Friday, March 01, 2013

February Reading

The Schooling of Claybird Catts by Janis Owens (library) reminds me of Clyde Edgarton books
Hello Gorgeous by William J Mann (library) I am a fan of Barbra Streisand, so I enjoyed it, also inspired me to listen to her earlier stuff.
The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe (library) interesting for me, since I went through palliative care with my Dad and Mom
The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowlings (library) reminded me of Elizabeth George, but without the mystery.
The Turquoise Lament by John D. MacDonald
Sammy Keyes and the Showdown in Sin City by Wendelin Van Draanen fun
Scat by Carl Hiaasen (library) he writes for young adults too and very well
The Cutting Season by Attica Locke (library) mystery set in Louisiana
The Killing Moon by Chuck Hogan (library) creepy but human characters reminded me of Stephen Kings characterizations a bit
The Keepers of the House by Shirley Ann Grau (library) Pulitzer prize winner (I have a goal to read more of these)
The Dreadful Lemon Sky by John D MacDonald Travis McGee kicking butt and taking names
The Buzzard Table by Margaret Maron (library) I'm a fan and read most all her stuff -nice mysteries
On Chesil  Beach by Ian McEwan (library) McEwan wrote Atonement and this is a sexy novelette about a honeymoon couple
The Way West by A B Guthrie (library) inspired by my Louis L'Amour reading last month I read this one about the Oregon Trail. Great Western story
The Stand Off by Chuck Hogan (library) Hogan's first book 
The Paleo Diet by Loren Cordain (library) valid points here
My Berlin Kitchen by Luisa Weiss (library) Italian-American grew up in Boston and Berlin and living in Berlin now--I was hoping for more German recipes, but the memories and recipes tied together nicely
Script and Scribble by Kitty Burns Florey (library) what has happened to handwriting in this age of typing!!
Dead Silence by Randy Wayne White (library) Doc Ford kicking butt and taking names again
Devils in Exile by Chuck Hogan (library)
Trust Your Eyes by Linwood Barclay (library) great thriller. Premise is what if you saw a murder on google streetview?.....
21 books read this month

My favorite quote from a book this month:  “One of the many things I love about bound books is their sheer physicality. Electronic books live out of sight and out of mind. But printed books have body, presence. Sure, sometimes they'll elude you by hiding in improbable places... But at other times they'll confront you, and you'll literally stumble over some tomes you hadn't thought about in weeks or years. I often seek electronic books, but they never come after me. They may make me feel, but I can't feel them. They are all soul with no flesh, no texture, and no weight. They can get in your head but can't whack you upside it.” 
― Will SchwalbeThe End of Your Life Book Club


Ryan said...

What happened to Heads In Beds? Didn't you read that in February too? =)

-- Ryan

Amanda from Seattle said...

OMG, you are right, I first thought maybe I read it in January, but it is not on that list either, I forgot that one, it was not on my library list, so I totally forgot it, i will just tack it onto my March list :-)

Baqash said...

Love the ending quote. It is so true.