The Book of Joe: The Life, Wit, and (Sometimes Accidental) Wisdom of Joe Biden by Jeff Wilser
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The last book I read in 2017 but I’ve been sick and unable to post to the blog until 2018! The description of this book was interesting and I’ve been trying to alternate my reading between fiction and non fiction and as a Brit in the USA I basically know nothing about Joe Biden apart from his much meme’d bromance with Obama so I figured this might make an interesting read.
The book is a simple, short biography of Biden that focus’s on tips of wisdom from Biden along with the stories behind them. Covering a lot of episodes from being a kid through to life after the election, the reader is taken through several key moments in his life, along with a challenge to apply these tips to our lives.
Thankfully the book doesn’t get too political so is suitable for all to read – treat it as a biography rather than a political memoir.
The author is obviously a huge, huge fan of Biden and if Biden’s bromance with Obama never worked out, I think Jeff would be waiting in the wings!
Thanks to Blogging for Books for the review copy of this book and the opportunity to read a funny, inspiring book about a politician (not something I would ever expect to say!)
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The Silent Corner by Dean Koontz
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
As usual, a great book from Dean Koontz. However this was pretty different to his usual stuff.
Similar in style to a Jason Bourne movie, this action packed thriller is the first book in a new series about the wife of an ex military person who kills himself in mysterious circumstances and her endeavours to find out why.
This book ended pretty suddenly to my surprise – a kindle version doesn’t have that clue that you are getting to the end like a paper book would – but I was pleased to see the next few chapters continue the story….but why.do.I.have.to.wait………
Needless to say I enjoyed this book and recommend it.
This book took a while to read due a hectic lifestyle but normally this would be read nonstop in a couple of days.
Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC of this book and the opportunity to review and recommend.
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Several years ago I had a bookmarklet that would let me jump from an Amazon book page to the catalog page on the Columbus Metropolitan Library website. It was then a simple matter of clicking the reserve button to add the book to my reserve list. A while back the library changed their system and I never got round to updating the bookmark,but drag this CML Link to your favourites bar and you too can have the same functionality. If you are not using CML’s system the link is pretty easy to change so you may be able to work it out yourself. Alternatively try using Jon Udell’s Library Bookmark Generator page that got me started in rebuilding this link.
I think I can hack together a reading list using WordPress and a plugin. My preferred solution would be to use MT and a plugin but the only plugin that seems to do that requires a new version.
So I’ve installed the Amazon Media Manager into WordPress and made the following changes.
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