Monday, April 20, 2015

Listen Up, Girlfriends: Lessons on Life from the Queen of Advice, by Mother Love with Connie Church, 185 pages

I came across this while perusing the shelves, and picked it up for its catchy title and awesome author name. I liked the author's "voice' and although I felt that she was telling good biographical stuff about herself, sometimes it was hard to relate to or see how it pertained to me.

Even This I Get to Experience by Norman Lear (448 pgs)

As a fan of "All in the Family", "The Jeffersons", and even "a.k.a. Pablo" (Yes, I watched all six episodes), reading Norman Lear's autobiography was an easy choice.  He tells the stories of his lives (his choice of plural) over his 90+ years in open and honest fashion.  We see the good and the bad and watch him work through the twists and turns of his relationship with his father. 

I loved the chapters that covered the wonderful t.v. shows that he made, but his life has so very much more to it.  For example, I don't know why I never made the connection before, but connecting McCarthyism to the Moral Majority to the Tea Party seems so obvious, but it never clicked before.  Fascinating person and an interesting read. 

Esther Royal Beauty by Angela Hunt, 348 pages

A new look at an old Bible story. The author did a great job of bringing the story alive, using researched historical details. An interesting aspect is that the story is told from the perspective of "Esther" and a palace eunuch.

And So It Goes Volume 2 by Dan Trogdon, 128 pages

Another collection of cartoons by a local author. They were pretty funny.

And So It Goes by Dan Trogdon, 128 pages

This was an author at JPL's latest local authors book signing. His book is cartoons that remind me of Far Side. I really got a kick out of them.

The Green Mill Murder by Kerry Greenwood, 192 pages

I may have to slow down on these books, otherwise I'm going to finish them all and then have to wait for the author to write new ones.

Death at Victoria Dock by Kerry Greenwood, 164 pages

My new favorite obsession.