Thursday, November 09, 2017

What Are You Reading?

It's time to talk about our weekly reading. While I'm reading a book for review, I'm also reading Chris Matthews' new book, Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit. While I've read quite a bit about John F. Kennedy, I haven't read as much about Bobby. I've just started the book, but it's an easy read, and I'm enjoying it.


The big question is, what are you reading? Let's talk about your last week, and what you've had time to read. Let's talk about those books!

23 comments:

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

I quickly read the new Michael Connelly/Harry Bosch book, TWO KINDS OF TRUTH. Connelly is definitely my favorite current mystery writer and this is excellent as usual. Also read FAMILY VALUES, the latest G. M. Ford ebook about Leo Waterman, which I enjoyed as well.

I'm a few stories from the end of BIBLIOMYSTERIES: Stories of Crime in the World of Books and Bookstores, edited by Otto Penzler, and I must say the overall quality is higher than the usual anthology in that there are no really weak stories, nothing I've skipped. Good stuff.

And after your review I bought the ebook of Steven F. Havill's prequel to the prequel of the Posadas County series, EASY ERRORS, and I'm 20% through it. For those who haven't tried this series, this is a good place to start. I also have one book downloaded from the library that was pushed back by the Havill, THE DARK NET by Benjamin Percy, which sounds interesting. And I'm working my way slowly through THE STORY OF CLASSIC CRIME IN 100 BOOKS by Martin Edwards.

I have 5 more books waiting to be picked up at the library today.

I'm ret

Lori's Reading Corner said...

I just finished up Look For Her by Lisa Gardner (DD Warren Book 9) and am about to start Before I Let You Go by Kelly Rimmer.

Sharon said...

I finished How the Finch Stole Christmas by Donna Andrews. I like her Christmas mysteries because they are at a slower pace with fewer characters to keep track of.

I started Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman because it was a must read on so many blogs and lists. After 2 chapters I decided I would be completely fine if I did not finish it. It was just not for me.

Now I am reading I Can't Begin to Tell You by Elizabeth Buchan. It is about an English woman married to a Danish aristocrat who gets involved in the Danish resistance in WWII. So far it is very good. The author said on Facebook she got a TV script for it recently so perhaps we will see it on PBS some day.

It has been a gloomy week in Columbus, Ohio. The sun did not come out since the stunning Buckeyes loss against Iowa until Wednesday :)
It has been quiet at my house but will be ramping up next week preparing for my family visiting and Thanksgiving.

My husband and I are riveted by The Curse of Oak Island on History Channel. Does anyone else watch?

Bill Crider said...

I'm working on a couple of short story books, ALIVE IN SHAPE AND COLOR, an anthology edited by Lawrence Block, and TEXAS JUBILEE, a collection of stories by James Ward Lee. Jeff, I saw the reviews of THE DARK NET and was intrigued, but I found I couldn't tolerate the writing style.

Charlotte said...

I finished reading:
A Book to Die For by Richard Houston

Right now I am reading:
Dead Souls by Angela Marsons. It is number 6 in the series.
Into The Water by Paula Hawkins is still waiting for me to pick it up and continue reading. I will get back to it.

May each of you have time to enjoy reading your books this coming week.
📙📗📕📘

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Bill, I've read some other comments like that. I'll probably quit it fast (if I ever start it) if I find that to be true. Too many other things to read.

Lesa said...

Jeff, I'm remiss in that I pick up a Michael Connelly, and then don't go back again. But, I'm right up-to-date with the Steven F. Havill books! Like you, I haven't read a poor story in Bibliomysteries.

Lesa said...

Ah, Sharon. I imagine it has been gloomy in Columbus, for lots of reasons. I Can't Begin to Tell You sounds fascinating.

Lesa said...

Lori, I like those DD Warren books. But, they're like Michael Connelly's. I read one, and then don't go back for a while.

Lesa said...

Bill, Are you back from your convention or still there?

Lesa said...

Thank you, Charlotte! I hope you find time to read and do the things you love this week.

SandyG265 said...

I have two books that Ikm partway through but don’t have any real desire to finish: Midsomer Nights’s Mischief by Jennifer David Hesse and Deadly Brew by Karen MacInerny. The copy of the new Havill book that I ordered for my Mom seems to be stuck in VA so it’ll be a while before I’ll get to read it.

Sharon - I keep saying I’m going to stop watching The Curse of Oak Island because they never resolve anything but I just watched the first episode of the new season on Tuesday.

Lesa said...

Don't you hate it, Sandy, when there's no real desire to finish the books you're reading, but nothing else seems to fit either?

Rosemary said...

I'm reading The Winds of Heaven by Monica Dickens. It's about a widow who discovered, on her dictatorial husband's death, that he had left her penniless. She is obliged to live with each of her three daughters in turn, and the book really describes her life, and her observations of their and their children's lives, as she moves from one to the other. She also makes a most unlikely friend in the bed department of a large London store. It's set in 1951 and full of the manners and social rules of the time. Monica Dickens is one of my (many) favourite writers - as well as numerous children's books (eg Follyfoot Farm) she also wrote 'One Pair of Hands', 'My Turn to Make the Tea' and 'One Pair of Feet' about her experiences as a domestic servant, journalist and a nurse. She tried all these jobs despite being from a wealthy London family and the great-granddaughter of Charles Dickens. She married an American and lived in the US for may years, helping to found the first American branch of the Samaritans. I am enjoying The Winds of Heaven - it's published by the wonderful Persephone Press, who rescue forgotten books (mostly by women) and produce beautiful editions.

Glen Davis said...

Some Eclectic reading this week:

Two books by Sandra Brown: Slow Heat In Heaven, and Hello, Darkness. Didn't like either one. I won them in a goodreads drawing, trying to get my mother a present.

Last Puzzle and Testament by Parnell Hall, a cozy that includes a crossword puzzle.

Return to Zion by Bodie Thoene, which brings the epic to the last month of British possession of Israel.

A Search In Ancient Egypt by Paul Brunton, a series of essays on the weirdness of Egypt.

Three Fingered Pinch by Donald Tripp, a western that thinks it needs a footnote to explain what a cayuse is.

Glen Davis said...

And I just finished Fab, by Mark Gillespie, an allo-historical work about John Lennon surviving his assassination. A little off the wall, but fairly entertaining.

Margie Bunting said...

I read Christmas at Little Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Colgan and loved it! Yesterday I finished Laura DiSilverio's That Last Weekend, which was intriguing and well written. This morning I started Maia Chance's Gin and Panic, which is delightful so far (I enjoyed the previous two entries in this series).

Bill Crider said...

Lesa, I'm back and catching up with stuff.

Lesa said...

Rosemary! Thank you for your introduction to Monica Dickens. I never heard of her. It's so great that Persephone Press reintroduces authors, especially women. I'm so glad you're back here.

Lesa said...

Glen, What a collection of eclectic reading. Sounds like Fab topped the list for you, though.

Lesa said...

Margie, I'm so happy to hear that Christmas at Little Beach Street Bakery is good. It's sitting beside me on the TBR pile. Sounds as if you have some satisfying books.

Glen Davis said...

To be honest, I'm more a Ringo fan, but Fab was certainly different.

Carol N Wong said...

Enjoying Vanish by Tess Gerritsen, hostage situations always are page turners and listening to Elin Hillderbrand's Here's to Us. So far not liking it but maybe it grow on me. Have a busy week coming up and I picked that audiobook so that I wouldn't have to do a review right away-11 CDs!