Pina, I haven't read an Ann Rule book in quite some time. What's Too Late to Say Goodbye
I really admire you for using your local library system to line up your audiobook selections from month to month. I'm still checking the audiobooks on CD out of the library and uploading them via AudiobookBuilder for the Mac onto the Books section of my iTunes library. From there they get selected for listening on my iPod. Just downloading audiobooks from the library would save me a lot of work. However, the last time I checked, the availability of audiobooks from our library system is limited. It's nice that you have a good collection to choose from. Enjoy it for me.
I am currently reading Ron Perlstein's Nixonland
, which is fascinating. There is so much modern history that I know nothing about, or only know about through casual allusion by pop culture. This book focuses on the Nixon years in the White House but also gives a lot of detail about his upbringing and early career. When they said that the 60s were tumultuous, I had no idea just how tumultuous that decade (and the early 70s as well) was until I read this book. I keep telling myself that Perlstein, a strong liberal, is writing about Nixon, a conservative, so I should take his commentary with a grain of salt. Even with a big grain of salt, some of the events that I am now learning about are too scarily fantastic to be believed. No wonder we don't trust politicians very much.
And speaking of not trusting politicians, I recently finished reading Andrew Young's book about John Edwards, The Politician
. Since Young was a former Edwards aide and confidante (and for a while the "father" of his 5th child), it was also a big grain of salt time with this book. Again, even if only portions of it are unbiased truth, it's pretty astounding how someone with so many blessings and such a great future ahead chose to derail his life and those of his ailing wife and his children.
I'm almost ready for a low-salt reading diet for a change.
Edited to spell the author's name correctly.