Friday, December 1, 2017

Night Reading

Historical Photo:
              Astronaut  Judy Resnik died in the Challenger Tragedy.

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I enjoy reading. Last night I finished Patterson’s ‘Private Down Under’ about 1:30 AM. I enjoyed the book. But this one had too many characters for me to keep up with. Then beside my bed as I laid the book down I spied two Louis L’Amour books. I had found them in the RV ‘swap library’. I picked up one called “Kiowa Trail”. I was half through the book by 3:30 AM. I made myself quit.

L’Amour is my most favorite writer. My buddy Sonny was such a fan of L’Amour that his daughter bought him a full set of leather bound L’Amour’s books.

He loaned them to me a group at a time and over 3 winters here in Florida I read them all. Funny, this one I did not remember and that made it better.

That brings up the Old Folks joke: “With my mind the way it is I go to the same places and every day I meet new people.  Many act like they know me.”

So I hope the next book is new to me. LOL  If that works I will borrow that leather bound series again. ;)  

On a side note, I have some very special writers I have loved over the years. But many like the Patterson I just finished is coauthored with a new writer, this time it was Michael White.  Maybe I am prejudiced, but the coauthored books do not seem quite as good.

Have you ran across that? If so, have you noticed any difference in the flow or the work, or the interest generated?

Nite Shipslog

 If you had been around in the 50's you would have loved the customized cars that were on the road. This is a 1956 Chevy


jack69 said...

I was struck by the resemblance of Kate Steinle (died of gunshot wound) and My historic picture of Judy Resnik both lives snuffed out too early, so much life ahead!

Paula said...

Two beautiful girls who had to go too soon.

Chatty Crone said...

I have certain writers I like better than others too - I think my hubs likes the same writer you do - I have seen his books around the house.

Mevely317 said...

I was just going to say, "Snuffed out too soon" and here, I open comments and see you used the same expression. (Great minds!) BTW, I'm really enjoying your historical photos each day.

Now that you mention it, yes (re.) Patterson and a few others who've lent their names. Those do seem almost watered-down. I wonder if they're not being altruistic for the up-and-coming ... or repeating the benefits $$$ of having their name on the cover. Good question!

betty said...

I agree with Myra's comment about an author co-authoring with someone else. Might help get the newcomer to establish a name. I would imagine the up and coming does most of the writing but it gets approved by the seasoned guy, especially since his name is on the book cover.



i make it a habit to never read a book twice, no matter how much i like it. authors fit like a glove. when you find one you like you should stick with them.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

It is sad to see young lives snuffed out too soon. But we try to remember the good they did and the joy they brought into the world. I do love to read and always read awhile before going to sleep. It's a habit for me. It always amazes me that there are times I pick one thinking it is new, only to get into the first few pages and find I'd already read it. I think sometimes they change the covers just to confuse us. Ha!