6 More Wonderful Reads

1.  “The Golden Tresses of the Dead:  A Flavia de Luce Novel” by Alan Bradley.  323 pages, fiction. If you have not had the pleasure of reading A Flavia de Luce novel, you really should.  The main character Flavia is a hoot.  As a young adolescent detective/chemist her humor is beyond compare.  I have read…

5.5 More Books Read For 2019

I read five and a half (more on that below) additional book since February.  However, I forgot to take pictures of most of them.  Oh well.  At least I still have my handy dandy list.  Here’s the round-up of my latest reads. “Mississippi Blood” by Greg Iles (692 pages) Fiction This was an excellent book….

2018 Recap: Books

With a total of 30 books read this year, I enjoyed a wide variety.  The places the novels took me and the wealth of knowledge gained from the non-fiction.  Book number 30, I am still reading but I plan to finish it up by December 31st.  From futuristic to distant past, from space to deep…

“The Future of Humanity”

  “The Future of Humanity” Michio Kaku Nonfiction, 307 pages. Hands down this is one of the best books I have read.  Keep in mind I love anything space related.  Currently, I am watching old episodes of Star Trek.  I love the possibilities of future space travel.  This book outlines those possibilities and how we…

“Reincarnation Blues” by Michael Poore

“Reincarnation Blues” By Michael Poore Fiction, 371 pages This book was a real gem.  I thoroughly enjoyed immersing myself in this world of the afterlife and multiple lives.  The author created many imaginative lives for the book’s main character Milo.  I was hooked from chapter one.  Although one chapter about midway through did not hold…

“The Trip to Echo Spring” by Olivia Laing

“The Trip to Echo Spring:  On Writers and Drinking” by:  Olivia Laing Non-fiction, 297 pages If you read my last book post, you might see a trend.  For now, this is the last of books about writing/writers. The basic premise of the book follows the author as she travels across the U.S. examining 6 of…

“Negotiating with the Dead” by Margaret Atwood

“Negotiating with the Dead: A Writer on Writing” Non-fiction, 180 pages   Overall a great non-fiction book on what it is to be a writer.  The lives they lead, thoughts, and inspirations.  It is a series of essays organized into chapters. At times, it was a tough read.  The middle chapters did not interest me,…

“Reading with Patrick” by Michelle Kuo

“Reading with Patrick”  by Michelle Kuo Non-fiction, 279 pages. What a fitting book for our time.  This book explores the bond that forms between teacher and student.  The setting is the deep south, Helena, Arkansas.  Told through the eyes of the teacher Michelle Kuo, a deeply personal account of her struggles with decisions she made…

The Last Suppers

This short novel was a joy to read. The novel is set in the 1950’s following the life of a prison cook who sees the humanity, even in the death row inmates.  Much time and effort are put into each “Last Supper” that she cooks before their execution, striving to make them as close to…