Saturday, October 29, 2016

Code of Conduct--#51 finished

This is one of the newer ones in the Scot Harvath series, an ex-Navy Seal that is now a hired security/just get things done guy, usually with a gun.  A super elite/rich guy and buddies tries to kill off 2/3 of the planet so things would be better for them and the remaining.  Kind of interesting plot and a page turner as well.  A good read that makes me think I should look into other books in this series.  

I have already posted it, there was 1 WL and since going to post office today I hope they accept soon.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Same Kind of Different as Me--#50 finished

A true story about a homeless man in Fort Worth, TX that became friends with a well to do couple in volunteered at a local mission/shelter.  Story is about how this relationship changed both of their lives.  Goes back and looks at how Denver Moore the homeless man grew up as a sharecropper in Louisiana with no future and decided to jump on a train to leave behind that life.  Lives a tough life with time in jail but basically always homeless.  Well to do art dealer, Ron Hall and his wife Debbie while looking to do more in their life start volunteering at the shelter handing out meals.  It takes time and trust between all individuals but eventually become close friends.  Good story and told from a perspective that they weren't just giving help to the homeless but actually becoming friends with the person.

I have already posted it on PBS, it is the only hardcopy in system, there are a few paperback copies.  I would expect it will move at some point.

Monday, October 17, 2016

NYPD Red 4--#49 finished

The next in the series by James Patterson and Marshall Karp.  I good quick read series that is mostly entertaining.  The 2 detectives are juggling 2 major cases and problems in their personal lives, it certainly keeps the pages moving.  With short chapters it just seems easy to breeze through these books.  

I have already posted it on PBS, there were like 79 WL for it but I could use a few more credits & figured might as well get this one moving off.

Djibouti--#48 finished

A documentary filmmaker decides to visit Djibouti and Somali during the height of the pirates taking boats hostage & demanding ransoms.  Her and her assistant rent a boat and get in amongst the pirates and also an American & his girl with their own agendas.  Overall a little confusing and sometimes just not that interesting.  I made my way through the book but enjoyment was probably on the lower end.  This is my 2nd Elmore Leonard book and what I remember is about the same as how I felt after the other one--I had to look it up, The Big Bounce, I read back in 2013.

I will post it on PBS, there are 2 copies ahead of it in hardback and who knows how many paperbacks but I guess has a chance to move at some point.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Another Song About the King--#47 finished

Story told from the perspective of the daughter, Silvie about the struggles she had growing up with her mom.  Her mom wanted to be bigger and more important than she was and seemed to compete with her daughter for attention.  An interesting story of how things parents do can affect their children.  I guess I didn't see as much conflict as the writer intended.  Still good story with interesting characters even if I didn't buy into as much of the relationship issues.

I have posted it on PBS, there was 1 copy already on system so it will be waiting.  An older book, published in 2000, so probably not moving anytime soon.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

The Eastern Stars--#46 finished

This is about the city San Pedro de Macoris in the Dominican Republic and how that town and area has sent so many players into major league baseball.  Some good baseball stuff but lots about the sugar cane fields and poverty in the area too.  Fun to hear about the experiences and how so many of the kids became major leaguers.  Good history lesson of area too.  I like this author for getting into the subjects he writes about.  Good read that makes you think how lucky we are to have been born where we are and how unfortunate and how much struggles there are in 3rd world places.

I have posted it on PBS & it was the only copy & it has already been requested.  I have another book that I was going to mail but it has cycled onto the 3rd person already and looks like it will go to a 4th in a couple days.  I would like to mail them at same time but probably not going to happen.