Thoughts While Reading

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  • Who’s shocked that out of all his books there is no record of Jefferson ever owning the best seller, Vindication of the Rights of Women?
  • Martha Jefferson gets so frustrated with her little sister Maria that she wonders if she sustained brain damage during some illness. I’m with you there, girl. She’s a hot mess.
  • I’m sad for Martha because she would have been a brilliant politician but she got married off in backwoods Virginia because she was woman.
  • I can’t stand Maria because of her emotional manipulations and her distain for all the opportunities that she had to see the world and learn things.  All she wanted was to be a wife in Virginia so I guess why should she have wasted to childhood learning things? Both women ended up in the same place no matter what their education and desires were.
  • I was just getting to the part about his enslaved daughter when the audiobook was returned to the library automatically!  I’m going to have to get back to this one later….

 

 

 

 

 


Wilde in Love (The Wildes of Lindow Castle, #1)Wilde in Love by Eloisa James

  •  Ugh, I so hate the whole alpha-male schtick.
  • Can we get rid of “You’re mine!” from the vocabulary of men in romance books?  Likewise with him having to have her or possess her.
  • No means no, jackass.  If she says “Don’t touch me”, your immediate response shouldn’t be to touch her again.
  • I read Eloisa James’ nonfiction before I knew she was a romance writer.  I liked that better.
  • It is a shame because I’m interested in where the story goes with other characters because she makes up good characters but if they are all icky like this one, I don’t want to read them.

Avignon of the Popes: City of ExilesAvignon of the Popes: City of Exiles by Edwin Mullins

  • I love reading ecclesiastical history but it infuriates me.  How anyone can know this stuff and still go to a church is beyond me. It is just corruption on top of corruption from the beginning.

 

 


The Black and the Blue: A Cop Reveals the Crimes and Racism in America's Law Enforcement and the Search for ChangeThe Black and the Blue: A Cop Reveals the Crimes and Racism in America’s Law Enforcement and the Search for Change by Matthew Horace

  • My new audiobook since Jefferson’s Daughters ran away on me. 
  • Written by a veteran African-American police officer who interviewed cops and victims all over the country
  • Very good discussions about what leads to riots
  • Talks about his own treatment at the hands of cops who don’t know he is also a cop

Fear: Trump in the White HouseFear: Trump in the White House by Bob Woodward

  • Why do I do this to myself?