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Bibliofile - June 2015



What was with the weather in June? I went fishing in the last week of the month and it must have been one of the coolest last weeks of that month on record. But the weather didn't deter me from reading 6 more books this year and now my total thus far is 40 books.

My pace may have slipped as I've been binge-watching a lot of series on "Crave TV" lately. Things like Carnivale, HAPPYish, The Smoke, and The Fear. All quite good. Where were these series the first time around? Recent movies include This Is Where I Leave You, Still Alice, What Maise Knew and The Good Lie.

DVDs I have in reserve are the Larry Sanders Show, the updated Prisoner series and Sherlock. So lots to get to, too.

Anyway, books...in June.

Did a little catching up with Jack Reacher (One Shot) and Dismas Hardy (The Fall). I like these  detective type novels. In fact a third book was also in this vein, an unlikely novel by Stephen King called Finders Keepers, which is a continuation of his recent Mr Mercedes and is supposed to be followed by a third volume.

I got in two music-themed books this month. One about the Stones I won't even mention other than to say it was by the group's former money man. This is for really, really serious Stones fans. Alas, I don't fall into that category. But the other book about Led Zeppelin was quite good - a well-researched comprehensive history of the group.

The last book was a very humorous look at "hair treatment" that I was asked to read and review. I'm glad I did and my review can be found here.

Here are the 6 books and my ratings.

The Fall - Dismas Hardy #6 ****
Hell Toupee - My Ridiculous Year Wearing a Hair Replacement - Mitch Friedman ****
A Prince Among Stones - Prince Rupert Lowenstein **
When Giants Walked the Earth: A Biography of Led Zeppelin - Mick Wall ****
Finders Keepers (2 of 3 after Mr Mercedes) - Stephen King ****
One Shot - Jack Reacher #9 - Lee Child ****

Let me know what you've been reading or would like to recommend. Until this time next month...

Comments

Bryan G. Robinson said…
Only one not so good one, that's a pretty good month, I'd say.


Kim is reading one right now called There Goes Gravity: A Life in Rock and Roll by Lisa Robinson, a rock journalist, that I think would be right up your alley. So far, Kim says it's really interesting. I checked it out at the library because my sister's name before she was married was Lisa Robinson.
nonamedufus said…
Well I did get the not-so-good one for $5 at an HMV store although I think it was $5 too much. I'll have to look up that Robinson book. I don't think i've read it.

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