Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Thursday Thirteen 252: Recently Read

In case you missed the memo and have been wondering where I've been the past month, my computer was fried -- well, not exactly fried, as it turns out, but the op system did get messed up by a power outage. Just my luck, the friend's husband who usually takes care of my computer? They were out of town for a week, so I ended up with NO home computer for about two weeks. It was painful, let me tell you.

About the only up side to being offline so long was the amount of reading I did for this month. So, here are thirteen books read since my last "Recently Read" post. As always, click any cover to find out more about the book.
















BOOK NOTES:

* The Time Machine by H.G. Wells was a group read for TNBBC at GoodReads. Not only good, but a fast read. It was featured in one of my last Teaser Tuesday posts.

* As you can see, I finished all of the Mercy Thompson and Alpha & Omega books by Patricia Briggs. Two great entertwining series, though I do recommend reading in order. Can't believe we have to wait until February 2013 for the next one, Frost Burned. Sigh...

* The three by Jeaniene Frost were short stories of 60-70 pages each that were previously published in anthologies and are now available singly in ebook format. I read all three in one day.

* Dead Reckoning is Sookie Stackhouse #11. I have the most recent book, Deadlocked, in Mount TBR.


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17 comments:

Joyce Lansky said...

Sounds like you've been busy. I'm currently reading a YA book called The Shifter by Janice Hardy. It's hard to put down.

http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

kaye said...

I haven't read "Fair Game" yet--is it Anna and Charles?

Heather said...

Joyce: Yes, pretty busy. It's amazing how much readong one can do when not distracted by the computer or TV (no cable and I hate summer programing) or other things in life. ;)

Heather said...

Kaye: Yes, Fair Game features Anna and Charles, and had quite the surprise ending.

Shelley Munro said...

I love Patricia Briggs' books. I'm also a little envious about your readathon. Broken computers have their advantages.

CountryDew said...

I've not read any of these; I will have to look up Patricia Briggs.

Heather said...

Shelley: Yes, sometimes broken computers do serve a purpose. Very inconvenient when you want/need to look something up, though.

Anita: If you like paranormal/urban fantasy with werewolves, I do hope you will check out Patricia Briggs. They are good, fun books!

colleen said...

You put me to shame!

Heather said...

Colleen: No need to feel shame--I obviously have no life, LOL. Actually, most of my reading was done in the evenings, sometimes late into the night, depending how engrossed in a book I was. It's been too hot to do much else.

The Gal Herself said...

You read all three in one day? What a compliment to the author! This TT was a great idea.

Heather said...

Yes, I read all three Frost novellas in one day, but they were fairly short. Combined they would have been about the equivelent of reading one full-length novel.

During the weeks I was without my home computer I averaged about one book a day, and am currently on book 21 just for this month alone. Been a long time since I read that much in such a short period!

My goal for 2012 is 100 books, and I am currently on number 67--that's 18 ahead of my goal. Of course, July is going to be so busy, it is sure to cut that lead in half.

Paige Tyler said...

Those sound great!

*hugs*
Paige

My TT is at http://paigetylertheauthor.blogspot.com

Heather said...

Paige: If you haven't read Patricia Briggs or Jeaniene Frost, those might be series you'd like. ;-)

Rekaya Gibson said...

Man, you rock. That looks like some good reading. I haven't seen or heard about any of those books. I hope you enjoyed them. Thanks for sharing and thank you for visiting me.

The Food Temptress

Heather said...

Thanks, Rekaya! Definitely some good books in this batch. I think the only one I wasn't so fond of was the Lorna Barrett.

Alice Audrey said...

I feel your pain. Just the few days I went with my dead laptop were bad for me.

Heather said...

Uh-huh... I bet it was even worse for you, being out of the country so long. Have you even started to catch up yet?