Thursday, November 16, 2017

What Are You Reading?

It's that time of year. I'm reading Christmas books here and there. I just picked up Jason F. Wright's new book, Picturing Christmas, about a young woman who moves to New York City. That captures two things I love, Christmas and New York. Wright is the author of Christmas Jars. He co-wrote this book with Sterling Wright. I can't say for sure, but, in looking at the photos, I'm guessing Sterling Wright is Jason's father.


So, what are you reading this week? I'm off for the next couple days, so I have extra reading time. Yay! May you find some time for quiet and reading this week. Tell us what book or audio book you're reading, please.

21 comments:

Christie said...

I am reading Jenn McKinlay's Death in the Stacks. I like Sully so much better than Robbie!

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Darryl Ponicsan, THE LAST DETAIL. The recent release of the movie version of Ponicsan's sequel to this, LAST FLAG FLYING - though from what I've read the movie is not presented as being the same characters, though the book is - made me realize I had never read either. They've both been rereleased in trade paperbacks, so I picked both up at the library. For anyone who thinks a book needs to be 300 or 400 pages, I urge you to read the wonderful LAST DETAIL, which does it all in 180 pages. I'll be reading the sequel next. (Of course, the movie of DETAIL starred Jack Nicholson, Otis Young, and a very young Randy Quaid.)

Since I finished BIBLIOMYSTERIES, I'm reading the latest Crippen & Landru Lost Classics collection, SEQUEL TO MURDER: The Cases of Arthur Crook and Other Mysteries, by Anthony Gilbert (Lucy Malleson). These were written between 1927 and 1972, the year before her death. So far, I am really enjoying it.

Charlotte said...

I am reading Dead Souls book six written by Angela Marsons..

Trust everyone will have time to enjoy reading a good book.

Lesa, may all your extra days off be pleasant and full filling.

Lesa said...

Right there with you, Christie. Sully all the way!

Lesa said...

Jeff, I remember with nostalgia when mysteries were 188-192 pages. I liked it that way.

Lesa said...

Charlotte, Dinner at friends' and a movie tonight. So, I'm starting off right. Hugs!

Glen Davis said...

I read The Field Trip, a sort of sci-fi romance by RA Andrade.

Watch Me by Jody Gehrman, a psychological thriller with two unreliable narrators.

Unexpected Gaines by SL Shelton, an espionage novel about a rock climber who wants into the spy game.

Crossing Savage, third book in the Peter Savage series about a regular guy who just happens to be friends with a navy SEAL and gets suckied into adventures.

Whiskey on the Rocks, a cozy that tries way too hard to be quirky.

Currently reading Hit List by Lawrence Block.

Margie Bunting said...

Yesterday I finished Hollywood Homicide, the beginning of a series by Kellye Garrett. I definitely think I will look for the next in the series, probably next year. I'm reading another series-opener now--Murder in Mayfair by D. Quincy--and really enjoying it. The two mysteries couldn't be more different. The first takes place in present-day Hollywood and features three rather flighty young women with ties to the show business culture. It's a light mystery with a lot of humor. The second is set in Regency England, when married women had no individual worth and were seen as mere extensions of their husband. The appealing protagonist, Atlas Catesby (gotta love that name), comes from wealth, enjoys globe-hopping above all things, and has an analytical mind. He feels compelled to get involved when he sees a woman being sold by her husband. So far I think I prefer the latter mystery, but they're both winners.

SandyG265 said...

I just finished MAGIC, MANICURES AND MAYHEM by Wynter Daniels. It’s a paranormal romance set in Kristen Painter’s Nocturne Falls universe. I think Ikm going to start Steven Havill’s new book next.

Lesa said...

Glen, You always have the most unusual, interesting list. I'm glad you participate. I read some of those hitman books by Block. I liked those.

Lesa said...

Margie, Murder in Mayfair is going on my list as one of the best books I read in 2017. I've recommended it to several people, and one of them liked it so much she went to the library to ask for the second one. That won't be out until spring 2018. I loved Atlas. I found the culture fascinating. I hope you enjoy it!

Lesa said...

Thanks, Sandy! I hope you enjoy the Havill book. That's one of my favorite, little-known series.

Charlotte said...

Jeff, the book I am reading has 113 chapters. I can't believe it. I can't recall any book having that many chapters.
410 pages. I like this author for som reason I am ready for it to end. I am only on chapter 76.

Charlotte said...

Lesa, I like your plans for tonight
Sounds the right thing for you. Hug to you ls.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

My wife would love that, Charlotte. She loves short chapters and hates long ones, like the ones in the Havill book.

The Darryl Ponicsan books (I'm reading the sequel now) have long chapters but are very fast reads.

Carol N Wong said...

Currently listening to Here's to Us by Elin Hildenbrand. Not enjoying it so much. Also started Flood by Melissa Scholed Young, her first book and it is great.

Jim G said...

Listening to "Goldfinch" I am on part 14 of 32 parts. I don't think I could sit down and read this book (looked up a summary on Goodreads and it's 771 pages.) but it is entertaining to listen to. I listen while working out, walking and driving.

Reading "The Sixth Victim" by Tessa Harris. Set in London in 1888. Fictional tale about the Jack the Ripper murders. The story is told as two alternating first-person narratives.It's on of those books that's easy to put down and come back to later. Moves along slowly.

Margie Bunting said...

Lesa, I have almost finished Murder in Mayfair, and I'm very impressed by the writing. The next one is out in February and I have it on my TBR list already. Glad you thought highly of it as well!

Lesa said...

Carol,

I'm sorry you're not enjoying Elin Hildenbrand's book. I know how popular she is at the library.

Lesa said...

Jim, My problem with those easy to put down books is sometimes I don't pick them up again.

Lesa said...

Oh, good, Margie! I"m glad you liked it.