Showing posts with label recommended books. Show all posts
Showing posts with label recommended books. Show all posts

Jun 6, 2016

Too Many Good Books

Product DetailsI'm in the enviable position of having a surfeit of good books.
The Distant Hours by Kate Morton: about a third through it.
The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson: halfway.
Sparrow Migrations by Cari Noga: three-quarters done.
Murder at the Brightwell by Ashley Weaver: just started but already loving it.

As you might guess, I have books in different rooms and read them in snatches. All but Sparrow Migrations are historical. Only Murder at the Brightwell is a mystery, though Morton's books have a discovery aspect that adds mystery to them. All are hard-to-put-down types, and it's rare that I have four at once that call to me when I'm not reading. (I also have a book on my phone, but it's only mildly interesting, so that reading progresses in spurts of boredom as I wait for John to take care of things I can't because of this silly foot (which is healing nicely).

Sadly, I have an edit to do on my own stuff, so all my reading for fun will have to wait a day or two. Still, it's nice to know I have lots of good stories waiting for me!

Jun 3, 2014

5 Recommended Mysteries & A "Song Bird" Quiz

 Supply the title that goes with the line.
1. "All the little birdies on Jay Bird Street..."
2. "Spread your tiny wings and fly away..."
3. "May an elephant caress you with his toes..."
4. "Did your lady friend leave the nest again?"
5. "Pack up all my care and woes..."

 Recommended mysteries
L.L. Bartlett Murder on the Mind (part of a series)
Terry Pratchett Thud!
P.B. Ryan Still Life with Murder
Charles Todd The Confession (part of a series)

P.M. Carlson Audition for Murder (part of a series)

Quiz Answers:
1. "Rockin' Robin" by the Jackson Five
2. "Snowbird" by Anne Murray
3. "May the Bird of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose  by Little Jimmy Dickens
4. "Yellow Bird" by the Kingston Trio
5. "Bye Bye Blackbird" by Peggy Lee  

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