Monday, August 15, 2016

What Are You Reading?

I read an entire book on Saturday, but I only left the house to get the mail. It's wasn't as easy to do on Sunday when I worked the reference desk at the library, and it was for the entire afternoon. Good day at work, just no reading time. I've started Lynn Cahoon's A Story to Kill, the first in a new series. A writer opens a B&B in Colorado, offering week-long writer's retreats. At least she does until a famous thriller writer is killed in his room. Next up is Secrets of Nanreath Hall by Alix Rickloff.


Did you have reading time this weekend, or did something keep you from your books? What are you reading now?

17 comments:

Page said...

I'm finishing an ARC of Catherine Coulter's Insidious, In Arabian Nights by Tahir Shah, and Osiris Affair by George Mann.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

After reading his most recent short story collection, MOVIE STARS, I went back and got Jack Pendarvis's first collection from the library, THE MYSTERIOUS SECRET OF THE VALUABLE TREASURE, which is crazy in a fun way.

Just finished Stewart O'Nan's excellent CITY OF SECRETS, which is set in 1945 Jerusalem, a time and place he makes come vividly to life; and P. J. Tracy's THE SIXTH IDEA, which you reviewed last week. Now I've gone back to Bill Crider's SURVIVORS WILL BE SHOT AGAIN, which I put aside to read the library books first. Sheriff Dan RHodes is on the case, from when he thwarts a convenience store robbery with a loaf of bread. Good stuff, as always.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

It was so hot and humid here - 95 degrees, real feel 110 (!) that we never left the house on Saturday, and on Sunday just went out for lunch and to buy food.

Grace Koshida said...

We had a cool, rainy day on Saturday with highs in the 60s...we desperately needed the >3 inches of rain. So it was a good excuse to do housework chores and I finished the ARC of Pumpkin Picking with Murder by Auralee Wallace.

Lori's Reading Corner said...

I just started Beautiful Maids All In A Row by Jennifer Harlow.

Karen Reittinger said...

Like Jeff, I am reading Bill Crider's SURVIVORS WILL BE SHOT AGAIN. Delightful read, as expected. Next up is P. J. Tracy's THE SIXTH IDEA.

Bill Crider said...

THE MAN IN THE SHADOW, a movie novelization of a film with Orson Welles and Jeff Chandler (what a combo!) by Harry Whittington.

SandyG265 said...

I've been reading mysteries lately. I just finished Spells and Scones by Bailey Cates. I'm going to start The Cat, The Collector and The Killer by Leann Sweeney.

Lesa said...

Started my Monday morning right be getting to see what you're all reading. Thank you!

Charlotte said...

Have just finished readings books written by Donna Leon, Robert Dugoni and Daniel Silva. Finishing in a few minutes a book written by David Baldacci. Have enjoyed them all. Picked up three more books from the library by Donna Leon and will start today.

Carol N Wong said...

We have been living in the land of 100 degrees except we have a little reprieve, in the 90s for a few days. When it was 107, we went nowhere!

I am reading The Clancys of Queens by Tara Clancy. She had a childhood that was vastly different from mine!

Also I have started License by Paul Markum, so many characters that it is a so start. I am taking notes, will stop when he stops introducing new characters. I like that two of the characters are Olympic competitors. They have 30 days to go so I hope that they make it to the Olympics!

Margie Bunting said...

I'm close to finishing Laura Lippman's Wilde Lake--it's a good one, in my opinion. Nothing going on this weekend but the Olympics, but I have gotten quite proficient at reading while watching. Next weekend will be more problematic, as it's my daughter-in-law's baby shower.

Deb said...

As I've mentioned on some other blogs, I live on the Northshore of Lake Pontchartrain in southeastern Louisiana. The flooding has bypassed us, but I have twin daughters who are scheduled to move in to dorms at LSU on Wednesday, but flooding in Baton Rouge may postpone that. This weekend, I spent most of my time packing up boxes, etc., prepping for the girls' move, so other than two more Elizabeth Cadell novels, I didn't get much reading done. I'm loving those Cadells: they're my new favorite comfort reads. One of them, THE GOLDEN COLLAR from 1969, was interesting in that it was told from the hero's point-of-view and he was the one torn between a rich woman and a poor one (who was also his soulmate).

Glen Davis said...

I'm reading Cold Wind by CJ Box, a Joe Pickett novel. I've had the series recommended to me several times, so when I saw it, I picked it up.

Lesa said...

Thank you, everyone. Oh, Deb. I wish you and your family safety in Louisiana. I'm sure you need comfort reads right now!

Sharon said...

I finished Valley of the Moon by Melanie Gideon and liked it very much. Now I am reading Knit Your Own Murder by Monica Ferris.

Jim G said...

Currently reading Solitude Creek - a Kathryn Dance novel by Jeffery Deaver. The Kathryn Dance series is OK, but I prefer the Lincoln Rhyme series.
Also reading "Why We Write About Ourselves" edited by Meredith Maran. This is a text for a creative writing memoir class I will be taking this semester. Even though I am long "retired", it's never too late to go back to school.