I know a lot of you quilters are also lovers of books. I have to share the name and author of the latest book that I just finished and could barely put down until I finished it. I have been reading it since last night and finished it a moment ago! The author is Nevada Barr and the book is called 13 1/2. If any of you have read her books in the past you know she normally writes a series about a woman park ranger and national parks — this one is so totally different you wouldn’t believe it. It is a novel and not her regular character and regular story line – totally different subject and characters – although murder still plays a large part in this total psychological thriller. I think I figured out the twist about a third of the way into the book. Check her out at this link : Nevada Barr
Another author that I love has a new book coming out in the middle of May - John Sandford newest in the Prey series “Storm Prey“. Sometimes I check books out at the library and some I buy – this is one author that I buy all of his books – I have one shelf devoted to his books I can never put them down until I am finished with them it seems. I can’t wait for the new book to come out. I know some people do not re-read books. I really can’t figure that one out. When I find a book that I really enjoy I tend to go back to it. I have some books on my shelves that I have probably re-read more than 3 or 4 times over the years. I have read the entire Prey series 3 times I think. But then I am the same with movies too and can watch a movie over and over again and enjoy them years later as much as I did the first time.
I am constantly looking for new authors to read as the authors I like can’t keep up with me LOL. I think I read as much as I quilt. And talking of quilting I made a start on the Devil’s Puzzle quilt last night before I picked up the book! Good thing or I wouldn’t have gotten any quilting done last night.
Of course I am now done with the 3 books that I checked out of the library early in the week – I did a lot of reading this week – and now I have nothing for the rest of the weekend until I can go to the library again on Monday - I guess I will have to let my fingers go walking through the books on the shelves and see what it will be for the rest of the week – but I think I will go get some quilting done first