Personal (Jack Reacher, #19)
by Lee Child (Goodreads Author)
I’ve read a few of Lee Child
‘s Jack Reacher novels now, and I have to say Personal
was probably my favorite. I found a little more dry (Reacher) humor in this one, and a lot less of Child’s sometimes painfully slow narrative.
I liked the characters and the plot moved well, with a couple of twists to keep you guessing right until the end. For me, it was a fun read!
The secret is out in East Windsor. Drive by the corner of Tecumseh and Tourangeau Roads around dinner time and you’ll see the steady flow of hungry people walking in the front door of Marco’s Pizzeria & Italian Family Eatery or coming out smiling, carrying boxes of pizza. I’d heard about the place from some family members, but only remembered the building from when it was Ten Friends Diner.
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Things are hoppening in Detroit. Just pop in to one of the dozens of downtown bars and sample for yourself. Cathryn and I did just that, the other day, after dropping off family at the airport. We planned on eating in Greek Town so I parked the car in the lot at the corner of Munroe and Brush. Right next to the parking lot was a place we knew as Marilyn’s on Munroe, that is now called the Firebird Tavern.
We liked the place right off the bat, with its turn-of-the-century dark wood bar and tables, and tin ceiling. Lisa greeted us at the bar, offering a list of craft beers, adding that anything local was half price during happy hour. They had a tasty selection of bottles and draft to choose from, and she happily let us sample a few before ordering.
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I’m guessing the only reason someone made this movie is because Katherine G. Johnson was finally recognized for her contribution to the NASA space program at the tender age of 97. The story is about how three black women worked their way into the old white boys club and helped the United States win their space race against Russia.
The real inside story is about the fight for equality, both in race and gender. The “incredible untold true story” gives us insight into how three women of color use their smarts and determination to help launch astronaut John Glenn into space. Although America still struggles with racial and gender discrimination, Hidden Figures shows us just how ridiculous the situation was in 1961.
This movie will tug at your emotional heart strings, but it is a feel-good movie that will have you cheering in the end. Cathryn and I both give it a 10 out of 10.