Thursday, October 05, 2017

What Are You Reading?

I'm home! When it's Thursday, and we're talking about books, it does feel as if I'm home.

I'm 2/3 of the way through Bibliomysteries, edited by Otto Penzler. It's a collection of "Stories of Crime in the World of Books and Bookstores" by authors such as Laura Lippman, Anne Perry, Reed Farrel Coleman, C.J. Box. I've really enjoyed the stories so far.

And, I'm just starting an engaging book, Things That Join the Sea and the Sky: Field Notes on Living by Mark Nepo. It combines philosophy, quotes, and stories. It's quite absorbing, and challenging. It's not due out until Nov. 1.

What are you reading today? It was great to be in Paris, but it's nice to be back reading with you.


23 comments:

Nann said...

Just finished North Haven, by Sarah Moriarty.
About to start Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows, by Balli Kaur Jaswal. (It's a novel.)

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Welcome back!

I finished Peter Robinson's latest twisty Banks book, SLEEPING IN THE GROUND, and I'm starting Archer Mayor's TRACE. Also reading the Edward D. Hoch collection of his science fiction stories, THE FUTURE IS OURS.

It will be a slow reading week upcoming, I'm sure, as we'll be driving to Toronto for Bouchercon.

Bill Crider said...

About halfway through THE VILLA OF MYSTERIES by David Hewson, and I'm reading a collection of Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins called A LONG TIME DEAD. The bibliomystery from the Penzler collection is in this one.

Lesa said...

Enjoy, Nann! I haven't heard of either of those.

Lesa said...

Thanks, Jeff. Now, that's a Bouchercon I'm going to miss. I've never been to Toronto, and this one looked like it would be terrific. Have fun!

Lesa said...

Bill, That's the story I'm reading right now.

Charlotte said...

I became sick Sunday night and haven't been able to read so far this week.

I will pick up where I left off reading a Novella called Ritual in Death by J D Robb.

Lesa, so glad you are back with us.

Enjoy your reading time.
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Lesa said...

Thank you, Charlotte. I hope you're feeling better!

Dean James said...

Currently reading Anna Lee Huber's new book, This Side of Murder, featuring a new heroine, Verity Kent. Loving it! and the immediately post-WWI setting.

Karen Reittinger said...

I'm enjoying two books this morning. The first is Read My Pins by Madeleine Albright. A fun and interesting book. Ms. Albright wears pins the way I wear earrings. My other book is Billy Boyle: A World War 2 Mystery by James R. Benn. WW2 is a favorite time period of mine and Mr. Benn uses it very, very well.

Lesa said...

I like that post-WWI setting, Dean. I'll have to look for This Side of Murder.

Lesa said...

I remember when Madeleine Albright's book came out, Karen. Lots of positive comments about it from library patrons.

Sharon said...

Welcome Back! I hope you share a few Paris pictures on this blog :)

This week I finished The Rejected Writers Take the Stage by Suzanne Kelman. It was a quick funny read.

This morning I finished A Knit Before Dying by Sadie Hartwell. The ending was a little over the top but I enjoy the characters and the setting at Miss Marple Knits.

SandyG265 said...

I’m reading a vampire book Only the Dead Know Brooklyn. I don’t remember who the author is and don’t have the book with me right now. I just started it so I’ll have to see how I like it.

Andi Davis said...

I finished Meredith Blevin's Annie Szabo series (only 3 books, really?) which I loved. What a rich cast of characters and rich description on non-stop sensuality, magic and mystery. Michael Connolly's THE LATE SHOW is waiting after I finish Andy Straka's A NIGHT FALCONER. What a great voice and what an interesting series.

Welcome back Lesa

Glen Davis said...

Glad you made it back!

I read:

Murder at the Margin, A Caribbean mystery by Marshall Jevons, featuring economist Henry Spearman as the detective. Despite his last name, there is very little violence, but there are economics lessons!

The Gloaming: Rise of the Stealth Vampire Elder by ML Worthington. I think the title says it all.

Cussler's newest book in the Fargos series, The Romanov Ransom.

Veronica and the Volcano by Geoffrey Cook, about a 10 year old girl who lives on an active volcano, and goes on adventures.

Disposable Thought by Steven T. Bramble, and absurdist sci-fi novel.

The Innovation Blindspot by Ross Baird, an odd nonfiction book, where the author wants to unleash the innovation of America, but seems unsure how to do it.

Force of Nature by Jane Harper, Five women go into the Australian bush, four come out. Nice psychological thriller.

Reine said...

Welcome back, Lesa.

Lesa said...

Thanks everyone. Thank you for sharing your reading. And, I will share Paris pictures. I think those posts will be starting on Sunday. Thanks for all your good wishes!

Gram said...

I have been re-reading the Corinna Chapman books by Kerry Greenwood, I'm now on the last one.

Patricia Stoltey said...

Just finished a Net Galley copy of There Be Demons by M.K. Theodoratus and started an advance review copy of Philip Margolin's The Third Victim scheduled for release in March 2018 (won this one on Goodreads).

Carol N Wong said...

I am starting In the Shadow of Alabama by Judy Renee Singer. It is in a good sized print and hard to lay down. It is fiction but is based on her father's story. He had PTSD from WWII. She hated him and cut off contact with him because of his short temper and he was generally hard to have as a father. She didn't to go to his funeral but things developed and she researched her dad's life to uncover what happened. She thought he was just mean and now realizes what he was dealing with.

Also going to start the audiobook The Devil in The White City by Erik Larson. About the 1893 World's Fair (Since I have been to two World's Fairs and my father to three, I have a fascination with them.) Also there is murderer. I am hoping that the details don't gross me out. This is a true story.

Lesa said...

Nice win, Patricia! I hope you enjoy it.

Erik Larson was our speaker a couple years ago, Carol, for our One Book, One Community. He had a much better sense of humor than any of us expected because of the subjects of his books.

Jim G said...

I'm reading "Beneath a Scarlet Sky" by Mark Sullivan. I hate reading books like this. I only read after dinner until bedtime. I love boring books because they end up putting me to sleep. But not this one. It's a real page-turner. I have a hard time stopping at bedtime. And since it is exciting, I have a hard time falling asleep.

Also listening to "Deadline" By Jon Sandford. It's another Virgil Flowers book.