I enjoy reading and I enjoy writing. It is sometimes difficult for me to write about either writing or reading. Each Summer I try to read books and then post short reviews on one blog or the other. Each summer I fail miserably in the review department. I started strong but I can't keep up with the individual posts. This year I'm going to try something different. let's see how I do. After finishing 5 books, I will mention them here and then list off ten books that I am either in some process of reading (I read several books at a time) or am planning to read soon.
Before I begin, lets define what I mean by reading. I mean by reading either reading the printed page, reading an on line version of a book, or listening to a book on tape, c.d., play-a-way or on line or being read to by someone live or reading to someone live. I am less reticent about this practice than I was when I wrote Is listening the new reading? a couple years back.
LAST 5 BOOKS READ
I am using the following scale. to quickly rate these books:
hate dislike okay like love
Dick Allen: The Life and Times of a Baseball Immortal by William C Kashatus
Why I chose this book: I have been a White Sox fan since 1972 and Dick Allen was a big reason why I became a fan and was my first White Sox hero. Mr. Allen passed away in the latter part of 2020 and I have been finding out more about him since then.
Type: Book (Read it to myself)
How Obtained: Inter-library loan through my local library.
Rating: Closer to Like than Love
The Quick and the Dead by Louis L'Amour
A little bit of gunfire, a little bit of romance, a little bit of mystery and a little bit of gore. No matter what fix he's in, you know the good guy's gonna win. That's the reason I read Louis Lamour.