Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Recent Reads

I've been getting a lot of reading in lately which I love. I've also been determined to stop buying new things, including books, until I use and read what I have. Which means I'm finally working through the piles of books I've been wanting to get to (some for years).

On my train ride to Malice Domestic I finally picked up Girl on a Train by Paula Hawkins. Weirdly I didn't realize what I'd done until I was about to board the train.  I've read some mixed reviews about this book, but I really liked it. Of course I really like psychological suspense. I thought the main character was intriguing and the concept was brilliant. Who doesn't ride a train and wonder about the lives beyond the windows? I definitely thought this book was worthy of the hype.

On my way home from Malice Domestic I started The Anatomist's Wife (A Lady Darby Mystery) by Anna Lee Huber. I'm embarrassed by how long this has been sitting on my shelf. Obviously I'm not finished with this yet, but so far I'm really enjoying it. I love historical mysteries with a female protagonist in an untraditional role. If all goes well I suspect I'll be looking for more in this series.

And the Malice Domestic conference? It was great fun as always. There is nothing I love more than the opportunity to sit down and talk with my clients in person. I've returned home with a list of goals and tasks I need to accomplish. So I guess it's time to put the pleasure reading down and get to work.



Anonymous said...

I think it is great that you are catching up on your reading list, but don't forget, the books we don't read, the ones we will never read, are just as important. They remind us that somewhere, someone read something I didn't, someone knows something I don't. We will never read all the books. No one will. Having them around keeps us humble and hungry. Enjoy your catching up!

AJ Blythe said...

Gasp. You're not buying books until you read all the ones you have? You must have superwoman-like will power.

I couldn't do that. Not only because my TBR (to-be-read) pile is in well into the hundreds (okay, probably nearing the 400s, but who's counting?) and it would probably mean never buying a book again in my lifetime, but how can you resist all those fabulous books out there?

Obviously I must have a problem. Is there a 12-step program for book addicts?