Wednesday, January 16, 2013
I currently have bookmarks in these three books:
Old fashioned in style but quite good content. I'm reading this just a little at a time in order to really focus on what he's saying.
I love reading books like this in January - January is when I feel like decluttering all the excess out of our lives.
Mystery and suspense writers of today recommend their favorite mystery and suspense writers of yesterday. Some of the essays (and recommended books) are not my cup of tea, but I've already added several likely books to my "To Be Read" stack.
• What did you recently finish reading?
The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey. A vintage British mystery recommended by that Books to Die For book I'm reading. Vintage British Mystery is pretty much my favorite genre so I can't believe I've never read any other books by this author. This mystery was very well written, and unlike the usual Marsh or Christie mystery, the dead bodies don't pile up in this one. It's actually not a murder mystery at all, which I thought would ease some of the suspense but I didn't really want to put the book down until I finished it, dead bodies or not. (Fortunately, the edition I was reading was only 238 pages, the work of a few hours spread over two days.)
• What do you think you’ll read next?
These two are fighting their way to the top of my stack:
Meg Meeker took on dads with Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters and this is her book for mothers. Since I've already read Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters, I feel like I owe this one a chance.
I'd say this mystery (also a series recommended by Books to Die For) stands the best chance of winning the "Read me Next" stakes since I already have 3 non-fiction books going right now.
What are you reading right now? Anything I should add to my stack?
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