read any good books lately?

i have

i finished
 gillian flynn's 
Dark Places
 the other day
stop thinking about it 

  ms flynn wrote
  Gone Girl
which i have not read

  the following
 is a c/p synopsis from
 i was trying to write my own synopsis
couldnt do it without giving away key plot points

"Libby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered in “The Satan Sacrifice of Kinnakee, Kansas.” As her family lay dying, little Libby fled their tiny farmhouse into the freezing January snow. She lost some fingers and toes, but she survived–and famously testified that her fifteen-year-old brother, Ben, was the killer. Twenty-five years later, Ben sits in prison, and troubled Libby lives off the dregs of a trust created by well-wishers who’ve long forgotten her. 
The Kill Club is a macabre secret society obsessed with notorious crimes. When they locate Libby and pump her for details–proof they hope may free Ben–Libby hatches a plan to profit off her tragic history. For a fee, she’ll reconnect with the players from that night and report her findings to the club . . . and maybe she’ll admit her testimony wasn’t so solid after all. 
As Libby’s search takes her from shabby Missouri strip clubs to abandoned Oklahoma tourist towns, the narrative flashes back to January 2, 1985. The events of that day are relayed through the eyes of Libby’s doomed family members–including Ben, a loner whose rage over his shiftless father and their failing farm have driven him into a disturbing friendship with the new girl in town. Piece by piece, the unimaginable truth emerges, and Libby finds herself right back where she started–on the run from a killer."
i highly recommend this book
 its a really good involving read
 the main character
 has some serious issues 

this is one whodunnit
 you will not figure out 
til the end
 of course 
you're one of those

spotted this sign
 among the books
 in the 
doctor's office 
to be 
treated with 


  1. Daryl, thanks for the recommend. Sounds interesting. Reading. A favourite hobby of mine!! Will have to dig this one up.
    What an awful thing to do to books, not let people touch them. That's what they are all about.

  2. Seems to me that if you want to flaunt your books you should not chastise your guests or clients. Get a locked glass front cabinet! Sheeeesh!

    Incidentally, I love that the matter handwritten into the margins of historic books by their earliest owners ADD to the value, both scholarly, and financially. Those fine books look unread to me. Meow! Lol :-)

  3. Hmm, this sounds interesting. I'll put it on my list.

  4. This will be an interesting read - adding it to my list. Thanks for the review!

  5. Sounds interesting. My favourite author at the moment is Thomas Perry, I have read all his books and have just to get his latest The Boyfriend.

  6. Sounds good. I have read a few good ones recently and was thinking about adding a sidebar list or something. It's good to share like you just have.

  7. Just finishing Ernest Hemingway's 'A Moveable Feast', then on to 'The French Promise' by Fiona McIntosh..takes me forever these days, no time :( Happy weekend Daryl..can't wait to read about it :)

  8. Sounds better even than "Gone Girl" which I received as a Xmas gift and just recently finished. I could not put it down! So there you have my recommendation for that one.

  9. How strange (the sign).
    Don't want anyone to touch them, don't put them there.
    Heard about this book, and heard it was really disturbing, yet really, really good.
    A great combination, I think. xoxo.

  10. Sounds fascinating! I've started "Nightwoods" by Charles Frazier---strange already! As for the "do-not-touch-books"--maybe they are VERY expensive first editions???

  11. Why in hell have books on display somewhere if you don't want people to pick them up and read them? It is like preparing food and telling people not to eat it. Everything has a purpose, and the purpose of a book is to be read. Nice bindings are an added touch of beauty, but the words are the important thing. If you don't want anyone touching them, then put them someplace where they will be in no danger of being touched, either in a vault or, at least, behind glass that would obviate the need for the sign.

  12. I'll look for that title. Thanks for the recommendation! Unfortunately, I haven't read anything lately that I really loved. And I agree with the other comments - why put books on display if you're going to post a rude sign along with them? They're probably expensive books-by-the-yard from an interior designer.

  13. This sounds like a real page-turner! I just finished The Defector by Daniel Silva. He also wrote Moscow Rules and concentrates on the Israeli CIA with a Russian connection. Both excellent reads. I just started A Watershed Year (think Nancy C. read this some time ago) and am loving it. Yes, books should be touched. When I was a young thing, if the librarian liked you, she let you go up to the second floor of the town public library. That's where I discovered Daddy Longlegs (the book, not the bug - ha, ha)and it became one of my favorites...dust and all!


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