I thought it would be cool to start a new thread each month so that there isn't just one big long, cumbersome thread.
I finished Morgan's Run (about England's colonization of Australia and Norfolk Island), finally. Really, it was an okay book, but slightly dull. It's really long, and it kind of dragged for me. It took me a month to finish it, which is unusual for me.
I picked up Rasputin's Daughter by Robert Alexander about Maria Rasputin next. It was pretty good. Definitely interesting. I liked Alexander's book, The Kitchen Boy a bit better, which is about the final days of Tsar Nicholas II and his family (up to and including their execution). Both books are good, quick reads.
I finished that one in a week (ahh, that's more like it!), and last night I started Peony In Love by Lisa See. I loved See's book Snowflower and The Secret Fan so I have high hopes for this one, although I'm told it is a very, very different book. We'll see.
So, what are my hooping buds reading this month?
I'm am presently reading William Stegner's "Angle of Repose" and Anthony Bourdain's "Kitchen Confidential." I finished "Water for Elephants" just recently and enjoyed that a lot.
This is a rather embarrassing question but how do you underline your book titles. I know that they should be underlined instead of in parenthesis but I can't seem to figure it out. Nice thread. Thanks for starting it!
Beth, I enjoyed Water for Elephants too, and DH really liked Kitchen Confidential. We're both big fans of Tony.
To underline your titles, either hit cntrl+u, type the words you want underlined (it will underline as you go) and when you're done underlining, hit cntrl+u again or you can type the words, go back and highlight which ones you want underlined and then hit cntrl+u.
Thanks for joining the thread!
Thanks for the tip. Some of these little tricks on the computer elude me and I seem to find things a lot more challenging than most.
One of the first writers that had a strong impact on me passed away very recently and in the spirit of this monthly thread I'll mention him as well. Reynolds Price was a very prolific southern writer and I recommend his books. The Names And Faces Of Heroes, a short story collection, and Kate Vaiden are two books that come immediately to mind.
Hey, I did it! Thanks for the help.
"Some of these little tricks on the computer elude me and I seem to find things a lot more challenging than most."
Beth, if that sentence came out of my mouth, I'd substitute the words "of your hooping" for "on the computer!" LOL! Glad I could help you out after all the entertainment and inspiration I get from watching your videos!
I'm reading Jim Butchers , The Dresden Files , Book 12 (changes) ... at this time (12/2/11 nz time)
But its getting the same same same as his other books in this series
But i still need to read them tho (LOL) .. its like a addiction