Another year another 75 (hopefully) Carrie aka cal8769 strikes again.
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Brenda, this is going to be the year I get back on track! 75 here I come.
1. Gracie by George Burns
2. The Lovers by John Connolly
3. Voyager by Diana Gabaldon
4. The Johnstown Flood by David McCullough
5. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
6. 206 Bones by Kathy Reichs
At least I am enjoying most of them. Gracie isn't really doing it for me but it isn't too bad. Thankfully I am reading an abridged version. LOL
I am really enjoying The Johnstown Flood. Johnstown is very close to where I live and I have been there many times. Being there and looking up the valley makes it all the more real when they describe the wall of water coming toward you. They have been flooded since then. When I was young I can remember my dad helping with the search efforts to find people after a flood in the 70's. Very scary for strong and unpredictable nature is!
Carrie, This is the book I bought Oliver. You may already have it.. but I thought I would pop over and mention it :) Lots of colorful pics and info. Damian might like it
Happy New Year, Stasia. It's great to see you!
Paint for the walls......check
Husband who doesn't have the flu..........darn.
I'm so excited to redo my living room. It has been probably 10 years since we have done anything to it.After we got home Friday from picking the supplies up my hubby started to get sick. Oh well I can wait a little longer!
Also, I'm glad that you liked the McCullough - I did, too!
That was my first McCullough but I've heard so many good things about his writing. I have Truman here but when I look at the size of it... *sigh*
given to me by a fellow LTer, 3 stars
I'm not sure why I couldn't get into this book. It has everything I enjoy- good writing, interesting subject matter, good development, etc. but I just couldn't stay interested. It took me several months to read this book and that is so unlike me.
I hated In Cold Blood when I read it 111 years ago..
Sorry about the situation, Carrie. Do you know people who might have a more positive reaction you could forward it to?
I really need to order The Nothing Girl!
own, 2 stars
Painful story, painful characters, painful me for reading it.
I liked the Donkey book, too.
Did you see that in the March edition of The New Yorker that King wrote a short called A Death? I found it on line and now I just need to savor it!
Here is the link....http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/03/09/a-death-stephen-king
I now have an Elly Griffiths queued up, hope thats better, but alas I work today.
*waving* at Carrie
I really want to read Dead Wake but I'm cheap. I will wait until the price drops or I can get it from the library.
16. New Idiom a Day by Eric Carruthers
E-book, 1 star for English speaking adults, 3 for kids or non English speaking people.
I'm not sure what I expected when I saw the title but it was more than what I was given. To be truthful the inside page said it was for kids but I can't imagine a child staying interested. It was very text bookish and boring.
ER win, 2 1/2 stars
A typical Father's day present type book. Small size and full of golfing tidbits that can be found in a hundred other similar books. Covered topics ranging from movies, majors, style, winter activities, calculating your handicap and many other golfing stories.
Roni It's a must read! I enjoyed how it was written, from Death's prospective, and the way the author develops the characters is interesting. The subject matter is tough and sad. When I started reading it I was prepared for a lot of tears and depressing thoughts. While some tears did fall the author made it uplifting.
24. Drums in Autumn by Diana Galbadon
Own, 4 1/2 stars
Are you watching the series?
No, I tried some of the first season but I don't like the people that were cast as Jamie and Claire. Jamie needs to be bigger and redder and Claire is, I don't know, too modelish. That and the almost porn sex scenes. I don't mind sex scenes but good lord, leave a little bit to the imagination. lol I did enjoy the scenary and the language. I think the director got it spot on there.
Did you read it, Brenda? I am starting Doctor Sleep now.
I hope your eyes sort themselves out soon!. I can't imagine how frustrating it is to have goofy vision. I go crazy when I need new glasses and they barely change!
I hope that you're feeling much better and stronger soon ..
big hugs to you my friend
29. Mark Twain's Guide to Diet, Exercise, Beauty, Fashion, Investment, Romance, Health and Happiness by Mark Dawidziak
ER win, 4 stars
An enjoyable collection of quotes from one of America's favorite humorists bound in a nice looking little book. The quotes are divided up into sections covering all aspects of life including diet, exercise, work and leisure. After reading I wanted to go straight into a major Twain reading binge!
3 stars (barely), loaned by friend
Very cliched, unimpressive main character but nice life lessons.
This book was loaned to me by a friend who was having a difficult time and he felt it gave him strength and guidance. Me, not so much but I did feel that the 7 decisions that the book was based on were very good and inspiring but the back story was blah.
For my Christmas/Hanukkah/Solstice/Holiday image this year (we are so diverse!), I've chosen this photograph by local photographer Mark Lenoce of the pier at Pacific Beach to express my holiday wishes to you: Peace on Earth and Good Will toward All!
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