It’s Monday What Are You Reading #92

Posted by on Nov 20, 2017 in Blogging/Reading, What Are You Reading? | 12 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 Fade Out, Act Two by Ed Brubaker with art by Sean Phillips

The Fade Out, Act Two by Ed Brubaker with art by Sean Phillips

The Fade Out, Act Three by Ed Brubaker with art by Sean Phillips

The Fade Out, Act Three by Ed Brubaker with art by Sean Phillips

These are the final two volumes of a wonderful comic series. It’s a noir story set in the blacklist era of old Hollywood. If you want a wonderful old Hollywood style murder mystery set in old Hollywood without getting involved in a long series I highly recommend this trilogy of collected comics editions. It’s fabulous story and fabulous artwork. I already want to go back and reread it from the beginning.

Continued in Print

The Blackhouse by Peter May

The Blackhouse by Peter May

So many of my friends have recommended this trilogy. Now I know why.

Finished on Audio

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson narrated by the author

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson narrated by the Author

I really enjoyed this even though it took me longer than the stated length of 3 hours and 41 minutes because I keep backing up to hear parts again.

Started on Audio

Mudbound by Hilary Jordan narrated by multiple artists

Mudbound by Hilary Jordan narrated by multiple artists

I read the print edition of this when it was first released. Now that Netflix has a movie version I wanted to reread it before watching. I decided to reread the audio edition this time and I’m glad I did. It’s excellent.

Reviews since my last update:

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson – Audio Edition

The Fade Out Act Two by Ed Brubaker

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It’s Monday What Are You Reading #91

Posted by on Nov 6, 2017 in Blogging/Reading, What Are You Reading? | 2 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

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. This was my favorite of the series so far.

Started in Print

The Blackhouse by Peter May

The Blackhouse by Peter May

So many of my friends have recommended this trilogy. Now I know why.

Finished 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.

Started on Audio

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson narrated by the author

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson narrated by the Author

I’m enjoying this but it’s taking me about twice as long as the stated length of 3 hours and 41 minutes because I keep backing up to hear parts again.

Reviews since my last update:

A Second Chance by Jodi Taylor

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

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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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