Monday, January 10, 2011

So many books...

Read any good books lately? I have. Lots of them!

After finishing Gwen Bristow's Celia Garth, I picked up Miracle and Other Christmas Stories by Connie Willis (it was, after all, nearly Christmas). Now I've finally gotten to Blackout which I wanted to read back in December, but couldn't find.

But, as I mentioned before, I took a bunch of road trips recently and what better way to spend a long drive than listening to an audio book? While driving, I listened to all of The Winding Ways Quilt and half of The Lost Quilter, both by Jennifer Chiaverini. I'll have to finish The Lost Quilter at home while I unpack boxes because listening to it on short drives means I'll spend too much time sitting in parking lots not wanting to turn off the car. Unless I can find the time to actually quilt, which is the very best way to listen to one of Chiaverini's books, if you ask me.

This means that my upcoming reading list will inevitably include The Quilter's Kitchen which comes between The Winding Ways Quilt and The Lost Quilter but was not available in audio. And, of course, when I finish Blackout I'll go on to All Clear which is the second part of the story. I'm also looking forward to Jasper Fforde's The Last Dragonslayer, which I got for Christmas, and his upcoming book One of our Thursdays is Missing but I'll have to wait for March 8th for that.

Add to all those the shelves of books that I've spent the last few weeks unpacking. Looks like I'd better get reading.

What have you been reading lately? What do you wish you were reading right now?


  1. I recently finished "I'd Know You Anywhere" by Laura Lippman. It tells about a thirty-something wife and mother who is suddenly contacted by a serial killer on death row who had abducted her when she was fifteen. It was just nominated by the Mystery Writers of America (MWA) for an Edgar Award for best novel.

  2. Hadn't heard about the Jasper Fforde Dragonslayer book. Is it a new series?

  3. The Last Dragonslayer is Jasper Fforde's first foray into YA. It's currently only available from the UK (I believe) but this was on his website:

    "Harcourt Children's Books, an imprint of the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book Group, has acquired U.S. rights to The Last Dragonslayer and two other titles in a new middle-grade fantasy series by Jasper Fforde."

    So, from that I gather that it is the first in a series :)