Whatcha reading?

Whatcha reading?

Sunday, May 27, 2012

In Cold Blood: Truman Capote

DISTURBING book, though well written. Based on the true murder of a family of four in Holcomb Kansas. It seemed like catching the murderers was pure luck. They had just come from the post office with a box holding the incriminating evidence when they were arrested. Without the box the police may not have been able to actually hold them to the murders. It made me wonder how often things fall into place like they did in this case and how often the correct person is caught, then mistakenly let off.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

The Hand Tossed Waves: Carrie Ryan

This was the second in a trilogy about an apocolyptic world overrun with Zombies. I know- how lame am I complaining about a book geared for teens, but this second book in the trilogy was too much like the first. Girl on a trail in the woods with her best friend and two love interests. I didn't get what happened to the Griffin kid who was in the fenced in roller coaster area. He was a threat and then he disappeared? I was also unconvinced that the mom- Mary- wouldn't have been looked for when she decided to go look for her old friends, if leaving the town was a crime. No one saw her for days and the important people she was to meet with all buy that she was sick? I wanted to know who the Mudo on the beach was that Mary seemingly recognized, but that was never mentioned. I didn't think Gabry was very remorseful about killing Daniel and couldn't relate to her constant "Oh I am so in love with you"  when the other boy wasn't around. At the end of the story I thought Catcher was ill- and he is manhandling cars? And why don't the mudo climb over the cars?

Thursday, May 17, 2012

The Small Scale Poultry Flock: Harvey Ussery

I will be buying this book if and when I get chickens. It basically includes EVERYTHING you would need to know when raising chickens with fantastic pictures. Breed selection, brooders, how to make a home for them, step by step instructions for butchering. A really spectacular book to have for reference.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

The Forest of Hands and Teeth: Carrie Ryan

A futuristic romance? novel for teen readers. It was OK. I hate finding inconsistencies and unbelievable things, but young teens may not question them. The love story was a bit too forced while she couldn't decide who she liked or what she wanted. I was amused by how the main character climbed out of the boy's window to hers, but she couldn't get into a girl's who was next door. At the end the lighthouse keeper said " we haven't seen this many Mudo before" then a few paragraphs later he says "some days it looks like this" talking about the number of Mudo on the beach...
I didn't particularly like the book, (though I think the zombie idea will be a hit with teens) yet I requested the second one in the series curious on where the author goes with it.

Friday, May 11, 2012

The Bro Code: Barney Stinson with Matt Kuhn

A cute humorous guy book about the "code" of friendship. Amusing a quick read. I especially liked "If a bro is driving ahead of another bro...he is required to attempt to lose him in traffic as a funny joke.

Silent Spring: Rachel Carson

WOW, an excellent book and very scary. It discusses everything; the affect of chemicals on water, soil, animals, and humans. Terribly frightening that we are seeing all the issues she mentioned. Ground water contamination, loss of insects, cancer... and we haven't stopped using chemicals, it's gotten much worse.