Category Archives: current reading

Current Reading: Brennan, North, Whitfield, Tierney

Sunshine and warm weather. Working in the garden: staking, removing two shrubs that didn’t survive the winter, weeding, trimming. Trips to the our regular nursery, trips to other nurseries, planning, planting, feeding, mulching… who has time for reading? So I have the … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Brennan, Allan, Klingborg, Tierney

It’s the same story as last week, only less so. Reading here and there. I’m still gnawing away at In the Labyrinth of Drakes by Marie Brennan. I’m enjoying it, but not racing through it, it’s somewhat slow going, but then I’ve … Continue reading

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Current Reading: the reading blahs

I’ve been picking up books and putting them back down. I’ve been reading a few pages, and finding myself staring out the window. I’ve been napping, leafing through magazines, watching some TV. I’ve read maybe twenty or thirty pages in … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Lafferty, Steele, Patrick, Camilleri

I finished Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty, a locked room science fiction mystery, and I enjoyed it quite a bit. Recommend. I also read Quiet Neighbors by Catriona McPherson. This was the second book by her I’ve tried, the other being The Reek of Red Herring. … Continue reading

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Current Reading: still Lafferty, Mankell

Not a much reading progress for either one of us this last week. I’m still plugging along in Six Wakes, by Mur Lafferty, a science fiction novel that’s also a murder mystery. I’m enjoying it, but I’ve been busy with other things … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Czerski, Doyle, Vaughn, Lafferty, Mankell

I put requests in for books at the library, and they all seem to become available in bunches.  The first was Storm In A Teacup, by Helen Czerski, which I learned about from George Kelley’s blog. It’s non-fiction, about physics in … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Rankin, Child

I decided to read the other Rebus book, Mortal Causes, that I’d gotten from BookSwap, a couple books earlier in the series than Let It Bleed (my review here) I’m nearly done with it, and liking it better. Still, I think it … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Pronzini, Cleeves

I had started Bill Pronzini’s latest, a stand alone novel, The Violated but I gave it up after about 45 pages or so. The change of character POV with each short chapter bothered me enough that I quit the book, despite my liking … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Krueger, Pronzini, Cleeves

As I said last week, I finished William Kent Krueger’s Cork O’Connor novel Tamarack County, and went straight on to the next in the series, Windigo Island. This is, in my opinion, the darkest O’Conner novel so far. It’s more wordy, and preachy, than any … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Martin Edwards, William Kent Krueger, Belinda Bauer

After I finished Ian Rankin’s Let It Bleed (Friday’s FFB), I started on a fantasy novel, Plague of Shadows by Howard Andrew Jones. I’m about a quarter way in, but decided I wanted to read more mystery instead. So I finished Crimson Snow, a winter setting short … Continue reading

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