|Unlock Forum posting with Annual Membership.|
CURRENTLY READING -
CURRENTLY LISTENING TO -
Last Edited on: 3/10/16 8:42 PM ET - Total times edited: 30
Finished: Final Justice by Fern Michaels --- The women's vigilante group is out to clean up some crooked Las Vegas casino tough guys. The last few books of this series seem to be getting a little stale, not as fun as they first were. Oh, well, guess I'll keep reading them since I have several more and see what happens.
The Bone Vault by Linda Fairstein-- Interesting series about a woman DA in New York City who prosecutes sex crimes, but seem to be involved in other investigations as well. Alex Cooper is working on the case of a woman found murdered who has ties to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Natural History in New York. As I read this series I wonder if the author, Linda Fairstien who was a former Assistant DA with the Sex Crimes Divison, really was as involved in the actual investigations as Alex seems to be. Be interesting to find out.
The Kills by Linda Fairstien --- Assistant DA Alex Cooper is prosecuting a man for rape, helping to investigate the murder and sexual assault of an 80-year-old woman and trying to help a 10-year-old boy who's been abused by his father. As usual she gets herself in danger [twice!] and manages to get out of it relatively unharmed. Always some interesting local history about New York City.
Arkansas Traveler by Earlene Fowler -- Bennie Harper has gone back to Arkansas for a reunion. While there she reunites with old friends and is drawn into a murder investigation. Racial problems are causing a situation for her friend who's running for mayor and Elvia is rethinking her relationship with Emory. Lots going on in this story, but always a fun read.
Seaview Key by Sherryl Woods --- New series by Woods. Hannah Matthews comes back to Seaview Key thinking she's going to put her grandmother in a retirement home and sell the inn that has been in the family for several generations. Things don't work out the way she had intended when her daughter decides to drop out of college and the guy she had a crush on as a teenager shows up at the inn. A fun read.
Must Love Dogs by Claire Cook --- Sarah Hurlihy is a 40-year-old divorcee trying to get back into dating and her sister tells her to place an ad in the personals section of the paper. So she has her sister write the ad and then is afraid to check for messages, Sarah is a little intimidated by the whole thing which turns into a comedy of errors, and along with her large Irish Catholic family who always seem to turn up at the wrong time, Sarah's life is about to change.
Currently reading: The Hearing by John Lescroart
Last Edited on: 2/28/16 1:14 PM ET - Total times edited: 6
R is for Ricochet by Sue Grafton
Little Madhouse on the Prairie by Marion Elizabeth Witte
The 6th Extinction by James Rollins
This is Not a Game by Walter John Williams
Visit Sunny Chernobyl and Other Adventures in the World's Most Polluted Places by Andrew Blackwell
Last Edited on: 2/27/16 9:48 AM ET - Total times edited: 3
the ten top things the dead want to tell YOU by Mike Dooley
The Ice Cream Girls by Dorothy Koomson
My Kitchen Year by Ruth Reichl read by the author
2 AM at the Cat's Pajama's by Marie Helene-Bertino narrated by Angela Goethals
Making Masterpiece by Rebecca Eaton, narrated by Meredith Mitchell. Love this audio!
The Sunday Philosophy Club by Alexander McCall Smith. REad by Davina Porter. Read the reviews, this sucked!
The Family Tree by Carole Cadwaller narrated by Josephine Bailey.
Every Sunday by Peter Pezelli
Last Edited on: 3/9/16 1:53 PM ET - Total times edited: 3
The Last Anniversary by Liane Moriart, still reading it, but anyone who doesn't figure out the "big mystery" long before the end doesn't red much. Even so I am enjoying it, I like Moriarty's characters in all of her books that I've read.
Children Of The Flames, a non-fiction about the Holodcost. Dr. Jpsef Mengele tortured and killed many people in the concentration camp, but especially twins. This is their story. It does not go into too many details of what they went thro0ugh. more about how the survivors managed and went on to live their lives. Everyone should read this.
Pawn of Prophecy by David Eddings. I am not a fan of fantasy, but am reading it for the ContemporaryLiterature Challange, as recommended by my son.
Shipwreck Island (Shipwreck Island, Bk 1) : S. A. Bodeen A very interesting book. It is listed under the Children's genre, but I think it should be under the YA genre. I have the rest of the series on my wishlist.
I am about a third of the way in to "The Girl In the Spider's Web" by David Lagercrantz--and I am totally hooked.
The author was sanctioned by Stieg Larsson's family to take the reins of this series following Larsson's death, and I can see why. His writing style--and the flow of the story--"feel" right-on. Of course, there were no outlines or blueprints left behind to follow, so the story-line and any new characters are now his own.
But I am happy to report I am thoroughly impressed and engrossed. Lisbeth lives on!!!.
Last Edited on: 2/13/16 8:14 AM ET - Total times edited: 2
Among Others, Jo Walton. Meh. I bet it won the Hugo and the Nebula because it's mostly got teenagers reading science fiction. She could have left out the (alleged) magic entirely and it wouldn't be that much different.
The Martian, Andy Weir. Great book (loved the movie too). The entire book is all about him fixing problems, so if you're not into that don't bother. I don't know if his tech would work or not, I just liked the inventive ways he got around all the disasters.
Jhereg; Yendi; and Teckla all by Steven Brust. Fantasy novels about Vlad Taltos, an assassin and his wife Cawti. Finally (!) collected this whole series and going through them. Hopefully the quality stays up.
Nowhere to Run, C.J. Box. Poor Joe Pickett - the game warden is on his last patrol before heading home when he runs into a couple of "mountain men" who are not in the least friendly. Love this series but you gotta space them out - Joe always gets in a scrape and has to have Nate get him out of trouble. But always an interesting story related to real-life environmental issues.
Rituals of the Season, Margaret Maron. Judge Deborah Knott is preparing for her wedding when an assistant district attorney is murdered on the highway. Nice series - I find it very calming to read about her huge family and relationships, and of course justice will always triumph.
I am about half way into Mia Farrow's memoir "What Falls Away." I am surprised that I cannot put it down, and I haven't even gotten to the Woody Allen scandal yet.
How fabulous that she just happened to travel to India to study with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi--and then the Beatles showed up!
on a related note there is an interesting documentary called Wild Man Blues. The movie is about a concert tour in Europe by the dixieland jazz group in which Woody Allen plays clarinet. The camera follows Allen around much of the time and we see him with his young wife Previn (forgot her first name) and his sister. lots of other people as well.
Just finished Ken Follett's Fall of Giants - loved it!
Listening to The Guest Room by Chris Bohjalian. I wish I was reading not listening to it. There are 2 narrators, and both have the most annoying voices. The book is pretty good, about sex slave trafficing and how it affects this one family. Of course since I'm still reading I h aven't gotten to the twist his books all sem to have.