A Little Something to Read..

A few more reviews of some great books I have found along my journey.

With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa by Eugene Sledge

Why I Picked This Book: Recommended by a friend.

My Review: I love to read about history. I also love war memoirs and have read quite a few of them. I can honestly say it is probably one of the BEST war memoirs I have ever read. Sledge paints such a vivid picture and this memoir is written like no other I have read. It is more straight forward, honest and heartbreaking. If you like history or memoirs this will be a good one to pick up.

Othello-William Shakespeare

Why I Picked This Book: I love classics and pick them up as I go along. This one I found for a few bucks in a bin.

My Review: Yes, you read this correctly. Othello. Such an amazing tale of JEALOUSY and what it can do to a persons mind and soul and how far they will let it control them and others.

Bloodroot-Amy Greene

Why I Picked This Book: While reading my weekly porn: Entertainment Weekly, they had a full page review on this NEW author and the wonders of her first novel. I went to purchase it the very next day.

My Review: Bloodroot was a very "southern" book. It tells the tale of three generations of women who live in the Smoky Mountains and their struggle with a horrid history that keeps repeating itself during each woman's life. The book is divided into a few parts that are narrated by a different character. Each character has a "voice". It is written as they would speak and this tone creates a connection with each character. The book is epic and tragic. I couldn't believe this was novel number one for Amy Greene and I can't wait to read more from her.

Next-Michael Crichton

Why I Picked This Book: Simply because I love, love, love MC.

My Review: Although Jurassic Park is my very favorite MC book, Next was pretty intense! It was fast paced, super smart and had that element that I seem to favor in books: Each chapter was written from a different character. Everyone had their own story and they all intertwined in the end. I have recommended this to a few folks and was given "the look" because the subject matter of Next is genetics and DNA. Gene patents and genetic testing. Don't judge folks. If you can keep up it's intense and such a great read!

The Doctors Wife-Elizabeth Brundage

Why I Picked This Book: Read the back while waiting in line at Walmart. It sounded interesting so I purchased it.

My Review: This book wasn't very deep but if you are looking for a quick, no-thinking-necessary read full of scandal then look no further. It is about a Doctor that performs abortions at a free women's clinic and neglects his family, his wife becomes involved in an affair with a man whose wife is a religious freak. Lots of suspense, threats against the clinic and the doctors wife and family and twists and turns. Pretty decent read.

Anyone else care to share a really great read they have found this year??
Happy Reading!


Pat Tillett June 1, 2010 at 11:03 AM  

I've read three of the books on your list today. I loved "the old breed" also. I was discharged from the Marine Corps 40 years ago. Things that happened in those two places (and many others) are part of what makes the USMC what it is today. They aren't just "old breed," they are a unique breed as well. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

On my blog I have many chronilogical organized entries relating to my time in Marine Corps boot camp boot camp and later in Vietnam. Iif your interested, you can find them using the labels on the right hand side of my page.

Lindsey June 1, 2010 at 11:14 AM  

Bloodroot looks and sounds like an amazing read! Look forward to checking it out. Thanks for the rec!

Micael "Rabbit" Chadwick June 1, 2010 at 2:48 PM  

If you've not, read Allison Habens Dreamhouse. It's right up your alley with your love of Alice. Highly reccomended.

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