02-08-2011 05:53 PM
Am about to finish listening to:
A Journey by Tony Blair. He reads it himself. Whether one agrees, disagrees, likes, dislikes Blair's politics, as a U.S. citizen, I believe it is useful to hear his perspective on world and British affairs during his tenue as prime minister.
05-17-2011 01:17 AM
I'm just starting on this one. I'm enjoying the history part of it, but not sure how I'm going to feel once I get to the current political discussion since this is not someone I would normally agree with. I'm looking forward to it though.
05-23-2011 09:52 PM
It was recommended to me. Interesting, so far. The writing is not exactly the best, but the story intrigues me.
05-26-2011 07:43 AM
Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse / Southern Vampire Series #11) Also started a new DTB
I have been waiting for this and hope it is good. I have really loved this book series and the HBO series based on it. Can hardly wait for the new season to start in about 2 weeks.
05-27-2011 01:21 PM
by David R. Dow
Rambles too much, like he just scribbled down a stream-of-consciousness type of thing, and includes so much irrelevant detail about his son that it almost makes the poor kid sound weird; but surprisingly compelling. If the legal system is half as screwed up as he claims, America is in trouble. I recommend this book in spite of its flaws.
09-17-2011 11:05 AM
I am reading two books Everything's Eventual by Stephen King. This is a collection of short stories. there are soem great reads in this collection. The first story Autopsy Room 4 grabs you and never lets you go. I am also readinga history book called The Coming of the Third Reich by Richard J Evans. This is an ac count of how the Nazi Party came to power and transorm Germany into a dictatotorship. It is first in three volume history of the Nazi regime Second vomume is Third Reich in Power and Third Reich at War. I am almost finished with this first and intend to read the second vomums. I would rate all of these books as a five star and highly recomen Mr Evans to anyone who wants to learn about thouse nightmare years
10-20-2011 01:16 PM
Instant City by Steve Inskeep
Ryan -- Your posting this on the General Fiction page caused me to pick it up. I am at Chapter 10 right now. Written by co-host of Morning Edition on NPR (to which I do not listen -- I seldom listen to radio news), I have been finding it an insightful tour of Karachi, the whole concept of the rapid growth of cities around the world since the mid-fifties, or perhaps I should say, since the end of WWII, and a bit on the broader history of Pakistan, a country I am afraid most of us know too little about.
It is a new book just this month in my library system; the book sites show a date of October 13 for publication.
12-04-2011 08:56 PM
I just finished A Train In Winter and wish I had been able to connect more with the style of the author since the subject is so interesting.