Wednesday, July 04, 2012

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

• What are you currently reading? Robert B. Parker's Lullaby. That's quite the title, isn't it? It's a Spenser mystery, with characters developed by the fabulous Robert B. Parker. After writing 39 Spenser books, Mr. Parker died and his estate hired author Ace Atkins to take over the franchise. I am happy (relieved) to report that the familiar characters are back, true to form, in this new mystery. I admit I was skeptical when I first picked it up, but now I'm a little more than halfway through and am thoroughly enjoying sleuthing with my fine old friends.
 
• What did you recently finish reading? Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero by Chris Matthews. The author's voice is very familiar to me, thanks to Hardball and The Chris Matthews Show, and he writes rather like he speaks. It was as though I could hear Matthews as I read, which was kinda fun. As for the biography itself, it was interesting if not all together successful. There's not a lot new in it, but it's the prism through which Matthews looks at JFK's short life that makes it interesting. To Chris Matthews, Kennedy was, in many ways, a self-created man -- a pragmatic hero whose life was shaped by constantly confronting
“the thin membrane between life and death.” If you're not familiar with John Kennedy's life, there are better books to read. If you are intrigued by the idea of a new twist on an oft-told tale, pick this one up.

• What will you read next? The Meryl Streep Movie Club by Mia March.
“A novel of love, family and movie night.” It looks like chick-lit of high order and I'm anticipating a good summer read.


4 comments:

  1. All 3 look interesting. I'd like to read them all, especially The Meryl Streep Movie Club.

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  2. I recently added the Meryl Streep Movie Club to my queue. It sounds like fun!

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  3. Happy 4th! I posted a special "Stealing" if you get bored... ;)

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  4. Hi there!

    I haven’t heard of any of these books, but I hope you enjoy them all!


    You can find my WWW post here:
    http://www.peekabook.it/2012/07/www-wednesdays-july-04.html



    Happy reading! :)



    Valentina
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