Sunday, October 31, 2004

Time to read

With no TV and no computer, reading was the only thing lift. I finished Good in Bed. Then I picked up a James Patterson "3rd Degree". Very quick reading. I finished it in about 5 hours. After that I got about three quarters through "The Pilots Wife" by Anita Shreve. Really good.

Thursday, October 28, 2004

Catching Up Again

Okay, I haven't had as much time to read but I have managed to read a few good ones in the last month. Along with a couple of Spenser novels I read Trace by Patricia Cromwell it is the latest in the Kay Scapetta series, always good but not my favorite. White Hot by Sandra Brown very good, very easy read, very Nora Roberts. The Shop on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber very cute story of three very different women who sign up for a knitting class. And three quick romance novels Faking It by Jennifer Crusie, Babyville by Jane Green, and P.S. I Love You by Cecelia Ahern. Bet Me was the first Jennifer Crusie I read and I am now catching up on hers. I'm looking forward to Metro Girl by Janet Evanovich, Echoes by Danielle Steele, London Bridges by James Patterson, and Hour Game by David Balducci all coming out in November.

When I read Safe Harbor by Danielle I was very disappointed in some of the lapses in the story. For instance at one point the daughter tells the 'boyfriend' that Mom is working at nights, and then 20 pages later he is terribly upset at finding out that she is working at night. There were a few of those types of things in there that I found very distracting, as I had to keep going back and rereading the original passage to make sure I was right.

Friday, October 22, 2004


They have got the greatest selection of books! I bought George Carlin's "When Will Jesus Bring The Pork CHops". I son't know when I will have time to read it tho, I have a stack of magazine next to my bed to catch up on.

Thursday, October 21, 2004

Finished Danielle Steele

I forced myself to turn out the light last night and saved the end of Safe Harbour for lunch today. It was pretty good, although it felt like a not very good Lifetime movie waiting to happen. Its the Zone (a diet book) next for me.

Monday, October 18, 2004


I just finished Sushi for Beginners. Am I bringing it to Michigan?

Little Earthquakes

Erika gave me Little Earthquakes when I got there on Friday and I finished it before I went to sleep last night. I brought it home anyways so the Rita and Gretchen could read it before Adrienne takes it home with her next month. It was the easiest, best read I've had in a long time. She also gave me Good in Bed so I have something to read this week.

Friday, October 15, 2004

There's a Danielle Steele that I haven't read

I couldn't believe it--I didn't want to spend any money, but there was a Danielle Steele that I hadn't read--"Safe Harbor" (at least I hope I haven't read it, because now I own it.) I'm going to the library on Monday. I'm going to try to make myself walk there a couple times a week--Jackson likes it.

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Curious Incident

You guys go so fast. I am almost done with Little Earthquakes, but only because I sneak a page or two in whenever I possibly can (like stuck at a train, eating my lunch, etc.) I may not have liked this book ten years ago, because it is all about three women who just had babies, but it is absolutely perfect right now and I am loving it.

I also just started The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime on tape (since that is the only version my library had). Lyle, Jackson, and I are driving down to Bloomington next week so I will be able to get through it then. It is OK, but a little disconcerting. It is written in the first person in the voice of an autistic kid, but it is very articulate; so there seems to be a disconnect that is distracting to me. It might be better if I were reading a hard copy, but I'll never know.

Friday, October 08, 2004

Tourist Style Digging for Gold

I finished Beach Girls--it was very good. I think I recognize a couple of the side characters from another book, so I'm going to remember this author. Now I'm going to read a couple of Nora Roberts re-published books. I'm not sure if I've read them already, so I'm going to give them another read. Years ago when I'd take the kids to the library, I would search through the paperbacks which had no order in the stacks and every once in a while I'd find a Nora Roberts that I hadn't read. It was like finding gold. Now she's re-publishing all her old books as collections--making is super easy to find the gold.

Thursday, October 07, 2004

Half of Book, not really better than none

I have still been reading half books. I read half of James Patterson's When the Wind Blows. Its about children with wings, too fanciful for me. Then I read half of Sue Grafton's P is for Peril. Story wasn't bad but too much description. Every time she entered a room or turned a corner there were three paragraphs about what she was looking at. I stopped caring. Now I am halfway through a book called Ransom by Julie Garwood. Takes place in England and the Highlands during the time of English King John A bit of fluff but it still has my attention and I will probably finish it. I think Kathy might like it. I wouldn't be surprised if she hasn't read or doesn't own some Julie Garwood books. She has written a Rose Trilogy of One Pink Rose, One White Rose and One Red Rose. I might seek them out.

Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Irish Sushi

I just started Sushi for beginners, and am still a little confused about what an Irish women's magazine has to do with Sushi but I will stick it out to find out. Beach girls was very good.

Will Somebody Read a Book Already

I'm reading Beach Girls by Luanne Rice (got it from Adrienne)--it's pretty good so far. I allowed myself a lunchtime break from "diet" books.