Good Reads

Goodreads keeps reminding me that I started reading Save Me the Waltz back in July.  I was indeed reading it — from the book of the full collection of the works of Zelda Fitzgerald.  But then, I went to visit my dad and when I travel I prefer to take small paperbacks that won’t make my suitcase too heavy and are “comfort books” — books by favourite authors that I read quickly because the characters are all familiar and I don’t have to keep checking back to see if I’m keeping them straight.  So I read the Sue Grafton and the Brother Matthew Bartholomew books and when I got home I got into The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared which, despite how funny and cleverly written it is, is taking me a long time to read.  I’m looking around my den (or as I like to call it, my tech room) and I have 2 separate piles on the floor of books I’ve finished reading, with A Game of Thrones still unopened on top of one of them, several small piles of 2 each of books “to read” in various places around me (I like to keep them close by), a couple of travel books (no rush — no money), and a couple of videos to watch — soon, I hope.

Here’s what’s waiting for me when I finish The 100-Year-Old, etc.:

The House of Silk: A Sherlock Holmes Novel by Anthony Horowitz (highly recommended by Richard of Everything is Possimpible; see link in sidebar),

Murder, She Wrote: Domestic Malice by Jessica Fletcher & Donald Bain, a Murder She Wrote (still a favourite TV series),

An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris (totally unfamiliar to me),

The Pagan Lord by Bernard Cornwell — part of his medieval Britain series about Danes & Saxons,

A Conspiracy of Violence by Susanna Gregory (her Victorian mystery series), and

A Bloody Field by Shrewsbury by the late Dame Edith Pargeter (also known as Ellis Peters and various other pseudonyms).

I probably need to read all of these before beginning A Game of Thrones so that is still a while off, and meanwhile, my sister-in-law is planning on sending me the beginning of the series on TV as I gave up my cable a couple of years ago.  So as fall activities are starting to gear up and I’m planning a few garage sales, I’m hoping to gear up on my reading time as well.  What’s on your “to read” list?

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About mysm2000

Having taught elementary school for more than 25 years and been involved in many amazing technology and curriculum projects, I find I've developed a myriad of interests based on literature I've read and music I've heard. I've followed The Wright Three to Chicago, Ansel Adams to Colorado, The Kon Tiki Expedition to Easter Island, Simon & Garfunkel lyrics to New York City, Frank Lloyd Wright to Fallingwater, Pennsylvania, and have only just begun.
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