Saturday, October 30, 2021

October: Books I read


Deep Survival  by Laurence Gonzales about how we survive-- following stories of folks who survived catastrophic events
Priestdaddy by Patricia Lockwood (library) memoir about a girl whose father is a catholic priest (they converted after he was already married and had children. supposed to be funny like David Sedaris type stuff, but I found it just meh. 
Early From the Dance by David Payne a "beach read" coming of age in North Carolina-ugh, not that great.
Sanatoriums and Asylums of Eastern North Carolina by Dr. Randy K. Kearns This is one of those Arcadia Publishing books.  I have been fascinated with Asylums lately. We have so many abandoned ones in the PNW and what with the homelessness crisis in America, I find it fascinating that there used to be places that held these people and they were actually self sustaining as farms and they grew their own crops and canned their food and had beef and milk dairies and eggs etc And often sold the surplus to the local communities. Yes, there were abuses, but we have that now in hospitals and the foster system and nursing homes. 
Flight 232 by Laurence Gonzales (library) about that United DC-10 crash in Sioux City, Iowa. Very good highly recommend
One Person, No Vote by Carol Anderson (library) about voter suppression
I Can Hear You Whisper by Lydia Denworth (library) The Science of Sound and Language
The Photographer by Mary Dixie Carter (library) creepy stalker thriller It was okay
The Ride of Her Life by Elizabeth Letts (library) the story of Annie Wilkins, who rode a horse across America in 1954, very good! recommend to my horsey friends! 
The Appalachian Trail: A Biography by Philip D'Anieri (library) excellent about the making of an popularity of the Appalachian Trail. From Arnold Guyot to Bill Bryson. Each chapter concentrates on a man who made the AT what it is today. I highly recommend.
The Wild Inside by Jamey Bradbury Set in Alaska with a family of Dog Sled folks. Coming of age after the death of her mother story. 
The Breaker by Nick Petrie (library) Peter Ash is a vet with PTSD who rights wrongs. This book concerns inventions and modern technology. Petrie says he was influenced by Tom Swift books in his youth. Highly recommend. 
Local Woman Missing by Mary Kubica (library) thriller it was okay

Monday, October 11, 2021

2021 Postcards from Friends

Postcards from Washington and Oregon