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.
"I am glad my Mom died".
i also like to look for well read books and get audiobooks from the library.
The last book I listened to was The Guilt Trip.
Not all audiobooks have good readers, so always sample the audiobook if you’re able to.
I love Mysteries!
Okay the truth is my husband and I are true Bibliophiles!
I’m more light mystery not too much gore and historical mysteries. I love the Cozy Mysteries!
Oh and I love British Mysteries.
Wish I could live in the Cotswolds😆
Victoria Thompson’s Gaslight Mysteries are great if you like Historical.
Hannah Dennison has Hilarious characters in her British Cozies.
There are so many wonderful authors out there, I could go on and on.
What I really miss are the Book Signing Events! And Independent Book stores. Barnes & Noble has put them out of business and now you’re lucky if they even get any new books!
Happy Reading Everyone 📚
I'm going to have to check it out.
Hopefully,our library has it and I can find my card~
“A book a day keeps reality away.”
“My workout is reading in bed until my arms hurt.”
goooodnight from bundle of joy :)
Cleary, things are going to take a twisted turn, but what many of us will find interesting is the knowledgeable way she writes about adult children denied their parents' love and approval and the harm that ensues.
Just finished The Second Mrs. Hockaday, by Susan Rivers. It's a mostly epistolary novel about a young woman during the Civil War who is accused of murder. It was excellent.
Just started The Dickens Boy, by Thomas Keneally. It's a novel about Charles Dickens' tenth child, Edward, who is sent to Australia to live. I'm only about 50 pages in, but it seems quite good so far.
Next in line is Horse, by Geraldine Brooks.
She was a really odd woman, and it made the book a little less baffling. I didn't like Crawdads because the premise was preposterous and she doesn't have a good grasp on pacing for fiction writing. However, she was a very shy, odd woman, and it turned out that she had lived in Africa for 20 years almost entirely on her own studying animals.
Her main character in Crawdads was obviously based on her own experience of living alone for so long, but honestly, her character functioned better in public situations than Delia Owens did. She was barely able to give her speech, as she was petrified to face a room full of 800 women eager to hang on her every word, then she wouldn't sign any books for anyone which is a major part of this authors conference each year.
She left a pretty bad taste in a lot of people's mouths, but I wonder if she was pressured by her publisher to make these appearances. The book certainly didn't need any extra publicity from this event, as I doubt there were many in attendance who hadn't read it already.
The event I'm talking about is called Literary Women, and it's the Long Beach Festival of Authors. I've been attending since the first one back in the early 80s, except for several years when I lived out of state, and I've heard everyone from Barbara Kingsolver to Maya Angelou to Sharon Kay Penman to Sue Grafton. It's a great event to attend if you live in Southern California -- literarywomen.org.
I heard her speak about 35 years ago when her first book, A Great Deliverance, had just come out. She was a professor at our local community college in Huntington Beach, CA, and people were shocked to find out she wasn't British. She was a massive Anglophile, though, and traveled to England every opportunity, but she couldn't make a lot of trips on a professor's salary.
She was just finishing up her second book in the Detective Lynley series, and she said she'd finally come up with the perfect way to at least offset some of the expense of her travels. She said she'd book a trip, travel around until she had an idea for a book, then research it while she was there. After she came home, she'd write the book and write off the trip as a business expense.
Pretty smart cookie, because now she's made enough money on those novels to buy her own home in England, although I believe she primarily lives in Seattle now.
I didn't read it either.
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Golden, have you ever read Michael Connelly?
Covid-19 and the Global Predators
We are the Prey
Peter R. Breggin, M.D.
Ginger Ross Breggin
Dr. Peter Breggin is said to be the psychiatrist's conscience.
I was interested in his comments long ago about psychiatric medications, psychoactive drugs-and the facts that no one really knows what these drugs do to the brain.
Quite the turn of events! Who else has read it?