Just a book reminder

Hello everyone!  Just wanted to remind you all that I’ve been doing a lot of reading this year and I’ve reviewed quite a few of the books that I have finished right here on the blog!  Just click the header up near the top of the page that says “Books 2016”.  I finished another one today, so I’ll post my latest review here as well as above just for the fun of it.  According to Goodreads, I’ve read 29 books so far this year!!  Woo-Hoo! I’m pretty happy about that, and needless to say, there’ll be more to come.  I have not reviewed every single book above on my Books 2016 tab, but a majority are on there.  I hope you’ll find one or two that may pique your interest 🙂

painted-house

September 9    A Painted House  by John Grisham            I went into “retro” mode with this book as I listened to it on audio cassette  over the period of a few weeks. I enjoyed it a lot and think it’s probably worth 4 stars – but I think I’d actually give it 4.5 stars, with the extra half-star simply for the awesome narrator in this audio book! I like John Grisham but have not read any of his work for a very long time. This one was published a long time ago (2001) and didn’t contain one word about lawyers – which may have been one reason why I was attracted to it. The story takes place in about 1952 in rural Arkansas, on a cotton farm. Life on a farm back then was pretty rough, and this novel does not sugarcoat it. I truly enjoyed listening to this book and the narrator did a fine, fine job depicting the southern accents, as well as different verbalization for each character. A lot happens in this rural community during the course of one cotton picking season… lots of things that little Luke (our 7 year old main character) hears and witnesses. It’s a good story, but I think I enjoyed it even more because it was an audio edition.

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books

Hello everyone!  Just wanted to remind you that I have five book reviews so far this year, listed under the tab “Books 2016”, located at the top of the page.  I’ve read a few good ones already!!!!  I set a personal goal to read more and compute less (less computer time) and have been doing fairly well on that front I’m happy to report. I normally have at least two books going – one you can hold in your hand, and one on my Kindle.  I’m also listening to a delightful audio book at the moment, which I hope to review in the next week or so.  Just got a notice from my wonderful local library that a MUCH awaited book is ready for pick-up… it’s the brand new one by Pulitzer Prize winner, Elizabeth Strout called My Name is Lucy Barton. Keeping my fingers crossed that this new novel is half as good as the one that won the Pulitzer, Olive Kitteridge – what a great read that was!!!!