Saturday, March 18, 2017

What Are You Reading?

Between laundry, taking my car in for servicing, tons of emails at work, and, of course, basketball, I haven't had time to catch up with my blog yet. There will soon be pictures from the Tucson Festival of Books, and coverage of a couple events at The Poisoned Pen. But, today, it's all about you.

What have you been reading in the last week? Let's catch up on your reading instead of mine. I'd love to know what books you're listening to or reading.

21 comments:

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Welcome back! Hope you had a great time.

This starts out like a broken record (for you whippersnappers, records used to skip if they were scratched, and play the same thing over and over and)...still reading the collected stories of Saki and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Also reading CRIMSON SNOW, the latest (retro) mystery short story collection edited by Martin Edwards, with a Christmas/snow theme.

I'm reading Brian McGilloway's second book about DS Lucy Black, SOMEONE YOU KNOW (originally HURT in the UK).

We'll finally be leaving for home on Monday and hope to find lots of "real" library books ready when we get home.

Bill Crider said...

Welcome back. I just finished PLANETS THREE by Fred Pohl and started a new one from Brash Books, THE SOAK by Patrick McLean. Very hard-boiled stuff.

Karen Reittinger said...

Just finished DEADEND by P.J.Tracy. I've never been a reader of short stories, but I'm giving it another try with Alice Munro's THE BEGGAR MAID. Also, starting THE LAST MIDWIFE by Sandra Dallas.

SandyG265 said...

I'm going to start The Silence of the Flans by Laura Bradford. I'm also going to start a book of short stories, The Lunchtime Reading Omnibus by P.N. Elrod. They are vampire and fantasy stories.

Charlotte said...

I finished The Descent by Alma Katsu yesterday. So glad! I didn't care for it. The first two books were much better. I really have no clue why I read them, they aren't my kind of books to begin with. Since last week I also finished:
International Incident
Critical Vulnerability
Chilling Effect
All written by Melissa F Miller
I am now reading Calculated Risk written by Melissa F Miller
Lesa, thank you for giving us the opportunity to share on your blog what we have read or reading. I look forward to the days you offer us the chance. I find it interesting to learn what others are reading. Along with what you share with us all the time. Love finding new authors..
Have a great week everyone.
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Jeffrey Meyerson said...

The other book I read this week was THE LIST (a longish novella) by Mick Herron, in his Slough House/Slow Horses series.

Kaye Barley said...

Welcome Hone, Lesa!!
I've read some very good books lately. Some ARCs I've been lucky enough to receive from NetGalley.com and a book of poetry that I enjoyed, but which is pretty brutal and raw, truth be told.
SUNBAKED by Junie Coffey (ARC), THE PRINCESS SAVES HERSELF IN THIS ONE by Amanda Lovelace (poetry), CAMINO BEACH by Amanda Callendrier (ARC), THE SATURDAY EVENING GIRLS CLUB by Jane Healey (ARC), COME SUNDOWN by Nora Roberts (ARC).
Next up - Lisa Unger's RED HUNTER (also an ARC).

Lesa said...

Thank you for the welcome home! It's great to touch base with all of you, see what you're reading, and how you're doing. Charlotte, I'm glad you enjoy the day as much as Jeff & I do. You're right. It's fun to see what others are reading. Hugs to all of you!

Sharon said...

Welcome Home Lesa! I am reading In Farleigh Field by Rhys Bowen. I just returned Sweet Lake by Christine Nolfi to our library today. The Sirens were a hoot and it takes place in Ohio where I live. On an unrelated note, any idea why I quit getting your blog via email? Thanks.

Deb said...

I've almost finished Cynthia Harrod-Eagles's latest DCI Bill Slider mystery, OLD BONES. In this outing, the remains of a young girl--missing since 1990--are discovered when new homeowners start some construction work. In an odd way, it reminds me of one of Agatha Christie's very last novels, ELEPHANTS CAN REMEMBER, because it involves a lot of interviews with people who are quite old now, trying to dredge up their memories from 25 years ago. Also, there's a subplot involving a failed case from a previous book. I think I know where Eagles is going, but we'll see. I've been wrong before.

As soon as I finish OLD BONES, I'm going to jump right into Jane Harper's debut novel, THE DRY--a mystery novel set during a terrible drought in the Australian outback. This has received rave reviews, so I'm really looking forward to reading it.

Lesa said...

Hi Sharon,

Unfortunately, I can't answer that question about email. I haven't changed anything. I wonder if your email is blocking it for some reason. My sister just finished In Farleigh Field, too.

Lesa said...

Deb, Like you, I've heard good things about The Dry. It's on my list for the future!

Grace Koshida said...
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Grace Koshida said...

Welcome back Lesa, and late day greetings from LCC Honolulu!

I have been reading a set of ARCs received from Netgalley:

BITTER HARVEST by Wendy Tyson (really good), starting to read KALE TO THE QUEEN by Nell Hampton, NO WAY HOME by Annette Dashofy and THE VANQUISHED by David Putnam. It is great to read about Bruno and his rescued children (which now total 12) in Costa Rica.

And I was so happy to meet RAGNAR JONASSON today at LCC. I have really enjoyed the first 4 books in the Dark Iceland series. Book 5 is supposed to be available in the UK in October 2017.

Gram said...

Welcome back. I enjoy seeing what others are reading and sometime add to my t-b-r list from their reviews. I just finished heartbreak Hotel by Jonathan Kellerman. I think I now read those books more to see how all the relationships are evolving rather than the mystery itself. Also reading Salem's Cipher by Jess Lourey. With Love Wherever You Are by Dandi Daley Mackall - fiction based on the true story of her parents in Europe during the war. The Violinist's Thumb and other stories by Sam Kean. A few of the Girls - short stories by Maeve Binchy.

Carol N Wong said...

Finished M.C. Beaton's Death of A Ghost and trying to finish My Fellow Soldiers by Andrew Carroll. I have been struggling with the small print and my eyes are complaining so I am treating myself to a book from my TBR shelf next, Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiverini. Looking forward to that one.

Jacqueline Fiedler said...

I look at the stacks of books I have and the likely number of years I may have left to read them and have decided I MUST read—if not the best books first—the books by authors I enjoy the most. So currently, I am reading Catherine Aird's "A Late Phoenix" in my quest to read all of her wonderful mysteries.

Patricia Stoltey said...

I just finished readubg the anthology of essays, "Still Me After all These Years" in which 24 writers (including me) tackle the subject of aging. It's inspiring, poignant, and very well put together, thanks to author and blogger Karen Helene Walker who came up with the idea and put it all together.

Now I'm reading Michael Connelly's Bosch novel The Crossing -- I'm having trouble putting it down (but that's a good thing because I need to have an excuse to sit down and relax for a bit).

Grandma Cootie said...

Listening to When All the Girls Have Gone by Jayne Ann Krentz when I take my daily walk, reading an ARC of Facials Can Be Fatal by Nancy J. Cohen. Looking forward to your trip pictures.

Bonnie K. said...

I'm currently reading CRUEL BEAUTIFUL WORLD by Caroline Leavitt. I'm almost finished. It's set during the time of the Manson's murder and the Vietnam War. It's mainly about the relationship between two sisters and the repercussions of one's action on the other. Excellent book. After that, I think I will start on FOREVER is the WORST LONG TIME by Camille Pagan.

Glen Davis said...

A day late, but I just finished Growing Revolution by David R. Montgomery, about restoring our soils. I just started Green River Killing by RJ McMillen, a Dan Connor mystery. Sort of a Canadian homage to Spenser.