Archive for June, 2009

This is an amazing biography of the second president of the United States and a wonderful history lesson.   The book tells a very compelling story of sacrifice made by John Adams and the other founding fathers.  The book does a beautiful job describing the relationships John Adams had with Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Ben Franklin, […]

So I read all 4 books of the Twilight Saga, Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn, in less than a week.  I started last Thursday and finished Tuesday.  Wow!!  I just couldn’t put them down! If you have heard anything about these books, your probably know that they are about vampires.  That was all […]

“But I found out everybody’s different – the same kind of different as me.  We’re all just regular folks walkin down the road God done set in front of us” Inspiring as it is heart-rending, this New York Times “Bestseller” re-tells the true story of three disparate lives intersected.  Ron Hall, a wealthy art dealer […]

I’ve been reading this series since it started and unfortunately, it’s getting progressively worse. The main character (protagonist, to use Meghan’s word) makes some poor relationship choices that I can’t understand and that gets in the way of my enjoyment of the mystery. That said, it was a good mystery. There are 2 murders to […]

Sadly, this is the last book I will finish before I go back to the working world, although I’m guessing I won’t get a lot of sympathy for that.  A Walk in the Woods is Bill Bryson’s story of his hiking of the Appalachian Trail just over 10 years ago.  His telling was surprisingly funny […]

(post by Jeff Miller) Here’s the post you’ve all been waiting for! I finally finished the book that I can’t stop talking about, Jesus for President. In my case, this should be a post for the blog, Onebookeightmonths… that’s right, I started this book in October of last year in the hopes that I would […]

This one I ‘experienced’ as a book on CD, so I wasn’t sure if it counted, “but then I realized I’m the boss” (to steal a line from Aaron Brockett).  We listened to this today as we drove from Indianapolis to Asheville, NC (see other blog).  It was 6.5 hours long, definitely a much faster […]