The Top Ten Most Additions to my Pile O’ Doom

Today we’re yakking about recent additions to our book collections. 

The Judge’s List, John Grisham. This legal thriller about a homicidal judge was given to me as a Christmas present. The fact that I haven’t already read it testifies to how unexcited I am about Grisham these days…

American Sherlock: Murders, Forensics, and the Birth of American CSI. Kate Winkler Dawson. This was on sale at some point in November/December and I thought it might make an interesting science read.  

Life in the Confederate Army, William Watson. A Scotsman  joins the rebel cause and offers a memoir.  Of obvious appeal given the author’s status as a quasi-outsider. I’m always curious about the divided loyalties of immigrants to the rebel and union causes.

Reading the Bible Again for the First Time, Marcus Borg. Chosen for a book club I’m a member of as our first-quarter read.  I’ve read Borg before (a biography of Jesus) and expect this to be interesting.

Shotguns and Stagecoaches: The Men Who Rode for Wells Fargo, John Boessennecker. I’m really looking forward to this one. It’s meant to be for an American history series in June-July, but don’t bet on my fighting temptation that long..

Pioneer Priests and Makeshift Altars: A History of Catholicism in the Thirteen Colonies, Fr. Charles Connor I’ve been planning to read this one for years, and intend to use it in June-July.

The Dirty Life: A Memoir of Food, Farming, and Love. Bit of an impulse buy…it was quoted in a history of horses and mules I’m meandering through and attracted my attention.

Beauteous Truth: Faith, Reason, and Literature. Joseph Pearce.  On the pursuit of the good, the true, and the beautiful — and their relationship to one another.

Unmasked: Inside Antifa’s Radical Plan to Destroy Democracy, Andy Ngo. I first heard of Ngo when I saw a clip of some blackbloc bottom-feeders attacking a random Asian man (who was one of their supporters) on suspicion of being Andy Ngo.  Intrigued, I looked up Ngo and he proved to be one of the few voices spotlighting the unchecked violence  and laughable hypocrisy of this organization, which behaves exactly like the SA/SS goons of old who it purports to be against. They’re as far from Hitler as Stalin, which is to say — not far at all.

The Real Anthony Fauci: Bill Gates, Big Pharma, and the Global War on Democracy and Public Health, Robert F. Kennedy Jr.. This is a new release selling for $3, and considering that the corporate media tried to memory-hole it, I figured it must be worth reading.

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11 Responses to The Top Ten Most Additions to my Pile O’ Doom

  1. Cyberkitten says:

    Definitely interesting in ‘American Sherlock’ & the ‘Wells Fargo’ books….

  2. I love that you call it your pile o’ doom! 😂 I haven’t heard of any of these but American Sherlock sounds really fascinating! Will have to keep an eye out for it. Happy reading!

  3. The Confederate memoir and the Pearce book both look like great reads to me. As a lifelong reader of the Bible I will be interested in your thoughts about the book by Mr. Borg. You always are pursuing interesting and different paths of reading.

  4. Marian says:

    The Real Anthony Fauci is on my list too… didn’t know the Kindle edition is so cheap, thanks for mentioning it 😮

  5. Susan says:

    The Bible book sounds interesting. My church’s book of study this year is the Old Testament, which I’ve never read all the way through (for shame). It’s intimidating! I’m hoping I can have a better attitude about it this year and learn a lot from studying it 🙂 Enjoy your reads!

    Happy TTT!


  6. stefani says:

    As a big Sherlock fan, I’m excited to see a Sherlock book on your TBR. Happy reading! My TTT

  7. Quite a tempting selection. As far as forensics, have you watched Todd Grande’s videos? I think they’re pretty interesting.

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