Yep, still reading. In between my gloom and doom books, I finished Kimberly Williams-Paisly’s book, Where the Light Gets In. It’s about her mom’s Alzheimer’s, or rather a variant of. It was one of the 99 cent on sale books. It might have been worth that much.
Alzheimer’s seems to run in my mom’s side of the family – great grandmother and grandmother. Mom had a stroke before she could be diagnosed, but I was seeing some things similar to what the grands had been doing.
Anyway, I’ve read several books on Alzheimer’s. Does this help me any? Maybe a little.
Right now, I could use a book on cable repair. We had some very strong winds a couple of days ago and they ripped out my cable connection to my house. I only have intermittent internet, depending on which way the wind is blowing, I guess.
I’m on the repair list for next Wednesday. Bummer.
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Kondo, Marie - I’ve been reading this for a couple of years. I like it but I only read a couple of sections then go back to fiction until I remember it again.
I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by McNamara, Michelle - Currently reading this book club choice. Interesting so far.
Abduction (A Shefford-Johnson Case, #1) Dyson, Wanda L. [ 3 of 5 stars ]
Dead as a Doornail (Sookie Stackhouse, #5) Harris, Charlaine [ 4 of 5 stars ]
A is for Alibi (Kinsey Millhone, #1) Grafton, Sue [ 2 of 5 stars ]
The Pigman (The Pigman, #1) Zindel, Paul [ 3 of 5 stars ]
These two in a row I did not finish because I disliked them so much, and that is rare for me.
Murder in Mayberry: Greed, Death and Mayhem in a Small Town by Jack & Mary Branson
@f00l Generally, it’s the writing that turns me off books. Murder in Mayberry spent too much time praising themselves, the victim, and their relationship with the victim and each other then threw in a confusing cast of characters. When I realized I didn’t care who done it, I stopped reading it.
Girl with a Pearl Earring was simply boring. I don’t care about art, that painting or artist.
@callow@f00l@sammydog01 The only book in the Kinsey Milhone series I read was R is for Ricohet.
I found it was a big turn-off, personally.
Is the series just not for me, or was that not a representative sample?
To be clear, I’m not trying to bash the book or the author. I’m not the target audience for everything.
No, I haven’t read anything else by Charlaine Harris, I’ll look for them. Thanks!
My bad! When I want something fun I read Stephanie Plum or Sookie books. I’ve read the first five of each series. I have to read series in order, it’s a problem I have.
Kinsey Milhone I’ve only read the first and wasn’t thrilled [ 2 of 5 stars ] but assume they get better since she has such a huge following.
@callow@f00l@Limewater I bought a pile of Sookie Stackhouse books at the library sale. They’re sitting in a pile waiting to go to Goodwill. I should read them but don’t like the tiny little mass market paperbook type. The first one is three bucks on Kindle- maybe I’ll buy it. The first Midnight, Texas book is three bucks too.
I have read through G or H in the Kinsey Milhone series- they’re all pretty much all the same. I guess either you like them or you don’t.
I recently read “Shattered Dreams: My Life as a Polygamist’s Wife” by Irene Spencer, that was really pretty good.
Also, “The Drama Teacher” by Koren Zailckas I just finished yesterday, pretty good there.
Oh! And “The Cast” by Amy Blumenfeld was really good.
oooh! And “The Dream Daughter” by Diane Chamberlain was wonderfullll.
Here’s a question: I apparently have an amazon kindle book credit called a Special Wish List Credit that expires in six days. I have no idea where it came from. It’s only good on some books, and appears to have nothing to do with my wish list. Did anyone else get one and if you did, can you tell me why I have it? I guess it doesn’t matter, but I’m curious.
I’m not sure if this has been posted previously but Tor.com has a free ebook club. Each month they feature a book you can download for free. You do need to create an account and be a “member” of the ebook club. They offer in two formats: one for Kindle and one for Apple.
This month’s selection is The Murders of Molly Southbourne by Tade Thompson. Tor.com Ebook Club
@sammydog01@therealjrn Glad to help! I like getting free books. It is nice to have “emergency” books around for when I can’t get to the library. Also, there have been a couple of ones that I had already read but I would like to own.