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  […]

SMALL GREAT THINGS

This book is written by Jodi Picoult. The author writes in an easy flowing style and features richly layered characters that held my interest. The story follows Ruth Jefferson who is a labor and delivery nurse with many years of experience at a Connecticut hospital. One day Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn […]

MAEVE BINCHY

Back in March ‘17, I wrote a piece about a chance meeting with Irish author, Maeve Binchy. It happened several years ago on a visit to Dublin to see my family. Currently, I am reading that author’s biography, Maeve Binchy: The Biography written by Piers Dudgeon. “There are other biographies written of Maeve Binchy, but  […]

BROTHER TO A DRAGONFLY

Will Campbell wrote the book, Brother to a Dragonfly, as an autobiography.  He also describes his older brother and describes their growing up on a cotton farm in Mississippi.   Will became a Baptist minister, but he left pastoring the church after a few years.  He became active in the civil rights movement in the 50’s […]

HOLIDAY READING

I enjoy special holiday stories by one of my favorite authors, Anne Perry. Maybe you will enjoy some holiday reading, too. The list of Perry’s holiday books starts below with the first one written: A Christmas Journey A Christmas Visitor A Christmas Secret A Christmas Beginning A Christmas Promise A Christmas Homecoming A Christmas Garland […]