Charlie's Books

Charlie's Books
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"It always seems impossible until it's done." Nelson Mandela

Right now 6 Stella crime novels are available on Kindle for just $.99 ... Eddie's World has been reprinted and is also available from Stark House Press (Gat Books).

Friday, April 29, 2011

Reviews (a great book & some good films) ... AND the Bills pick Marcell Dareus (goodbye Tom Brady) ...


The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society ... (Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows) ... what a GREAT book. Letter exchanges make up this clever, poignant and moving novel about a writer who engages with the residents of a small British Isle immediately after World War II ends. Guernsey is one of the British Channel Islands off the coast of France. The Channel Islands were occupied by the Nazis (something I didn’t know--about either the islands or the occupation). An absolutely clever/brilliant novel of letters. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Everlasting Moments ... Sweden ... the mother of a struggling family discovers a camera and a way to cope with her life ... the trials and tribulations of finding someone new and never taking the steps forward ... narrated by the eldest daughter ... and excellent movie.

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Nowhere in Africa ... a German Jewish family escapes their homeland just in time to avoid the holocaust ... they settle in Africa and discover a new life and themselves ... wonderful, excellent movie.

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Nobody circles the wagons like the Buffalo Bills

Marcell Dareus ... “Awarded all-Conference and All-American honors last season after becoming a full-time starter and totaling 34/11/4.5 while breaking up four passes. Missed one game because of a suspension and another due to injury. Sophomore totals included 33/9/6.5, when he started four games.”

Nobody will run on us next year and Tom Brady has probably ordered an entire truckload of diapers and Imodium.

And guess what? Marcell only 3 pounds less than me (and 5 inches taller ... oy vey) ...