Thursday, September 25, 2008


One of the toughest things for a bibliophile is that age old question-What do I read next?
One of the books the "kids" recommended this summer(Margaret Atwood, The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters, or Fall on Your Knees by MacDonald?)
OR should I catch up one of my series-Edna Buchanan, Louise Penney, Cordelia Frances Biddle or....
OR should I re-read next month's book club selection or read ahead?
OR finally re-read The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett that I have been meaning to read all summer (I know, it's fall already)
OR Oprah just announced her next book...

OR what do YOU think I should read next?

Saturday, September 20, 2008


I just finished Michael Koryta's newest novel, Envy the Night. ( It is amazing, fabulous, hard to put down, suspensefull, all of the above. He has written a book so tightly crafted, it is just wonderful. It's the story a young man who returns to a childhood spot to extract revenge on a man who he believes betrayed his father. You'll have to read it yourself if you want to find out if he did.

I really like Michael's works. With each new novel, he just gets better and better. His plots are often complex and compelling. The books are always readable (even when you have to put it down for a while because he has built the suspense to a fever pitch and you need to breath a minute before you can finish.) And he's a nice guy too. I've met him at library events and book signings and he's okay. And much better looking than his picture on the book cover suggests.

So go out and buy a copy of Envy the Night. You'll want to own it-it's that good. Then tell all your friends and tell them to buy a copy. You won't want to share.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Book Heaven

Yep-That's where I was this weekend. It was "Mystery Comes to Michigan" at my library this weekend. % fabulous authors came to discuss their books and writing and stuff. They were a lot of fun. And they all have websites so check out Suzanne Arruda's Jade Cameron series, Cordelia Frances Biddle's site for Martha Beale and more, Chris Grabenstien's for mayhem at the Jersey shore, Kathryn Miller Haines' for her take on World War II New York, and Peter Leonard's new Michigan crime fiction.
I learned alot and had lots of fun. Thanks to some great people.

Then if that wasn't enough, the next day was the Kerrytown Bookfest. A whole day of books and authors. I got to see "my" authors interacting on different panels and I got to see some old favorites (Big shout out to Beverly Jenkins) and I met some new authors. Great, a longer TBR pile. *sigh* the trails of being a bibliophile. I'll have to tell you more about Kerrytown before the event next year. It's a great way to spend a Sunday and a fun city to spend it in.

Gotta go and look up some things and place holds on all those books I didn't buy.