Reviews by clmcdl
While I don't agree with his politics, it was very interesting to hear Dick Cheney's perspective of his political career and major events taking place during the presidency of George W. Bush. He occasionally adds a short, humorous story of family and friends throughout the book - we especially enjoyed some of the adventures of his very young grandchildren, whom Cheney clearly adores.
Behind the scenes view of the life of successful and long-term rock musician Tony Iommi, who is known for creating the heavy metal sound. Outrageous activities and travels, the practical jokes the group played upon each other, and stories of other artists met during his travels with the band. Easy and enjoyable read.
With characters who are warm, three-dimensional, and interesting people, Grimsley's book kept me reading until late in the night. The family challenges are realistic and painfully humorous at times. I will definitely recommend to friends and family.
Great stories of the ways that animals make a difference for our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the generous and courageous people who make it possible to bring these dogs and cats back to the U.S. We especially enjoyed the story of a group of young girls who initially wanted to raise the money to bring one dog back for a servicewoman, and eventually, with the help of their community, collected enough money to reunite 3 animals with their owners (once the troops returned from their tour of duty). Recommended.
A friend recently recommended "Good Girls Do" by Cathie Linz as a fun and quick read. We both breezed through that one and then "Bad Girls Don't". This is the 3rd in the series, with appearances by the fun and quirky characters introduced in the first books. I'll be reading more of Cathie's books. If you like books by Rachel Gibson, Jennifer Crusie, or Susan Elizabeth Phillips, you'll like these!