It’s Monday What Are You Reading #90

Posted by on Oct 23, 2017 in Blogging/Reading, What Are You Reading? | 0 comments

Monday What Are You Reading #90

It’s Monday What Are You Reading? is a weekly reading roundup is hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date.

This is technically a weekly meme but I don’t read fast enough to make that worthwhile so I post it every two or three weeks.

Finished in Print

The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie

The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie

It’s been a while since I read a Miss Marple book and I thoroughly enjoyed this one.

Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer

Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer

I had high hopes for this one. The first half kept me interested but the second half let me down. I won’t be continuing with the trilogy.

Started in Print

A Second Chance by Jodi Taylor

A Second Chance by Jodi Taylor

This is a fun time travel adventure series with plenty of action and humor.

Continued on Audio

Divided in Death by J.D. Robb narrated by Susan Ericksen

Divided in Death by J.D. Robb narrated by Susan Ericksen

This is a guilty pleasure series for me and now that I switched from print to audio I won’t go back. Susan Ericksen does an excellent job of narrating this series.

Reviews since my last update:
The Romanovs 1613-1918 by Simon Sebag Montefiore

The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie

Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer

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It’s Monday What Are You Reading #89

Posted by on Oct 9, 2017 in Blogging/Reading, What Are You Reading? | 12 comments

Monday What Are You Reading #89

It’s Monday What Are You Reading? is a weekly reading roundup is hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date.

This is technically a weekly meme but I don’t read fast enough to make that worthwhile so I post it every two or three weeks.

Finished in Print

The Romanovs: 1613-1918 by Simon Sebag Montefiore

The Romanovs 1613-1918 by Simon Sebag Montefiore

I’ve long been fascinated with the Romanov Dynasty. This look at all the Romanov rulers is very interesting.

 

Started in Print

The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie

The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie

It’s been a while since I read a Miss Marple book.

 

Finished on Audio

The Western Star by Craig Johnson narrated by George Guidall

The Western Star by Craig Johnson narrated by George Guidall

This series is one of my all time favorite audio mystery series. I enjoyed this one because part of it was set in the past when Walt Longmire was just starting work as a deputy sheriff.

 

Started on Audio

Divided in Death by J.D. Robb narrated by Susan Ericksen

Divided in Death by J.D. Robb narrated by Susan Ericksen

 

Reviews since my last update:
The Painted Queen by Elizabeth Peters and Joan Hess narrated by Barbara Rosenblat

The One Hundred Nights of Hero by Isabel Greenberg

The Western Star by Craig Johnson narrated by Geroge Guidall

 

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It’s Monday What Are You Reading #88

Posted by on Sep 11, 2017 in Blogging/Reading, What Are You Reading? | 4 comments

Monday What Are You Reading #65

It’s Monday What Are You Reading? is a weekly reading roundup is hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date.

This is technically a weekly meme but I don’t read fast enough to make that worthwhile so I post it every two or three weeks.

Finished in Print

The Marsh King's Daughter by Karen Dionne

The Marsh King’s Daughter by Karen Dionne

This was a good thriller about a girl who was born in captivity (her mother was kidnapped as a teenager by her father) and didn’t know anything was wrong until they were rescued when she was eleven. Now her father has escaped from prison and she’s the only one who can track him using the skills he taught her.

 

How I Married a Marquess by Anna Harrington

How I Married a Marquess by Anna Harrington

It’s been a long long time since I read a good old historical romance. I just enjoyed this one a lot. It’s actually the third in a series and I’m going to read the others.

 

My Favorite Thing is Monsters by Emil Ferris

My Favorite Thing is Monsters by Emil Ferris

This was one of the most unique and interesting graphic novels I’ve ever read. I’ll be stalking the library website to get on the waiting list for Book two.

 

Descender Book Four: Orbital Mechanics by Jeff Lemire with art by Dustin Nguyen

Descender Book Four: Orbital Mechanics by Jeff Lemire with art by Dustin Nguyen

Jeff Lemire is a long time favorite of mine. This comic series featuring a robot boy and other fascinating characters is simply excellent.

 

Started in Print

The Romanovs: 1613-1918 by Simon Sebag Montefiore

The Romanovs 1613-1918 by Simon Sebag Montefiore

I’ve long been fascinated with the Romanov Dynasty. This look at all the Romanov rulers is very interesting.

 

Finished on Audio

The Painted Queen by Elizabeth Peters and Joan Hess narrated by Barbara Rosenblat

The Painted Queen by Elizabeth Peters and Joan Hess narrated by Barbara Rosenblat

I have listened to and loved the entire Amelia Peabody series. Barbara Rosenblat doesn’t simply narrate these. She performs them as tha author said in an interview included with one of the audiobooks. I was sad when Barbara Merta (Elizabeth Peters) died. She left an unfinished book that Joan Hess has finished and Barbara Rosenblat narrated. It’s clearly not as polished as the author’s other books but I couldn’t pass up one last chance to spend some time with Amelia, Emerson and their children and friends.

 

Started on Audio

The Western Star by Craig Johnson narrated by George Guidall

The Western Star by Craig Johnson narrated by George Guidall

This series is one of my all time favorite audio mystery series. We saw the author at an event at Powell’s last Friday. He’s a great storyteller both in print and in person.

