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111 Books and counting

October 4th, 2019 at 12:59 pm

I just finished John Grisham's "The Reckoning" and it is the 111th book I've read so far this year. I enjoy Grisham's court novels and this one did not disappoint. I am not going to spoil the story, but it showed how some people's decisions can effect others even when they don't think it will.

I think that is true in real life as well. How many of us had been involved in an auto accident through no fault of our own?

I joined Goodreads awhile ago and it suggests you set a goal for the year. I have to chuckle about it. My goal was 100 and I met it. They sent me an email last week and said I should check some of my friends' posts for encouragement. Really?!? I surpassed my goal.

Not a whole lot to report money wise. We did hit the thrift stores and I found 4 blouses that were like new and a new kitchen towel. The blouses were marked $4, $5, $5, and $6 and they were name brand, and when I took it to the cashier, she recognized us since we come in about every week, and said, I'm marking them all $4. That was a nice surprise. The kitchen towel has a goofy looking turkey on it and although I didn't need it, I wanted it to hang on my stove's handle. It amused me and cost a buck and tax. This thrift store is kind of high end so I imagine the towel was probably more expensive than what I paid for it.

I will be happy when the city finishes the parking lot at the library. Right now it is a pain to get in because there is little to no parking. I will be happy to get more books and not struggle to find a parking place. I see where John Grisham has a new one coming out. I liked his page on Facebook and I see where he left one of his books in one of those "free little libraries" in one of the cities he was traveling to. I bet someone got a nice surprise. Do you have a favorite author? He is one of mine, but I also like some of the cozy mystery authors like Laura Childs, Amanda Fluke, and Diana Mott Davidson.

5 Responses to “111 Books and counting”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    I have many favorites. Among mystery writers, I like Elizabeth George, Susan Hill, Charles Finch and Julia Keller. (I'm sure there are others I'm forgetting!) For contemporary fiction, I like Ann Patchett, Margaret Atwood, Elizabeth Berg, Anne Tyler, Sue Miller, Alice Hoffman, Kate Atkinson, Carol Shields, Gail Godwin, and Jane Hamilton. Again, I've probably forgotten many!

    So nice of the thrift shop employee to give you a price break!

  2. Wink Says:

    I love mysteries! One of the things I am looking forward to the most when I retire (in about 7 months) is having the time and brain energy to read more again. I try and read some before bed but I wind up falling asleep!

  3. james.hendrickson Says:

    Wow - thats...kind of a lot of books to read in ten months. How did you do it?

  4. rob62521 Says:

    James, I am retired which helps a lot. I read some about every day and some nights I don't sleep well, so I read.

  5. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I think that's the one I have on hold at the library (The Reckoning.) John Grisham, James Patterson, Richard North Patterson, David Baladuci (SP?) are some of my favorite legal thriller/mystery type writers.

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