Friday, November 8, 2013

Read to me!
Reading right now:

            Jeri Westerson’s “Shadow of the Alchemist.” This is the sixth Crispin Guest novel. (If you haven’t read any of them yet, start with “Veil of Lies.”) The latest in this suspenseful, historical series finds Guest and his young apprentice helping alchemist Nicholas Flamel who seems to have lost his wife and his own apprentice. Nicholas Flamel plays a part in the Harry Potter series as does his Philosopher’s Stone. It seems likely that someone evil might just be after the Stone and that Guest will have to save the day. I love this series and can’t wait to dig into the latest.

On hold right now:

“The Good Boy” by Theresa Schwegel. This latest from Edgar Award winning Schwegel is a standalone novel centering on an 11-year old-boy who runs away with his dad’s police dog after witnessing a shooting.

Other Mysterious things available soon:

The third in Wallace Stroby’s unusual series is coming out in December. “Shoot the Woman First” centers around career criminal Crissa Stone. Award winning journalist and author, Stroby lives in New Jersey.

“A Killing Winter” by Wayne Arthurson. This is the second in his Leo Desroches series (with “Fall From Grace” being the first). There are many mystery writers coming out of Canada and Wayne Arthurson is one of those writers. Leo Desroches is the Aboriginal issues reporter for the Edmonton newspaper. While he likes to gamble and drink way too much, he still gets himself into lots of trouble when he delves a little too deeply into the stories he covers.

“Chinese Beverly Hills” by John Shannon. This is the 14th novel in Shannon’s Jack Liffey mystery series. Liffey’s special gift is finding missing children which he does with gusto throughout the series.

Great Books into Movies:

There are certain books that everyone should just read and “Ender’s Game” by Orson Scott Card is one of them. It’s a great book, not just a great Science Fiction book. A second great book coming out as a movie right now is “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak. It’s fine to see the movies and I’m sure they are probably both good, but read the books first.

Asa Butterfield: New 'Ender's Game' Poster!

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