 

Reviews since my last update:

The Marsh King’s Daughter by Karen Dionne

How I Married a Marquess by Anna Harrington

My Favorite Thing is Monsters by Emil Ferris

Descender Book Four: Orbital Mechanics by Jeff Lemire

 

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It’s Monday What Are You Reading #87

Posted by on Aug 21, 2017 in Blogging/Reading, What Are You Reading? | 6 comments

Monday What Are You Reading #65

It’s Monday What Are You Reading? is a weekly reading roundup is hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date.

This is technically a weekly meme but I don’t read fast enough to make that worthwhile so I post it every two or three weeks.

Finished in Print

The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

I’m finally getting back to Sherlock Holmes and this illustrated edition is just gorgeous.

 

Started in Print

The Marsh King's Daughter by Karen Dionne

The Marsh King’s Daughter by Karen Dionne


I’m liking this one. It’s a bit of a mystery, a bit of thriller and definitely keeping me interested to find out what happens

 

How I Married a Marquess by Anna Harrington

How I Married a Marquess by Anna Harrington


It’s been a long long time since I read a good old historical romance. I picked this one after seeing a review at Smart Bitches, Trashy Books. I’m thoroughly enjoying it so far.

 

Continued on Audio

The Painted Queen by Elizabeth Peters and Joan Hess narrated by Barbara Rosenblat

The Painted Queen by Elizabeth Peters and Joan Hess narrated by Barbara Rosenblat

I have listened to and loved the entire Amelia Peabody series. Barbara Rosenblat doesn’t simply narrate these. She performs them as tha author said in an interview included with one of the audiobooks. I was sad when Barbara Merta (Elizabeth Peters) died. She left an unfinished book that Joan Hess has finished and Barbara Rosenblat narrated. It’s clearly not as polished as the author’s other books but I couldn’t pass up one last chance to spend some time with Amelia, Emerson and their children and friends.

 

Reviews since my last update:

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle

When a Child is Born by Jodi Taylor (Short Story)

The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

 

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It’s Monday What Are You Reading #86

Posted by on Aug 7, 2017 in Blogging/Reading, What Are You Reading? | 5 comments

Monday What Are You Reading #65

It’s Monday What Are You Reading? is a weekly reading roundup is hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date.

This is technically a weekly meme but I don’t read fast enough to make that worthwhile so I post it every two or three weeks.

Finished in Print

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle

I’m kind of surprised I missed this one as a kid. It’s totally the kind of book I loved and still do. I’m so glad I finally read it and I’m looking forward to the upcoming movie.

 

Started in Print

The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

I’m finally getting back to Sherlock Holmes and this illustrated edition is just gorgeous.

 

Started on Audio

The Painted Queen by Elizabeth Peters and Joan Hess narrated by Barbara Rosenblat

The Painted Queen by Elizabeth Peters and Joan Hess narrated by Barbara Rosenblat

I have listened to and loved the entire Amelia Peabody series. Barbara Rosenblat doesn’t simply narrate these. She performs them as tha author said in an interview included with one of the audiobooks. I was sad when Barbara Merta (Elizabeth Peters) died. She left an unfinished book that Joan Hess has finished and Barbara Rosenblat narrated. It’s clearly not as polished as the author’s other books but I couldn’t pass up one last chance to spend some time with Amelia, Emerson and their children and friends.

 

Reviews since my last update:

Unmentionable by Therese O’Neill – Audio Edition, narrated by Betsy Foldes Meiman and Jim Meskimen

 

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It’s Monday What Are You Reading #85

Posted by on Jul 24, 2017 in Blogging/Reading, What Are You Reading? | 1 comment

Monday What Are You Reading #65

It’s Monday What Are You Reading? is a weekly reading roundup is hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date.

This is technically a weekly meme but I don’t read fast enough to make that worthwhile so I post it every two or three weeks.

Finished in Print

Miss Buncle's Book by D.E Stevenson

Miss Buncle’s Book by D.E. Stevenson

This book has been on my TBR list for ages. I’m glad I finally read it. It was just delightful

 

Started in Print

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle


This is yet another of those childhood classics I never read. When I saw all the excitement over the trailer for the upcoming movie adaptatiion I decided It was time to remedy that.

 

Finished on Audio

Unmentionable the Victorian Ladys Guide to Sex Marriage & Manners by Therese O'Neill narrated by Betsy Foldes Meiman

Unmentionable the Victorian Ladys Guide to Sex Marriage & Manners by Therese O’Neill narrated by Betsy Foldes Meiman

This was a fun look back at the realities of living in the Victorian Age. Makes me glad to have been born in the 20th century.

 

Started on Audio
Nothing yet but when I get back from vacation next week I’ll be starting The Painted Queen by Elizabeth Peters and Joan Hess who finished the book after the death of Elizabeth Peters. It’s narrated by Barbara Rosenblat who has done such a fabulous job of narrating this series.

 

Reviews since my last update:
Get Well Soon by Jennifer Wright – Audio Edition

Miss Buncle’s Book by D.E. Stevenson

 

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