Library books keep pouring in. It seems everything is on hold and not showing up, then wham! Three, four or more come in all at once. Oh, the pressure!
Good Blood by Aaron Elkins – mystery. It’s been a while since I read one by Elkins, who I met at my first mystery convention, Left Coast Crime in Anaheim, CA. in 1994. He’s a nice man, and his mysteries are cozies featuring the “skeleton detective”, Gideon Oliver. This is the first book I’ve read in a while that’s not from the library; I just picked it out of a box I’d been going through. I consider these light reading, but enjoy one occasionally.
A Girl’s Guide to Missles, Growing Up in America’s Secret Desert by Karen Lynnea Piper – autobiography. An uninteresting person makes for an uninteresting autobiography. I finished it by scanning through the later chapters. Meh.
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman – fantasy. Hartman is a fairly hot YA author, this is her first book of three. I liked this story of a young girl who discovers she is not wholly human in a world shared with humans and dragons. Good, but I probably won’t go on to the second book unless I have nothing else to read.
Capital Gaines by Chip Gaines – autobiography. We have enjoyed the HGTV program Fixer Upper from time to time, both for the personalities of Gaines and his wife Joanna and the finished remodeled homes they create. However, they should stick to TV, which they are not as the show is now done. Don’t waste a second on this.
next up, better books: In the Bleak Midwinter and Irontown Blues.
How about you?
What have you been reading lately?