Wednesday, April 19, 2017



- Louis L'Amour -

A man with nothing to lose...yet, ends up becoming involved in a range war.
This book has the classic 'recipe for action'. A man thinking he is going to die, a conflict involving some hard working farm owners (one being a beautiful and single lady), and some mean men who like to shoot first and not ask questions later.
There were numerous gun battles, a stalk and prey situation, a knuckle to knuckle boxing match, even some dynamite thrown in there!
Not much to say, it was similar to many other L'Amour books. In other words, another great read by our fav western story teller Louis L'Amour. 
Order your copy - FLINT         

Wednesday, April 12, 2017



In the tradition of Garfield, we have a modern cat who makes cynical comments on the world. There are a few really insightful observations that Grumpy cat makes such as, "when you see a rainbow you can enjoy the fact that someone is getting rained on somewhere
(or possibly even being struck by lightning)."

I read this book while waiting for my prescription refill. It is short and punchy - a good book to read while waiting in any long line, on a bus, even while driving. It would be a great book to read to children too. Kids like cats. Kids like rainbows. Makes sense to me.

I took this book out of the library, but, if you are like Grumpy cat you don't like library-cooties, you have the option of ordering it on Amazon - THE GRUMPY GUIDE TO LIFE



Wednesday, April 5, 2017



James Bond #6

- Ian Fleming -

If you only read one Bond novel, make it this one! Dr. No is that great mix of action/adventure, an out of this world eccentric villain, and of course a happy ending with a 'Bond Girl'. As an added bonus, any Austin Powers fans will get a real kick out of Dr. No, who is no doubt the inspiration for the movie's Dr. Evil.
This bond adventure is even more unbelievable than his other assignments. In this book he discovers a madman (Dr. No) has been building a secret hideout on an island in the Caribbean. The twist is that the island is made of bird excrement (no joke).
Turns out the crazy doctor likes to do experiments on people. His forte is testing pain thresholds and things of that nature (ie he has a huge torture fetish).
Yet, as in classic spy novel style, Dr. No is a highly civilized man who treats his captives kindly, providing a nice meal and luxurious accommodations before he does his experiments. He has a very impressive parlour where he entertains Bond, a room that has a window into the sea, a window that cost "1 million dollars!" (again, no joke!).
There are many strange and eccentric henchman, impossible sounding vehicles, unbelievable Dr. No pain experiments, and action packed misadventures that make you want to keep turning the pages of this book.
I was overjoyed with this book and to make things even better I had picked it up at a yard sale for fifty cents! It was that classic cover in the pic above too. You don't have to wait for a yard sale, you can order it on Amazon right now - Doctor No