Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Wonderful Wordy Wednesday

Been quite a week since my last book post. The death of Queen Elizabeth was quite a momentous event. Became a bit of a news junkie for a few days. Listening to so many talking heads, some of whom couldn't get their facts or people straight. Maybe the nerves of live TV, but basic history of a person should be correct, names of previous monarchs and dates of Elizabeth's life . (Jumps off soapbox.) 

Back in 2018 on FaceBook I got challenged to list some of the recent favorites I had read. I will add them here. 

Amazing read this memoir, getting inside the head of an autistic person. 

The hurdles endured by a minority, getting into what is often a white only profession.

Book the movie was based on. So much detail that the movie couldn't contain. After I read the book I got the DVD to watch. Helen Mirren stars.

Nicholas Sparks is known for his fiction, but this is a non-fiction account of time  he spent with his brother. I got into this when I saw my Aunt Mary reading it when I visited in 2016.

Have the tissues ready for this one. Made into a movie as well, but the book provides more detail and a sub-plot that was dropped from the movie. The author is an amateur race car driver in the same national club I belong to, Sports Car Club of America. 

Compelling story of how these guys worked their way into the 1936 Berlin Olympics.



  1. Hahaha!
    It's hard when you dislike/hate/meh a book that someone else has raved about!
    I try not to rave anymore; I just say, yeah, it was great! and leave it right there.
    I've read "The Art of Racing in the Rain" and "The Lady in Gold" is on my tbr list.

  2. Michael Scott's reaction was about the same as I had reading Shopgirl by Steve Martin. Not only that, but some other library patron had noted in very faint pencil in the margin that she despised it too!


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