Month: May 2010

American Gods on hold

American GodsNeil GaimanWilliam Morrow; 1st edition (June 19, 2001) American Gods started with a bang, but after 295 pages I abandoned it.  I’m a One Book, One Twitter Quitter.  Maybe its just my mood, but at this time the book just didn’t hold my attention and there are […]

Post-Millennium Blues

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s NestStieg LarssonQuercus Publishing, April 2010; UK paperbackKnopf, May 2010; US hardcover I was one of those who couldn’t and didn’t wait for the third book in the Millennium Trilogy to be released in the States and ordered it from Amazon UK.  It […]

Millions of American Men Faking It: The Phony Marine

They’re faking military service, that is. Did you know that The Library of Congress’s Veterans History Project doesn’t verify submissions?  That’s according to William McMichael who had a fascinating and most informative article in the March 2010 issue of Military History called, “Thieves Among Honor” (34-39).  You can […]

Japanese Internment – 2 Recent Novels

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and SweetJamie FordBallantine, 2009 TallgrassSandra DallasSt. Martin’s, 2007 I’ve been thinking about Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet and Tallgrass a lot lately due to HBO’s mini-series The Pacific.  Years ago I learned about the battles of the Pacific during […]

One Book, One Twitter

If you haven’t participated in a One Book, One _____ [insert your city/town/school name] event yet, you’ve probably heard of the movement.  Usually its a city or organization that chooses one book that everyone reads.  The idea is to draw people together through a common reading experience. In […]