- Burleson, TX, USA
- member since February 3, 2011
Hi thanks for accepting the friend/follow
We have many books in common(even though some of ours are plan to read). - mostly L'Amour, Hillerman,Z Grey, the mounain man books(think I've only read 2 or 3 so far, but picked a bunch up used from library that are on my shelf.) Other books in common as well.
I saw that you loved Betty Zane - I need to get that one so I can read the trilogy. Saw it as a free kindle book from amazon.
I hope it is our Sins of the Fathers. There are two others out there with the same title that were published the same year. The authors all sort of know each other. One of those horrible things that when you search your title nothing, then by the time it's published you're dead in the water without a paddle.
Doing some serious thinking about republishing it under another title as it is the first of a series that has become "...of Death." Writing and publishing is a learning process for sure.
Not sure if I'm looking at a selection from your shelf or a grouping from my own, but I do see several I haven't taken the time to put on my shelf. Our reading tastes run in the same channels.
Befriend my friend, Dac Crossley and read his award winning westerns starting with Guns Across the Rio. I'll send him a note to become a member of this group. I reviewed his books on my book review blog http://nash-black.blogspot.com and on Amazon when they were hot off the press.
I'm having a drawing for a free, autographed, softcover copy of my book on my website at www.carlafoft.com, so please tell everyone you know and enter yourself! Remember, even if a friend wins it, you can always borrow it to read. So get as many people as you know to enter!
I absolutely must read the "Grapes of Wrath." I've been reading some of the great classics between my more contemporary books. I haven't had the nerve to try "War and Peace" yet, but I read "Atlas Shrugged" and "Catcher in the Rye" earlier this year.
Now that I know your reading style better, I'll keep my eye out for authors I think you'll enjoy. My dad seems to read a lot of the same authors you do. He likes Dick Francis, have you tried any of his? Also, Cormac McCarthy wrote a triology that starts with "All the Pretty Ponies." Dad and I both liked it a lot.
Follow me and we'll stay in touch.
I've heard of Burleson, but can't recall where it is located. Being from Monahans, I know you are familiar with Midland. Where were you stationed in New Mexico?
So, what did you think of "Streets of Laredo?" What is your favorite book? Author?
My book probably won't be your thing, but maybe some of the women in your life will enjoy it. Most men don't think it has enough action to suit them. But thanks for looking!
I just finished "The Shaman's Game" by James D Doss and received notification that you have read it too. I also see that you have read a lot of Hillerman. I think they're a lot alike and really love Hillerman. I'm from New Mexico and can relate to a lot of the locations that he mentions in his books.
I also see that you read some McMurtry. Did you read "Lonesome Dove" or see the mini series?