Wednesday, August 31, 2022

August 2022 Books I Read


Confessions of the Fox by Jordy Rosenberg (library) just okay, pretty racy. a version of Oliver Twist or Gentleman Jack, a girl gets by in 18th century England by passing as a boy/man and becomes a infamous thief and escape artist. The modern part of the story about the college professor transcribing the diaries of "The Fox" was not as interesting to me and the story in a story was confusing -footnotes and more footnotes.  
Cheese Deluxe by Greg Palmer  (audiobook) such a fun book to listen to, a memoir very reminiscent of American Graffiti. I highly recommend if you can find it
Murder in Mesopotamia by Agatha Christie sort of a "locked room" mystery. Hercule Poirot shows up about mid-way thru to figure it all out. Great atmosphere of an archeological dig
Double Sin and other stories by Agatha Christie (library) a collection of short stories --it includes the Christmas Pudding one, which I think I might start reading every Christmas as part of my Christmas traditions. 
This is Your Brain on Music by Daniel J. Levitin (library) non-fiction on how our brain processes music and how music affects your brain. Loved it and I want to read more by this author. 
Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie one of my favorites, so much passion and the setting is perfect
Partners in Crime by Agatha Christie The Tommy and Tuppence short stories, always a pleasure to read.
Girls of Flight City by Lorraine Heath (library) a fun read based on true events when RAF pilots were trained in Texas how to fly by female aviators. 
The End of Craving by Mark Schatzker (library) the science behind why we overeat and over indulge. Very interesting. 
The Hungry Ear by edited by Kevin Young (library) I had to read "something out of my comfort zone" for my library bingo card this summer and poetry is not really my go to...although I enjoy it, I don't read much, especially not modern poetry. I prefer the classics. These are all poems about food and drink and eating! 
The Last Anniversary by Liane Moriarty (library) fun book by this author about a woman who inherits a house from her ex-husband's family and the mysteries and family issues that ensue. 
I highly recommend.
Racing the Devil by Charles Todd (audiobook) so serendipitous that I listened to THIS Charles Todd while driving around in the car and it features cars and racing. Didn't do that on purpose. 
A Pocket Full of Rye by Agatha Christie Miss Marple This is one of the Christies that was serialized when it was first released in 1953, put in magazines/newspapers for several months, like Charles Dickens. 
Over My Dead Body by Rex Stout (audiobook) It is official I am not a fan of Nero Wolfe books. Ugh. It was grueling having to listen to this one over several days as I drove to and from work. 
Evil Under the Sun by Agatha Christie murder at a resort, Hercule Poirot this time 
The Homesman by Glendon Swarthout (library) a western about settlers on the Prairie just prior to the civil war in the 1800's. I enjoyed it and he is the same author who wrote The Shootist (which was made into the movie with John Wayne) so now I have to go look for that book to read too. 
The Regatta Mystery by Agatha Christie another collection of short stories --these are all from the 1930's and were first published in magazines. 

August is hikeathon month and I am raising money for Washington Trails, we are still accepting donations thru September 7th! 

You can cut and paste this link to go to my WTA fundraiser page

or you can send me a check (made out to WTA (Washington Trails Association) or just a dollar in the mail would be very welcome. Thanks so much to everyone who has supported this cause again this year!

to: Amanda Arkebauer PO Box 16131 Seattle, WA  98116

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