Wednesday, March 21, 2018

What Are You Reading?

THE PERFECT NANNY may be similar to a Judgment in Stone (Rendell). We shall see. Also reading ON TYRANNY by Timothy Snyder, a slim book with twenty lessons on how tyranny succeeds. Quite frightening.
Phil finished Sarah Weinman's new book on Nabokov, which he liked a lot. What about you?



19 comments:

Margot Kinberg said...

Right now, I'm starting to read through the entries for this year's Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel. It's a privilege.

pattinase (abbott) said...

What a big job though!

Steve Oerkfitz said...

Just finished The Wife by Alafair Burke which I liked. Am now reading Astral Weeks by Ryan Walsh about Boston in 1968 focusing on Van Morrison's classic album recorded their. Next vwill probably be the new Walter Mosely, Down the River Unto the Sea. On deck the new Hap & Leonard by Joe Lansdale.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

I started reading the fourth book in Tanya Huff's military SF series about Sgt. Torin Kerr, but I don't like the plot line, so will put it aside. I'm reading a collection of O. Henry stories, SIXES AND SEVENS. I might read the second Angela Richman, Death Investigator book instead - FIRE AND ICE.

I have a number of library books on hold for when we get home.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

The Richman book is by Elaine Viets.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

I decided on A SECOND CHANCE by Jodi Taylor, third in her Chronicles of St. Mary's series about time-hopping historians.

Rick Robinson said...

Jeff - I really like that Chronicles of St. Mary's series, though I'm stalled on it now because of too many other books... I have several in ebook format.

I (finally) finished WEST OF GUAM: THE COMPLETE STORIES OF JO GAR by Raoul Whitfield. Excellent! Took a while as I would read a few stories and then move to a novel, or something from the library would come, etc. But I always went back to it and finished up the last 15 stories straight through. Very Highly Recommended.

Now I'm reading HARDER GROUND by Joseph Heywood, I'm about half way in. I don't think the stories are as good as the first book, HARD GROUND, but they are still enjoyable. I'm also reading WATSON: MY LIFE by David Ruffle, a fictional autobiography.

Next up will be two more books: your story collection I BRING SORROW (ebook edition), and a non-fiction book, DAY ONE about the performance auto business in the Sixties. Since I expect your book to be pretty dark (not usually my thing), I thought I'd want something completely different to to switch over to between stories.

After that, who knows, though THE DO-RIGHT has been at the top of the TBR for several weeks now.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Putting THE WIFE on reserve. Although I have to say I got books a lot quicker when we lived in Grosse Pointe.
Wish I knew how to write lighter stories. It just isn't in me, I think.

Gerard Saylor said...

I was excited to listen to the junior novel THE SECRET KEEPERS by Trenton Lee Stewart but it never captured my attention to keep my mind from periodically wandering.

Right now I've finally started OUT OF CABRINI by Dave Case which came out in 2006. The first few pages have been quite good.

I also started listening to DODGERS by Bill Beverly. The novel is disturbing because Beverly has four teens - age 13 to 19 - traveling from Los Angeles to Wisconsin to commit a murder-for-hire. The 13-year-old appears to already be an experienced hitman and the one most comfortable with violence.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

I like the Heyward books a lot. One of these days I will have to check out his novels. I liked the Jo Gar collection that Crippen & Landru did. I still think I need to get the complete collection.

Jerry House said...

Spending a lot of time with Dashiell Hammett's THE BIG BOOK OF THE CONTINENTAL OP -- you know, the good old stuff!

Steve Oerkfitz said...

Patti-I get books pretty quick through the Royal Oak library.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Supposedly my library can access RO and a bunch of other libraries but it doesn't seem to work that way.

TracyK said...

Our condo was tented for fumigation for two days and we just got back into it today, so just about everything was put on hold during that. I am reading I BRING SORROW (trade paper edition), and FREE AGENT by Jeremy Duns.

Steve Oerkfitz said...

Patti-about half the books I get are from other libraries. Only Birmingham and Bloomfield Hills do not loan out although my card can be used there.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Thanks, Tracy. Would like to have this place fumigated for tiny ants. ugh
I don't know why HW can't get the books like RO does, Steve.

George said...

A bunch of Library books arrived. I'm trying to diminish the pile of Library books by reading the slim ones first (does anyone else resort to this tactic?). Today, I hope to finish Loren Estleman's NEARLY NERO.

Anonymous said...

THE KILLER INSTINCT
by Jacques Mesrine

LET'S PRETEND THIS NEVER HAPPENED
by Jenny Lawson

-Kieran

pattinase (abbott) said...

I can use a humorous book right now as can we all. Bolton, who could be worse.