Sunday, August 28, 2016

Unplanned--#40 finished

Abby Johnson writes about how she started as a volunteer at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Texas and eventually moves up and into the director position at the clinic.  A lot of info on her feelings about abortion and even going through it herself but basically had stayed on the business side of things.  When at one point asked to assist with an abortion by holding the ultrasound equipment she is horrified at what she sees and reconsiders her whole opinion of abortion.  She soon after leaves and basically joins up with the pro-life group that has been praying on the other side of the fence at the clinic.

I will be posting it on PBS at some point, I think there were around 29 WL for it.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The Sausage Maker's Daughters--#39 finished

Good read about a family in Wisconsin in the early 1970s.  The youngest daughter and the daughter that didn't fit in, returns home for the oldest sister's funeral.  This youngest daughter is in early 20s and was an activist at U of Wisconsin Madison during her college years, protesting the war and about everything else that came along.  She also dated a hippie Poli Sci professor.  Senior year after summer in Europe professor/boyfriend had disappeared.  She was heartbroken and threw more energy into protesting.  After graduation moves to CA and works at empowering women.  Oldest sister was a nun and she developed cancer and died.  Youngest comes home for this & her ex is now married to the 2nd oldest that became the ruler of the house after their mom died when youngest was 3.  2nd was basically a tyrant to youngest and bully to 3rd.  Ex is found dead in youngest bedroom in middle of night after funeral.  Good story but does bog a little with lawyers and investigating things.  A couple things kind of pulled out of the air for trial.  Twist at end that I didn't see--knew there would be a twist but didn't see this one and not sure I liked it either.  Overall good book.

There is 1 WL for it & I went ahead and posted it.  Should move this weekend.  Only sitting at 4 credits so time to get an extra credit or so but my own WL not moving so no big hurry.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Blood Infernal--#38 finished

This is the 3rd book in the series and maybe the last.  A pretty good series with the basis of vampires and the Catholic church.  How vampires have always existed and the consecrated blood of Christ is able to have some change from blood suckers to priests instead.  Since undead, they don't die unless some of the normal vampire things happen.  I think the way they wove this around the history of the church was great idea.  The story of action and happening today stuff not always so good.  But overall the series was probably worth reading.  This 3rd book is in line like the others, sometimes just a little too out there but overall kept story going.

I will be posting it on PBS at some point, I think there were still around 29 WL for it when I last checked so not in a big hurry to post yet.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Generation X--#37 finished

A book about some 20 somethings in late '80s or early '90s that have kind of checked out from life.  Not happy with getting the corporate jobs or being target markets or much of anything, they have simple bartender type jobs and just enjoy life.  I can understand the story but not sure why the title says Generation because I don't think it is a generation thing.  Every group of people will have some that do this but overall I would think this is not the case.  For years there has been the joke that college graduates or even post graduates are working at Starbucks, which seems to be the same kind of thing.  Oh well, didn't find this all that interesting.

I have posted it on PBS and since no other copies showing in system figure it might move at some point.