Thursday, March 06, 2014

What Are You Reading?

When I don't have time for lunch, I also can't get through 270 pages. I need that extra hour in order to read an entire book in one day. So, I'm reading Daryl Wood Gerber's second Cookbook Nook mystery, Inherit the Word. Even though I haven't finished it, I have a copy to give away. Email me at Lesa.Holstine@gmail.com. Your subject line should read "Win Inherit the Word". Please include your name and mailing address. Entries from the U.S. only please. I'll end the contest at 6 PM on Friday, March 7 at 6 PM CT.


Well, I'm reading that cozy mystery. What are you reading today?

21 comments:

SandyG265 said...

I just finished Death of a Policeman by M.C. Beaton. I passed it on to my Mom since she likes the series too although she complains that Hamish MacBeth and all of the other characters never get any older.

Lesa said...

Sandy, I've heard such mixed messages about M.C. Beaton's books. I've never read any of them.

Karen B said...

Just finished Red Knife by William Kent Krueger and am now reading his Heaven's Keep. I have the next two in his series but will save them to savor later in the year.
Have you tried him yet?

Mark Baker said...

If it helps with MC Beaton, I've tried a random book in both series, and I wasn't impressed.

Today, I'm backing up and reading An Appetite for Murder by Lucy Burdette. I can see where people would have had issues with it, but I'm enjoying it so far.

And I hear you about reading at lunch time. That's when I do the majority of my reading, actually, so when I don't read for a day, it really sets me back.

Tina said...

Just finished Donna Leon's latest Brunetti tome, "By Its Cover" about the theft problem in libraries of antique books and tearing pages out, etc. I'd hoped to enjoy it more, but I think Leon is getting stale (this was #18??) and it only so-so. Still enjoyable as a virtual visit to Venice.

Lesa said...

No, Karen. I'm afraid William Kent Krueger is still on my TBR pile. I haven't had a chance to try his books yet. And, March is a disaster for me for reading with two conferences coming up.

Lesa said...

It does help, Mark, because I think you and I have similar taste in books.

And, you're right. Second day in a row with no time for lunch, but at least I'm far enough in the book that I should finish it tonight.

Lesa said...

Another author on my TBR list, Tina. I even own her first book because I wanted to start at the beginning, but haven't had a chance to read it.

Page said...

I'm reading
Notorious by Allison Brennan (ARC)
Charm & Strange by Stephanie Kuehn

Rosemary said...

I've just finished Greenery Street by Denis Mackail, a Persephone Press reprint. I know I mentioned how long this was taking me some time ago, and you were right Lesa, it took so long because I really couldn't get into it. I've loved practically all the Persephone books that I've read, but I do wonder why they chose to reprint this one (especially when they refused to reprint my beloved Barbara Pym, whose books are so much better than this!)

In the meantime, I've read Alexander McCall Smith's Morality for Beautiful Girls. I tried the No1 Ladies Detective Agency books some time ago and couldn't get into them, but I really enjoyed this one and now think I will read the rest. McCall Smith always sees the good in people, and the details of life in Botswana are fascinating, and present a very different view of Africa from the one we are so often presented with on the TV news.

I also found a copy of Angela Thirkell's Pomfret Towers in the Bethany shop this week, and I'm looking forward to reading it.

Rosemary

Lesa said...

Oh, I have the Allison Brennan book, Page! I hope you're enjoying it.

Lesa said...

It's always good to see what you're reading, Rosemary. You give such good background on the books. Thank you! I hope you enjoy the next one more than you enjoyed Greenery Street.

trish said...

I'm about to start another Vince Flynn book. I love his main character, Mitch Rapp, and I'm having to space out the books since the author passed away last year, so the 10 or so books in the series is all we're going to get!

By the way, I sent you an email. Some people have said my email is going to spam. I don't know why that is, but I thought I'd alert you!

holdenj said...

Just started Scandal in Skibbereen. Pretty good, so far!

Lesa said...

Hi Trish,

Isn't it sad, for so many reasons, when a favorite author dies? And, Vince Flynn was so young. So sad. I saw your email in my regular email just when I was going to bed last night, so haven't read it yet. But, it's not in my spam.

Lesa said...

I enjoy that series, Heldenj, although I had a problem with the end. Hope you enjoy it!

Melissa @ My Recent Favorite Books said...

I'm reading Pearls and Poison by Duffy Brown. I recently finished
"Inherit the Word", and really enjoyed it!

Both of these series are really interesting!

Lesa said...

So you liked Pearls and Poison? I have it at home, and just haven't had a chance to get to it. Thanks, Melissa.

Carol N Wong said...

I love Hamish MacBeth, probably because he is so quirky. I haven't tried the other series yet.

Currently reading Cockatiels at Seven by Donna Andrews and wish that she would have them in her book. Also reading Near the Hope by Jennifer Davis Carey which is about the grandmother of the author. I finished part one which is set in Barbados and am never going there because of heat!

Elaine Faber said...

Just finished Nancy Cohen's Hanging by a Hair. Pretty good story but very formularic (is that a word?) ending, like so many cozies. Love your site. Hope to have you review my book some day. Black Cat's Legacy.
Elaine Faber

Karen C said...

I finally finished the class I was taking and looking forward to reading for pleasure again, including catching up on blog posts!