A Red Death

A RED DEATH                                        WALTER MOSLEY
Posted: Aug. 3, 2013

A Red Death (Easy Rawlins #2)It's 1953, a time when Red-baiting was official policy, and racial tensions boiled. Easy Rawlins is in deep trouble. A corrupt, racist IRS agent is breathing down his neck about some unpaid taxes. His only out: cut a deal with the FBI to infiltrate the First African Baptist Church and spy on a former World War II resistance fighter suspected of stealing some top secret government plans.

But the IRS isn't Easy's only problem. His life becomes even more complicated and dangerous when his old flame Etta Mae Harris shows up with her murderous husband, Easy's best friend, Raymond "Mouse" Alexander, hard on her heels. And then killings begin, and Easy finds himself playing the role of betrayed and betrayer - and the prime suspect.



HUBBY'S REVIEW:

This is the second book by Mr. Mosley, with the Easy Rawlins character. Many of the characters from the first book are here in this story plus a few new ones. I still enjoy his writing and the areas that he talks about. Such as Foothill Blvd, when I was a kid you could take from L.A. to San Bernardino. Now you can't they have built homes and other things that make the road change directions. Any way it is nice to remember some of the things how they used to be. The story is good and there are a few twists and turns that I did not see coming. This is a good story that I read in one day. I really enjoyed the book don't want to give the story away. Now on to the next one.

Hidden Order

HIDDEN ORDER                                   BRAD THOR
Posted: Aug. 3, 2013


Hidden Order (Scot Harvath, #12)High-profile kidnap victims in Washington, D.C. start turning up dead. When the ransom demand is made public, panic turns to terror. Scot Harvath standalone from series. Settings travel to Somalia, Boston, South America with history from the Federal Reserve and Colonial America. The problems reflect present USA - Evil prevails when good men do nothing.



HUBBY'S REVIEW:

I had been waiting for this book to come out for a long time. I was not disappointed. This was a fantastic book with action,history and even a little bit of a love story. Not to much. Just enough to make to the story work. This story has a lot of things going on and I don't want to give away the story. But I don't think anyone who has read any of his other books will be disappointed in this book. A very good read.

The Book of Basketball

THE BOOK OF BASKETBALL            BILL SIMMONS
Posted: Aug. 3, 2013


The Book of Basketball: The NBA According to The Sports GuyThere is only one writer on the planet who possesses enough basketball knowledge and passion to write the definitive book on the NBA.* Bill Simmons, the from-the-womb hoops addict known to millions as ESPN.com’s Sports Guy, is that writer. And The Book of Basketball is that book.

Nowhere in the round ball universe will you find another single volume that covers as much in such depth as this wildly opinionated and thoroughly entertaining look at the past, present, and future of pro basketball.

From the age-old question of who actually won the rivalry between Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain to the one about which team was truly the best of all time, Simmons opens–and then closes, once and for all–every major pro basketball debate. Then he takes it further by completely reevaluating not only how NBA Hall of Fame inductees should be chosen but how the institution must be reshaped from the ground up, the result being the Pyramid: Simmons’s one-of-a-kind, five-level shrine to the ninety-six greatest players in the history of pro basketball. And ultimately he takes fans to the heart of it all, as he uses a conversation with one NBA great to uncover that coveted thing: The Secret of Basketball.

Comprehensive, authoritative, controversial, hilarious, and impossible to put down (even for Celtic-haters), The Book of Basketball offers every hardwood fan a court side seat beside the game’s finest, funniest, and fiercest chronicler.



* More to the point, he’s the only one crazy enough to try to pull it off.


HUBBY'S REVIEW:

This is a long book but he makes it funny. You do need to read the foot notes at the bottom of each page they make for good reading as well. I don't agree with everything he says about each player or teams but most of it is good reading. He is a True Boston fan and so I am trying not to hold that against him. He does a good job of bringing the history of the game and players that some people don't know about. That is a good thing. He is also trying not to compare to much from the 50's, '60's and some 70's players because the game was different. Overall a good book about the game, the players and teams.

Walt Frazier: One Magic Season

WALT FRAZIER: ONE MAGIC SEASON       WALT FRAZIER & NEIL OFFEN
Posted:  Aug. 3, 2013

Nocover-blank-133x176Mass Market Paperback
Published by HarperPrism (first published March 20th 1991)



This book about WALT FRAZIER. Talks about the year that New York won the N.B.A. Title in 1970. That was the year I really got into basketball and of course the Knicks. By them winning and the way they did it just seemed fun to watch them when they were on TV which wasn't much but I enjoyed it the same. The book also talks about his life where he grew up and what college he went to. He also talks about how they came together as a team that year and how it was he could stop someone. Still his game 7 in the finals is one of the best and for me he is still one of the best guards to have played the game. An older book but a true sports fan will like it

Hugged by an Angel

HUGGED BY AN ANGEL                      ROBERTA CAPIZZI
Posted: Aug. 3, 2013


Hugged By An Angel by Roberta CapizziHow can you ever love again when tragedy has crushed your heart?
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Kathleen used to love life. She had plans, dreams, and faith in life; but that was before the accident that took it all away from her in an instant. Now that her beloved brother is dead and she's confined to a wheelchair, her future is but a dark cloud hovering above her head. How can she ever find the will to move on and keep living without him? Even the cares of the happy-go-lucky American physiotherapist who's helping her with her rehab therapies are all in vain. Life seems to have lost its meaning, until one night she receives an unexpected celestial visit…

Colin has been working as a physiotherapist in Dublin for almost five years, but he’s never bonded so much with a patient like he is bonding with Kathleen; there's something about those sad blue eyes that makes him want to help her, to take away the pain that reminds him so much of his own. Having lost both his parents in a plane crash when he was only sixteen, Colin knows how it feels to have someone you love taken so abruptly away from you, and he makes it his mission to help Kathleen find her faith in life again. But something changes along the way…

Sometimes love can work miracles. If you believe.


MY REVIEW:

As she, Kathleen (Kathy), opens her eyes she knows something is not right but there is a bright light that is shining that is making it hard to see but she knows she is not on her way to New York with Declan her brother. There is something in her nose and when she goes to take it out she can’t because she has tubes coming out of her arm. She is not a big fan of needles, but once her eyes adjust to the bright light, she sees that sure enough she has them in her arm and she has fluids being pumped into her and it is causing the machines to beep and echo into the room. So, she now knows for sure she is in the hospital. How had she gotten there? Why was she there? Then, she was hearing people outside the room talking but she was not sure they would be able to hear her if she called. She decided to get out of bed. There was a problem though her legs wouldn’t move an inch. Wait that can’t be right, so she goes to feel them, pinching them and nothing she can’t feel them at all. Panic took over, she sat up as best she could, she wasn’t as strong as she thought and the arm that she had the IV in slips and she tumbles off the bed onto the floor face first. Everything goes off and the people come running but especially, Colin, the man she has no clue that will be the man to save her life. But, Icy, as she will be known, will cut him no slack from the very beginning. Colin doesn’t know it either but Kathleen saves his life also. They are brought together by a tragic event that saves them and unites them and the families they come from. This story that this author weaves is heart wrenching and beautifully told. I found myself wanting to cry at times and laughing out loud at others. Stopping and reading passages to my husband in others. I loved the way these two characters bantered and lovingly trusted one another with their lives and their hearts. It was a pleasure reading this book and I was sent this book by the author for a honest review.

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