Teaser Tuesdays: The Drop by Michael Connelly

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just open your current read to a random page and share a few sentences. Be careful not to include spoilers! Number 17 in the Harry Bosch series, can you believe it? I love this guy. I was […]

The Fifth Witness by Michael Connelly (audio)

Finally got around to Michael Connelly’s latest via audiobook. This was a good way to fit it into my somewhat busy print-reading schedule (I’m working on two clunksters, Newspaper Titan and Don Quixote), but there was a drawback: I had a real problem with this narrator, and I fear that it effected my reception of […]

book beginnings on Friday: The Fifth Witness by Michael Connelly

Thanks to Katy at A Few More Pages for hosting this meme. To participate, share the first line or two of the book you are currently reading and, if you feel so moved, let us know what your first impressions were based on that first line. My current audiobook (for the daily commute) is the […]

catching up on Connelly

So I got home from work last night, and the Husband was out, so I got on the couch with my “new” Michael Connelly: A Darkness More Than Night. With his newest release, The Reversal, on its way to me (delivery estimate is today!), I was excited to get caught up. Darkness was the very […]

Books Read in 2021, alpha by author

The Cambridge Introduction to Narrative, H. Porter Abbott – nonfiction The Reading List, Sara Nisha Adams – fiction The Stone World, Joel Agee – fiction Above the Smoke: A Family Album of Pocahontas County Fire Towers, LeAnna Alderman & Eleanor Mahoney – nonfiction Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead, Emily Austin – fiction […]

Books Read in 2021, alpha by title

1000 Perfect Weekends – nonfiction Above the Smoke: A Family Album of Pocahontas County Fire Towers, LeAnna Alderman & Eleanor Mahoney – nonfiction All Systems Red, Martha Wells – fiction Artificial Condition, Martha Wells – fiction Aurora Rising, Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff – fiction Before the Ruins, Victoria Gosling – fiction Better Off Dead, […]

Books Read in 2020, alpha by author

Leave the World Behind, Rumaan Alam – fiction Who Is Maud Dixon?, Alexandra Andrews – fiction Curious Atoms, Susanne Paola Antonetta – nonfiction Giovanni’s Room, James Baldwin – fiction Cuyahoga, Pete Beatty – fiction The Book of Atlantis Black, Betsy Bonner – nonfiction (no review) Solutions and Other Problems, Allie Brosh – nonfiction Fanny Says, […]

Books Read in 2020, alpha by title

Adrift, Steven Callahan – nonfiction The Art of Wes Freed – nonfiction At the Edge of the Haight, Katherine Seligman – fiction Auberon, James S. A. Corey – fiction Barbershops of America, Rob Hammer – nonfiction Black Cherry Blues, James Lee Burke – fiction Blue Moon, Lee Child – fiction Bluebird, Bluebird, Attica Locke – […]

Shatter the Night by Emily Littlejohn

Note: I received an advanced copy for review. This book publishes on December 10, 2019. Quickie review here. In a nutshell, dialogue and writing in general were very poor, but the suspense of the plot kept me going through to the end, which fact still surprises me. This is the fourth in the Detective Gemma […]

in a surprising departure: television

This post is long overdue, I guess, but it occurred to me rather late in the game to tell you about television series. During the van trip, strangely, I got into watching TV series that I could get through Amazon Prime. This blog began, back in 2011, as a way for me to keep track […]