy all the therapy and techniques used but per this book it seems to have helped the author then okay.  Not really a book I probably would have read if I realized what it was about but still a good read to realize/remind oneself that there are people going through these kinds of things.

I will mail off probably soon on PBS, I think there are 2 WL for it.  There is no reason for me to hold onto this & want to get it out to someone it could help.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

The 6th Extinction--#11 finished

This is the next in the James Rollins Sigma series.  Good series but this one I don't think was quite at the level of the previous books.  He tries to write of a sort of possible scenario based on enough true things or at least possible true things.  I just had a hard time buying this one--a whole kind of lost world or land that time forgot thing with a whole different sort of life developed in underneath the ice and rock of Antarctica.  Scientists knowing about this & doing crazy experiments and the world as we know it almost ending.  Sorry just too far out there this time.  Oh well, I will stick around for next in series, not giving up because this one didn't do it for me.

There are 13 WL for the book but with this series that is not that many.  I have a couple to mail out this weekend and this one might be joining them too or the mailing after this.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Visit Sunny Chernobyl--#10 finished

A fun sort of travel book about the author visiting some of the world's most polluted places--Chernobyl, a river in India that gets Dehli's raw sewage, Fort McMurray, Canada and the oil sands, Port Author, LA the US's refinery town, the plastic floating mess in the Pacific and so on.  Good interesting reads about all of them.  He just kind of visits and examines them, doesn't get too preachy or too far out there environmentally but just his visiting these places & writing this book makes you think.  Living in St Louis area and our nuclear waste with a landfill fire not too far off, makes me hope we don't land in volume 2 of this--if there is one.

I will post this on PBS at some point, don't remember how many WL but still plenty so no big hurry at this point.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

This is Not a Game--#9 finished

This is a kind of sci-fi near future story where computer hackers in college grow up form company and develop an investment program that eventually makes one rich, one killed, one telling story--the girl--lives and one doing killing after getting exiled ends up dying too.  Never really got into this.  The computer company that was legitimate did role playing games that merged reality and computer lives, this is what the girl did.  The investment program took down a few different countries economies along the way.  Story was interesting but again not really something that caught me.

I will post on PBS, there is 1 WL for it so will move at some point once it gets posted.