Wednesday, March 27, 2013

What are you reading?

I didn't have enough time to finish Kris Neri's Revenge of Route 66, so I don't have a review for today.
I was feeling coldish the other night, and went to bed early instead of reading. So I'm still reading this book.I've read Kris' other books, and I even took the photo that's on the back of some of her other books (not this one). So, what are you reading today, and why did you pick it up?


21 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Family Way by Rhys Bowen. Just picked it up at the library last night. I love her Molly Murphy books, for the story along with the historical information woven into it. I put it on reserve as soon as you told me about it! Christie

Dru said...

I'm reading Wave Good-bye by Lila Dare and the reason is because I enjoy this series and wanted to catch up with Grace and her friends.

Joe Barone said...

I just finished Andrea Camilleri's The Dance of the Sea Gull. I love the Camilleri books because of their Sicilian setting and character. My father was an American citizen born in the early 1900's to two Sicilian immigrants. Montalbano's very emotional personality, his wit, his way of manipulating the system, and his deep down emotional caring all remind me of my dad. I very much enjoy these books.

SandyG265 said...

I just finished Donna Ball's new Raine Stockton mystery High in Trial and really enjoyed it. Now I'm going to switch gears and read Nekropolis by Tim Waggoner. It's a book featuring a zombie PI in a world populated by vampires, demons and werewolves.

Lesa said...

Thank you! I love to know what you're reading, as well as why you picked it. Two readers catching up with old friends in series. Joe, I think your reason for picking up Camilleri is beautiful since it reminds you of your dad, family, and your ancestral home. Sandy! That is quite a switch.

CindyD said...

Just finished THE MIDWIFE OF HOPE RIVER and it was excellent. Now reading THREE SISTERS by Susan Mallery.

Nan said...

I've just begun the second in the Gladdy Gold series by Rita Lakin, immediately after finishing the first one. These books are very well-written, intelligent, funny; with good characters and interesting mysteries. It's nice to see older characters. One of the quotes in the book is from Bernard Baruch - 'old age is always fifteen years older than I am'

Lesa said...

Oh, I like Susan Mallery's books, Cindy. I hope you enjoy it. Love that quote, Nan! So that's why my definition of old continues to change.

Charlotte said...

Just started reading " Fat Profits " by Bradley Bruce. Read about it on Goodreads. Read the sample on iBooks and got hooked right away. I went shopping in Kindle, Nook and iBooks stores. Nook and iBooks had it for $9.99. Kindle had it for $7.99, so I bought it from Kindle. I have a iPad and found out that the Kindle and Nook apps would work for the iPad. I downloaded them this week and it been great. I have been able to get good books free. I can get free books on iBooks but they don't have as many that I like. From Goodreads I have found out about many free books that authors offer free form Kindle.

Rosemary said...

I have just abandoned 'Murder at the Laurels' by Lesley Cookman - I just couldn't get into it and all the characters seemed to blur into one. I see it has some very good reviews on Amazon as well as some poor ones, so maybe I just wasn't in the right frame of mind. Not sure what to read now (not that I don't have plenty of choice on my shelves/floor/everywhere.) I might have to have a little dose of Barbara Pym (I've read all of her novels many times)to get me out of this phase -Some Tame Gazelle or A Glass of Blessings should set me right :-)

Karen C said...

I just finished reading Case Histories by Kate Atkinson. I had not heard of this author before but the back cover blurb sounded interesting and the kicker was that it was only $1.00. I like mysteries and I like British mysteries, but sadly, I didn't really care for this one. I found it difficult keeping track of all the characters. It got lots of really good reviews, though, so perhaps it wasn't the right time for me to read it.

Angela said...

Currently reading "Straw Men" by Paul Doherty and, after reading your recommendation, "A Simple Murder". Enjoying both books.

Carol N Wong said...

Take care with your cold!!!

Reading two books at the same time:
The Heart Mender by Andy Andrews and His Majesty's Hope by Susan Elia MacNeal. Both are set in WWII and have some interesting contrasts.

Lesa said...

Thanks, everyone, for sharing even the books that didn't hit you at the moment. Just goes to show that every book isn't for everyone, doesn't it? I really enjoy reading about the books you're sharing. Thank you!

Mrs. Mac said...

I just finished TRIPLE PLAY by Elizabeth Gunn (all thanks to Lesa!) and liked it very much. Then I switched countries and centuries and I'm reading JUDGE DEE AT WORK by Robert van Gulik. So far it's not my favorite 'Judge Dee' book -- it's 8 short stories and nothing is well developed, so it's all over and one with before I really get to meet all the characters. At least I've read others in this series and know they are excellent.

Love stopping by here everyday, and hope you are feeling better.

Lesa said...

Thanks, Kim! Yes, I am feeling better. Fortunately, it never became a full-blown cold. Must have been the honey!

techeditor said...

I'm reading an ARC of The Andalucian Friend by Alexander Söderberg, and I'm not liking it at all. I won it in a readitforward.com giveaway. My book reviews are always honest, so I have to decide how to preface the review when I send it to readitforward.com. But, you never know, the book may get better before I'm through.

Rosemary said...

I also struggle with reviewing books I didn't like. I have done a bit of reviewing for someone else's website (she was overwhelmed so asked for help) but she was very clear that they only published positive reviews, so if I really didn't like the book, they would prefer that I just didn't review it.

Whilst I can't really agree with this policy, the more writers and would-be writers I meet (and of course I am one) the more I am aware that a bad review may ruin someone's (especially a new writer's - I'm not so bothered if I don't like something by someone already very successful) day. So what to do?

Rosemary

Karen B said...

Just finished The Devil's Bed by William Kent Krueger (2003) - excellent! This isn't one of his Cork O'Connor books.

Lesa said...

If I'm forced to do a review, which is seldom, and I don't like a book, I try to find something positive about it. Like a particular character? Like the setting? As Rosemary said, I'm very careful.

I'm afraid I've never read a William Kent Krueger novel, Karen, although I know I should. I'll get there! My TBR pile is just so large!

Rosemary Kaye said...

Great advice Lesa, thanks for that.

Rosemary