I’m probably the only person who has read just *one* of his books. Outliers. It was assigned by my university to all incoming freshman when I started there and there was a bit of a discussion afterward.
Now he’s releasing a book titled Talking to Strangers and I’ve just read a little about it. It sounds excellent. Because who of us really has any idea what to do when we’re talking with or interacting with someone we don’t know at all? Not me!
Have you read any of his previous books?
I have a rule. The rule is that I won’t read multiple series by the same author at the same time. Then Prime Day happened and anew release was available for $8! It’s the first book in a new series by an author I really enjoy. I’ve resisted the urge to pick it up and start reading for about a month I’m just about ready to break my rule and start it. After all, I haven’t finished anything since February.
Michael Connelly is coming to Houston next month in support of his new book. I haven’t had the chance to meet him before. I’m thinking I might want to. But of course my schedule has to allow me to.
Meeting authors is always interesting. You gain insight and persepective you can’t obtain any other way. Social media is nice, but it just isn’t quite the same as having them right in front of you speaking about their experience and writing.
I’m thinking I’ll likely meet him. I mean, he created Harry Bosch.
AND HIS NAME IS JOHN CENA! 😂
I really can’t resist any opportunity to type that out. I don’t think y’all find it nearly as entertaining as I do. But meh.
The real person Patterson is co writing a book with is President Clinton. No, this isn’t an alternate universe in which Hillary actually won. It’s Bill. Bill Clinton and James Patterson are writing a book together. Welp.
The quality of Patterson’s work is what it is. I simply don’t see how this would do anything to change that. Bill Clinton has never written a novel. But Patterson does whatever he possibly can to sell as many books as he can. This appears to fall in line with the things he’s done before.
Do you have any interest in a book written by President Clinton and James Patterson? I know I don’t.
I haven’t read anything since early February, though technically that isn’t true since I started and stopped The Great Gatsby. I guess I should say I haven’t finished anything since February.
I’ve written about this book on here already. It’s still pulling me to the cusp of purchase, though I’ve held off so far.
This is also a new release. It tells the story of Hillary Clinton’s failed bid to win the presidency. On election night I was 24-years-old. I cried. It wasn’t because of the upset victory no one saw coming, it was because I couldn’t imagine Donald Trump leading my country forward into the 21st century. All he’s done is roll back environmental protections, try to ban people from coming here, nominate Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, and is now backing AHCA.
This book will take me back to election night. I’m not sure what I hope to gain from reading it. I’ll gain something.
I’m planning to finally start Thirteen Reasons Why today. So that’s also on my list.
Bill O’Reilly is essentially always in the news. Recently it’s been for some serious things that have happened in the past. It was recently reported by the NYT that Fox News has settled multiple sexual harassment allegations made against O’Reilly for millions of dollars.
This isn’t the point of this post because wherever you get your news has surely reported on the latest developments. The point of this is to tell you that a book on “family values” written by O’Reilly was just published during the same week these allegations and settlements have come to light. Hollywood couldn’t write this stuff.
I’m not even surprised by this. It often seems that those who are the worst examples of people want to tell others how they should or shouldn’t act.
The book is called Old School and is available wherever books are sold. I know you’re eager to get your hands on it.
Joe and Jill Biden have agreed to a three book deal. I don’t know what others are looking forward to in these books, but there’s really only one thing I’m interested in reading about. What it was like for Joe Biden to not run for president, and then see Donald Trump win. I imagine it was a terrible feeling.
Obviously no one can know for sure what would have happened if Biden were the nominee, but it’s extremely difficult to imagine a loss like the one that occurred.
We all know why he didn’t run. His son died. And no one is faulting Joe Biden for what happened. But so many of us are left wondering “What if he’d have run?”.
I’m interested in the books by the Bidens. Are you?
I’m probably the only person who has never read any Stephen King novel and has never seen one of the adaptations from his books all the way through. I’ve seen bits and pieces, but I’ve never sat down and watched from start to finish.
Now It is happening again. Not having seen the original movie or read the book I’ve gathered that there’s a clown terrorizing kids. I think. I’m not sure why or how or what exactly is going on. I do know it’s horror. Right?
I recently watched the trailer for the new movie. To me it looks like any other horror story that involves a single person or thing. Like Chucky. I know he was a killer and usually those single characters are, but I have no idea if this clown is too. I’d assume so. Otherwise what is there to be scared of?
Have I been missing out on It? The book was published thirty years ago. The movie came out shortly thereafter. I know nothing about either.
No video today. This is a follow up to yesterday’s post. A new book looks at what would happen during a second American civil war. After writing the post and reading about the book I became intrigued.
There’s a lot more to the story than my post talked about. First, oil is illegal. Louisiana is half underwater. There was a devastating plague. Drones patrol the air around the country.
The idea is essentially that the US has made the decision to use its worst weapons against its own people.
I may buy the book. It’s a debut novel, which always makes things interesting. And the idea isn’t so far fetched that it’s unthinkable. I mean, how many tomes have we heard Trump talk about “sending in the Feds” in less than three months?
With different series exploring life in the former United States I think this may make for a fascinating read.
Everyone wants to tall about how divided America is. And now there’s a new book out that plays into this thinking.
American War is the story of the second American Civil War that takes place at the turn of the next century. North against South.
This may be fiction, but it’s written by a former reporter who may or may not be intending to tell us what he thinks may be on the horizon. I don’t pretend to believe that all Americans love other Americans, but I just can’t see an all-out war breaking out. Of course, history is probably against me. Countries have internal conflicts that result in war.
What do you think? Think the country is headed toward war within the next century? I don’t.