Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Must be Monday on a Tuesday

I read THE BEST BOOK over the weekend. I totally loved KUSHIEL'S CHOSEN by Jacqueline Carey. Fantasy. Epic fantasy. True-love-delayed fantasy. Read it in two days. Didn't sleep very much overnight.

I will wait to read the next book in January.

Currently reading UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES by Marti Green. 1st of 4 in Innocent Prisoners Project series featuring attorney Dani Trumball.

Nineteen years ago, Indiana police found the body of a young girl, burned beyond recognition and buried in the woods. They arrested George Calhoun for murdering his daughter, and his wife testified against him at the trial. George maintains he didn’t do it. That the body isn’t his little Angelina. But that’s all he’s ever said—no other defense, no other explanation. The jury convicted him. Now his appeals have been exhausted, and his execution is just six weeks away. Dani Trumball, an attorney for the Help Innocent Prisoners Project, wants to believe him. After all, there was no forensic evidence to prove that the body in the woods was George’s daughter. But if the girl isn’t Angelina, then who is it? And what happened to the Calhouns’ missing daughter? Despite the odds, the questions push Dani to take the case.For nineteen years, George Calhoun has stayed silent. But he’s ready to talk, and if the story he tells Dani is true, it changes everything.
Published in 2013, it has 294 pages.  Cold cases are one of my favorite police procedural-type crime fiction and the TV show Conviction that I like so well this year has this same sort of premise.

About to start BOOKS FOR LIVING by Will Schwalbe. Nonfiction.

Why is it that we read? Is it to pass time? To learn something new? To escape from reality? For Will Schwalbe, reading is a way to entertain himself but also to make sense of the world, to become a better person, and to find the answers to the big (and small) questions about how to live his life. In this delightful celebration of reading, Schwalbe invites us along on his quest for books that speak to the specific challenges of living in our modern world, with all its noise and distractions. In each chapter, he discusses a particular book—what brought him to it (or vice versa), the people in his life he associates with it, and how it became a part of his understanding of himself in the world.  These books span centuries and genres (from classic works of adult and children’s literature to contemporary thrillers and even cookbooks), and each one relates to the questions and concerns we all share. Throughout, Schwalbe focuses on the way certain books can help us honor those we’ve loved and lost, and also figure out how to live each day more fully. Rich with stories and recommendations, Books for Living is a treasure for everyone who loves books and loves to hear the answer to the question: “What are you reading?”
Published 2016, it has 288 pages.  I read his previous book, THE END OF YOUR LIFE BOOK CLUB and enjoyed it very much.

 On TV, tonight we have The Curse of Oak Island "All That Glitters":

The Laginas hope the second massive dig in the Money Pit uncovers proof of a shipwreck located in the swamp.

Which makes me nervous because the quote is "... is not gold." Grr. And Hunting Hitler "Unmarked Grave":
Teams scour Chile and Paraguay and follow leads from declassified files.

A shorter work week. Mild-ish weather (for winter). Christmas is passed and a New Year imminent. Have a lovely day! 

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

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