Thursday, June 16, 2005

New Book/s

Got halfway through the book "the Memory of Running" by Ron McLarty and had to put it down. It is full of lives of quiet desperation and I frankly found out that I did not care by the middle of it. The parents were fine and I would have liked to have read more on them but the 3 children that grow up in the book never seem to have anything going for them or if they do end up with something good it is cancelled out by a whopping big negative.

I then started reading one of the Agatha Raisin books by MC Beaton. I had met an author's husband at a local reading event and as we were discussing author's that we liked the name MC Beaton came up. Both of us mentioned that we loved the Hamish Macbeth series and he mentioned that the Agatha Raisin series was not that good. I started one last night anyway and he was right. I may give it another try but I'm not into reading about older women with few interests except to find a boyfriend. It sounds so junior high.

Now I am reading the Children's Blizzard by David Laskin and have been impressed with his knowledge of Mennonite's and Norwegian's and what they came from and what they were looking for. His descriptive writing is excellent.

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