Sunday, August 31, 2014

August Reading

Again aboard a boat and reading with my sister. We spent a lot of time on boats when we were kids and I spent a lot of time reading!!

Blue Jelly by Debby Bull very similar to the Pioneer Woman books, Debby helps heal her broken heart by canning. Cute
French Women Don't Get Fat by Mireille Guiliano (audiobook) Listened to while driving to trailheads for Hike-a-thon 2014
Christine Falls by Benjamin Black (library) I am enjoying these books. a series that features a pathologist in 1950's Ireland.
Vengeance by Benjamin Black (library) might be my favorite one yet of the Quirke Books
Life Support by Tess Gerritesen the author of the Rizzoli and Isles books this is a stand alone medical thriller and I enjoyed it
The Time In Between by Maria Duenas loved it. Saw the Mini Series from Spanish TV first and then read the book. A seamstress is abandoned by her lover who conned her out of all her money and must survive in northern Africa, espionage, etc very enjoyable
Holy Orders by Benjamin Black (library) of course once I find a new to me author that I like....I read everything I can get my hands on
One for the Road by Tony Horwitz he hitchhikes across the Australian Outback in the late 80's very entertaining. If you liked Bryson's travelogue about Australia, you might enjoy this one too
The Silver Swan by Benjamin Black (library) More from this author and I might look for more under his real name (Benjamin Black is a pen name for John Banville)
Portobello by Ruth Rendell (audiobook) more entertainment while riding around in the car to and from trailheads for Hike-a-thon
Shocked by David Casarett (library) recommended to me by my sister about bringing people "back from the dead" thru resuscitation
(IR)Rational Parks by David Blomstrom  an offbeat look at wilderness, tourism and America, fun I laughed a lot
The Hundred Year House by Rebecca Makkai (library) I enjoyed a lot...about a family and a house and artists, Nancy Drew fans, one of the characters is a ghost writer for a YA series
Long Lankin by John Banville ( library) a collection of short stories by the author who writes under the pen name of Benjamin Black
The Doorbell Rang by Rex Stout  my first Nero Wolfe Mystery, can you believe I have not read these??!
The Lemur by Benjamin Black (library).  Blah not my favorite of these
Crazy Salad by Nora Ephron essays that she wrote for magazines in the 70's very good
Smile by Raina Telgemeir (library). A graphic novel. And I loved it.   Family members might see this one at Christmas!
The Mockingbird Next Door by Marja Mills (library). Miss Mills, a journalist was given the rare opportunity to live next door to Harper Lee  and this is a look at the author from their friendship

19 books read this month

There is still time to get a pledge in for the Washington Trails Association Hike-a-thon. If you visit the website, ...just follow this link and help me help Washington State Trails. Or even if you put something in the mail to me today, it should get here by the deadline!
If you don’t want to donate via credit card on the website, checks can be made out to WTA (Washington Trails Association) and sent to me at the address below. Thanks so much for any help you can provide!

Amanda Arkebauer, PO Box 16131, Seattle, WA 98116

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