But onto other things...I just finished reading an assortment of books while trying to keep my head above water as I work on writing two books of my own and here are the ones I read with short reviews for you to peruse...
Infantry Soldier: Holding the Lines at the Battle of the Bulge (Paperback) The author, a journalist in later life, was a 23-year-old rifleman in the U.S. Army's 99th Division during the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944. The 99th had reached the European front the month before and distinguished itself in anchoring the vital northern flank during that last German counteroffensive.
this is an intriguing tale of the Battle of the Bulge told from the POV from an infantry soldier that was there when it happened and recounted it here. The writing is well done and makes the reader feel as if he/she is there with him on the field of this famous showdown between American and German forces. If you're looking for a good war story, or one specifically about "the Bulge", may I recommend this one?
Overall, well done. Don't expect any fluff or pretty writing. Written by a journalist, it is strictly the facts as they happened and witnessed by a foot soldier.
Justice: Crimes, Trials, and Punishments (Paperback) I discovered this author when I read the Two Mrs. Grenvilles, a book I had in my home library for years, but never read. I enjoyed his writing and decided to read his others. This was one of them. This is an enjoyable book. Unlike some of his other books, though, this one is not fiction. Dunne writes well, though not a literary author, he knows how to keep the pages turning. Told from the insider about some of the more high-profiled murder cases. Overall, this is a well written book and I have no hesitation in recommending it to others.
The Majesty of the Horse: An Illustrated History (Hardcover)
Impressive: Beautiful book with beautiful photography! A worthwhile purchase for any horse lover!
Overall, I don't hesitate to recommend this book to anyone else with the slightest interest in horses. this was a wonderful purchased as a gift to myself.
Another City, Not My Own: A Novel (Paperback) I discovered this author when I read the Two Mrs. Greenvilles, a book I had in my home library for years, but never read. I enjoyed his writing and decided to read his others. This was one of them. This is an enjoyable book. If you enjoy gossip and name dropping, you'll enjoy this one. This is another intriguing tale about the upper class.
It's a quick read and you'll find yourself turning the pages as you read it.
Too Much Money: A Novel (Paperback) I discovered this author when I read the Two Mrs. Greenvilles, a book I had in my home library for years, but never read. I enjoyed his writing and decided to read his others. This was one of them. This was the author's final book. Not as good as his other, but still an enjoyable book just the same. If you enjoy gossip and name dropping, you'll enjoy this one. This is another intriguing tale about the upper class.
Overall, an enjoyable book. Not a work of literary fiction, but enjoyable just the same.
The Monster at the End of This Book (Sesame Street) (Little Golden Book) (Hardcover)
Cute, funny read for children of all ages, of the child in you.I'm a bit older than the intended audience for this book and I remember reading it when it first came out. This is still a favorite of mine that makes me chuckle whenever I fit a bit blue. Who doesn't love Grover? Children loved it when it came out and I can imagine they still do.
Overall, this is a cute book and cute read and I have no hesitation recommending for the children in your life or the child in you.
Until next time....Happy Reading!