Monday, April 29, 2019

Claudius the God: And His Wife Messalina, by Robert Graves

I'm very sad this is over, I love I, Claudius as well as this second volume, Claudius the God.  I think I could read this on an annual basis.

Friday, April 26, 2019

April Morning, by Howard Fast

Title: April Morning
Author: Howard Fast
Borrowed from Worcester Md Public library ebook
Started: 4/20/2019
Finished: 4/26/2019

Loved this book of the revolutionary war. Fantastic. 

Thursday, April 25, 2019

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain

  • Title:  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • Author:  Mark Twain
  • Borrowed from Worcester, MD Public Library Audiobook
  • Started:4/20/2019
  • Finished: 4/25/2019
Somehow I had never read this book, although I've read Huck Finn and several other Twain books.  Very enjoyable.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

The Annotated Big Sleep, by Raymond Chandler; Edited by Owen Hill, Pamela Jackson, and Anthony Rizzuto

  • Title:  The Annotated Big Sleep
  • Author:  Raymond Chandler
  • Editors: Owen Hill, Pamela Jackson, Anthony Rizzuto
  • Borrowed from DC Public Library Paperback
  • Started:  3/18/2019
  • Finished: 4/17/2019
I had high hopes for this one, because as you can see in my earlier posts I LOVE annotated classics.  Those Holmes and Dracula annotated volumes by Leslie Klinger are some of my favorites.  

Unfortunately the Annotated Big Sleep didn't live up to those expectations.  It was still good and entertaining, but the annotations were a pretty big disappointment.  Some were insightful, most unnecessary or mundane. 

Still, fun to revisit this book.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Rounding the Mark, by Andrea Camilleri

  • Title:  Rounding the Mark
  • Author:  Andrea Camilleri
  • Borrowed from Fairfax County Public Library Audiobook
  • Started:4/9/2019
  • Finished: 4/11/2019
Another Inspector Montalbano book,not great.

Monday, April 8, 2019

I, Claudius, by Robert Graves

  • Title:  I, Claudius
  • Author:  Robert Graves
  • Borrowed from Worcester, MD Public Library Audiobook
  • Started: 4/1/2019
  • Finished: 4/8/2019
I had listened to the BBC radio production before but never the actual book, loved it.

Monday, April 1, 2019

Death is Hard Work, by Khaled Khalifa

Title: Death is Hard Work
Author: Khaled Khalifa
Purchased from Kindle edition
Started: 3/23/2019
Finished: 3/31/2019

Book club book, my selection. Liked it, saving the rest for the discussion.