Wednesday, October 28, 2015

What Are You Reading?

When I don't have time to finish a book, I enjoy turning to you. It's always fun to see what others are reading.

I'm halfway through T.C. LoTempio's Claws for Alarm. I love the characters, Nora Charles, and her cat, Nick. But, after this one, I'm taking a short break from cozy mysteries. As much as I love them, I'm getting a little exasperated with the characters. That means it's time to try something else. And, I certainly have others piled up to read.

So, what are you reading today? Is it a departure from what you normally read, or does it fall under your favorite genre?

26 comments:

Page said...

I'm reading:

The Sword of the Templars by Paul Christopher ( new to me author favorite genre)
Palimpsest: A History of the Written Word by Matthew Battles
The Archivist by Martha Cooley ( the blurb intrigued me)

Bill Crider said...

I'm reading the latest issue of EQMM. I'm in the midst of Dave Zeltserman's new Julius Katz story.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

I'm reading a book that is good if you need a laugh and a respite from the doom and gloom of everyday life (and reading, sometimes): THE SCAM by Janet Evanovich & Lee Goldberg, the fourth in their light-as-air, fun series about Fox & O'Hare.

The short story collection I'm reading is a collection of old pulp stories originally published in Dime Detective between 1933-35, THE ADVENTURES OF CARDIGAN by Frederick Nebel. They are fast moving and fun to read. I should finish both of these by tomorrow.

I have half a dozen library books waiting on the shelf too.

Jeff M.

Lesa said...

Page, Your reading choices are always interesting, usually titles I haven't heard of. Thanks for mentioning them!

Lesa said...

I just started the new EQMM, Bill, but I read your column first. (smile)

Lesa said...

I'm with you there, Jeff, with that pile of library books. People always ask about how I choose books. If it was just my TBR pile of ARCs, it would be easier. But, I'm always juggling the library books as well.

Janet c said...

Just finished Lafayette in the Somewhat United States by Sarah Vowell and Scrapbook of the Dead by Molly Cox Brayan. Just started In Bitter Chill by Sarah Ward and Beat, Slay, Love by Thalia Filbert both of which are very good so far.

Margie Bunting said...

This morning I finished Jeanne Dams' The Gentle Art of Murder and I'm just starting Writing All Wrongs by Ellery Adams. This week I had a surprise at my doorstep--3 books as the "Word of Mouth" prize from Bookreporter.com: Margaret Atwood's The Heart Goes Last, Sandra Dallas' The Last Midwife, and Geraldine Brooks' The Secret Chord. I also won The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom in a Harper Collins giveaway (maybe in the Shelf Awareness email?). I picked up 3 books on hold at the library this week, which I haven't yet started, so I've got my "work" (actually, pleasure) cut out for me.

Glen Davis said...

Stolen Light by Claudia Reiss.

TFJ said...

Rubbernecker by Belinda Bauer: WOW covers it.

~Tricia

Nancy said...

I'm reading Murder Begins at Home by Deb Baker. I thought that series was retired, so I had to buy when I found it in Amazon. Just read in quick succession; Guaranteed to Bleed by Julie Mulhern, Chef Maurice and the Bunny Boiler Bake Off by J.A.Lang and Literally Murder by Ali Brandon. I enjoyed each of them. Lisa, if you want a few chuckles, try the Chef Maurice series. Also, I am listening to my first audio book, which I won in a flash giveaway by Jeff Cohen/ E.J.Copperman; The Question of the Unfamiliar Husband. I listened to it in bed and kept falling asleep, so I will have to sit up and do some knitting or crocheting while I listen. Good Story, though.

SandyG265 said...

I just started Chaos in Mudbug by Jana DeLeon.

Lesa said...

Janet, I hoped you enjoyed Lafayette. And, it's good to know the others are good so far.

Lesa said...

Margie, Your TBR pile sounds as if it's growing as fast as mine. Congratulations on those wins! There are some good books and authors in those piles.

Lesa said...

Thank you, Glen.

Lesa said...

A WOW is good, Tricia, I think.

Lesa said...

Another one of us with an enormous TBR pile, Nancy? Aren't they wonderful? Those piles are sort of my security blanket.

Kay said...

I'm reading Smoke by Catherine McKenzie. It's about a woman who was a fire investigator and now works as a DA's investigator. Her heart lies with fire work though. There are marriage problems and a fire going on in her small mountain town. So far, so good.

I'm also listening to the 3rd Cormoran Strike book by Robert Galbraith. Totally enjoying it. This series is really good on audio.

It's funny that you're moving away from cozies and I've been thinking about picking a few up in the next little while. Isn't it nice that the mystery world is so broad?

Margie Bunting said...

I agree with the "wow" for Rubbernecker. I read it earlier this week and was very impressed. Original and fascinating.

Lesa said...

It is great, Kay. I'm only taking a break from them. I actually have some books I'm committed to for next week that aren't mysteries. I think I need the break.

Lesa said...

Oh, two wows, Margie. I may have to check that one out. Do you think it's something I'd like?

Jen Scott said...

I have been reading Halloween themed cozy books. I read Lord of the Wings by Donna Andrews, and I just finished reading Death of a Neighborhood Witch by Laura Levine.

I have started reading Vampires, Bones, and Treacle Scones by Kaitlyn Dunnett.

Sharon said...

I just finished The Paris Key by Juliet Blackwell. I liked it a lot. On my nightstand now is The Lake House by Kate Morton. I love all her books.

Maria G. Swan said...

The Deep End, Julie Mulhern. very entertaining.

Carol N Wong said...

I am finishing up Snow Deer and Cocoa Cheer by Joanne Demaio so I can review it then I have a choice between The Right The Wrong by Ellen Kirschmand for a review for Partners in Crime or The Secrets of Lizzie Borden by Brandy Prudy for a review.

Not feeling that good because I am recovering from surgery.Also I shoud have refrained from picking another book for Vine but Amazon Vine had one that I couldn't down "Breakthrough!: How Three People Saved "Blue Babies" and Changed Medicine Forever" by Jim Murphy. It is written for 10 to 12 years. My oldest brother died because he was a blue baby so I know I want to read it!!! That was the time well before baby monitors, I was four years old when he died.

Plus two books from GoodReads to review. I am afraid to count then up.

dorfee said...

Although my reading habits are quite eclectic, I am reading something that is truly out of my usual sphere. My son-in-law has been after me for quite some time to read Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. I am loving it. Not my usual, but it was obviously time for a change.