boy, she does a lot of reading

i am a compulsive book buyer
 i read
 every saturday
 the sunday ny times book review
 i read
 almost daily
 once a week 
i try to read my friend caite's book review on her blog
 they always lead me to bn.com 
where i buy books
 like
 others
 buy candy
 satisfying
 my book sweet tooth

 occasionally
i buy one 
that isnt as tasty
 recently
 that happened 
with a series
 i used to love
 jeffery deaver's lincoln rhymes novels
 the latest one
 i downloaded
the killroom
  was a stinker
the writing defied reading 
seriously
its hard not laugh 
 when
a villian is 
described
 'damn, the man could give donald sutherland a run for his money
 in the distinguished older power-broker role.' 

seriously?

 i read on a little further
 but 
when he began to describe
 in minute detail
 how his killer was going to prepare his dinner 
i archived it 
done 
over 
you've lost me deaver

 what did i read instead? 

an new addition to a much better series by michael connelly
  the fifth witness
better written
 although 
i anticipated the twist at the end
 i dont think it was a fault of the writing
 so much
 as
my natural skepticism

 that was a quick read
 so i moved on
 to a young adult series
wolves of mercy falls
 by maggie stiefvater
 about werewolves
 it was really good
 but also quick reading

 i recommend it for young adults and us older adults
 a good read is a good read 

another semi disappointment
 is
 elizabeth george's 
foray into young adult writing
 i wish she'd relied on her usually good dialog
 instead
 of 
well
 not exactly
 dumbing down or talking down
 but
 definitely lacking
her usual strong narrative
 she writes the Detective Lynley novels i adore 
anyway
  the edge of nowhere
wasnt bad
 but
 i will tell you this
 she leaves off in the middle of a plot advancement 
i assume
 because 
she or her editor 
thought it would be a way to get the reader to buy the next book 

i am not sure 
i will 
i thought it was a cheap trick 

my next book

 i know
 its insane 
how much i read
 i will let you in on a secret
 promise not to tell?
 okay
 its been dead quiet at the office this summer
 #1 boss has been traveling a great deal
 #2 boss is terribly self sufficient 
so aside from making sure the office doesnt implode
 i have a lot of time on my hands
i have been reading at my desk

 i digressed

next i read
  night circus
(erin morgenstern)
 a book
 i originally bought in paperback
 looked at and decided it wasn't my cuppa 
i gave it to a friend
 who couldnt believe i didnt want to read it 

i not long ago downloaded it to my nook app on my ipad 
where i do all my reading
 and
 i
 loved
 loved
 loved
 loved it

 such an amazing involving plot 
such a visual book
i could picture all the scenes so clearly
 i think this will be a book
 i re-read sometime down the road
 if you've not read it, 
do 

 i dont go on about books very often,
i enjoy a read and say so
 i dont gush
night circus
is a gusher 

 next up
 was
  the art forger
a good read
 (b.a. shapiro) 
 even with all the twists and turns 
i didnt love it
 i liked it enough to recommend
 so thats something

 i stumbled onto a series set in medieval england
 priscilla royal's
 (i am betting thats a pseudonym) 
medieval series 
set in the time of henry iii
 in a convent/abby
 its very good
 terrific period detail
 a well plotted mystery
 the first book
  wine of violence
was good
 enough to get me to buy the next book

just started another but i think i may have over done it for one post
here's a photo
 i took saturday
walking in the park with toonman
stretching out my aching thigh muscle




10 comments:

  1. Boy, you do read! I do, too, but nowhere near the devouring you do. I am still working on a book of essays of India by William Dalrymple, whose City of Djinns I loved. It's The Age of Kali, and I find it fascinating. Thinking of India again.... :)

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  2. Nice literary landscape at end. I remember reading. Glad some people can still concentrate longer than a poem or blog post. I read obsessively as a child.......

    Aloha & feel better with that thigh of yours

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  3. Wow that's a lot of reading! But how great are books? I go through ups and downs with reading, sometimes I'm voracious and can't put them down, then I'll go a few months without reading anything... I may have to check out Night Circus with that review!

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  4. I kind of liked the Kill Room but that is taste for you. Life is too short to complete books you don't like. It is hard for me so to make the break I used to throw books that I was giving up on into the corner. Scared the crap out of my wife the first time I did it. Hard to do with a Kindle though.

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  5. I'm into John Sandford - Prey Series - at the moment. I'm waiting patiently for his next Virgil Flowers book.

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  6. I love to read too! I'm adding Night Circus to my "must read list" right now!

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  7. I have so much to say here ... First, thanks for the shout-out!
    I haven't read the Lincoln Rhymes books but I have a copy the one you archived. I think I'll just give it away. I like Connelly's books, and it never bothers me if I figure out the end. He's always a good read. Mercy Falls: I have a friend who wants me to read that series. I read the first one and liked it; really good escape reading. I plan to read more of them. Bummer on the Elizabeth George. I was hoping to get around to that; maybe I'll put it on hold for now. I'm one of those people who didn't get caught up in the night Circus first time around. I'll give it another try. I really liked the Art Forger -- better than you did. And now I need to check out Wine of Violence, a totally new to me book. And now my comment is as long as your post. LOL

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  8. Ah so that's how you keep slim Daryl...books instead of candy :))

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  9. You certainly do read a lot! It takes me forever to finish a book. Currently reading The Gargoyle, by Andrew Davidson. It's a strange one, not easy in the beginning, but loving it so far.

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  10. I read Night Circus,but didn't love it. It had lots of great visual meat, but the story/the whole wasn't as good as its parts. I don't think it added up to it's potential...but hey, that's just my opinion.

    Have you read anything by James Lee Burke? I love his gritty southern Louisiana crime novels. His prowess with a descriptive phrase is fantastic.

    Currently, I am rereading a Kindle cheap book I bought a while back, These is My Words; The Diary of Sarah Agnes Prine 1881-1901 (P.S.). It is a fictionalized diary based on the real life of the author's great grandmother. It is very good and Amazon recently added the 2 sequels to their Kindle library.

    I am also listening to and enjoying Dearie. It is a biography of Julia Child. I've got World War Z on my nightstand and Taj and one by John Grisham that my hairdresser lent me.

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