Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Hotwire--#56 finished

This was the next in Alex Kava's Maggie O'Dell series and was a good quick read.  Maggie is out in middle NE at the largest man made forest, at least in the US where some teenagers get killed and a few more die after the fact.  While she is sorting this stuff out, her guy friend Platt is trying to figure out food poisoning of school kids and working the government agencies that don't like to play nicely with each other.  I have one more book in this series to go, I mistakenly read the last in series a few months ago out of order.  Then I think Maggie breaks off into the Creed series.

I have been keeping this series but I think I will start posting them.  A good series although a little gory and stuff but not really a keeper.  Author is from NE so that is why I was keeping them but figure time to post them away.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Anything Goes--#55 finished

Anything Goes: A Biography of the Roaring Twenties by Lucy Moore.  Good read where she looks at what was going on in the 1920s in the US with a kind of focus on the people in different areas of life. People like writers, boxers, politicians, jazz musicians, Lindbergh, KKK, etc.  Lots of interesting people and events going on.  A sort of different time since was right after WWI and during Prohibition but before the stock market crash & depression of the '30s and WWII.  An interesting time and a very good look at it in this book.

The book isn't in the best shape and since I liked it, it will just stay as a keeper for me.  Not really postable on PBS and liked enough to not give away.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Box 21--#54 finished

Two teenagers from Lithuania are tricked & kidnapped & taken to Sweden and forced into prostitution.  After 3 years one is beaten very badly, causing noise which police responded to and breaking up the apartment.  The beaten girl taken to hospital and has plans for revenge against person that put her in this situation.  At same time a mafia enforcer just out of prison is sent to break some bones of a druggie and instead kills him, the druggie's sister is doctor at hospital where happened & witnessed enforcer with her brother just before it happens.  Both of these stories are worked from the main perspective of the police investigating these.  Some twists and turns in here.  Good story even if subject matter is tough to read at points.  Good read overall though.

I have already posted it on PBS, it is the only copy in system right now so I would expect it will move at some point.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

The Simeon Chamber--#53 finished

This is an older beaten up paperback that I had.  I started it when I needed a book to read when I was doing some outdoor thing, I like using these types of books since fit in pockets better & don't mind if get creased up some.  So this wasn't a priority book, just kind of picked it up here and there until it got closer to the end.  I think if I enjoyed it more, I probably would have found time to read it but this one just didn't grab me at all.  I was disappointed about people being murdered and generally just a little too hard to follow or maybe I just wasn't interested enough to follow.  Not a great read, oh well.

This is one I won't post on PBS, I don't think it is in good enough shape to post there.  Instead I will go in my donation pile to give away at some point.

Monday, November 7, 2016

The Yucks--#52 finished

The whole title is The Yucks: Two Years in Tampa with the Losingest Team in NFL History.  They were an expansion franchise when I first started following football.  The whole idea of expansion was something I really didn't understand but same happened in baseball with the Mariners and Blue Jays and my baseball & football cards showed these teams coming from nowhere.  This is a fun read about the team and how it was built/put together.  Good info & stories in the book.  Really enjoyed this one.

There are 2 or 3 WL for it but it is set aside for now, might be a keeper, not sure yet.