Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Also! Bonus reading update!

In the last two weeks, I read a new mystery called THE DROWNING RIVER by Christobel Kent. New Italian series along the lines of the Donna Leon books, although this is set in Florence. I liked it a lot, actually. Very atmospheric. Interesting characters. My main criticism is that it depends overmuch on coincidence to further the plot. I also realize I'm having this problem with a lot of mysteries these days--after all is said and done, the endings don't quite deliver.

Still. Read another mystery by the popular Nevada Barr who sets her mysteries in various national parks. Lots of my friends dig Barr's books, but I wasn't crazy about HIGH COUNTRY. It's a well-done thriller set in Yosemite but I guess it just wasn't my cup of tea. Didn't love the main character, Anna Pigeon.

AND I did read THE RELUCTANT WIDOW by my reliable go-to standby, Georgette Heyer. WIDOW falls into her "caper" category, which isn't my fave. I was kinda disappointed.

So yeah. It looks like I've been kind of a grumpy reader lately . . .


LucindaF said...

I've been a grumpy reader too. I haven't got past the first 30 pages of anything lately.

So props to you for finishing them, even with full grumptitude going on.

donnette perkins said...

Did I ever tell you that Nevada Barr and I were roommates one summer? This is true.

Donna said...

Did I ever tell you I named Nevada Barr?

She went by the less than lyrical Alice McFarland.

I fixed that.

BBB said...

Sounds like you need a trip to the bakery.

Jayne said...

Wow, Georgette Heyer. Many hours of my reading life have been spent with her.