02. May 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Kim, Poetry

Dream Work by Mary Oliver, read by Kim, on 05/02/2013

Mary Oliver’s poems are alright but she’s definitely not my favorite poet.

02. May 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Kim, Poetry

Sweet Home, Saturday Night by David Baker, read by Kim, on 05/01/2013

Great poems and a fast read!

30. April 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Kim, Poetry · Tags:

Crossing the Water by Sylvia Plath, read by Kim, on 04/30/2013

Crossing the Water is some of Plath’s best work!

29. April 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Autobiographies, Kim, NonFiction · Tags:

Worth Fighting For: Love, Loss, and Moving Forward by Lisa Niemi, read by Kim, on 04/27/2013

This is the story of Patrick Swayze’s struggle with pancreatic cancer. It is a very moving story by his wife of thirty-four years,¬†Lisa Niemi. I promise that this book will make you laugh AND cry.

29. April 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Kim, Poetry

News From Down to the Cafe by David Lee, read by Kim, on 04/28/2013

Even if you don’t read much poetry I guarantee you will love David Lee’s poems!!! He is absolutely hilarious!!!!!

26. April 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: History, Kim, NonFiction

Moscow: December 25 1991: The Last Day of the Soviet Union by Conor O' Clery, read by Kim, on 04/25/2013

This was a very good book to read about the demise of the communist regime in Russia and the great rivalry that existed between Gorbachev and Yeltsin.

24. April 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Autobiographies, Kim, NonFiction · Tags:

The Time of My Life by Patrick Swayze and Lisa Niemi, read by Kim, on 04/23/2013

I have a dear friend who is suffering with pancreatic cancer and so I wanted to read the Swayze’s experience with it even though the end was inevitable. Patrick had a lot of gumption and a lot of fight left him even at the end. It is a beautiful love story and well written story of courage and grit.

19. April 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: History, Kim

Lenin's Tomb by David Remnick, read by Kim, on 04/18/2013

I really enjoyed reading Remnick’s book on the end of communism in Russia.

19. April 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Kim, Poetry · Tags:

The School Among the Ruins by Adrienne Rich, read by Kim, on 04/16/2013

Adrienne Rich is one of my favorite poets. She writes rich engaging poetry to hold the reader’s interest.

19. April 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Kim, Poetry · Tags:

The Inner Room by James Merrill, read by Kim, on 04/17/2013

I’m not a huge fan of James Merrill. His poems are difficult to read and difficult to understand.

19. April 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Kim, Poetry · Tags:

The October Palace by Jane Hirshfield, read by Kim, on 04/19/2013

I like Jan Hirschfeld’s poetry because of her extreme imagery even though she is a little hard to understand at times.

16. April 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: History, Kim, NonFiction · Tags:

In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin by Erik Larson, read by Kim, on 04/16/2013

The bestselling author of “Devil in the White City” turns his hand to a remarkable story set during Hitler’s rise to power. The time is 1933, the place, Berlin, when William E. Dodd becomes America’s first ambassador to Hitler’s Germany in a year that proved to be a turning point in history.

A good piece of well-known history from a different perspective.

15. April 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Kim, Poetry · Tags:

This Great Unknowing: Last Poems by Denise Levertov, read by Kim, on 04/14/2013

Denise Levertov one of my favorite poets. I read this collection with a touch of melancholy knowing that these were the last poems she wrote before she passed away.

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Night of a Thousand Blossoms by Frank Gaspar, read by Kim, on 04/13/2013

Frank Gaspar writes excellent prose!

15. April 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Kim, Poetry · Tags:

Without by Donald Hall, read by Kim, on 04/14/2013

This is a collection of poems by one of my favorite poets, Donald Hall, who writes about the loss of his wife, poet Jane Kenyon. Very moving. Anyone who has ever lost someone they loved to cancer will read these poems like a prayer.

11. April 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Kim, Poetry · Tags:

My Town by David Lee, read by Kim, on 04/11/2013

David Lee is one of my very favorite humorist poets. Although many of the poems in “My Town” are poems he includes in “Legacy of Shadows” they are still fun to read and to re-read! He fill us in on all the goings-on around his town!

10. April 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Kim, Poetry · Tags:

The Simple Truth by Philip Levine, read by Kim, on 04/09/2013

Philip Levine is an award winning poet and the reason I like reading him is because he makes his poetry so easy to understand for the simple lay person like myself. Poetry should not be difficult to read or to understand and Levine delivers.

10. April 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Kim, Poetry · Tags:

Thomas and Beulah by Rita Dove, read by Kim, on 04/06/2013

Rita Dove is well worth reading. These are “story” poems and can be understood by the ordinary person as a biography. At the back of the book she offers a chronlogy of the lives of Thomas and Beulah to give the reader a sense of the era in history and the time span of their lives.

10. April 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Kim, Poetry · Tags:

A Legacy of Shadows by David Lee, read by KIm, on 04/08/2013

I fell in love with poet David Lee the very first time I read him! The people he talks about in his poetry are all people I have known in my lifetime at one time or another. He uses the vernacular of the people of his region which makes his writing all the more interesting and humorous. If you’ve never read David Lee I highly recommend him. If nothing else please check out his poem “Pain” on page 266. It really hits home!

03. April 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Kim, NonFiction, Travel

Travels with Charley: In Search of America by John Steinbeck, read by Kim, on 04/03/2013

travelwithcharley1 I have always admired John Steinbeck’s writing. He takes a trip across America and you feel like you are right there in the truck beside him!

 

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