Thursday, April 15, 2010

Reading Break Finished

I have been a complete book slug over the past week.

Using the gift cards I got for my birthday, I purchased and finished the following new novels:

  • Jim Butcher's Changes, the latest Dresden Files urban fantasy
  • Patricia Briggs' Silver Borne, the fifth outing for Mercy Thompson's coyote shape-shifter
  • Ariana Franklin's Grave Goods and A Murderous Procession, the third and fourth installments in her Mistress of the Art of Death historical mystery series

I haven't read that much in so short a time in years. It was simply marvelous.

Time to get back to the real world.


Mike Keyton said...

It's great isn't it. I'm immersed in Peter Cheyney at the moment. In terms of style he breaks every rule in the book but if you want a flavour of Britain/Europe before, in, and just after World War II it's essential reading. He's like a British Mickey Spillane but I think predates him. He deals with hardboiled heroes and like all pulp novelists captures 'an age' and culture in verbal aspic.

Then comes the guilt - read or work :)

PS you can cheat with writers like Peter Cheyney by drooling over old 'book-covers' on a google search

Maya Reynolds said...

Ohhh, a new author.

Mike: Shame on you. You're enabling an addict.

Thanks for the recommendation.