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Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Recently Read

The Eight by Katherine Neville.  Almost any and every character in history shows up at some point in this conspiracy/puzzle novel (think Dan Brown).  It is historical name-dropping.  Very long.  Not my thing, although I read it all.  And ask myself why.

Don't Breathe a Word by Jennifer McMahon.  Had this on my list for a long time.  Should have kept in on the TBR list.  Another disappointment--crossing McMahon off my list of authors.

Gone to Ground by Brandilyn Collins.  Hmmm.  An ARC about a string of murders in a small Mississippi town and about three women who all believe they know who the killer is.  Each woman has a different suspect in mind:  a brother, a husband, and employer.  In spite of the novel not really being my cup of tea, I did like Cherrie Mae.

I'm still reading several books of essays, but I'm still not reading much because I've been so wrapped up in my crafting projects.  Embroidery and doll making have occupied most of my time.

I have, however, watched some good documentaries:

Y Yoga Movie - which I really enjoyed after getting over the flamboyant fellow at the beginning.  Many interviews with yoga teachers like Shiva Rae and Seane Corn.

Also,  Craft in America - interviews with some outstanding craftsmen and women whose work is art.  Their work is not the kind of crafting I do, but genuine art--basket makers, furniture makers, and a blacksmith.  The interviews are informative and fascinating.

I've curtailed my library visits lately because I have so many books that I need to read from my own shelves, but I'm feeling the mystery obsession taking hold again and need a bag full from the library to help ease the withdrawal.

2 comments:

Kailana said...

I have hardly been to the library lately, either. I was there today and they commented on how they hadn't seen me in a while. I just have too many books to read!

Nan said...

Such a disappointment to have so many not-so-good books in a row. Yuck! I did read The Eight years and years ago and liked it, but I can't remember a thing!