I finally finished “Rise to Greatness”. I think I am going to write a review about it as this book really had me going and then it didn’t because it was just reiterating stuff I already knew about Lincoln and his cabinet and the war. It was very well researched for just one year of the war. I enjoyed reading it overall.
Now that I have finished one book, I have like 7-8 books to choose from, all different genres. I still haven’t finished “American Gods”. I am about 200 pages away from that. If I keep reading it this week, I might finish by New Year’s. I still have the Dostoevsky’s collection of books to read. I always like to have at least two books that I am reading around the same time. This way when I get bored with one, I have another to keep my interest going. I am finding that “real” books are easier to read than those on the Kindle. I guess there is just some satisfaction in knowing you are nearing the end of the book whereas the Kindle you don’t know where you are in the book. They have put in the page number you are on but it’s not the same thing. I have found that turning the “page” doesn’t equate with the book page. I guess it’s just the way it is formatted.
I think I am going to bring up my book “Brilliant Blunders” so I can finish it. It has been on my “currently reading” list since I bought it three years ago. I bring it with me when I leave the house but I never seem to read it. I always journal or write when I am at Starbucks and I am usually too nervous to read when I am with my father or at a doctor’s appointment.
I have two John Grisham books that I haven’t read yet. I just bought his latest book, “Rogue Lawyer”. It had good reviews, but then doesn’t all of his books get good reviews? I wish I could write as well as he does. I also have one more Harry Potter book to read to finish the collection I bought.
I also plan on buying a Civil War book collection. It’s about the stories as told by those that lived it. It’s $100 for the 4 or 5 book collection. I have been waiting for Christmas so I can get it. I think I am going to hold off for now only because I might have to use my money for Zipcar use.