Wednesday, August 12, 2015

What Are You Reading?

I have a terrific cup at work that the former library director gave me. I can write on it, and erase it. It
says, "Today I'm reading...", and one of my co-workers expressed surprise at how often the title changes. I told her that's because I read fiction, and she reads nonfiction, and it takes longer to get through a nonfiction book. I did warn her I probably wouldn't finish my current book yet, and I was right.

Today I'm reading...Les Roberts' The Ashtabula Hat Trick. Cleveland PI Milan Jacovich accompanies his girlfriend, a police detective sergeant, to Ashtabula County in Ohio, where a small police force can't cope with a string of murders. It seems they also have a hard time dealing with interracial dating, as evidenced with the surprise when Milan and Tobe show up together. Queenstown isn't really far from Cleveland, but the racist attitudes are miles away from what Milan and Tobe are used to. And, along with Milan's employee, K.O., they find themselves facing an uncooperative community.

So, I'm reading a detective novel set in Ohio. What are you reading today? I'd love to know!

18 comments:

Page said...

My fiction book is The Accident by Chris Pavone
My non-fiction book is The Bookseller of Kabul by Asne Seiersted

Bill Crider said...

Lawrence Block, The Girl with the Deep Blue Eyes.

SandyG265 said...

I'm going to start The Cat, The Sneak And The Secret by Leann Sweeney

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

I love time travel books and just read John Varley's (30 year old) MILLENIUM, which I liked a lot.

Up next is Margaret Maron's new Deborah Knott book, LONG UPON THE LAND, followed by Bill Crider's new Sheriff Rhodes book, BETWEEN THE LIVING AND THE DEAD.

Jeff M.

Lesa said...

I love today. It's so interesting to see what everyone is reading. And, like you, Jeff, I have Bill Crider's book coming up soon on my TBR pile.

Colleen said...

I'm reading The Second Sister by Marie Bostwick for my book club.

Karen B said...

The Dive Steals a Chocolate Kiss - Krista Davis

Lesa said...

Read both The Second Sister and The Diva Steals a Chocolate Kiss. Enjoyed both, so I hope you're enjoying them, Colleen & Karen!

Margie Bunting said...

I finished Ellery Adams' Murder in the Paperback Parlor this morning in bed (I love retirement!) and I'm starting David Rosenfelt's Who Let the Dog Out?

Lesa said...

I'm envious, Margie. I really wanted to stay in bed today, too. Murder in the Paperback Parlor is on my soon to read list. Looking forward to it!

Kay said...

I'm reading Iris and Roy Johansen's new book, The Naked Eye. And I"m not feeling it yet. It's for a blog tour. Sigh. Why do I do those? However, next up is the new Margaret Maron book - yay!! I love Colleton County and Deborah Knott and family. And the new Penny book is coming soon!!!!!

Lesa said...

I know, Kay. I stopped doing as many blog tours for that exact reason - sometimes I just couldn't get into the book, and I found I wasn't enjoying books as much because I felt obligated. Fewer blog tours = more books read because I enjoy them.

Sharon in Ohio said...

I am reading The Lure of the Moonflower by Lauren Willig. It is the last of the Pink Carnation series. You can kind of tell she was ready to finish the series and move on to other things but I am enjoying it. I finished Pattern of Betrayal by Mae Fox over the weekend. It was disappointing.

Lesa said...

Ah, a little disappointing in both of them then, Sharon. Sorry about that.

Patricia Stoltey said...

I'm reading a standalone mystery by K.C. McRae -- Shotgun Moon.

Carol N Wong said...

I am exhausted, just back from annual physical and blood tests, all I feel like is laying on the couch and reading! But have a huge load of e-mails to do first.

I am reading House of Thieves by Charles Belfoure, set in New York City during the Gilded age. Usually I have trouble getting interesting in a book that has robberies in it but this book is amazing!

CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

Glen Davis said...

Say It With Bullets by Richard Powell.

Lesa said...

Patricia, Carol & Glen - I've only heard of House of Thieves, none of the others. It's always so much fun to see titles that are unfamiliar. Thank you.

Carol, I hope you're feeling better!