The train to Chicago/St. Louis is running late...need book suggestions to download to Kindle

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  1. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    Every time I ride Amtrak, the train is late. My first train, which is in mid-Wisconsin is three HOURS late. That's actually ok because I had a four hour layover in Chicago and now I won't, but the agent said that the train could make up time so I have to keep checking...grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. In the meantime, I'll be on that train a long time and then have to switch trains in Chicago to get to St. Louis. Does anyone have any suggestions of good NON-FICTION books to read? I rarely read fiction. I like inspirational books, books about social issues, memoirs, anything really.

    Thanks. (I swear, it's the Bart curse)
  2. Scent of Cedar *

    Scent of Cedar * Well-Known Member

    You are on your way already?!?


    I will think about book suggestions. What about Shakespeare or some other classic stuff that you always wanted to get to but never had time for?

    I am always meaning to read Shakespeare but when I do, I cannot understand. One of us posted to me about an available translation. I should look that up.

  3. Scent of Cedar *

    Scent of Cedar * Well-Known Member

    Well, hello.

    I just read "Gone Girl."

    It was moderately okay. It kept my interest, and was an interesting psychologic study. The woman is a sociopath. Turns the mate into one, too.


    You would love it, I think.

  4. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    The second sounds interesting.

    Shakespeare is too heavy for a trip to visit Bart. That alone is mind boggling. I am nervous...not about him freaking out, but just about being there for so long. I don't like to be with anybody that long away from home anyway...but Bart? In all, I will be seeing Junior for Seven days (he is there Wed., Thurs. and every other weekend. But I will see Bart all fourteen days. Yikes!
  5. greenrene

    greenrene Member

    Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver. One of my all-time faves.
  6. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    Thanks, greenrene :)
  7. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    I'm reading strange book. I like it. Not done yet.