Tuesday, August 18, 2015

What Are You Reading? Where Are You?

I think books are getting longer. Or, I haven't had a lot of time in the last week. Last night, I spent time on the phone with Southwest Airlines (all good), so that took a little reading time, but I still don't think I would have finished my book.

I'm reading a charming debut mystery, Plantation Shudders by Ellen Byron. It's set in Louisiana, and deals with the surprising death of two guests on a plantation turned bed-and-breakfast. Surprising, because a couple died with minutes of each other. It's "A Cajun Country Mystery", and the characters are wonderful. Love the amateur sleuth's Gran', "Someone who was comfortable occasionally making a dodgy moral choice." We all know I read for character.

So, I'm in Cajun Country with new acquaintances. What are you reading today? Where did your book take you today?

24 comments:

Page said...

I'm in the world Patrick Rothfuss writes in The Name of the Wind and in Kabul with the bookseller of Kabul

Bill Crider said...

I finished John Scalzi's THE END OF ALL THINGS last night, so I'll be starting something new today.

Christie said...

Like I told you, I just finished Rhys Bowen's Malice at the Palace (LOVED IT, as usual) and yesterday someone at work gave me Nora Roberts' The Witness, so I have started that.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

At the moment, in Macau, with VANISHING GAMES by Roger Hobbs.

Jeff M.

SandyG265 said...

I just finished Spider's Trap by Jennifer Estep. Now I'm going to start Murder on the Bucket List by Elizabeth Perona.

Kay said...

I finally finished that tour book. Yay! I'm reading The Royal We, set loosely on the romance of Will and Kate. However, I'm feeling a little distracted. I may put it aside and pick up something else. Sometimes I'm in the mood for a non-mystery, but sometimes...only death and mayhem will work. LOL

Lesa said...

It's so good to see where you all are, and what you're reading! It makes up for only being halfway through my book, although it's good. Thanks for reminding us of interesting books and authors - Patrick Rothfuss, John Scalzi, Rhys Bowen, Nora Roberts, Roger Hobbs. I'm not familiar with Elizabeth Perona, although Jennifer Estep's name rings a bell. And, Kay? I agree. Sometimes only death and mayhem will work.

Kaye Barley said...

I just finished reading Meg Waite Clayton's "The Race to Paris," a novel about the amazing women who were among the first journalists to report the city’s liberation in August 1944. And I cannot say enough good things about it!

TFJ said...

I'm in Paris and on the Seine with The Little Paris Bookshop; almost finished and still not quite sure how I feel about it, but who doesn't like being in Paris?

~Tricia

Sharon said...

I am reading Emerald Falls by Kimberley Freeman. I enjoyed her previous books.

Lesa said...

Darn you, Kaye. I'm waiting for that book. I can't believe our library doesn't have it yet. I haven't yet been in my job long enough to blame me, but eventually that will be my fault.

Lesa said...

Tricia,

There are parts of that book that I loved, and other parts, not so much. But, as you said, who doesn't love Paris?

Lesa said...

Again, Sharon, another author I'm not familiar with.

Mrs. Mac said...

Some interesting authors and books here. My "to be read" is growing.

In two days I flew through the latest thriller from Brad Thor: “Code of Conduct: A Thriller (Scot Harvath Book 14)”. Mostly set in the USA, but with a few quick trips to Congo, it had me spellbound. After catching my breath, I traveled back in time to April 1775. Set in Boston and the surrounding areas, “Daughter of Liberty (The American Patriot Series Book 1)” by J. M. Hochstetler is refreshing and exciting; and a nice change of pace.

Lesa said...

You're doing a great deal of "traveling", Mrs. Mac. As you said, some interesting authors and books, including the ones you're reading. Thanks for telling us about them.

Margie Bunting said...

Overall, I did like The Little Paris Bookshop, which I finished this morning. I didn't realize till close to the end that it had been translated from German, and think the translator did a good job, given the oft-unusual way the author expressed herself. Now I'm globe-trotting with China Rich Girlfriend, the sequel to Kevin Kwan's Crazy Rich Asians. I loved the first one, but it's not for everyone. It's really over-the-top, with obscene spending by the uber-rich and tons of brand names I've never heard of, but that's the point. Kwan knows how to make it fun, and it even has footnotes to explain some of the references to Asian culture, etc.

Lesa said...

I wondered about Kevin Kwan's books, Margie. I don't know that they're for me. I'm with you about The Little Paris Bookshop. I don't usually read translations, but this one was well-done.

Carol N Wong said...

I am still reading Last Words! It is a thick book but at least it has a good sized print. I signed up for a goal of 130 books this year and am two months behind. I am beginning to hate small print! It hurts my eyes. I wish there was a way to tell before you enter a contest or buy a book!

Carol N Wong said...

I am still reading Last Words! It is a thick book but at least it has a good sized print. I signed up for a goal of 130 books this year and am two months behind. I am beginning to hate small print! It hurts my eyes. I wish there was a way to tell before you enter a contest or buy a book!

Patricia Stoltey said...

I just finished "Shotgun Moon" by K.C. McRae set in Montana. Now I'm off to San Diego with David Freed's Cordell Logan in "Fangs Out."

Lesa said...

How is Last Words, Carol? It's on order here at my library, so we're waiting for it. I know what you're saying about small print, though.

Lesa said...

Reading the west, Patricia? I just finished Louisiana.

Glen Davis said...

I just started Cactus Island by Will Manchee. It's part of the Stan Turner series.

Lesa said...

Another series and author I'm not familiar with, Glen. But, you must enjoy the series!