Skip it if you wanna.
1. Flower Children by Maxine Swann - Novel about ex-hippies raising kids. Started out interesting and then got meh - I didn't finish it.
2. The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb - If you can't say anything nice ... Okay, I'll say something anyway. It was seven hundred and forty pages of BO-RING. Jesus. That's several months of work lunchtimes that I'll never get back. None of the main characters were particularly sympathetic, which made it a long, tough, slog. I liked his book "She's Come Undone", but this one? No way. Waste of my time.
3. The Queen of Palmyra by Minrose Gwin - Novel about a girl growing up in 1960s Mississippi - good.
4. Movie Review! "Hey, Boo - Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird" - Doc about, well, you guessed it. And I will tell you what, the people who made this doc managed to talk a great book into the damn ground. What a snooze-fest, especially since Harper Lee was (of course) absent. (When the subject of your doc refuses interviews, you might have a problem.) Although I did learn that the neighbor boy in the book was based on a young Truman Capote. The more you know! And I have since learned that there are rumors that Tru actually ghost-wrote To Kill a Mockingbird, which I don't believe. He's not that good a writer.
5. The Drifters by James Michener - Great big honking novel about young people in Spain in the 60s. I read this as a teenager and was fascinated with it. I just picked it up again, and, like a lot of books I first read as a teen, it just doesn't have the same resonance with me today. Still, a good read.
6. The Gift of Pets by Bruce Coston - Memoir of a veterinarian - Goes into WAY too much technical detail - Eww.
7. Angie, I Says by Avra Wing - Think "Working Girl", the movie, and then throw in a pregnancy that derails the career plans. Interesting. Oh! And evidently they made a movie out of this book, too, with Geena Davis.
8. The Lost Saints of Tennessee by Amy Franklin-Willis - Novel about a man who can't get over the death of his brother. Eh.
9. An Irish Country Doctor by Patrick Taylor - Self-explanatory title. Fiction. Good.
So! That's what I got. How about you?