Sue Grafton’s Alphabet series are comfort reads for me. They’re a bit like JD Robb’s In Death series, Robert B Parker’s Spenser series and Martha Grimes’ Richard Jury/Melrose Plant series. Opening each book feels like arriving home and being welcomed by old and familiar friends.
Search for in death
Two weeks ago, the lovely Amy from A Novel Start selected me to participate in the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award.
Sadly the overwhelm of recent weeks have gotten in the way so this (along with everything else on my #ToDoList) is a bit later than planned.
Nora Roberts is a prolific writer and loved by many. I much prefer her JD Robb In Death series—the futuristic crime novels, with a smidge of romance stirred into the mix. As Nora Roberts her work is (mostly) romantic suspense and my enjoyment usually depends on the two genres being as evenly balanced as possible*.
It’s Monday so I’m again linking up with Sheila from Book Journey to share my weekly reading, however… I decided I’m broadening the usual post to include a bit of other stuff. I was going to start a Sunday wrap-up type post but realised the two would be similar. I figure those only interested in the book stuff can find that, and those more interested in the exciting happenings of my life, can jump to those sections. Voila! Two birds, one stone. Etcetera.
Apparently it’s Monday again, so time to link up with Sheila from Book Journey to share what I am reading.
It’s also Australia Day here in Oz, which means two very important things… firstly, it’s a public holiday (so #yay); and secondly bloggers around Australia are participating in a blog hop / link-up bookish giveaway. Here’s a link to my post if you’re an Aussie dweller and keen to enter, and I’d encourage you to check out Shelleyrae’s blog, Book’d Out, for a list of all of those participating.
Apparently it’s 1 December, which is kinda scary cos I’m pretty sure I’ve failed parlously re my 2014 New Year’s Resolutions. Well, I would have if I’d made any.
This book could have been a HUGE mistake. There was – most certainly – the potential for it to displease me on SO many levels (cos, you know… it’s all about me and my discerning taste?!!).
It wasn’t until this book popped up in my eReader that I realised:
- It was a YA novel
- It was the THIRD in a series. (And you know how I feel about arriving late to a party!)