2. The Talented Mr. Ripken
3. Their Finest Hour
4. Marley And Me
5. Gilligan‘s Island
6. Jo Nesbit
7. Sylvia Day
8. Susan Hanniford Crowley
9. Colson Whitehead
10. Sandra Brown
11. Eleanor Hibbert aka Victoria Holt, Jean Plaidy & Philippa Carr
12. Crystal Cove
13. J R Ward
14. Who Killed Ty Conn — Linden MacIntyre & Theresa Burke
For #5fordinner I decided to go with
Laurie Halse Anderson
J. R. Moehringer
I may need to do another with authors from the past because I'd love to have dinner with Zelda Fitzgerald
"None of it is a waste. Any book is better than no book. Slowly, surely, one will lead you to another, which will lead you to the best. Do you want to spend your life planting roses with me?... Then -- books. It's that simple. A book is the only real escape from this fallen world. Aside from death."
Chapin to Sutton. Wise words
In this #shelfie you can see a Mike Moustakas bobble head and Woody A. Logg. My dad once randomly handed me a log for the wood burning stove and told me it was for good luck and its name was Woody. Sure enough, he had written Woody A. Logg on it. It resided in my car for awhile and has been on my bookshelf for the last decade, roughly. #aprilbookshowers
I have more #onewordtitles than I thought, but this is probably my favorite. Anthony Doerr called it an "utter joy to read" and I concur. It's about a NYC bank-robber's life. Narration shifts from 1969 back to the 1920s bank robbing days. Superbly done. It's resting on my candy cane jammies because that is what Saturday mornings are for. #photoadaynov16
Fictionalization of the legendary bank robber, Willie "The Actor" Sutton, based off the 1st real-life interview he gave after being released from prison the 5th and last time. Takes place in 1900s-1960s NYC. The prose and dialogue are amazing--many great one-liners! The story of unrequited love is heart-wrenching & nearly brought me to tears. I pictured James Caan playing Willie. Captivating history! Pair with: Speakeasy Prohibition Ale, chilled.
Wow--I liked this book much more than I thought I would. It's historical fiction based on the life of infamous bank robber (and prison escape artist) Willie Sutton. Interesting questions brought up--like why are banks allowed to rob people (Great Depression)? Also, it has a cool twist near the end
Time is a thief, but he's not subtle. He's a thug. And youth is a little old lady walking through the park with a pocketbook full of cash...You want to keep time from robbing you? Hold on for dear life, boys. When time tries to snatch something from you, just grab tighter...That's what memory is.