It seems like so long since I have had the opportunity to write! May and June are grueling months in my world. In Texas, we can tell it is summer even though it is only a short time after the Summer Solstice. We have already had several days over 100˚. I am looking forward to some cool summer reading.
- Reynolds, Alastair. Revelation Space. New York: Ace, 2000.
This is a book that Jim received during the Christmas Book Flood Celebration. He has been enjoying it. It looks like he may finish it soon.
- Bryson, Bill. The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid. New York: Broadway Books, 2006.
I started this book a couple of evenings ago. It is Bill Bryson’s description (imagination?) of growing up in Des Moines, Iowa. I can already tell that it is a book I can’t read in bed. I chuckle too much. He grew up in the 1950s and 60s like I did. I am eager to see, if his experiences mirror mine.
- Carey, Jacqueline. Kushiel’s Dart. New York: TOR Books, 2001.
I have resisted reading this book for a time. I am glad that I gave up and read it. It was an engaging and entertaining book.
- Gilliam, Richard, Martin H. Greenberg, Eds. Grails: Quests of Dawn. New York: ROC Book, 1994.
I can’t remember when I bought this book at Half-Price Books. It has been in my reading pile for at least 5 or 6 years. I am not certain what kept me from digging into it although I prefer novels to short stories. This is a lovely book! I shouldn’t have waited so long to read it. It has an afterword by one of my favorite authors, Fritz Leiber. It has stories and poetry by some other authors I favor, like Jane Yolen, Andre Norton, Mercedes Lackey, and Marion Zimmer Bradley to name a few.
- Grisham, John. The Litigators. New York: Dell, 2012.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. John Grisham took it a little on the lighter side for this book. A young, fast-track attorney can’t face another day of billable hours in his prestigious law firm. He abandons his job and goes to get very, very drunk. He lands at the very shady litigation firm of Finley & Fig. How does it all end? Read it and find out.
- Michaels, Kasey. Maggie by the Book. New York: Kensington Books, 2003.
Another easy read! I needed this one as it has been a busy June. Maggie Kelly is a romance/mystery author, who can’t seem to stay out of danger and trouble. Her current trouble (aside from the dreaded Chapter 10) is Alexandre Black and his side-kick, Sterling Balder. They have come from her imagination to her apartment in New York. It is difficult and aggravating to see your imagination living in your apartment. Will they stay? Will they go? It was an amusing book.