If your care giving duties allow you time to read.....................I'm interested in what book you are in the middle of or just finished or have waiting on your bedside table.
I'm reading "Total Control" by David Baldacci
It's a crime/thriller drama. Quite compelling.
If you can't find the time to read, you should try. It helps to escape from it all in a good book.
If you want to read it make sure you get the one by Hannah Beckerman, there is more than one book with that title.
A blurb calls it "sly and seething" and they got THAT right. I would like to thow the female protagonist into the fires of Hades myself.
I am about 2/3 through, to the point that the two manipulative men and two naive wives are so stupid I almost feel physically ill. I am definitely angry!
The Laurie R King book Back to the Garden was a disappointment too, the plot line was all over the place and I had a hard time even figuring out who the main protagonist was meant to be :(
This is NOT the right time for the solid stuff, like the History of the Papacy!
At 13 she “escaped” North Korea only to be immediately trafficked by her smuggler in China. It details her oppressive life in NK and China. Rescued by South Korean missionaries, she lives in USA, and is an advocate for suffering NK victims, especially human trafficking. Timely reminder of the blessings we enjoy.
Had three of her gothics saved forever, covered in mylar jackets, in the library. Decided to do them one as a time. Bloodsmoor Romance is next. I kept these intending always to "read them again". At 80 figure it's now or never, then can give them away. Heavy books taxing the arthritic fingers and the aging eyes.
I'm currently into the newest Laurie R King book, I'm not sure yet whether it's good or not.
Fun, but curious and strange actually kinda creepy.
Oh and I fell asleep watching Dick Van Dyke on YouTube tonight. Woke up to the complete movie of Bonanza, yes all 3+ hours! No I didn't watch it. YouTube also has some full length, free, movies.
For those that are interested that want to get rid of cable tv, that satellite on your roof, and the $130 bill that comes along with it, try YouTube TV. At least It was $130 when I dropped It 1.5 years ago, and wouldn't go back! It is wonderful and actually includes some premium channels included in the only $65/month fee. YouTube TV is an app on your smart TV, it it is not there search for it. There is a free one week trial.
SMH I wonder how long until we stop referring to them as Smart TV's. You can't buy stupid ones any more, can you?
YouTube and YouTube TV are different.
Do you remember me saying I had smoked creamed roe, Kalles, one night for dinner? It is a product of Sweden. The product has been brought up in the book.
glad - Let us know about Hidden in Snow. I see it is available through Kindle unlimited.
My favorite is the plight of very young girls still subjected to near slavery conditions and no opportunities for education. Cultural beliefs/decisions frequently made at young girls expense. A modern day life, that by default, requires human labor to deliver water to villiages and yes, modern day cities. The "provider" of a family must do money making jobs, and someone must still deliver water. Young boys are better able to escape water duty with the expectation they will someday be the financial supporter of the family. Girls will eventually be providers of personal care for their elder parents after raising their own children.
Given the crazy world, I find this to be a good book to have on the coffee table to pick up and read as much as interests me at the moment. The author is so good at blending today's national and international water use. Dependency on nature, science, money, legal/moral standing, personal worth or value to others is still so dependent upon this one resource.
I spent the first 2/3 of my life in the Western US, so water was always an active topic from primary grades through college. So much opportunity because of water, yet some young girls futures are still far worse than our parents and grandparents due to a lack of water and a way to deliver it to people's homes.
This is really a good read on women's issues which I never expected.
I think I'm going to read Fishman's other book - The Walmart Effect. This would not interest me, but for the fact that Fishman is so smooth at weaving a story that is true and interesting and even an education.
It's a good read without the trash that is so often used as scare tactics or turmoil given the human condition.
On the bookshelf, Cloisters, recommended here by Glad, which was great fun and heading back to the library. Am going to plunge into Susan Sontag memoir now by the gal who lived with her and her son a while. Sempre Susan, by Sigrid Nunez. Susan Sontag was one DIFFICULT woman, but what a writer. I'd say I can only begin to understand a third of her writings, but those I do are remarkable. Her best, to me, was Illness as Metaphor.