LIONS

African lions: Internet photo

Last week I thought of this movie based on the book, “Man Eaters of Tsavo,” It told the real story of two man-eating lions that accosted a railroad crew in 1898 in the Tsavo region of Kenya. The animals were not acting like lions usually do. Maybe they weren’t just […]

READING MORE HISTORY ABOUT WWII

I just finished reading a book by Bret Bair. Three Days at the Brink, FDR’s Daring Gamble to Win World War II. The book goes into great detail how President Roosevelt man-aged to keep Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin on the same path – Roosevelt’s path! First, it carefully explains the difficulties with Churchill […]

ADULT FANTASY

Something occurred which usually never happens. I began a book from a “general fiction” section of the library.

I read thirty-five or so pages and just put it aside. I started a different book. It was not “general fiction,” it was “fantasy.”

I just can’t get on board with the fantasy other than the […]

ANOTHER SERIES!

I’ve been reading more books I found at the Senior Center Library. I discovered another series: Patchwork Mysteries! I found five titles there and have read them all.

These cozy mysteries were first written starting in 2010 as part of Guidepost book. A quilt fin and a mystery are always involved. Here’s a beginning […]

A HISTORICAL QUESTION

Just finished reading a book by Roger Manuel and Hendrich Frankel, first published in 1965. The book was Heinrich Himmler-The Sinister Life of the Head of the S.S. and Gestapo.I always have been intrigued by the Nazi government of Germany. I was curious about pre-World War II Germany. Compared to other nations in Europe, […]

MORE PERSONAL BOOKS I HAVE READ

Following is a second list of books I liked the looks of and bought. I also read these while our public library was closed a few months ago.The books passed my first assessment when I purchased them. They passed another test, too: I liked them enough to list for you!1.The Men in My Life […]

A BANNED BOOK

I’m reading a banned book called The Chocolate War and written by Robert Cormier.First published in 1974, this young adult novel was on the American Library Association’s list for banned books at one time. The young adult classic earned this label due to its language, use of intimidation by high school students and the […]

OTHER LIBRARIES

In addition to buying books and using the public library, I also check books out of a nearby local community center’s library.Recently, I checked out three books in the “Million Dollar Mysteries” series. The five books are written by Mindy Starns Clark. In order, the titles are:A Penny for your ThoughtsDon’t Take Any Wooden […]

JUST READ

I just finished The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty. (A Pickleball friend loaned it to me.)

I’ll be returning it tomorrow so thought I’d list it for you first. Here’s a small summary: “Imagine your husband wrote you a letter containing his darkest secret to

be opened after his death.

However, you discovered it […]

A NONFICTION READ

I’m reading Bryan Stevenson’s book, Just Mercy, A Story of Justice and Redemp-tion. This true story is about a falsely accused capital murder case and an African American man Stevenson defended as an attorney.

Traveling, observing and reading about different cultures and people is a gift. I think it has improved my life and […]