Bout of Books ’09 Update on Books Read Thru Sunday

Posted January 12, 2014 by Kathy Davie in Challenges, Reading Books


The true challenge is my remembering to update this every day. Oops.



Number of pages read: 954

Number of books read: 2

Kim Harrison’s White Witch, Black Curse and Bernard Cornwell’s Sharpe’s Escape .


Number of pages read: 542

Number of books read: 1 and bits

Margaret Frazer’s The Bastard’s Tale, the first three chapters in Kim Harrison’s Black Magic Sanction, and almost halfway through Lori Foster’s Getting Rowdy.


Number of pages read: 273

Number of books read: 1 and a bit

Finished reading Lori Foster’s Getting Rowdy and was disappointed. Foster is usually good. This read more juvenile than anything. Review to come. Started reading C.E. Murphy’s Thunderbird Falls.


Number of pages read: 358

Number of books read: 1

Finished the rest of C.E. Murphy’s Thunderbird Falls. Good story.


Number of pages read: 432

Number of books read: 1

Erin M. Evans’ Adversary was very confusing for the first 40 or so pages, and then it started to come together. I’ve been reading this series, The Sundering, which is one of those a different-author-per-book types, and it’s definitely reading like standalone books. Paul S. Kemps’ The Godborn had a few more connections to R.A. Salvatore’s The Companions than Adversary does to either. I’m sort of assuming that as more I read more stories in the series that they’ll eventually start to come together…


Number of pages read: 883

Number of books read: 2 and a bit

A friend has been encouraging me to read Louise Penny, and I finally started with Still Life, partially because one of my groups is reading her this month. All I can say is WOW. I adore her. It has that cozy, cottagey feel, and Gamache seems a cross between Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot with a pinch of the more-settled Eve Dallas. I want to read more if only to delve deeper into Gamache’s life—his wife sounds amazing! I tidied up Kim Harrison’s Black Magic Sanction ahead of time to start the next in The Hollows series, Pale Demon in a couple more weeks. As a nightcap, I started in on Maya Banks’ Sweet Persuasion.