Books

by Karen on February 20, 2010

in Joseph's Coat

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 :)

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Heather February 20, 2010 at 6:51 pm

i haven’t read anything by Nevada Barr though have made myself a note and will check at my library. Thanks
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Crispy February 21, 2010 at 6:41 am

I too haven’t read anything from either author, I wrote them down to check them out next time I’m at my book trader’s. If I’m not stitching I’m reading.

Crispy

Teri Dingler, Montgomery, AL February 21, 2010 at 2:12 pm

Loving to read I will have to check these out – my favorite author is Jan Karon, and her “Mitford Series” which I have re-read three or four times – wonderful series – I love John Grisham and David Baldacci books – both are great – can’t wait to check out the above ones as I am always looking for new authors!
Teri

Miri February 21, 2010 at 3:21 pm

Thanks for the tip-I’ll check if our library has them. I’ve been very disappointed in my latest library picks so this comes at just the right time. I am listening to some good books-the Tarzan series, believe it or not!
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Nettie February 21, 2010 at 4:49 pm

Your books sound great, shall certainly check them out as I’ve not read either. Have you read the Tales of the City series {Armistead Maupin) I could read those over a few times, also: Don’t Lets Go to the Dogs Tonight (Alexandra Fuller) Most of Maya Angelou! there’s a book list in my blog side panel if you need suggestions. I really enjoyed the Secret Life of Bees, more than the film which I did enjoy. A romantic book I have read and re-read is the Weather in the Streets by Rosamund Lehmann, very much a woman’s book, the prequel is Invitation to the Waltz, tho I didn’t read in correct order!
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Nettie February 21, 2010 at 4:50 pm

Your books sound great, shall certainly check them out as I’ve not read either author. Have you read the Tales of the City series {Armistead Maupin) I could read those over a few times, also: Don’t Lets Go to the Dogs Tonight (Alexandra Fuller) Most of Maya Angelou! there’s a book list in my blog side panel if you need suggestions. I really enjoyed the Secret Life of Bees, more than the film which I did enjoy. A romantic book I have read and re-read is the Weather in the Streets by Rosamund Lehmann, very much a woman’s book, the prequel is Invitation to the Waltz, tho I didn’t read in correct order!
.-= Nettie´s last blog ..Design Team Thoughts =-.

chris February 21, 2010 at 5:12 pm

I love Nevada Barr. I have been on the wait list for the audiobook for 2 months. I guess everyone else loves her too.
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Karen L February 21, 2010 at 6:36 pm

Hi Karen, I don’t know Nevada Barr either but I will be checking out some of her books as they sound interesting. I just finished a Robin Pilcher book and really enjoyed it … couldn’t put it down. I have another of his that I just started. I picked these up because I always loved the Rosamunde Pilcher (The Shell Seekers, etc.) books and Robin is her son. And about the Secret Life of Bees book: if you ever get the chance to listen to the audio version, please do so as it is fantastic!!! The reader is perfect for the part and her accent is spot on. Seriously, if you like the book, you will love the audio version. I also try to read all the Jon Katz books as I have always loved to read dog/animal stories or almost any nature type story (favorites of all time are the James Herriot series). So, Navada Barr is on my list. Thanks for the recommendation.

Patchmaker February 22, 2010 at 7:15 am

Thanks Karen; I’m already a John Sandford fan, but I’ll definitely check out Nevada Barr!
Maggie
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nanci February 22, 2010 at 9:06 am

Karen, Robert Crais…fabulous not to put down till finished author!

What a fabulous name…Nevada Barr, only in America are wonderful names given…Like Apollo Onah…doesn’t that just sound like an Olympic athlete?

I shall check out Nevada, even just to see what she looks like with an awesome name like that.

I just wish John Sandford who is one of may favs also by the way would leave Minnesota in winter sometimes, his novels are always in cold weather. He needs to go to Arkansas…don’t you think?

Marianne February 22, 2010 at 6:32 pm

I saw 13 1/2 at the library but when I found out it didn’t feature her usual ranger, I passed it by. Will check it out next time since I do like Nevada Barr. Her “Winter Study” was quite good – spooky. You might also like JA Jance’s series about Sheriff Joanna Brady. Sue Grafton is still my fave.

Marianne

Marlene February 23, 2010 at 5:16 pm

I love both of those authors and I’m going to check my library online right now to see if they have them. Thanks for posting them! blessings, marlene
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