Archive for September 3rd, 2009

Recent Reads

Walking in Circles Before Lying Down by Merrill Markoe

Walking in Circles Before Lying DownLight without being fluffy, fun, and full of canine humor.

Deception Point by Dan Brown

deception-pointClassic Dan Brown.  A similar read to Digital Fortress, another of his books.

Angels & Demons by Dan Brown

angels_and_demonsAnyone who liked The DaVinci Code will enjoy Angels & Demons.  I can’t wait to see the Angels & Demons movie!  (I know I’m a little late to see it in the theater, so at this point I’m just going to wait until it comes out on DVD.)

Melting Stones by Tamora Pierce 

melting stones

Tamora Pierce is obviously one of my favorite YA authors.  That said, Melting Stones was not one of my favorite of her books.  (However, I just re-read her book Wild Magic because I like it so much.)

Dead as a Doornail by Charlaine Harris 

dead as a doornail

The 5th Sookie Stackhouse novel–better than the last two 🙂  I really think it’s my mood that changes, not Ms. Harris’s writing; I have to be in the “right” mood to really get into her books.

A Case of Need by Michael Crichton (under the pseudonym Jeffery Hudson)


This was Crichton’s first novel, written while he was still in medical school and published in 1968 (a year before The Andromeda Strain was published).  It’s probably not quite as good as his subsequent work, but it’s Crichton-like none-the-less.  Be aware that abortion rights discussion & arguements are woven into the plot and the book was written during a time when race & segregation were omnipresent social issues.

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