This post is about what I’m reading and watching as of 4/14/22. The book I’m reading happens to be an older title.

I am currently reading “The Brethren” by John Grisham. It is an older Grisham book (2012), but one I had not yet read.

In What I'm Reading & Watching 4/14/22, this is the photo of John Grisham's book The Brethren

Book Summary:

They call themselves the Brethren. One of the three is a disgraced former judge doing time in a Florida federal prison. One was sent up for tax evasion. Another is in prison for skimming bingo profits. The third is inside for a career-ending drunken joyride.

Meeting daily in the prison law library, taking exercise walks in their boxer shorts, these judges-turned-felons can reminisce about old court cases, dispense a little jailhouse justice, and contemplate where their lives went wrong.

Or they can use their time in prison to get very rich—very fast.

And so they sit, sprawled in the prison library, furiously writing letters, fine-tuning a wickedly brilliant extortion scam—while events outside their prison walls begin to erupt.

A bizarre presidential election is holding the nation in its grips, and a powerful government figure is pulling some very hidden strings. For the Brethren, the timing couldn’t be better.

Because they’ve just found the perfect victim.

Finding Books Tip:

Maybe you already know about this, but when I’m searching for a book on Amazon and the format they show it in is not what I want, I check out “All Formats.”

Here is an image from Amazon. It is Grisham’s “The Last Juror,” which I ordered through “All Formats” and have already read.


The Last Juror: A Novel Mass Market Paperback – March 27, 2012

by John Grisham (Author) 4.6 out of 5 stars 3,570 ratings

See all formats and editions


If you click on See all formats and editions, it will take you to a page where you can choose another format. Hardback books, paperback books, etc.

It might not be being sold by Amazon, but you can find a new or used book and choose who you want to buy it from and at what price.

If you do this, check out the seller’s ratings before you order. This is how I get a lot of books that are either old or hard to find books that are in a format I don’t desire.

Often you can find them really cheap there. Sometimes you have to pay for shipping.

What TV Series I’m Watching:

I’m currently watching the series “The Affair” that originated on Showtime. It’s now on Prime Video, so I watch it free as part of my Amazon Prime Membership.

In What I'm Reading & Watching 4/14/22, this is a photo from the series "The Affair."

Noah & Alison’s Summer Affair:

Noah is a New York City school teacher who has published his first book. His wife Helen owns a store. They have 4 children and have been married for over 20 years.

Each summer they spend at her parents’ home in Montauk, located at the end of Long Island. Her father is a wealthy writer of many books, and their home on the beach is where they vacation each year.

Alison is a young waitress and wife living there, trying to piece her life back together after the drowning death of their 4-year-old son.

There are many problems within the marriage of Alison and her husband Cole. They have not worked through their grief and seldom talk about it.

Noah and Alison become enamored of one another after Noah and his family eat at the restaurant where she waitresses. She is much younger and though Noah has never strayed from his marriage with Helen, he quickly falls into an affair with Alison.

There are segments with each main character that lasts about 30-minutes. So the story is told from these perspectives.

A Movie I Just Watched Yesterday:

I signed back up with Netflix the other day. So I now stream Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Hulu.

The movie was called “The Unforgiveable” starring Sandra Bullock. She was mesmerizing as a convict who gets out of prison and begins looking for her younger sister.

The photo from the movie "The Unforgivable" starring Sandra Bullock.

Movie Summary:

Ruth Slater (Sandra Bullock) is a woman released from prison after serving a sentence for a violent crime.

She attempts to re-enter society and put her life back together again in a world that refuses to forgive her past. She’ll be known for all time as the young woman who killed a cop.

She is desperately trying to find her younger sister who she raised until she was sent to prison. Her sister was 5 years old at the time and has since been adopted.

Their mother died giving birth to Katie. And then their father committed suicide.

Katie is the only family Ruth has left and she will stop at nothing to find her.

I thought the movie was very edge-of-your-seat good.

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12 Comments

  1. I really enjoyed The Affair. It was filmed in Montauk, NY, and the diner where Alison is a waitress is a real restaurant there that I’ve eaten in many times.

  2. Brenda,
    Another great place to get used books is http://www.ThriftBooks.com
    Buy only 10.00 worth and shipping is free. Also every so many books and you get a free one. I pray for you and your ankle every night and mourned Graces passing too. Take care,
    Dale

    1. Yes. I was going to mention Thriftbooks also.
      Brenda, you should do well on that sight. I often get free books after purchasing a few.
      Hope this new thing for your foot works.

  3. I used to read everything John Grisham’s books and I honestly don’t recall why I stopped. I love to read but in the last 3+ years I believe I’ve only read 2 or 3 books. Can’t seem to concentrate – it’s very strange. Doesn’t stop me from purchasing books with high hopes that one day I’ll enjoy reading again. Quite frankly I miss it but…
    And, that movie sounds like it was fabulous.
    You’ve been keeping yourself busy and entertained. That’s a very good thing.

  4. I read a lot of John Grisham’s early books when he first started as a writer. Then drifted to read other things. I have recently rediscovered him. His book “The Whistler” was very good. I am now reading the follow up to that called “The Judge’s List.”

    I buy my used books from Thriftbooks. They have many of the British mystery writers that we don’t have here. I work part time at our local library and our manager is very good about getting books we request, but anything she can’t get, I turn to Thriftbooks or Amazon.

  5. Loved The Affair also,in fact I’m watching the last episode again.
    I’ve always like John Grisham books,they move along at a pretty good pace.
    Enjoy your day.

  6. I watched The Affair and loved it. Really enjoyed the main characters. I’ve forgotten the man’s name but he was great. I’m watching the last of Ozark now. It’s coming to an end on Netflix.

    I’m not savy as to how you download books from Amazon to read. I think I’d enjoy the one about the judges.

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