Wednesday, April 18, 2012

WWW.WEDNESDAY

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading? Mrs. Kennedy and Me by Clint Hill. You have seen Mr. Hill. He's the Secret Service agent who climbed on the back of the Presidential limo after the President was shot in Dallas. Now 80, he has finally written his memoir of four years on the Kennedy detail. While he enjoyed traveling to Europe and the Cape with Jackie, there's a pervasive sadness to his story because he so clearly feels he let her, the President and the nation down by not reaching the car a second or two earlier and taking that last bullet himself. His heroism is poignant and his service is important to remember now, when misdeeds by today's Secret Service are under so much scrutiny and receiving so much bad press.
 
• What did you recently finish reading?
When I went on vacation, I brought along The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz. It's Book #1 in a detective series narrated by Isabel Spellman, the middle daughter in a delightfully dysfunctional family of San Francisco PIs. I picked it up because Kwizgiver
is such a fan, and she didn't steer me wrong. It's low on violence and actually there's not much real sleuthing that goes on (the nearest thing to a real mystery isn't even introduced until past the halfway mark), but it's charming and very, very funny.

• What do you think you’ll read next? I don't know for sure, but maybe Found by Tatum O'Neal. She's been through so much, and so publicly. I'm curious about how she's doing -- as an actress, as a daughter and as a mother.

4 comments:

  1. Very glad you enjoyed the Spellmans!

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  2. Hi!
    Here is my WWW list :)

    http://www.peekabook.it/2012/04/www-wednesday-apr18.html

    Valentina
    www.peekabook.it

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  3. It's funny how people are still drawn to Marilyn nearly 50 years after her death. I'll still watch her movies when they come on.


    Have a great Thursday!
    http://harrietandfriends.com/2012/04/are-you-influnetial/

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  4. I just finished The Spellman Files, and did enjoy it, but I found the extensive flashbacks to be a little distracting.

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