30 August 2010
WICKED GAME: WVMP Book 1 - Jeri Smith-Ready, UF, MPB
BAD TO THE BONE: WVMP Book 2 - Jeri Smith-Ready, UF, TPB
MOZART'S BLOOD - Louise Marley, supernatural historical, TPB
HOW TO SEW A BUTTON & OTHER NIFTY THINGS YOUR GRANDMOTHER KNEW - Erin Bried, fun nonfiction as recommended by Mollie on BTO, TPB
DOPPELGANGSTER: Esther Diamond #2 - Laura Resnick, UF, MPB
From Mary Ann on BTO:
9 DRAGONS: Harry Bosch #15 - Michael Connelly, suspense, HB
THIS BODY OF DEATH: Inspector Lynley #15 - Elizabeth George, suspense, HB
29 August 2010
Ann Aguirre has a contest on her blog for her upcoming new release, KILLBOX. It's her latest in the Sirantha Jax series. As part of the fun, she said we could do a mini-interview with her to add points to our chances for the drawing. So I emailed her my questions and here are her answers:
28 August 2010
From the back of the ARC: In BURY YOUR DEAD, Penny peers deeper into the psyche of her beloved Inspector Armand Gamache, unveiling a broken man coming to terms with his buried grief and guilt.
27 August 2010
Sixty years later, Paha Sapa is driven by a vision he experienced on his people's sacred Black Hills and is determined to blow up Mount Rushmore the day Franklin Roosevelt is there for a dedication ceremony.
Dan Simmons is one of my favorite authors for horror and supernatural. I've not read his police procedural mysteries or science fiction, but they are on Mt Git'r'Read.
Black HIlls, Paha Sapa, is the narrator of this history of his life. He as at Little Big Horn, performed in Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show, and is part of the creation of Mount Rushmore.
While at Little Big Horn, he counts coup on a soldier and, to his horror, is overtaken by the ghost of General Custer, Longhair, himself. A ghost he carries with him through his lifetime through the book. This aspect doesn't distract from the story. This is, for the most part, a history of the West as seen through the eyes of Black Hills, Paha Sapa.
Paha Sapa also finds out at a young age that he has the ability to touch a person and see that person's past memories and that person's future. Because of this ability he becomes an enemy of Crazy Horse when Paha Sapa doesn't tell him what Crazy Horse wishes to know, namely information of his death. Paha Sapa runs and keeps moving and the reader follows along.
I admit to skipping portions of the book...the portions narrated by Custer, he got on my nerves, "Oh my darling Libby..." on and on ad nauseum...no campaign talk only, via letters and memories through Paha Sapa, about what erotic acts they've done and will do again when they meet again. I got tired of the lusty narration and skimmed. I began listening to "Longhair's" narration again once he got past that aspect and began 'talking' to Paha Sapa on everyday occurrences when Paha Sapa allowed him.
I was very glad I listened to this book, mostly due to the Lakota language. I'd have mangled it no end if reading it as handheld. The narrators, Erik Davies and Michael McConnohie, are wonderfully talented and the words flow easily. I would love to learn a language as lovely as this.
Five Wild West historical beans.....
25 August 2010
DEATH'S EXCELLENT VACATION - anthology edited by Charlaine Harris
DRIFTNET: Rhonda McLeod Book One - Lin Anderson, forensic mystery set in Scotland
FATALLY FROSTED: Donut Shop Mystery #2 - Jessica Beck, cozy
SPARKS - Laura Bickle, UF
SACRIFICE - S J Bolton, thriller
BLACK SUN - Graham Brown, thriller
DEAD DANCING WOMEN: Emily Kincaid Mystery #1 - Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli, thriller
THE KING JAMES CONSPIRACY - Phillip DePoy, historical mystery
NAPOLEAN'S PYRAMID: Ethan Gage #1 - William Dietrich, thriller
HARD MAGIC - Laura Anne Gilman, UF
THE ARCHANGEL PROJECT - C S Harris, thriller
The shiny prize is a charm Janet designed for Jeaniene Frost's NIGHT HUNTRESS series....you know Cat and Bones...sigh.....they're so pretty....love that series
Contest is open until 15 September.
The tomato stand is up and running....it lasted about 30 minutes which is pretty good for Lady K....She had one customer, made a buck....three large or four small tomatoes for a dollar...we'll be open tomorrow if you're in the neighborhood...
23 August 2010
The signed books:
BITTEN: Women of the Otherworld #1 - Kelley Armstrong, MPB
SUCCUBUS BLUES - Richelle Mead, MPB
KITTY AND THE MIDNIGHT HOUR - Carrie Vaughn, MPB
KUSHIEL'S DART - Jacqueline Carey
GREYWALKER - Kat Richardson
POLTERGEIST - Kat Richardson
UNDERGROUND - Kat Richardson
VANISHED - Kat Richardson
LABYRINTH - Kat Richardson
Sanctuary Season 2 DVD
MEAN STREETS - Jim Butcher, Kat Richardson, Simon R Green, Thomas E Sniegoski
MIND GAMES - Carolyn Crane
Ursula K LeGuin
THE OTHER WIND
THE LEFT HAND OF DARKNESS
THE FARTHEST SHORE
A WIZARD OF EARTHSEA
THE TOMBS OF ATUAN
And some cool schwag:
Labyrinth puzzle, bookmarks, postcards, keychain, scented erasers, Hello Kitty lip balm, stickers...some of this I'm sure I'm to share with Lady K
22 August 2010
Lady K and I chose one of our local Starbucks (Star$$) on 144th and I-25 to have a little sip'n'read...I chose to read for my hour time-slot the book I received in the last LibraryThing Early Reviewers win, BURY YOUR DEAD - Louise Penny, will be released in September
Lady K didn't want me taking a picture of her coloring, but she let me take a pic of her sipping her signature drink, tall mocha frappuccino with lots of caramel drizzle on top
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09 August 2010
From the very sweet Jeanne Stein, the latest magnet to my collection with the cover of the next Anna Strong, CHOSEN...out 31 Aug!!
Thanks to a contest on Paranormality blog, I won the above very cool packet from author Carrie Eicher
I also received:
From Mary Ann:
RED DELICIOUS DEATH - Sheila Connelly, MPB, cozy
PRETTY POISON - Joyce and Jim Lavene, cozy
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEED: Haunted Guesthouse Mystery #1 - E J Copperman, cozy
Schwag from Chloe Neill (have a book on the way, too, I think)
I've been Twice Bitten bracelet
Cadogan House coaster
Chicagoland vampires pen (love pens!)
some very cool bookmarks
My order from High Crimes:
HUNTED BY THE OTHERS - Jess Haines, MPB, UF
AVENGING ANGELS - Mary Stanton, MPB, paranormal mystery
A CAST-OFF COVEN - Juliet Blackwell, MPB, paranormal mystery
A TIMELY VISION - Joyce and Jim Levine, cozy paranormal, MPB