And yet, this week, here's a look at
the American Midwest this island nation blanketed with the white stuff.
And somehow, the weather brings not not-such-bright-behavior. A robber caught after his footprints in the snow gave him away.
Marcus Luttrell: Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10
This is my selection for non-fiction book of the year. It's a tremendous read - the story of the lone SEAL who survived Operation Redwing in Afghanistan. Moving, gripping, and un-put-downable. (*****)
Khaled Hosseini: A Thousand Splendid Suns
If there is just one book you should read in 2007, this is it, this is it, this is it. (*****)
Edward Rutherfurd: London: The Novel
I loved this book. It's a hefty 800+ pages and weaves history and the stories of six families through a thousand years of London. Fascinating. (*****)
Diana Gabaldon: Dragonfly in Amber
The Outlander series was recommended to me; started in the middle (typical!) with Dragonfly in Amber. Wading through it, actually - this is a dense read... (*)
Peter Godwin: Mukiwa: A White Boy in Africa
A 5-star read that I picked up again from my personal library - this is about growing up white in Rhodesia - just as it was transitioning to Zimbabwe. Gripping, poignant and a terrific insight into this African nation. (*****)