Archive for July, 2008

July 31st 2008

Saving Faith

Saving FaithI don’t know why some of Baldacci’s books read very easily, while others are like wading through quicksand.  Although this is a very good story, the writing was just plain ponderous.

Oh, and for the record… I’m getting tired of megalomaniacs.

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July 28th 2008


AmandaWhile I really like Kay Hooper’s books, the ones that are more romance than woo-woo psi stuff are less interesting to me. So the romance fans out there will probably like this one more than I did. Not that it’s a bad book… I just like some of her other ones a lot more.

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July 25th 2008

Innocent in Death

Innocent in DeathOh, this is a good one!  It took a little longer than usual to figure the murderer… ah, but once you do!  Completely creepy!

And there’s a bit of marital drama for Eve and Roarke.  Yeah, ok, whatever.  I do like that Eve and Summerset actually have a conversation, rather than the usual insults traded.  I get that it’s just the game they play… and sometimes the game is fun… but it’s starting to get a little boring.  For me.  Obviously not for Robb, Eve or Summerset.

If you’ve read even one of these, you’ll know Eve doesn’t really understand all that “girly” stuff.  Weirds her right out, in fact.  And that’s gotta be one of the things I just love most about her… because I don’t get it either.  LOL

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July 22nd 2008

Divided in Death

Divided in DeathAnd we’re skipping backwards in time again.  While I dearly love Booksfree, they don’t always send me the books in the order I have them in my book list. This annoys me just a little.

Most of the Eve Dallas books get me to tear up just a teensy bit, but this one had me actually grabbing for the tissues more than once.  I’m not sure if that’s a sign that this book is more of a tear-jerker than others… or if I’m just getting way too involved with these characters. In either case… once again, an excellent read!


July 19th 2008

A Is for Alibi

A Is for AlibiI started re-reading Sue Grafton’s Kinsey Millhone series about a year and a half ago. I loved it the first time around, and the second, and the third. I may start at the beginning again because (1) I like them just that much and (2) I haven’t read her latest one or two, so I’d want to refresh my memory on all the details of the Kinsey-verse.

Obviously, if I read books this many times, it’s a good bet I think others will like them too.


July 16th 2008

In Death Series

One of the keywords used by a recent visitor was “Eve Dallas series sequence.” And how many times have I Googled that as I read the series? So for the edification of the entire Internet, I present the books of the In Death series (starring Eve Dallas) in their proper order:

Naked in Death (1995)
Glory in Death (1995)
Immortal in Death (1996)
Rapture in Death (1996)
Ceremony in Death (1997)
Vengeance in Death (1997)
Holiday in Death (1998)
Conspiracy in Death (1999)
Loyalty in Death (1999)
Witness in Death (2000)
Judgment in Death (2000)
Betrayal in Death (2001)
Seduction in Death (2001)
Reunion in Death (2002)
Purity in Death (2002)
Portrait in Death (2003)
Imitation in Death (2003)
Divided in Death (2004)
Visions in Death (2004)
Survivor in Death (2005)
Origin in Death (2005)
Memory in Death (2006)
Born in Death (2006)
Innocent in Death (2007)
Creation in Death (2007)
Strangers in Death (2008)
Salvation in Death (2008)
Ritual in Death (2008)
Promises in Death (2009)

You’re welcome!


July 13th 2008

Born Standing Up

Born standing UpOh yes… Steve Martin is a wild and crazy guy! But being a stand up comedian is darn hard work. Martin is brilliant, though, in the telling of his life story… from his childhood love of magic tricks to the peak of his comedic prowess. As it turns out, he’s quite the writer, as well, with Born Standing Up being just the latest of his offerings.

I’ve seen two of his plays performed by our local repertory theater — Picasso at the Lapin Agile and The Underpants — both of which were outstanding!


July 10th 2008

Anansi Boys

Anansi BoysAfter a hideously long hiatus, I am returning to the task of documenting the books I have read.  I have discovered at least four dozen books that I’ve read and not documented here.  Can you believe that?!  (Honestly, I didn’t think it was that many.)

This is only the second book I’ve read by Neil Gaiman (the first being Good Omens, co-authored with Terry Pratchett), and it’s just as delightful as the first.  The local library is closed for renovations… and the main library is a royal pain to get to… but the rest of Gaiman’s books are on my To Be Read list once the Pine Hills branch reopens.