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Geri (geejay) -
Subject: What are we reading for October, Spooky Books ?
Date Posted: 10/1/2012 1:26 PM ET
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I'm reading Heather Graham's Night of the Wolves. 



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Date Posted: 10/1/2012 2:35 PM ET
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Did this once...husband asked me something, turned to look at him and I guess my hand followed my head...zapped the whole thing!angry ... Shift+R improves the quality of this image. CTRL+F5 reloads the whole page.

So, once again!  Winter of Her Discontent/Kathryn Miller Haines...2nd in a cute cozy series.  NY, WWII, aspiring actress gets involved in solving murders.

Last Victim in Glen Ross/M. G. Kincaid...Scottish police procedural.  While not as gritty or edgy as MacBride, DS Seth Mornay does sort of remind me of MacBride's Logan McRae.  Put the next one on my WL. Seems like (from what I have been able to discover), she only wrote the two.

And, Goodnight, Irene/Jan Burke.  Was aware of these, but thought they were historicals...think I had her confused with Carole Nelson Douglass.  Anyway, Geri kept mentioning them, so tried the first one.  Liked it and have already ordered the 2nd.  Tho, I don't think I want to hang out with her (Irene, not Geri!!!)...she does leave a trail of dead bodies in her wake!  LOL

Threw in a couple of romantic suspense just to mix things up a bit.  Don't seem to have much in a lighter vein on my TBR right now...usually keep some around to offset all the police procedurals.  Does this mean I need more books?!  I was really trying to read some of the older stuff on my TBR, but gave up and decided to read whatever I'm in the mood for...which tends to be whatever books I got that week!

 

 

 



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Date Posted: 10/1/2012 3:01 PM ET
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Still working my way through The Red Scream, the last book in this mini TBR. I have some good ones coming up in my next mini set: David Beckett's Whispers of the Dead, Cody McFadyen's  Abandoned, Lori Armstrong's Hallowed Ground and Chelsea Cain's Evil at Heart. In honor of it being October, I am going to also pick up one of Heather Graham's Heart of Evil and Larry Coriea's Monster International.

Date Posted: 10/1/2012 3:17 PM ET
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I finished Trust Your Eyes.  It was very good.  I recommend it highly.

Now I'm working on A Brew to a Kill (Coffeeehouse, Bk 11) by Cleo Coyle.  Surprisingly after 11 books you'd think this series would get old but it doesn't.  The writers manage to keep the story moving and keep you interested.

Date Posted: 10/1/2012 4:12 PM ET
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Finished up The Age of Doubt by Andrea Camilleri yesterday in audio for my last September book...anyone else read this yet? I think our cranky curmudgeon Montalbano is getting a bit soft in his old age...I didn't like this one quite as well as previous books in series. The guy who did the narration did Catarella's voice just as I imagined it in my head though...hilarious!

Have downloaded The Tower, The Zoo and The Tortoise by Julia Stuart to listen to next. Still reading Frozen Assets by Quentin Bates on my kindle and A Door in the River by Inger Ash Wolfe in print.

Cheryl

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Date Posted: 10/1/2012 5:45 PM ET
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Marla, I loved the Irene Kelly series, one more and I'm all caught up.  Each one was either an award winner or nominated.  But, I read one a month, I didn't want to get burned out with them.  You know, you're right, best to keep your distance with her cause she does leave a trail doesn't she?

Keri I read Heart of Evil and just received the second today, Sacred Evil.  That got added to my mini TBR this month pile.

Cheryl, I think you'll like The Tower, The Zoo and the Tortoise.  Mom and I did.

Funny, Night of the Wolves is supposed to be Vampire Hunters and the way it started I thought it might be werewolves.  Haven't gotten to the "supernatural" part yet.  It starts (prologue) in Texas in 1838 and then (chapter 1) almost the end of the Civil War.



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Date Posted: 10/2/2012 2:34 PM ET
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Not reading a spooky book --- really never do read spooky books!!!  Started and finished "Running Dark" by Jamie Freveletti, the second book about Emma Caldridge the chemist.  It was a good one.

Now I am on to a Gabriel Allon by Daniel Silva, "The Secret Servant".  I always enjoy these.

Dreary, rainy day in Delaware and I have a most severe case of the blahs!!!  Trying to do a bit of laundry, but it certainly is not holding my interest.  May simply sit down and read and have a snooze if one happens to come upon me.  I have much to do, bills to pay, etc. etc. but no desire to do any of it.  Hopefully the sun will shine tomorrow and I will be a busy bee.

