Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | February 13, 2016

Book Corner – 2016 – Post #2

Book Corner – 2016 – Post #2

What are you currently reading?

My two cents, but please share yours:

For fiction, I just finished Written in Fire by Marcus Sakey. This is the third book in The Brilliance Trilogy, a contemporary alternate-timeline thriller series (science fiction). Although each book in the series had a few gory bits, the series was quite good. I’d recommend it for anyone who likes Brad Thor’s and David Baldacci’s thriller stories. The book I’m starting this weekend is J. D. Robb’s Devoted in Death, her most recent paperback in this 40+ near-future police-procedurals In Death series.

For nonfiction, I’m still trudging through The Bully Pulpit by Doris Kearns Goodwin. This book covers the presidencies of Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft and the beginning of the Progressive Era.


  1. A More Perfect Union by Ben Carson.

    • Hi David, Did Mr. Carson make any points you found particularly interesting? Please share them. Cheers, Ashley

      • You would love his book. What I’ve read so far is all about the importance and brilliance of the Constitution and how we must protect it against those who would subvert it. I recommend it highly.

      • I’m definitely adding this book to my to-be-read list, David. Cheers, Ashley

  2. “A Charlestonians’s Recollections” by D E Huger Smith. Written in 1913, not for publication but for his family. He was born in 1846, son of a SC rice planter.


    “Snake Charm” by Marilyn Nissenson & Susan Jonas. A study of snakes in art from prehistoric to modern times.

    • Hi Aunt Mary, D E Huger Smith certainly lived during an interesting period in US history. Are you enjoying the book? Also, I’m not sure I could handle a book about snake art. Snakes, and their images, have given me nightmares since a certain encounter with a rattlesnake near the bluff at Nana and Granddaddy’s. 🙂 Cheers, Ashley

  3. Georgette Heyer’s “They Found Him Dead.” More English country-house mysteries…

    • Hi Angelyn, How many of the Georgette Heyer mysteries have you read so far? Cheers, Ashley

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