BEAUTY FADES BUT DUMB IS FOREVER

This humorous title is a memoir by Judge Judy Sheindlin. For those who have watched her TV court show, much of the book will provoke a smile of familiarity. She writes with a sense of humor and tolerance for what her career has taught her. (See next.) Her style is free flowing, easy to read, […]

“THE 15:17 TO PARIS”

My husband and I went to see this movie directed by Clint Eastwood. It was good. It showed these three men as boys in elementary school in Sacramento, California. They were “troubled kids.” But, these same boys grew into the men who saved lives when terrorists boarded a train headed to Paris, France in 2015. […]

DRIVING MISS NORMA

This non-fiction volume is by Tim Bauerschmidt & Ramie Liddle. Here’s an idea of the story from its dust jacket. “When Miss Norma was diagnosed with uterine cancer, she was advised to undergo surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy… instead Miss Norma –newly widowed … told the doctor, ‘I’m ninety years old. I’m hitting the road.’ And so […]

Beware

Beware of the “sure thing.” James (Mar. ’18) expands, “Overconfidence may be the mother of disaster.”

BOOKS READ ON MY FLORIDA VACATION

I keep track of titles I read on my annual Florida vacations. This year I didn’t read quite as many as last, but here is a run-down. I am listing them from best (1) to least favored. 1. The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak. This is a book my granddaughter gave to me to read […]

BOOKS ON MY BEDSIDE TABLE

Since I work in a public library, many books cross my desk as I prep them to shelve. Two of them wait on my “Bedside Table.” One is Carlisle vs. Army -The Forgotten Story of Football’s Greatest Battle. The other is Patient H 69. It’s about a woman who seeks to find out what is […]

I’M STILL READING

Recently, I looked over the titles of Anne Perry books and found I had not read three of her newer ones. I just finished Murder on the Serpentine. Really very good! At Christmas I was not able to get her newest holiday one, A Christmas Return. I checked it out in January. It features Mariah Ellison, […]

FUTURE HOME OF THE LIVING GOD

This novel by Louise Erdrich is about a young woman who was adopted although she was born as a Native American.  But, there is much more to the story.  The world is changing.  Evolution has changed and appears to be going backward.  The young woman is pregnant, but pregnancy is now complicated because the government–or […]

TUESDAYS

Tuesdays keep coming Around, And though they aren’t Unpleasant, Come evening- It’s time To put the garbage Out- Making sure  its green container Does not overflow- And blue container holds Cans, The orange paper. Nothing too hard- Just a routine. If I’m lucky I see A neighbor- All the trash in a line Along the […]

RECENT READS

Following are a few recent titles I’ve read, but I am not sure you will love them. I will indicate which ones I liked the best with stars–the more stars the better! Commonwealth by Ann Patchett (Even though I have loved Patchett’s books, I did not care for this one.) 2.The Moscow Club by Joseph Finder  […]