28 August 2006

So Much for DAILY....

Sooooo much for daily reads. I do, at least, read daily. I just don't post daily. I guess the title is appropriate enough.
I am on the last folder of CDs with Labyrinth Kate Mosse. Listening to that in the car as I to and fro. I have two bedside books The Stolen Child Keith Donahue and Seduction in Death J D Robb. JD Robb is just the mind candy I was looking for. It makes for a fast read while observing the lives of Eve and Roarke and their circle of friends, coworkers, criminal minds.... Slay it With Flowers Kate Collins is the purse book and slowly getting through it. I have a hard time getting the time to read it. When I go on shift work, I'll have more foo-foo coffee shop time, therefore more reading time.
I went to High Crimes Bookstore on Friday and found a treasure trove from my wishlist. Calibre and McDead Ken Bruen, Hammerhead Ranch Hotel Tim Dorsey, Locked Doors Blake Crouch, Mansions of the Dead Sarah Stewart Taylor, The Saturday Morning Murder Batya Gur, Panic Jeff Abbott, Blood of Angels Reed Arvin. I went to the used bookstore on Saturday at the insistence of my 3.5 year old daughter to visit the Pooh Corner Store. What an arm twister....found The Last Goodbye Reed Arvin, Triggerfish Twist Tim Dorsey, and Don of the Dead Casey Daniels. Now I can barely wait to start any and all of them.

21 August 2006

Finally Have House Back to Myself and Get to Read a Book Again!!!

Schnikees!!! I love my family and so glad my sister, mom and two nephews were able to come out for a visit, but am SO GLAD to have my house back. With the added benefit of being able to find the time to read, get on the computer and just sit without having to take crap for it. I am listening to Labyrinth Kate Mosse, BOCD in the car. I'm on CD6. I vacillated with my next purse book and bedside book. I finally decided, and stayed with, purse book Slay It With Flowers Kate Collins and Not a Girl Detective Susan Kandell. Very fluffy, cozy to maintain my fragile equilibrium while my family was visiting, and funny enough to hold my interest.
I found The Ruins Scott Smith BOCD on a visit through B&N with my sister. She saw my interest in a misplaced book in the children's section and bought The Stolen Child Keith Donahue to add to Mt Git'r'Read. It is already on my bedside hillock. I believe it will be next at bat.
I have my recumbent stationery bike put together thanks to my ever lovin' husband. Much gnashing of teeth and cursing of the gods, but it is set up and ready for my use. I love to combine my ride with reading. I am a happy camper (biker??).

09 August 2006

Actually Finishing Books!

Amazingly, I have been able to complete two books. One was audiobook, 'Death Dance' Linda Fairstein and I am done with this author. I've read or listened to a few and they are all the same. With some authors, this does not bother me. With Fairstein, it does irk. So no mo'....
I also am finished with 'Mysteria' a compilation of four authors set in the same magical town of Mysteria Colorado. I could only finish two of the four stories. Two were pap and just not worth my brain matter to finish. I absolutely finished MaryJanice Davidson's story. She is my latest favorite author.
I began BOCD 'Labyrinth' Kate Mosse, not she of the cocaine cranium 'super' model fame, rather the co-founder of the Orange Prize for Fiction in England. Good so far. I also began 'Tall Dark and Hungry' Lynsay Sands as I've promised it to a friend. I'd really rather begin 'Death of a Darklord' Laurell K will wait...

03 August 2006

Oh To Have Time to Friggin' READ!!!

Wouldn't it just be swell if I were able to have a teeny tiny bit of time to read in peace. Thank God for my 50 mile roundtrip daily commute. Otherwise I'd never get any reading done. sigh.....

01 August 2006

It's Tuesday and I'm Supposed to Be Working

Work, shmork....Joy just gave me advice how to update my blog and I am doing so. Still have a way to go before it's better, but that's cool.

I finished 'The Ellusive Mrs Pollifax' Dorothy Gilman, BOT, in the car and started 'Death Dance' Linda Fairstein, BOT, last night. Good so far. I was almost ready to give up on Fairstein and her series with the sex crimes lawyer, Alexandra Cooper, but this one is catching my interest.
I also completed 'Bubbles Ablaze' Sarah Strohmeyer as bedside book and re-started 'Mysteria' a compilation of stories by some of my favorite and soon to be favorite authors of otherworld genre. This one's premise is a demon has 'gone good' and helped settlers make it to safety and shelter and they formed Mysteria in Colorado. Demon likes being good so much, he continues to good works until BossMan, the Devil, brings him home for punishment. That punishment is to be a hottie mortal back in Mysteria....

Back to work...shmork....must earn the ducats to purchase more books, must one....