Saturday, August 31, 2013

August Reading

Books I read in August:

Anne of Avonlea by L. M. Montgomery rereading these classics
Three Graves Full by Jamie Mason (library) Murder mystery/thriller liked it alot
Misquoting Jesus by Bart Ehrman  explores how scribes, through both omission and intention, changed the Bible over the many years as it was written down over and over again
 The Searchers: The Making of An American Legend by Glenn Frankel (library) The story of making the movie and the true story it is based on
 Z: A novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Fowler (library) loved this fictional account of Zelda's life
Winged Obsession by Jessica Speart (library) like the Orchid Thief except about butterflies
Anne of the Island by L. M. Montgomery it is always nice to take a paperback along on a camping trip
Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan (library) fun, very lifestyles of the rich and famous
Mirror Mirror by Gregory Maguire (audiobook) I am not a huge fan of Maquire and this is his version of the Snow White story
How Lincoln Learned to Read by Daniel Wolff (library) I quite enjoyed this one
The Neighbor by Lisa Gardner -thriller that Ryan passed along to me when we were out and I forgot to bring a book to read
Mariposa Road by  Robert Michael Pyle (library) about a Butterfly big year
 Pure Drivel by Steve Martin (audio book) listened to in the car on the way to trailheads
A Single Shot by Matthew F. Jones (library) really liked it. Reminded me of Winter's Bone and has a forward by that author too!!
Innocent Traitor by Alison Weir (library)The Story of Lady Jane Grey, who I only knew from the movie,  Lady Jane. She was Queen for nine days after the death of Henry VIII and his son Edward
The Sinner by Tess Garritsen (audiobook) listened to on my way to and from Mt. Rainier this month One of the better Rizzoli and Isles stories I think so far
The Telling Room: A tale of love, betrayal, revenge and the World's Greatest piece of cheese by Michael Paterniti (library) It's about cheese and Spain and everything else the title implies I liked it a lot 
The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls by Anton Disclafani (library) mysterious and interesting, lots of sex,  I enjoyed it
Ape House by Sara Gruen (audio book) ugh, just okay, probably would not have finished it if it were not on audio. some of the characters annoyed me
You can't drink all day  if you don't start in the morning by Celia Rivenbark (libraray) hilarious a Modern Southern Erma Bombeck!! I am getting everything else she was written to read now
You Don't Sweat Much for a Fat Girl by Celia Rivenbark (library) I am loving these, laugh out loud and I have to read portions to whoever will listen
Joyland by Stephen King (library) enjoyed it, carnivals are creepy like clowns are creepy
Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld (library) loved it about twin sister who are psychic
The Quick and the Dead by Louis L'Amour - made into an HBO movie and I enjoyed it quick read
The Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel (library) the movie will be out this fall--great history
Bless Your Heart, Tramp by Celia Rivenbark really these are too funny

26  books read this month

 Ryan and I just finished up our hiking in August for the Washington Trails Association. We are still looking for pledges to contribute for the protection and maintenance of Washington State Trails. Please consider making a donation, no amount is too small!!  You have until September 8th to make a contribution. Just follow the link posted below. Thanks so much!!

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