September 12th 2010


Bad, bad, bad.  Look how long it’s been since I’ve updated.  Eleven friggin’ months.  And the books I’ve read since then!  Holy moly!  Here they are (at least the ones I remembered to record), pretty much in the order in which I read them.  I’d say read them all (except for the ones noted as not worth the time)!  Most are mystery or science fiction or urban fantasy, with a few other categories thrown in for variety.  Like spice.

Wolf Hunting by Jane Lindskold
Wolf’s Blood by Jan Lindskold
A Grave Talent by Laurie R. King
125 Best Vegetarian Slow Cooker Recipes by Judith Finlayson (highly recommended)
To Play the Fool by Laurie R. King
Kitty Goes to Washington by Carrie Vaughn
The Iron Hunt by Marjorie M. Liu
Night Work by Laurie R. King
The Art of Detection by Laurie R. King
Darkness Calls by Marjorie M. Liu
Mermaid’s Madness by Jim C. Hines
Promises in Death by J. D. Robb
Queen of Dragons by Shana Abé
The Dream Thief by Shana Abé
The Godmother by Carrie Adams
But I Trusted You by Ann Rule
Death by Inferior Design by Leslie Caine
Glass Houses by Rachel Caine
Saint City Sinners by Lilith Saintcrow
Power Play by Joseph Finder
Run for Your Life by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
Hand of Evil by J. A. Vance
The Keepsake by Tess Gerritsen
The Dead Girls’ Dance by Rachel Caine
Midnight Alley by Rachel Caine
False Premises by Leslie Caine
Just a Geek by Wil Wheaton (highly recommended)
Death by Inferior Design by Leslie Caine
Manor of Death by Leslie Caine
Bad Luck and Trouble by Lee Child
Killed by Clutter by Leslie Caine
Fatal Feng Shui by Leslie Caine
Creative Paint Workshop by Ann Baldwin
The Last Pope by Luis Miguel Rocha
B is for Burglar by Sue Grafton (as you will see, I’m rereading this series)
Learning to Stand by Claudia Hall Christian (highly recommended, as are her other books)
C is for Corpse by Sue Grafton
D is for Deadbeat by Sue Grafton
Justice Denied by J. A. Vance
Kitty Takes a Holiday by Carrie Vaughn
Kitty and the Silver Bullet by Carrie Vaughn
Poisoned by Gilt by Leslie Caine
To Hell and Back by Lilith Saintcrow
Blood Sins by Kay Hooper
Guilty as Sin by Tami Hoag
Feast of Fools by Rachel Caine
Something Rotten by Jasper Fforde
The Creative Edge by Mary Todd Beam
E is for Evidence by Sue Grafton
F is for Fugitive by Sue Grafton
G is for Gumshoe by Sue Grafton
H is for Homicide by Sue Grafton
I is for Innocent by Sue Grafton
J is for Judgment by Sue Grafton
K is for Killer by Sue Grafton
L is for Lawless by Sue Grafton
M is for Malice by Sue Grafton
N is for Noose by Sue Grafton
O is for Outlaw by Sue Grafton
Mark of the Demon Diana Rowland
Lord of Misrule by Rachel Caine
First Family by David Baldacci
Blood Ties by Kay Hooper
First Among Sequels by Jasper Fforde
P is for Peril by Sue Grafton
Q is for Quarry by Sue Grafton
R is for Ricochet by Sue Grafton
S is for Silence by Sue Grafton
T is for Trespass by Sue Grafton
Partnership by Anne McCaffrey and Margaret Ball
Poison Sleep by T. A. Pratt
The Fourth Bear by Jasper Fforde
Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris (if you like True Blood, you should read her books!)
You Slay Me by Katie MacAlister
Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris
The First 48 by Tim Green
Fire Me Up by Katie MacAlister
Stone Kiss by Faye Kellerman
Club Dead by Charlaine Harris
Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith (American history + vampires = WIN)
Definitely Dead by Charlaine Harris
Dead as a Doornail by Charlaine Harris
All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris
From Dead to Worse by Charlaine Harris
Working for the Devil by Lilith Saintcrow
Almost Dead by Lisa Jackson
The Camel Club by David Baldacci
Holy Smokes by Katie MacAlister
Black Blade Blues by J. A. Pitts (excellent!)
Fatal Cure by Robin Cook (don’t bother)
U is for Undertow by Sue Grafton
Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris
18 Seconds by George D. Shuman
Lords of Corruption by Kyle Mills (good,  but not as good as his previous books)
The Final Planet by Andrew M. Greeley
Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris
Fantasy in Death by J. D. Robb
Intervention by Robin Cook (his worse ever – DO NOT READ)
The Arraignment by Steve Martini

I have this plan to update more regularly.  If I commit to once a month, I might just be able to do it.  I guess we’ll find out, won’t we?

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February 6th 2008

Step on a Crack

Step on a CrackHint: don’t read a tear-jerker while eating lunch at work. People might think you’re strange.

The basic mystery-solving part of the story is quite clever. While I didn’t know exactly who the “inside man” was, I knew where I ought to be looking for him. So when he was revealed at the end, I wasn’t terribly surprised. The gang of thugs, though? Clever! Very clever.

The human-interest part of the story, as I alluded to, is a tear-jerker. Oh, I didn’t really care much one way or the other about the hostages… but I got totally sucked into the main character and his family. I hope to see more books starring Mike Bennett.

And overall, a very good book that I highly recommend!


June 4th 2005

4th of July

4th of July31. 4th of July by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

Fourth in the Women’s Murder Club series, it’s an enjoyable read. And yet… some parts seem contrived, making it a bit difficult to suspend belief enough to completely empathize with the characters. It’s a much lighter read than some of the other books I’ve been reading lately. :) Finished it in a single day while experiencing the Sleep Study.

Amazon Associate link:
4th of July

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April 24th 2005

More Books Read

Blood Brother9. Blood Brother by Anne Bird

Subtitled 33 Reasons My Brother Scott Peterson Is Guilty. Your basic true crime book made slightly more eerie by the fact that the author is related to the perpetrator. Eek.

Honeymoon10. Honeymoon by James Patterson and Howard Roughan

Really twisted… in an excellent way. Who’s who? Who are the good guys, who are the bad guys? Surprising connections between characters.

11. The Art of Fabric Books by Jan Bode Smiley

I picked this one up for inspiration and certainly got plenty of it! I pretty much need to get rid of my day job so I can create works of art.

Amazon Associate links:
Blood Brother: 33 Reasons My Brother Scott Peterson Is Guilty

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March 11th 2005

Books, books, books

Someone, somewhere suggested keeping a list of all the books I’ve read this year. I’m off to a pathetic start because of the move, but here are the ones in my stack that I’ve already finished:

1. 3rd Degree by James Patterson and Andrew Gross
2. Dreams Made Flesh by Anne Bishop
3. The Good Sister by Diana Diamond
4. Truth or Dare by Jayne Ann Krentz

3rd DegreeDreams Made FleshThe Good SisterTruth or Dare

I’ve set a goal of reading at least 50 books this year. Normally, this wouldn’t be a problem. In fact, reading 150 or more books wouldn’t normally be a problem. But I suspect the new (100+ year old) house is going to suck up a lot of my time until we have all the “minor” stuff done (i.e., the stuff we don’t have to hire someone else to do). Still… it’s a goal.

Amazon Associate links:
3rd Degree
Dreams Made Flesh
The Good Sister
Truth Or Dare

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