We went to The Dollar Tree this morning. DH always gives me $2 - $3, after his shopping trips and errands. I had acquired $8, plus several quarters. I got 5 books. I'll list their titles here, will try to tell a bit about each book, from what the jacket covers say:
1- "THE BOOK OF MADNESS & CURSES - A NOVEL," by Regina O' Melveny. It's a story of a courageous woman on a quest to find her missing father. It's set in the Renaissance, it explores he wonders, and dangers, of Europe and Asia. She's a defiant woman, she practices the ancient healing arts, and is to be contrary to the laws of God and Man. The woman is ahead of her time, it takes place in sixteenth-century Venice. Her father vanishes, she spend years traveling from Italy to Scotland to Morocco and more, to try to find him. This is a debut novel from the poet O' Melveny. She draws from her Italian artist mother's memories of Venice and her own father's disappearance when she was young, to create a story of real longing. I thought the jacket descriptions were favorable, about this book.
2- "THE JERSEY STING - A TRUE STORY OF CROOKED POLS, MONEY-LAUNDERING RABBIS, BLACK MARKET KIDNEYS, AND THE INFORMANT WHO BROUGHT IT ALL DOWN," by Ted Sherman & Josh Margolin. I suppose the title pretty much sums up what the book's all about. It's 369 pages, not counting the index, and it's hard cover, too.
3- "THE FUNERAL PLANNER GOES TO THE WHITE HOUSE - HEALING THE NATION WITH JUST A BLACKBERRY & AWESOME SHOES," by Lynn Isenberg. It's a sequel to The Funeral Planner. It sounds like a comedic mystery, to me, from the cover, it's paperback, and is from MIRABooks. 328 pages long.
4- "THEN AGAIN," by Diane Keaton. This is an unforgettable memoir about Diane Keaton's mother, who was very into quotes, etc... 256 pages of reading, in a hardbound book. Looks very, very good.
5- [url]"DEEPER, RICHER, FULLER - DISCOVER THE SPIRITUAL LIFE YOU LONG FOR,"[/url] , by Tom Paterson. It's a religious book. Paperback; 242 pages, plus additional discussion pages, etc... The back cover says it helps identify important milestones in your spiritual journey, discover your spiritual roadblocks, create a life of joyous fulfillment, and deepen your relationship with God. It allows you to chart your course for the future. There are personal stories from U. S. Presidents to Walt Disney, to famous CEO's, and more.
They ALL sounds like such good reads,to me! I'm preparing for The New Year's reading in 2015, after the holiday crochet and festivities are over.
"Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can." ~ Arthur Ashe