Alex Cross's Trial

By James Patterson

Not what I expected but I really liked it.

It is a look back at the main characters great great grandfather Abraham Cross. Living in south Mississippi in the early 1900s. Roosevelt sends an attorney down to see what is actually the sentiment is on racial relations in the south. It goes through all the injustices and absolute prejudices that have happen at the hands of whites.

It is written in the Patterson style, short quick chapters, as well as sentences. A mystery wrap in the dram of hangings, love and the courtroom. Not bad. Somewhat educational.


The Secret Life of Bees

By Sue Monk Kidd

I saw the movie and LOVED it. Now to read it. I have waited a long time for this. Let's hope it lives up to my expectations!!!!!


A Sudden Country

by Karen Fisher

Long ago on the Oregon trail... not sure where she is going but there are some astoundingly beautiful and remarkable sentences here.

Half the Sky: Turning Opression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

by Nicholas D. Kristoff and Sheryl WuDunn

At least someone has opened the door on these issues... I shouldn't complain.
However, Kristoff writes for an American audience which comes across, to me, as patronizing. Either way, if one of the stories from any of these women or their statistics cracks your surface, it will be a good thing.


Cross Country

By James Patterson

Just started. The formula is amazing, always the same, the same type of things going on, how different can each mystery be? But I love the character, Alex Cross. I get hooked on these serials they become like old friends. You meet the family, see their likes and dislikes. Good writing when you can make a strong lasting connection like that.

Will review the book as I go.

It was typical Patterson but with a message. It is about the atrocities in Africa. The story brings you through Nigeria and their issues with illegal oil, diamonds etc and how all the developed nations will do anything to get their hands on it...US England, Holland and China...Of course he throws in the absolute hiedious atrocities against girls and women. When is the world over ever going to value girls and women and empower them? Doesn't anyone realize that there would be nil without them? Or is that the issue?


I, Alex Cross

By James Patterson

Yes, I am a Patterson junkie, can't help it my husband got my hooked so many years ago and now I have read just about all his books, can't give up now...I will read him til the day I pass or he does, which ever comes first.

This is pretty standard JP, sucks you right in and gets involved in the first chapter then moves fast. Only on page 70 though. I picked up 2 at thelibrary, was going to read something else but they didn't have what was onmy list at the time.....I was craving a read so here it is....