Recommended Reading

Resting in Fulton Beach/Rockport

Resting in Fulton Beach/Rockport

It’s time for another RECOMMENDED READING post.

Anything written by Alexandra Fuller. I’ve only read the two, Don’t Let’s Go To The Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood, and Cocktail Hour Under The Tree Of Forgiveness, but boy does that lady have a story to tell. These are memoirs from her childhood and early adulthood in colonial Africa.  Cocktail Hour can be found here http://amzn.com/B004IYISJ4, and Don’t Let’s here http://amzn.com/B00CUG8GAS. I didn’t realize she had even more books until I was compiling this list today. Look’s like I’ve got some more Alexandra Fuller reading to do.

The Wayward Pines trilogy by Blake Crouch, but I’d advise watching the miniseries made out of it first, that way the shocking surprises will truly and surprisingly shock you. The books in question are Pines, Wayward, and The Last Town.

The series Wayward Pines will be on FOX starting May 14.  The books can be had here:  http://amzn.com/B007FG9LIE and  http://amzn.com/B00C1IPQZ8 and http://amzn.com/B00GUU9262 It’s quite a thrilling ride.

I can’t recommend the Grave novels of William Doonan too highly. They had me falling out of my chair laughing. Are good mysteries, too. About a very old man solving crime on cruise ships. Here’s the link to the first of them. You can find the rest through it.  Grave Passage  http://amzn.com/B0088JO4RK.

Texas longhorn from the Lockhart/Luling corridor

Texas longhorn from the Lockhart/Luling corridor

 

We just got through with AggieCon 46. Thanks to all of you who bought books by Gretchen Rix and Gretchen Lee Rix and Patrick Kampman. (I’m the two Gretchen’s, of course. Use my full name for romance novels. Patrick is his own man, and his books are pretty damn good).

 

WHAT I READ THIS WEEK:  Downbelow Station by C. J. Cherryh.  Frogged by Vivian Vande Velde.  A Taste of You by Irene Preston.

Go to http://rixcafetexican.com/entrees for a list of my  books and short stories.

Photos by Roxanne Rix.

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