Monday, May 22, 2017

It's Monday! What are you reading? May 22

So my plan is, each Monday to update anyone who reads this on what I'm currently reading and what I may have finished in the last week.

Currently Reading:

Title: Killer Chef
Author: James Patterson and Jeffrey J. Keyes
Date Started: 5/17/17
Note: No it hasn't taken me this long to read it, I started it and then forgot it at work.

Finished Reading:

Title: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
Author: Mark Manson
Date Finished: 5/19/17
Stars: 3
Comments: I found some helpful information, but the lack of citations bothered me.

Title: Furiously Happy
Author: Jenny Lawson
Date Finished: 5/20/17
Stars: 5
Comments: Audiobook was great, hearing Jenny read her words added a level of enjoyment.

Title: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
Author: Anne Bronte
Date Finished: 5/21/17
Stars: 3
Comments: I enjoyed the story, but the format bothered me and made it difficult for me to get into the book.

Monday, May 15, 2017

It's Monday! What are you reading? - May 15

Yea still plodding away at these books. For some reason I'm reading really slow for me.

Currently Reading:

TitleThe Tenant of Wildfell Hall
Author: Anne Bronte
Date Started: April 24

Title: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
Author: Mark Manson
Date Started: April 26

Currently Listening To:

TitleFuriously Happy
Author: Jenny Lawson
Date Started: April 20


TitleKindred Spirits
Author: Rainbow Rowell
Date Finished: May 7
Note:  I've read a few of her books and when I saw that this edition was having all proceeds go to the ACLU Foundation I purchased it. I hadn't finished a book in so long, I just wanted to feel like I finished something so a short story was in order and this was the newest purchase on my Nook so it seemed perfect.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Peek Inside a Book - Killer Chef

When I was deciding to come back to the blog I was looking through all the blogging memes that the blogs I read follow. I had done Book Beginnings and The Friday 56 a handful of times, but over at Mixed Book Bag, JC merged them together and I really like that idea.  So borrowing from her I'm going to start linking up to both Book Beginnings on Friday from Rose City Reader and The Friday 56 with Freda's Voice.

My little twist to this; I work in a library IT department. We have two offices separated by a section of the fiction stacks.  Books are always catching my eye and I've gotten pretty good at ignoring them, otherwise, my TBR list would be HUGE.  But these weekly memes give them the chance to see if the book would be worth checking out.

This week the book Killer Chef by James Patterson with Jeffrey J. Keyes caught my eye.

Cover image for Killer chef
It Begins: 
It's a whisper past 10:00 p.m. in New Orleans' famous French Quarter, but it might as well be the middle of the day. The narrow streets were bustling with tipsy tourists and locals alike. From every bar and club waft the sounds of clinking glasses and tinkling jazz, filling the hot night air. 

On Page 56:
"I'll tell you anything you want to know about my ex-husband." Andrea says, pouring steaming water for a fresh pot of black tea. "I read about his death this morning in the paper. I was stunned. But I won't life to you, Detective. I wasn't sad."

So I'll be checking this book out of the library tonight. While I'm not a huge Jame Patterson fan, I'm really liking these Bookshots. Since I'm behind in my yearly reading goal, short books like this are perfect for a little catch up.  I also just got back from a vacation to New Orleans so the cover image and the plot got my attention. This is going to make a nice weekend read!