Monday, April 24, 2006


1) Give War A Chance by P.J. O'Rourke: This time around it's Democracy(both working & not), war,politicians, as P.J. gets his jabs in on things he doesn't like. You may not agree with him, but some of it's funny, and most of it will ake you think.

2) So Many Books, So Little Time by Sara Nelson: Now here's an interesting concept; a book about books. The author decides to read 52 books in 52 weeks. So we learn not as much about the books, as to why certain books were picked to read, and how the author interacted with the books she picked.

3) Swerve by Aisha Tyler: Bought this from Dollar Tree because she's been on 24 & Ghost Whisperer. Turns out, she started out as a stand up comedian, and was later on the cable show Talk Soup. While this book is quite funny at time, it's not really a humot book, more of a series of observations about life,love,people,etc. Pretty interesting.

4) The Mysterious Mr Quin by Agatha Christie: You can never go wrong with an Agatha Christie book. This one is a series of short stories about a Mr Satterthwaite, and how he solves myteries and the like because of chance encounters with the title character. Very odd stories, and much different than the usual A.C. mysteries.

5) Goin' Back To Memphis by James Dickerson: A fairly thorough look at the Memphis music scene from the early days of the (last) century, up through the 90s. Lots of interesting little known facts in here...did you know that 1970s(?) Supreme Court Justice Abe Fortas was once a fiddle player on Beale Street? Didn't think so...

6) 1st To Die by James Patterson: First book in his series about detective Lindsay Boxer and the Women's Murder Club. Quite different from his other Alex Cross series, but still a good read with a twist (actually a double twist) ending.

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