Category: 60 Book Challenge 2013

Another Reading Update

Book 27 – The Red House, by Mark Haddon New one by the guy that wrote The Curious Incident of the Dog in Night-Time.  Matriarch dies and the middle aged son decides his family should re-connect with his sister’s family by spending a week… Continue Reading “Another Reading Update”

Reading Update

I was going to catch up on my book posts.  Then I decided not to bother..I’d just make a list at the end of the year.  Then I remembered the whole point of blogging about books was so I’d have some specific thoughts down… Continue Reading “Reading Update”

Lots of Books I Haven’t Logged Yet

Book 8 – The Great Workplace: How to Build It, How to Keep It and Why It Matters, by Michael Burchell and Jennifer Robin The are the people that do the Forbes’ Great Places to Work lists.  The main theme is that if your people… Continue Reading “Lots of Books I Haven’t Logged Yet”

Up Jumps the Devil, by Margaret Maron

Book 7 Maron continues with the continuing sub-theme of the development of rural and coastal areas of the South.  In this case, the land is too close for comfort.  One of Deborah’s brothers, who is a techie living in California, was offered an obscene… Continue Reading “Up Jumps the Devil, by Margaret Maron”

A Confederacy of Dunces, by John Kennedy Toole

Book 6 When I saw an audio version available for download from my library, I went all self-indulgent for the re-read.  I first read it in the summer of 2008, and wrote about it on a long ago blog: “Last fall, in New Orleans… Continue Reading “A Confederacy of Dunces, by John Kennedy Toole”

The Remains of the Day, by Kazuo Ishiguro

Book 5 I am pretty sure I have seen the film with Emma Thompson and Anthony Hopkins, and this book has been sitting on my shelf for awhile.  The library recently acquired an audio copy. Mr. Stevens has spent a lifetime in service to… Continue Reading “The Remains of the Day, by Kazuo Ishiguro”

Broken for You, by Stephanie Kallos

Book 4 I had seen this in the Used Book Store before.  While it seemed to be a book club favorite, it also looked like a bit of a chick book.  Then I saw it on the list of audio books available for download… Continue Reading “Broken for You, by Stephanie Kallos”

Shooting at Loons, by Margaret Maron

Book 3 The third book in the Deborah Knott series has the judge subbing for a colleague on the coast, staying at the cabin of some cousins.  The murder victim is Andy, an acquaintance that led a small alliance of locals fighting against the… Continue Reading “Shooting at Loons, by Margaret Maron”

Flags of our Fathers, by James Bradley

Book 2 James Bradley’s daddy was one of the men in the famous Iwo Jima picture.  You know the one – the marines planting the flag  up on the hill – that later became a monument.  After his dad’s death (Jack Bradley was the… Continue Reading “Flags of our Fathers, by James Bradley”

Southern Discomfort, by Margaret Maron

Book 1, 2013 The second book in the Deborah Knott series introduces more of the family, which is awesome.  Much of the action takes place at the site of a house being built by an army of lady volunteers for the benefit of a… Continue Reading “Southern Discomfort, by Margaret Maron”