Saturday, April 25, 2009

I finished Listening to Dead Man's Walk by Larry McMurtry. This is a prequel to Lonesome Dove. Although it was not as good as Lonesome Dove I still found it very interesting. We first meet Call and Gus and learn how they meet. We also find out how Gus met Clara and how Call meet Maggie. I felt like I was actually on the trail with the Rangers and felt sad when they lost many of their friends and felt scared when Buffalo Hump, Kicking Wolf and Gomez were after them. I grew to like Matilda who was not very likable at the beginning. I found the most striking scene was when they meet the Indians while they were going to Santa Fe with a woman who had leprosy and what she does to scare the Indians. I am looking forward to listening to Comache Moon.
I stayed up late last night or should I say early this morning to finish Riven by Jerry Jenkins. I like this book from the beginning but the end was really riveting. Thomas is a pastor that feels like he hasn't really done much for the kingdom and takes a job at a maximum security prison and feels like he is even less effective because of all the restictions placed on him. Brady is the typical bad kid. He grew up with no father and an mostly absent mother who is abusive to his little brother when she is present. He gets chance after chance and makes the wrong choices time and again. He eventually ends up at the same supermax that Thomas works . What happens when these two meet changes the prisoners, the country and maybe even the world.

Monday, April 6, 2009

 For anyone who is interested I belong to a great site called Shelfari. It allows you to keep track of your books read, ones you are reading and ones that you'd like to read. You can also belong to some groups and talk with other readers about different books. It has encouraged me to read more and given me ideas of books that I would never read with out the site.
My most recent book that I have finished is The Trick or Treat Murder by Leslie Meier. This is a cozy mystery about Lucy Stone who lives in Tinker's Cove. I recently discovered cozy mysteries which are mysteries that don't have alot of sex or language in them. It is nice to read them. This book has Tinker's Cove dealing with an arsonist who is burning down buildings around Halloween time. He has also just taken his first fatality. It was a pretty good mystery and I didn't figure it out until the arsonist was revealed.