Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Reading Update

I know I am supposed to be working my butt off on Christmas presents. Yesterday, I read T is for Trespass. Creepy. I like how Sue Grafton ties social issues into her mysteries without making them Mysteries Tackling Social Issues. Not self-important. Just a really good story. And I love how it's still the 80s in this series.

I've also been meaning to tell you that I read a couple of books just before Thanksgiving. On Tuesday, I read Fearless 14 and on Wednesday, I read Finger-Licking 15. Janet Evanovich's books crack me up. They're a delight.

I think I'm up to four books now. And only three more weeks to read the other six. And finish all my Christmas gifts. But, I will be taking a long plane journey, I may make it yet!

7 comments:

Deb said...

Wow, fast reader. I just read Fearless Fifteen and think those books are a hoot! I still have to read "T" though. It's sitting on the shelf. I joined that reading challenge too, have read six, I think, but probably only read one or two of the books I listed. Oh well, at least I'm reading, but probably won't make all ten by the end of the year.

Kathryn said...

My mother-in-law is an Evanovich junkie. Has to have the latest book as soon as it comes out. I'll read what she has over the Christmas holidays.

I just finished listening to T is for Trespass from audible.com. I had forgotten that I had bought and read the book two years ago when it first was published. Now I'm listening to U is for Undertow. My favorite part of Grafton's writing is how she conveys a sense of place. Having lived on the California coast (admittedly further north) I always enjoy her descriptions of coastal fog, the sounds of the ocean and the scents of the beach. Her food descriptions, although hardly gourmet, can be very amusing.

Melody said...

I totally agree with your book comments...I have U is for Undertow started. I think the Grafton books are great. Also, Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum is one of my very favorites! Ahhhh....do I read or stitch? Such a dilemma.

April Mechelle said...

I love the Stephanie Plum Series By Janet Evanovich. They are a Funny. I have not read any of the Grafton Books. Are they like the Stephanie Plum books ? ... Funny or just Mystery? I will have to check them out...

mainely stitching said...

Out of my depth - haven't read anything (yet) by either author. I rely on the whims of the person at the library who orders books, LOL. I did just finish The Master Butchers Singing Club by Louise Erdrich and thought it was phenomenal.

Lee said...

You might like The Spellman Files, by Lisa Lutz. Excellent book for a plane ride!
http://www.amazon.com/Spellman-Files-Novel-Lisa-Lutz/dp/B001IDZJDQ/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1260447009&sr=8-3

Michelle said...

Love the Evanovich books too. I received books 4-6 for my birthday, so I need to get to them.