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Date Posted: 10/2/2012 3:43 PM ET
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Oh my Night of the Wolves kept me reading last night!  It is indeed about vampires.  Almost as soon as I started reading last night it was revealed that "we" were hunting vampires in 1865!  There ya go a spooky historical for Becky.. cheeky  Pooh on all the stuff you should be doing Becky, plopped in a chair with a book and a hot beverage is the perfect thing to do on a gloomy day!  Or, a sunny day with a cool drink.  Does that let you know that to me reading is good any time? 

I wanted the next in the Vampire Hunter series immediately and I don't have it!  I was so intent on reading it I never ordered book two!  I just ordered book two and three and wish they'd get here tomorrow.  Oh well, I'll just have to read Sacred Evil, book three of the Krewl Hunter series.

I'm also reading an oldie from my TBR Love Her Madly by Mary-Ann Tirone Smith.  A woman is on death row, in Texas, to be executed in 10 days.  The head of the FBI lab has decided that she possibly didn't get a fair trial so she's trying to get the death sentence at least put on hold so she can probe the woman is not guilty of the murder.  An accomplice but not the one who did it.

Dang, four books arrived in the mail... there goes the TBR oldie pile. 

Date Posted: 10/2/2012 4:13 PM ET
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I'm not a big SPOOKY reader per se.  I guess you could count the thrillers I like to read but I'm not a big slasher kind of reader/movie watcher.

]Geri - must be the week for getting books.  I got 3 yesterday and 9 more on the way.  I'm pretty sure I'm going to die with a TBR pile...lol

Date Posted: 10/2/2012 8:54 PM ET
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ooooo, I hadn't realized that The Tower, the Zoo and the Tortoise was about the Tower of London--that's one of my favorite places on the planet! Definitely going to enjoy this! :)

Cheryl

Date Posted: 10/2/2012 10:39 PM ET
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Cheryl...Will be interested in what you think about The Tower, the Zoo and the Tortoise...I thought it was great fun.  I read her next one and keep forgetting to grab the first one when I go to the library.

Read Devil-Devil/Graeme Kent tonight (again, thanks Becky).  Solomon Islands, 1960, a Sargent in the Solomon Islands police force and a young, independent American nun.  Good book...have put the next one on my WL since the library doesn't have it.

They (the weather-guessers) are saying we could have a light SNOW tomorrow night!  WHAT?!?  We usually don't get our first snow until around Halloween.  At the same time, they are saying the high tomorrow will be 80!  Having trouble grasping the idea of those two extremes...even in Colorado!



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My reading has been sketchy at best over the past couple of months.  Not sure what the apathy is all about but I hope I get over it soon.  It's bumming me out.

Right now I am reading Of Mice and Men (Steinbeck, of course) in support of my freshman boy for whom it is required reading.  I'm not sure how I got to the ripe old age of...old...without having read this one.  Really enjoying it.

I am also more than halfway through the third Hazel Micallef (A Door in the River) and enjoying that one as well though it is very dark and the subject matter is very disturbing.

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Date Posted: 10/3/2012 9:59 AM ET
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Marla, the weather people said we had a "dusting" of snow at the airport yesterday.  Our temps are in the 70s so I thought that was a bit much to hear too!

Still plugging away at Love Her Madly.  Diligently working on my list of books.  I pulled up my transaction archive and sorted it by author.  Oh mercy, I've read some authors since I joined PBS that I forgot about!  This is a good thing I'm doing even if it's taking me forever.  I finished one part of the As, still working on them.  I also decided to use FicFact which is more time consuming.  Oh well, winter is coming and that'll keep me busy.

Date Posted: 10/3/2012 10:20 AM ET
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Still working through Red Scream, but hope to finish it today. LeeAnn Of Mice and Men is a good classic...it was required reading for us in jr high as well, but that was a while ago for me...dang 1979.

Date Posted: 10/3/2012 11:27 AM ET
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Geri - I just found FictFact the other day.  What a wonderful site.  Now I don't have to keep all my series on a spreadsheet.    My name is Angeleyes over here too.  Find me !

Geri (geejay) -
Date Posted: 10/3/2012 1:27 PM ET
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And I'm Geejay on FictFact so you should be able to spot me too, Linda. cheeky

Date Posted: 10/3/2012 9:45 PM ET
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Still working on "The Secret Servant" --- really a bit spooky, as the book is about radical Islam, a kidnapped Ambassador's daughter and Egyptians being very worried about the fall of Mubarak and what would happen to the country under the radicals.  These are not particularly political books --- they are about Gabriel Allon an Israeli assassin and art restorer, anyway it is amazing that this is a bit prophetic.  So much for that one!!!  It is a great spy thriller book.

