Thursday, July 06, 2017

What Are You Reading?

Charlotte told me I don't disappoint my followers. I did today when I forgot to write the post, What Are You Reading. Probably because I'm reading a book for review, and still finishing up the book of essays about Paris. Or, maybe because a Tuesday holiday has thrown me completely off schedule.

So, I've probably already missed Jeff and the earliest posters. What are you reading this week?


Bill Crider said...

I'm reading THE BROKEN VASE, Rex Stout's 3rd Tecumseh Fox book. It's not Wolfe and Archie, but it's not bad.

SandyG265 said...

I just finished A Grave Prediction by Victoria Laurie. I enjoy her Abbey Cooper Psychic Eye books.
Now I'm reading Dead Spots by Melissa Olson. This is more of an urban fantasy book. It's set in LA and has a murder that has to be solved but it also has werewolves, vampires and witches.

Lesa said...

Bill, I don't think I ever read any of Rex Stout's books except the Nero Wolfe ones.

Victoria Laurie is a favorite of Sandie Herron's, Sandy. She writes the Have You Heard? posts here.

Charlotte said...

Lesa, first things first. You didn't disappoint me at all when I didn't see a post from you first thing this morning. I was concerned about you. Then I started thinking if I had missed you saying you would not be here today. I just kept checking to see if a post popped up. There you were, so all is well now. Glad you are OK.

Finished Only One Way Home by Deborah Heal.j
The Blue Hammer by Ross MacDonald.

Reading the following books:

Oregon Hill by Howard Owen
Iris and Lily by Angela Scipioni and Julie Scipioni
How Sweet the Sound by Deborah Heal

Happy Reading to everyone this week.

Lesa said...

Thank you, Charlotte. And, that's exactly why I got a post up there. I've had others tell me they worry about me if I don't post, and don't say I'm going to be gone. Thank you for your concern.

It looks like you have a nice mixed selection of books!

Karen Reittinger said...

I'm reading A PERFECT MANHATTAN MURDER by Tracy Kiely and HAP AND LEONARD:BLOOD AND LEMONADE by Joe Lansdale. Both very good! As expected.

Sharon said...

Ah Lesa, You didn't disappoint your readers. I think you are allowed to have a life outside of your blog but I do enjoy What are you Reading Thursdays :)
I finished The Beach at Painter's Cove by Shelley Noble. It became a chore to finish although it was on many must read beach books lists.
This week it is The Supremes Sing the Happy Hour Blues by Edward Kelsey Moore. I loved his first book and hope this one does not disappoint.

Lesa said...

So nice to know the books were good, Karen.

Sharon, Did you catch that Moore's first book was partially set in Evansville? Or, at least it referred to the hospital here where one of the characters was born.

Glen Davis said...

I didn't read as much as usual:

Currently reading The Spy Across The Table by Barry Lancet. I read that his next book was going to feature a different character.

Lesa said...

Sometimes, Glen, either the books or our lives don't work out for us to read much. Hope you're enjoying The Spy Across The Table.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

We are not home! We're visiting cousins (and outlets, and casinos) in Connecticut. I checked this morning but you weren't there yet.

I did read Andrew Cartmel's The Vinyl Detective : The Run-Out Groove. Not bad, but the first was better.

Almost done with By the Book, the collection of NY Times author interviews about their reading, which is always illuminating. Still reading Saki. Almost at the end, really.

Several other things in progress, including Salvation Lake by G.M. Ford. Also brought a short book in case I have any time to read - All Systems Red by Martha Wells. But I think it will probably have to wait until we get home on Saturday.

Grace Koshida said...

Lesa, I missed your post yesterday since I am usually out-the-door by 7:00 am on Thursdays.

It was our Canada Day long weekend last week and I had out-of-town visitors for 4 days so my reading was limited, but they were good:

WIDOWMAKER by Paul Doiron (I really like game warden Mike Bowditch)
THE LAST CHANCE OLIVE RANCH by Susan Wittig Albert (this one focuses more on China Bayles' husband McQuaid)
SERPENTS RISING by David A Poulson (a new Canadian author for me, with the story set in Calgary, Alberta)

Reine said...

Hi Lesa, I'm reading Mark Twain & France: The making of a New American Identity by Paula Harrington and Ronald Jenn.

Patricia Stoltey said...

I'm reading the second Novel in a Vietnam trilogy by Gary Reilly--The Detachment. And I'm also reading The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg.

Lesa said...

It's so good to catch up with all of you! I'm sorry I was late yesterday morning. That Tuesday holiday really has thrown my whole week off. A Tuesday holiday? Just odd. I worked Monday, off Tuesday, worked the rest of the week. I probably should have taken Monday off and it wouldn't have seemed so weird.

Good to see what you're all reading!

Kathleen Crabb said...

I finished Paul Doiron's newest KNIFE CREEK (Grace, I like Mike Bowditch also)
and am reading Meg Gardiner's UNSUB now.
I listened to the audio version of The Cyanide Canary by Robert Dugoni and Joseph Hildorfer based on a true story that was very good.

Lesa said...

Kathleen, you'll have to let us know next week what you thought of UNSUB. It sounds intriguing.

Jacqueline Fiedler said...

I just finished "Artifacts" by Mary Anna Evans, the first title in an archaeological mystery series. I was very impressed by it and will read more. Just starting Martha Grimes' "Dirty Duck." She's become a favorite of mine after way too many years of delaying reading her Richard Jury series.

Lesa said...

Ah, two series I read, Jacqueline. Not all of the books in either series, but I recognize them.

Grace Koshida said...

Kathleen: I am a bit behind, ao I will be reading KNIFE CREEK sometime this summer.

And I also have an ARC of UNSUB which I am planning to read soon. I liked Meg Gardiner's other series.

Carol N Wong said...

I am retired and this still seemed like a weird week. Hard to think that today is Friday! I started listening to Sara Gruen's Water's Edge last night. The narrator has a soft soothing voice so I need beware of falling to sleep.

Also finished The Pinks by Chris Wnss, I was amazed of women did while working as a Pinkerton. They had to be at acting, persuasion and artful at gaining trust. Next up Is Leaving Lucy Peat by Anna Solomon. Another small print book! Longing for one with big print.

Lesa said...

Can't wait to hear what you two think of UNSUB.

The Pinks sounds fascinating, Carol. And, I'm glad I'm not the only one who felt this week was strange.