29 March 2007

Tough to Give Up, but.....

I had to give up on The Thirteenth Tale Diane Setterfield. I was listening to it in the car and got to tape 7 of 13, side 1 and I just could not go on with it. Intriguing as it was, it depressed me no end. And I can't explain why.
My philosophy is that life is too short to continue with bad books or books that aren't keeping me sparked for whatever reason. This one was losing the spark.
I am moving on to We're Just Like You Only Prettier: Confessions of a Tarnished Southern Belle Celia Rivenbark. I think it will be like a sorbet between courses, cleanse my palate.
My other book choices are banner. I am moving right along in bedside book Aunt Dimity and the Duke Nancy Atherton and hope to get more reading soon in purse book High Heels are Murder Elaine Viets.
Because I couldn't help myself, while I was B&N picking up gift cards for two teachers who are favorites of Lady K and are leaving the school she attends, I meandered the stacks and found Jim Butcher Dead Beat a Dresden File book. I enjoy the series, but haven't read any of the books yet. Figured Mt Git'r'Read could stand an addition.....
Okay, back to cleaning the floors like I am supposed to be....then the afternoon is mine.


SuziQoregon said...

I WANT to read that Celia Rivenbark book :-) I read Bless Your Heart, Tramp and loved it. I read her weekly columns online and just love her!

Anonymous said...

The Dresden files books are so much better than the series.

Here is another "new" author to check out: Rob Thurman (actually a woman, Robyn). Her books are: Nightlife and Moonshine about two brothers. The oldest one is normal and the youngest is 1/2 human and 1/2 Auphu(sp?). They hunt the bad things that go bump in the night.

Also, Jennifer Colt has a fun mystery/private eye series about twin sisters. I'm reading book 2 right now "The Mangler of Malibu Canyon." So far it is really good.
The first book is "The Butcher of Beverly Hills" and the third, which just came out is "The Vampire of Venice Beach."

Have you ever read anything by G.A. McKevitt? Her protagonist is a size 14 p.i. named Savannah and all the books have food names in them. I like them.

Bibliochef said...

Watch for a short note on Aunt Dimity and the Duke on my blog, Cooking With Ideas in the next few weeks. The url is

I'd love to hear what you think of the novel