Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The Girl on the Train

Paula Hawkins kept me up until four am reading 
The Girl on the Train.  

No sleep. 
Page turner. 
Brilliant for a journalist turned author.

She owes me a cappuccino!

 That's, like, all I'm saying.  

Insomniac readers, writers, artists, comedians:  get it here.
I'm not on commission.  I love books.  


Thursday, September 3, 2015

I found a new author!

I found a new author!
I am engrossed in an intriguing and amusing novel that has captivated me from page one.  There are three more in the series and I am already delighted that they exist.  I’ve found a new author!!!

Here is the link to Miss Bruncle’s Book:   http://www.amazon.com/Miss-Buncles-Book-D-E-Stevenson-ebook/dp/B007ZI00BO  

I highly recommend it!

Monday, January 13, 2014

The Latest in Good Reads

Well!  I have been reading my eyes off.

I have a bookshelf outside my home housing what I can't fit into my storage or on my headboard.
My friends will remove a book and leave me one of theirs.  A great way to get new reads without buying!

Recently, one of my buddies took six of my Harry Bosch series and left me with two spectacular reads.
(Something amiss, no?  Two for Six?)  Regardless, I was grateful.  I eat books like chocolate on Valentine's Day.

I tore through A Numbered Account by Christopher Reich.  A gem!  This is a story of a man in pursuit of what happened to his father who was murdered.  He ditches his adored fiance and embarks on a mission in Switzerland, a la Bank-Ville.  A page turner and a refreshing change for me.  I knew nothing of the area or the banking system.  It was a delight.

Next was The Last Don, Mario Puco.  (The Godfather)  An excellent read.  Old Italian morales in a new, fast paced environment.  I expected nothing less and wasn't disappointed.

Last night, I finished Starvation Lake.  This is a first novel by promising new talent, Bryan Gruley.  I've only occasionally watched hockey.  This was a treat of a book about a small town coach who changes an entire town for the better, and then the worse.  It was fast and suspenseful with all the trimmings of a seasoned author.  Well done Mr. Gruley!

Of course, I read The Black Box, Michael Connelly's lates Bosch and was wildly disappointed when I turned the last page simply because it was over.  I can't get enough!  Mr. Connelly is getting the series produced through Amazon!  I can't wait to see it and intend to write him personally and grovel for a part.

Next up is Connelly again.  This time, The Brass Verdict, his Lincoln Lawyer series.  I'll crack it this evening when I get back from celebrating my comedian friend's fortieth birthday.  Welcome to adulthood!  I was glad to see Matthew McConaughey win a Golden Globe last night. And thrilled he was cast as Mickey Haller.

That's the latest scoop.  I'll try to post more often.  I'm writing my first murder mystery between work and shows.  Happy New Year to all!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Reader's Thumb: Agatha Christie!

Reader's Thumb: Agatha Christie!: So I've had this book on my shelf for some time.  Its battered and weather beaten.  And I had tried to read it some time ago but someho...

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Agatha Christie!

So I've had this book on my shelf for some time.  Its battered and weather beaten.  And I had tried to read it some time ago but somehow, just couldn't get into it.  I have read every book in my apartment and finally, out of desperation, picked this Agatha Anthology up and decided I'd better go at it.

Now, she's famous.  Everyone knows Agatha Christie!  I've seen Poirot on TV.  But I'd never read her!  When I started, I think I had misunderstood words. I was not familiar with British slangs and colloquialisms.
As I have now read many British authors, this time round, it was a breeze and a pleasure.  Miss Marple!  There were five complete books in the collection and I read and read for a week as I simply could not put them down.  In fact, I was quite put out when interrupted by work or phone calls or necessary chores.

I have thoroughly enjoyed reading these and must say that I managed to be completely dumbfounded by three of them at "Who done it."  N or M, however, I did guess some of what was real despite being mislead by the Author.  That was satisfying. 

A delightful read by a renowned author.

If you haven't read Agatha Christie, brush up on your English and get on it.  You'll love them!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Carola Dunn A Requiem For a Mezzo

Totally loving  Daisy Dalrymple!  This is third in the series and I am infatuated with Detective Chief Inspector Alec.  The Honourable Daisy is a delightful busy-body who manages to always say the ladylike thing despite being utterly humble, working for a living and fraternizing with the lower classes which is simply taboo. Each recurring character is endearing and holds a twinge of excitement. The books are suspenseful and interesting and perfect light reading for the murder mystery enthusiast.  I highly recommend this series!