Monday, April 26, 2010

Blue Monday and What r u reading?




It's Monday again and I am once again joining in on the Meme that Sheila
hosts at One Persons Journey through a world of books.
This week I am reading two books. One is spoken the other is not..
The spoken is..
Think Twice


From Booklist
It was bound to happen: after legal eagle Bennie Rosato saved her sinister twin sister, Alice, from a murder rap in Mistaken Identity (1999) and discovered Alice impersonating her in Dead Ringer (2003), Alice decides to up the stakes. She invites Bennie over for dinner, drugs her, and buries her alive, intent on taking over her twin’s life for a few days and stealing her fortune. As Bennie struggles to break out of the casket, Alice, pretending to be Bennie, gets a restraining order against her “dangerous” twin and sets into motion the transfer of Bennie’s money to a bank in the Bahamas. In order to throw Mary DiNunzio, a sharp lawyer at Bennie’s firm, off the track, Alice promotes her to partner. A few curveballs get thrown Alice’s way, including the reappearance of Grady Wells, Bennie’s ex-boyfriend, who has come to regret their breakup. Bennie manages to fight her way out of the coffin but finds that reclaiming her life is no easy matter. A subplot involving Mary’s search for a house and her fears about her father’s infidelity detracts from the novel’s energy, but overall, Scottoline’s latest is a pulse-pounding thriller, certain to please fans of her Rosato & Associates series. --Kristine Huntley

And starting M.J. Fox's latest..

Product Description
Michael J. Fox abandoned high school to pursue an acting career, but went on to receive honorary degrees from several universities and garner the highest accolades for his acting, as well as for his writing. In his new book, he inspires and motivates graduates to recognize opportunities, maximize their abilities, and roll with the punches--all with his trademark optimism, warmth, and humor.
In A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future, Michael draws on his own life experiences to make a case that real learning happens when "life goes skidding sideways." He writes of coming to Los Angeles from Canada at age eighteen and attempting to make his way as an actor. Fox offers up a comically skewed take on how, in his own way, he fulfilled the requirements of a college syllabus. He learned Economics as a starving artist; an unexpected turn as a neophyte activist schooled him in Political Science; and his approach to Comparative Literature involved stacking books up against their movie versions.


Replete with personal stories and hilarious anecdotes, Michael J. Fox's new book is the perfect gift for graduates.


Also this week I joing the Smiling Sallys blog for Blue Monday. This Meme allows us to show
off some of our favorite blue items or photos..
Here are a few more nautical items I picked up for our bathroom. These came from the store
Gordmans.



9 comments:

Jan von Harz said...

Fox's book sounds amazing. Wish I knew someone who was graduating to give it to. Thanks

Nikki-ann said...

I didn't realise MJF had another book out, so I'm glad I dropped by your blog now! Have you read his other 2 autobiographies?

SmilingSally said...

I just finished A Woman Called Sage .

Happy Blue Monday.

Natalie W said...

Love your lighthouses! You must collect them.
Hope you enjoy your books, Michael J Fox's book sounds like a great read!
Natalie :0)

dollycas aka Lori said...

Saw MJF on Regis & Kelly last week, that book sound so good.
http://dollycas.blogspot.com/

Manang Kim said...

Like your lighthouse collection I just love it. Happy MOnday!

Blue Monday~Blue Jars2

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh, I love your lighthouses! Very neat display! I read the book by Michael J. Fox and it was a great read! He's such a wonderful man and an inspiration to all of us! I admire him and understand so much more about his challenges now. Thanks for the reviews! ♥

Jennifer said...

I am adding the Lisa Scottoline book to my list and checking out Michael J. Fox's novel. Happy reading. My Monday: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/04/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-26.html

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

I think Michael J Fox's book might be good. I really enjoyed him in Family Ties.