Sunday, April 28, 2013

BW18: Bookish News





In the past year or so I read my first Dean Koontz novel and it was author love at first sight.  Although I positively can't stand horror, I do love psychological thrillers and he does them well. Cold Fire is next up in the stacks for My A to Z Challenge.   I've been enjoying his Odd Thomas series and am so happy that Odd Apocalypse will be available in paperback on April 30th and the next book in the series Deeply Odd will be released May 28th.  It's odd (no pun intended) that there are certain authors whose books I prefer to enjoy in paperback or hardback form, rather than ebook.  I guess it's the whole sensory experience of reading a book and some are just meant to be savored more than others.   And there are some books that you just don't want to end, because when you get there, you want there to be more and if not, just to be left with that satisfied, gourmet meal stuffed feeling and couldn't possibly eat another bite. 

Which leads me to Jessica Soffer of Publisher Weekly's Ten Best Book Endings.  No she doesn't give it away but leaves you with the urge to read the books. 

Speaking of endings,  my favorite group murder mystery writers blog - Murderati - is coming to an end. The contributing authors, including old members who moved on, have spent the month of April reminiscing and saying goodbye.  Be sure to drop by and wish them well on their future endeavors.  Now I need to find a new favorite group blog.

Authors who share their birthdays today:

Lois Duncan
Harper Lee
Alistair MacLean
Terry Pratchett
Ian Rankin
Violet Winspear

 Which reminds me that I have Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird in my stacks which *gasp* I've never read.  Now would be a perfect time, don't you think?  Which classic have you had in your stacks forever but just haven't gotten around to reading it yet?


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1 comment:

  1. My classic reading is sadly lacking. I have several titles, just haven't gotten to them.

    I have two copies of To Kill a Mockingbird and Uncle Tom's Cabin, and several others.

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