Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Fall into Reading 2007 - Update 1


A little over a month into it and with a little over a month left, these were my original choices:


Playing for Pizza..........................John Grisham
Play Dirty....................................Sandra Brown
Free Fall ....................................Fern Michaels
High Noon...................................Nora Roberts
Shoot Him if He Runs....................Stuart Woods
Justice Denied............................. J.A. Jance
Double Take............................... Catherine Coulter
Knit Together.............................. Debbie Macomber
Mad Dash.................................... Patricia Gaffney
What Matters Most........................ Luanne Rice
Lean Mean 13............................... Janet Evanovich
6th Target.................................... James Patterson
Wuthering Heights........................ Emily Bronte
Rebels of Ireland:
The Dublin Saga........................... Edward Rutherfurd
Lord John and the Brotherhood
of the Blade............................Diana Gabaldon



Out of these, so far, in no particular order, I have finished; Rebels of Ireland by Rutherfurd (and corrrected the spelling of his last name), Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade by Gabaldon, Lean Mean 13 by Evanovich, Shoot Him if He Runs by Woods, Free Fall by Michaels, and Playing for Pizza by Grisham.


I have learned that; potatoes are not native to Ireland, that as long as there is one person living who depends on your for their safety, you are not free, that I do not want to be a bounty hunter, that quite possibly the CIA/NSA/FBI is as scary as it is funny (at least in fiction), that I read books I do not remember a month later, and that Grisham is as good at writing American ex-pats in Italy as he is at writing lawyers.


I have also read Miss Julia Strikes Back by Ann. B. Ross, Sweet Revenge by Diane Mott Davidson, and The Quilter's Homecoming by Jennifer Chiaverini. The first two of these books are the latest in series that I have been reading for years. The last is also part of a series - one about which I have read great reviews.


Wuthering Heights is next but today I am dealing with a broken hot water heater line (read no water) and 40 mph winds out of the north!

8 comments:

Hootin'Anni said...

You know, I've never read Wuthering Heights either. Hope you tell me if it's any good! Okay?

Catwoman said...

Wow... Good for you for reading so much...

I really, really miss reading. But it seems I'm just too exhausted at night to stay up to read.

AnGlOpHiLe FoOtBaLl FaNaTiC said...

Oh, you are making me look BAD. I am waiting for B&N to send me the three I don't currently have...and am planning to start one tonight. I am NOT going to make it. With the blog reading, the holidays next week, and keeping up with the boy wonder? The two classics? Are NOT going to get read. Did you see the link to the other challenge on my right side? Austen & CS Lewis?

AnGlOpHiLe FoOtBaLl FaNaTiC said...

Oh, and I loved Lean Mean 13. That woman? Can really write.

Karmyn R said...

I love Gabaldon's books. I haven't read this latest one in the series. But, if it is as good as her others, I will for sure!

Ooh - I haven't read Wuthering Heights in a LONG time. That would be a good reread.

Melissa said...

I can't even get through one book, but they're in every room, taunting me anyway. :) Impressive list!

Beckie said...

That is a great list. I have read a few of them on your list.

I have always wondered about Wuthering Heights. I think you need to get back to us on that one. :)

Maria said...

Oh! I love Diana Gabaldon as well. But I haven't read Lord John yet. I kind of struggled with A Breath of Snow and Ashed -- the politics and stuff is just so boring to me. I might try to pick it up again. What did you think of Lord John? Was there a lot of Claire and Jamie in it?

Maria

 
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