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The Week In Books: November 5 – November 11

Check it out!  Reading more like normal – even though it was election week.  Thank you very much library.  Don’t expect this to last though – I’ve got more visitors arriving this week, so sightseeing will be back to full speed.  I’ve only got a few weeks left here now too.

Read:

A Conjuring of Light by VE Schwab

The Ruin of a Rake by Cat Sebastian

The Soldier’s Scoundrel by Cat Sebastian

It Takes Two to Tumble by Cat Sebastian

Now That You Mention It by Kristin Higgins

Turbo Twenty-Three by Janet Evanovich

Agatha Raisin and the Day the Floods Came by MC Beaton

A Terrible Beauty by Tasha Alexander

Hardcore Twenty-Four by Janet Evanovich

Started:

So Much Blood by Simon Brett

When A Scot Ties the Knot by Tessa Dare

Still reading:

Priestdaddy by Patricia Lockwood

Fear by Bob Woodward

The Forgotten Room by Lauren Willig, Karen White and Beatriz Williams

Malice at the Palace by Rhys Bowen

One book bought and a few more library books borrowed…

Bonus picture:

Jasmine Guillory talking to Petra Mayer at Politics and Prose at the Wharf on Thursday.

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The Week In Books: October 29 – November 4

Another week with not a huge amount of reading done – but I had a fabulous time with my sister and her boyfriend while they were here.  I’m all on my lonesome again now, but it’s midterm elections on Tuesday so reading time may not be huge this week…

Read:

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina 1 by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

True Blood 1 by Alan Ball

Star Trek TNG: Mirror Broken 0 by David Tipton

Tricky Twenty-Two by Janet Evanovich

Queen of Hearts by Rhys Bowen

Cast, In Order of Disappearance by Simon Brett

Started:

Malice at the Palace by Rhys Bowen

Turbo Twenty-three by Janet Evanovich

Still reading:

Priestdaddy by Patricia Lockwood

Fear by Bob Woodward

A Conjuring of Light by VE Schwab

The Forgotten Room by Lauren Willig, Karen White and Beatriz Williams

Little Sis left on Saturday – I consoled myself with a trip to the library and a massive pile of library books.  Which is an improvement on my usual method of cheering myself up by buying a stack of books…

This week’s bonus picture: Washington Wizards trying (and failing) to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder

Basketball game

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October Stats

New books read this month: 26*

Books from the to-read pile: 5 (although it’s more an acquired in America pile)

Ebooks read: 19

Books from the Library book pile: 2

Non-fiction books: 9

#ReadHarder categories completed: 9

Pop Sugar categories completed: 13

Most read author: Rhys Bowen (3 books and a novella)

Books read this year:  309

Books bought: 3 ebooks, 3 ebooks

Books on the Goodreads to-read shelf: 566 (I don’t have copies of all of these!)

Another dip in reading – due to this US trip and all the work and sightseeing and travel.  And I’ve bought a few books too – I think about 8 all in although i suspect they won’t all be coming home with me at the end of November!

Bonus picture: part of the mystery section at Strand bookshop in New York

 

The mystery section in Strand Books

*Includes some short stories/novellas/comics (7 this month)

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The Week In Books: October 22 – October 28

I feel like I spent the first half of the week recovering from Texas and the second half preparing for my little sister and her boyfriend to arrive. And that’s before all the news that happened this week. Which was a lot. So not as much reading done as I wanted, and I have no idea if there’ll be a Book of the Week post tomorrow. Sorry.

Read:

Heirs and Graces by Rhys Bowen

Sorrow on Sunday by Ann Purser

A Picture of Murder by TE Kinsey

Sleep Like a Baby by Charlaine Harris

Started:

Queen of Hearts by Rhys Bowen

The Forgotten Room by Lauren Willig, Karen White and Beatriz Williams

Still reading:

Priestdaddy by Patricia Lockwood

Fear by Bob Woodward

A Conjuring of Light by VE Schwab

No books bought, but a big stack borrowed from the library…

Bonus picture: my favorite specimen at the Botanic Gardens. It’s like a muppet and a plant had a baby.

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The Week In Books: October 15 – October 21

I had a very busy and exciting week – starting in New York and culminating in a couple of days in Dallas. Thus not much reading done. But je ne regrette rien.

Read:

To Obama by Jeanne Marie Laskas

Skin Tight by Carl Hiassen

Mardi Gras Murder by Ellen Byron

Miss Seeton Flies High by Hamilton Crane

Started:

Heirs and Graces by Rhys Bowen

A Conjuring of Light by VE Schwab

Still reading:

Priestdaddy by Patricia Lockwood

Fear by Bob Woodward

I *may* have bought a book in New York.  But what happens in New York stays in New York right?

Bonus picture: the view from the grassy knoll on Sunday afternoon.

View of Dealy Plaza from the Grassy Knoll

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The Week In Books: October 8 – October 14

As suspected, I’ve been so busy with my visit from Him Indoors that I haven’t done as much reading as last week. But I regret nothing!

Read:

Royal Blood by Rhys Bowen

Naughty in Nice by Rhys Bowen

Forever and a Day by Jill Shalvis

All the Little Liars by Charlaine Harris

Death of a Russian Doll by Barbara Early

Started:

Skin Tight by Carl Hiassen

Still reading:

Priestdaddy by Patricia Lockwood

Fear by Bob Woodward

To Obama by Jeanne Marie Laskas

No books bought – and I now have a proper library card too!

Update: here’s a bonus picture from Sunday night in New York!

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The Week In Books: October 1 – October 7

This is more like it isn’t it? I’m back in the grove and have also discovered some of Washington’s bookshops, which may be dangerous! But I’ve also joined the library, so that may help reduce temptation! The first of my visitors from home arrives this week, so the reading run may not continue…

Read:

Aunty Lee’s Delights by Ovidia Yu

Frill Kill by Laura Childs

Legwork by Katy Munger

Death in the Spotlight by Robin Stevens

The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish

At Last by Jill Shalvis

Masked Ball at Broxley Manor by Rhys Bowen

Started:

Royal Blood by Rhys Bowen

Death of a Russian Doll by Barbara Early

Still reading:

Priestdaddy by Patricia Lockwood

Fear by Bob Woodward

To Obama by Jeanne Marie Laskas

Five books bought – two secondhand, three new. And two library books borrowed too.

Bonus picture: part of the cozy crime section in my local Barnes and Noble!