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Date Posted: 10/4/2012 1:05 PM ET
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I finished Love Her Madly.  Wow!  It's a bit slow in parts but just enough "mystery" to keep me reading to see what happened.  It had quite an ending. 

Something that I quickly read was Dial C for Chihuahua.  A cute cozy with a talking Chihuahua (Spanish of course).  Pepe gets adopted by someone who had just managed to get hired as a private investigator.  She isn't licensed but certainly willing to learn the job.  Pepe claims to be experienced and he'll teach her.  The next book, Chihuahua Confidential will be out in April.

Now reading Killer Cocktail by Sheryl J Anderson.  Second book in an old series.  It's on my TBR, trying to clean up the old series!

 

 

Date Posted: 10/4/2012 1:29 PM ET
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I'll be reading Frankenstein later this month for book club.   That's it.

Date Posted: 10/4/2012 3:56 PM ET
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Marla, I am really enjoying The Tower, The Zoo and The Tortoise...the audio version is great as the reader is doing her dry, snarky humor totally deadpan which makes it all the funnier, I think.

I finished up Frozen Assets on the kindle--and really enjoyed it, so definitely going to put the second one on my library list--and have now downloaded The Trinity Game by Sean Chercover from the Kindle Lending Library on Amazon. It's a stand alone I think, we'll see. I loved his two-book PI series so hopefully this will be a good one.

Cheryl

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Date Posted: 10/4/2012 6:21 PM ET
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Cheryl, knew you'd love The Tower, the Zoo and the Tortoise!

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Date Posted: 10/4/2012 9:44 PM ET
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I am reading a good series by Colin Cotterill

 

 
This is his Jimm Juree series. Very witty. Not quite as good as Dr. Siri but still very good.
Alice
Date Posted: 10/6/2012 3:05 PM ET
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It is COLD (40s) for the last three days.  Shorts and tees one day, sweats the next!  Did see a bit of white in the grass Thurs. am...was gone quickly. 

Have just curled up and stuck my nose in a book...Now You See Me/S.J. Bolton.  The first Lacey Flint book...read the 2nd one (Dead Scared) first, not realizing it was part of a series.  She is such a good writer.  The ending really threw me!

A couple of cozies...Secondhand Smoke/Karen E. Olson.  The 2nd in the Annie Seymour series.  Enjoyable light reading.  Foul Play at Four/Ann Purser...the 11th in her Lois Meade series.  If you put enough space between, this is a good English village mystery series.  Think if you tried to read them one after another, they might get old really quickly.

Threw in some fiction and and a non-fiction along with those.  Nothing outstanding,

 

Date Posted: 10/6/2012 4:37 PM ET
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Oh Marla --- I am just not ready for that kind of weather just yet.  I still have so much to do in the garden that would not get done if we get winter too soon!!!

My reading has been on a bit of a hiatus, so I am still working my way thru "The Secret Servant" by Daniel Silva.

Perhaps all of our mysterious pals are having a nice, long, holiday weekend and not computing!!!

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Date Posted: 10/6/2012 4:55 PM ET
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This has been a stressful week.  Mom wasn't feeling well Friday, I wanted to take her to the doctor, no go.  Saturday she was in more pain and still refused to go to the ER.  Sunday she finally said take me to the ER.  Diagnosed with shingles.  Given the pain killer and meds to kill the shingles.  Monday she was feeling better.  Tuesday her upper leg was hurting.  Wednesday it was worse.  Thursday she couldn't walk.  We got my cousin to help us get her to the ER.  Diagnosed with the shingles causing a problem with the nerves in her leg.  Gave her Vicodin.  No help.  Yesterday we got another prescription for a steroid.  So far no help with the the pain in her leg and she's really having a difficult time walking.  

The real problem is she absolutely hates to take any type of pill and she had to take 17 today.  Tomorrow it'll get cut down a bit.  She gives me an argument and says I've taken so many.  I keep saying you won't get well if you don't take them.   

And, Marla we had a light dusting of snowout by the airport.  Actually not close to us but the weather people were very excited about it.  It's in the 50s here similar to what we'd have at the end of October rather than the beginning.

I have the last (so far) Jan Burke book Disturbance started.  I was looking at some of her stand alones and might grab those too. 

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