Thursday, November 06, 2014

What are you reading?

Between going to visit family, driving eight hours each way, and then going to Books and Bottles last night to talk about books, I haven't had time to finish much. I'm just starting Jenn McKinlay's latest Library Lover's Mystery, On Borrowed Time.

So, now it's your turn. What did you just finish, or what are you reading? Curious minds want to know. Let's talk about your reading today! I always like to know what you're reading.

19 comments:

donna said...

Lee Child's latest Jack Reacher book - Personal. Too early to tell if it is going to be a good one. Ever since they had Tom Cruise play the lead in the movie I have been annoyed with the series as the character created by Lee Child was a large 6'5" man - need I say more!
Regards from rainy CT,
donna

SandyG265 said...

I've been in a reading slump lately. I'm slowly worki my way through a fantasy book, Blind God's Bluff by Richard Lee Byers.

Lesa said...

Hi Donna,

You don't have to say more. I get it. I'm the same way, and I don't reach many of the Reacher books. I know to Lee Child it was just a sale. To fans, it was a failure. Tom Cruise was not Jack Reacher.

Lesa said...

Don't you hate it when you're in a reading slump, Sandy? I tend to zone out on TV shows I have on my dvr when I can't get into anything. Mom does jigsaw puzzles. (Hard to do jigsaw puzzles with the cats.)

James Montgomery Jackson said...

Yesterday I finished reading Sharpe's Tiger the first in the series by Bernard Cornwell. It was an excellent recommendation from the guys at Mystery One Bookstore in Milwaukee.

I am not reading Elegy for Eddie, part of Jacqueline Windspear's Masie Dobbs series.

~ Jim

James Montgomery Jackson said...

"I am not reading" should be "I am now reading" - although I guess as I typed it, that was an accurate statement.

When will spell check be based on my intentions rather than what I wrote?

~ Jim

Margie Bunting said...

Good morning! I just finished Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult, and it kept me enraptured throughout. I love the fact that every one of her books is so different. In this one you learn a lot of elephant lore, but it's also got a great story. I'm almost finished with The Question of the Missing Head (An Asperger's Mystery) by E.J. Copperman/Jeff Cohen. It's so entertaining--I already can't wait for the next in the series.

Nancy said...

I am in between books and waiting for my Amazon order to come in. The Jenn McKinley book is in that, also the latest Books by the Bay by Ellery Adams and Auntie Lee's Deadly Specials by Ovidia Yu. I read Off Kilter by Hannah Reed/Deb Baker recently and enjoyed that. Hooked on that series now!
Lesa, I have more e-books on my Kindle that I can possible read in my lifetime, most of them free. I used to force myself to plod through the ones that I didn't like. No more.

Lesa said...

I totally agree with you, James! I want the computer to understand my intentions, not what I typed.

Lesa said...

Good morning, Margie! It's good to know both of the books you read met your expectations! Hmm, elephant lore. I'll have to look up that book for a booklist we're working on at work.

Lesa said...

I don't blame you, Nancy. Too many good books out there to worry about the so-so ones.

Becky K. said...

I've been reading several YA books lately. I finished an interesting one called "Ask Me" by Kimberly Pauley and "Uninvited" by Sophie Jordan. I'm almost done with "Torn Away" by Jennifer Brown, and I can't decide what to read next. I've been reading kind of strange books lately because I've been in a weird mood. But I have a kidney stone so I'm taking prescription painkillers, which slows me down a bit because my head feels foggy and I can't concentrate.

Karen Dyer said...

Elephant lore? Water for Elephants was a great book. I am currently reading Drums of Autumn, fourth book in Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series. Each of the eight books in this series is 700 pages or more, but who's counting? Besides this book and the four more in the series, I also have mysteries by some of my favorite authors to read. It's divine to have so much near stuff waiting its turn!

Sharon said...

I am reading The Nightingale Before Christmas by Donna Andrews. I just finished The Night Garden by Lisa Van Allen which I liked a lot. It reminded me of the television show Pushing Daisies with its premise.

Carol N Wong said...

Reading an old ARC-A Critical Loss of Balance by Mark E. Shaver and Ann B. Ross's Etta Mae's Bad Luck Day. Just finished listening to The Mill River Redemption and hated the ending. I only liked the minor characters, not the main ones!

CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

Lesa said...

Oh, Becky. Just what you need, more problems. Take care of yourself.

Lesa said...

Thank you, everyone! It's good to see what everyone is reading.

Kevin R. Tipple said...

I'm kind of on a western kick. I am currently reading VENGEANCE AT SUNDOWN by Larry D. Sweazy. This is book one of his new Lucas Fume series.

Kevin
(who knows Reacher would kick his you know what, but is sure he could take Tom Cruise as long as he had his cane)

Kimberly Wyatt said...

I just finished Absolutely, Positively by Heather Webber. I am now reading On Borrowed Time as well. I love this series but I've read so much since the last one came out that I need a little recap to remember what all has happened.