Saturday, October 31, 2015

Books I read in October 2015

I Married a Dead Man by Cornell Woolrich  this one was made into a movie starring Barbara Stanwyck called No Man of Her Own. Of course, Hollywood made it a happy ending and the book is a little darker.
Don't Breathe a Word by Jennifer McMahon very creepy Stephen Kingish type book about a girl who goes missing and her family thinks she was stolen by fairies. I'm gonna look for more by this author.
A Dangerous Place by Jacqueline Winspear (library)a very sad book. It might be my reaction to grief, but there is a lot of sadness in this mystery. I enjoyed it, but don't look here for sweetness and light
Shovel Ready by Adam Sternbergh (library) about a hitman in the future. The descriptive prose made me think of Blade Runner or Minority Report. Lots of violence so warning to those that don't like that.
Doll Bones by Holly Black (library) a YA book, and really really good!! Creepy Ghost story stuff. Highly recommend
Vicki Finds the Answer by Helen Wells The Vicki Barr Flight Stewardess series is similar to Nancy Drew. They were written and published from 1947 to 1964. This is the second title in the series. Through her job as a stewardess, Vicki gets involved in mysteries and solves them. The job of a flight attendant is of course highlighted and the books are fun for me to read because of that.
Doc by Mary Dorla Russell (library) The Doc Holiday Story! I loved Val Kilmer's Doc Holliday in the movie Tombstone and now I just love Doc Holliday. There should be a movie just about Doc Holliday!!
The Three by Sarah Lotz (library) I really enjoyed Day Four by this author last month, so this is another paranormal thriller by her. Creepy stuff
The Black Path of Fear by Cornell Woolrich another Noir Novel by this master. I cannot believe I never heard of this man until now!!!
Once Upon a River by Bonnie Jo Campbell (library) This is  my second read of this book, I read it last spring and enjoyed it.
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North (library) In a month where everyone is talking about "Back to the Future", it seemed appropriate that I was reading this novel about time travel and multiple lives!
Where They Found Her by Kimberly McCreight (library) great mystery, I liked the use of multiple viewpoints to keep you on your toes, so I was figuring it out as it unfolded
Pirate Hunters by Robert Kurson (library) I liked it, but it was not as riveting as I had hoped. If you are interested in the subject matter, you will enjoy it. (non-fiction account of divers discovering a real Pirate Ship!)
Harriet Wolf's Seventh Book of Wonders by Julianna Baggott (library) About the daughter of a famous eccentric author. I liked it
Hallowe'en Party by Agatha Christie rereading this one for the holiday! :-)

Monday, October 26, 2015

Monday's Postcard 2015: South Dakota

Belle Fourche is the geographical center of the United States of America, designated in 1959 and noted by an official marker and sheepherder's monument called a "Stone Johnnie".  Badlands National Park consists of nearly 244,000 acres of sharply eroded buttes, pinnacles and spires blended with the largest, protected mixed grass prairie in the United States. Badlands National Park contains the world's richest Oligocene epoch fossil beds, dating 23 to 35 million years old.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Monday's Postcard 2015: South Carolina

The state dance of South Carolina is the Shag! Before being known as the Palmetto State, South Carolina was known as, and had emblazoned on their license plates, the Iodine State. The City of Myrtle Beach is in the center of the Grand Strand, a 60-mile crescent of beach on the South Carolina coast. In the last 25 years, Myrtle Beach has developed into the premier resort destination on the East Coast.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Monday's Postcard 2015: Rhode Island

Rhode Island is the smallest state in size in the United States. It covers an area of 1,214 square miles. Its distances North to South are 48 miles and East to West 37 miles. The Flying Horse Carousel is the nation's oldest carousel. It is located in the resort town of Watch Hill. Jerimoth Hill is the state's highest point at 812 feet above sea level.

Monday, October 05, 2015

Monday's Postcard 2015: Pennsylvania

I spend a lot of time in the Philadelphia airport. So it is a rare treat when I get to venture out into the countryside!! Philadelphia is home to the cheesesteak sandwich, water ice, soft pretzels, and TastyKakes. Located in the Grape Coast region of Pennsylvania the city of North East has four thriving wineries and is home to the largest Welch's grape processing plant in the country.  Groundhog Day fans....Punxsutawney citizens are proud to be over shadowed by their town's most famous resident the world-renowned weather forecasting groundhog Punxsutawney Phil. Punxsutawney is billed as the weather capital of the world.