Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Thursday Thirteen 319: Recently Read

Time for a glimps of what I've been reading. Some of these were read in December (hence several Christmas selections), and a few are from this year. I'm off to a good start in my goal of 100 in the Goodreads 2014 Reading Challenge. As always, click on any cover for more info about a particular book.













BOOK NOTES:

ROW 1: These were all books set around Christmas and read in December. Cowboys and Angels is #13 in VLT's "Sons of Chance" series. Carol for a Corpse is book 15 in the "Hemlock Falls" series. I don't usually read series out of order, but I happened upon this one at the used book sale for only 50 cents, it is set at Christmas, and I don't expect to find the previous books any time soon. So . . . an exception was made. More Naughty was a stand-alone plucked out of Mount TBR.

ROW 2: The last three books read in 2013. Unsung Hero is book one of the "Troubleshooters" series. Untraceable is book one of the "Tracers" series. The last was a stand-alone.

ROW 3: The first three books finished in 2014. I tried to finish Epiphany (a 3-in-1 anthology) before the year ended, but between getting sick and New Year's . . . that didn't happen. The others are books five and six of Julie Miller's "The Precinct: Task Force" series.

ROW 4: The Canterville Ghost is short and something I've wanted to read for a while now. The Hound of the Baskervilles was the January selection for a Goodreads classics group. I decided to also read A Study in Scarlet. (Technically, they are in one volumn, but in order for them to count individually in the Goodreads Reading Challenge, I had to list them separately.) Also, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was the December Featured Author in the GR Cozy Mysteries group, so they served a dual purpose.

ROW 5: Dance Upon the Air is book one of the "Three Sisters Island" trilogy and was a January group read for a GR author group. Books two and three are to be read in February and March.



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26 comments:

Shelley Munro said...

I'd like to read the Canterville Ghost. I vaguely recall a TV show or a movie. Lots of familiar authors, but I haven't read any of these ones.

Jennifer Leeland said...

What did you think of The Canterville Ghost? I love the Three Sisters Island series. It's a favorite reread for me.
I reread the Conan Doyle Sherlock stories last year after binging on BBC Sherlock. Great selection, Heather. How's the weather where you are?

Dena Celeste said...

Oh, I love Dance Upon the Air! My Mama and I both read that trilogy together, and it's one of my favorites to this day.

My TT is about my favorite fetish fiction from the early days of my journey! http://denaceleste.blogspot.com/2014/02/thursday-thirteen-top-13-fetish-fiction.html

Colleen@Looseleafnotes said...

I love the cover of the Canterville Ghost. My last book was a nonfiction one by Wendell Berry.

Heather said...

Shelley: I liked The Canterville Ghost. There is a movie which I recorded off TCM a few years ago, but have not yet watched. I was planning to do so after I read the novella, but was so busy in December I never got round to it.

Heather said...

Jennifer: Really liked Canterville, and am now reading the second "Three Sisters" book. I also (finally) started the "Inn Boonsboro" series, and have Dark Witch to read as well.

The weather here is COLD. Bitterly so. Currently, at 8:30am, it is -6F with a windchill of -17. We're under a windchill advisory until 10am, and today's high is only supposed to be in the single digits. We haven't been above freezing in about two weeks, and it's only to be in teens and 20s through the next week. So tired of the extreme cold this year -- it's been warmer in Alaska!

Heather said...

Dena: Thanks, it was a good book. I've just started the second in the series, Heaven and Earth, only about a quarter into it so far.

Heather said...

Colleen: Thanks, though I primarily chose it as that edition was closest to my page count -- the version I read is in a large collected volumn. Some day I might get round to reading more of it, LOL.

mjdresselbooks said...

Oh, I'll have to read Dance Upon the Air. I love her books. Great list of books here. Stay warm and enjoy your day.

Alice Audrey said...

I loved Unsung Hero.

Paige Tyler said...

I love SB's Troubleshooters! Inspiration to my X-OPS! Have to check out the HQ Intrigues!

*hugs*
Paige

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

CountryDew said...

I'm already behind on my reading. I need to catch up! These look like fun. I think I have read Dance Upon Air.

Norma said...

This is an amazing list; warms my librarian heart.

Stephanie Sullivan said...

Great selection, Heather! I love Julie Miller and Nora Roberts. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. *HUGS*

Heather said...

MJ: Thank you. "Dance" was a good book. I'm halfway through the second book now.

Heather said...

Alice: "Unsung" was good. I have the next two waiting in Mount TBR. Maybe after I catch up on the two Nora series, lol.

Heather said...

Paige: Heh -- I had a feeling you might be interested in the Intrigues and the Blaze cowboy book. *G*

Heather said...

Anita: It was definitely a fun month of reading. I've been putting off two quarterly group reads because I know they won't be as fun, or as fast as some of these.

Heather said...

Thanks, Norma! Librarians have always seemed to love me, LOL. :D

Heather said...

Thanks, Stephanie! Julie Miller is one of few Harl. authors I still read, and I love Nora's books.

Rebecca said...

Suzanne Brockmann is one of my favorites. Have you read Catherine Coulter's FBI series?

Heather said...

Hi Rebecca! I've read a few of Coulter's FBI series, but have fallen way behind on them. Coulter is one of several favorite authors I need to catch up on.

Alice Audrey said...

I've got this Illuminati thing hanging over my head, so as soon as I'm done with Diva's I'll be back to that. And yeah, I'm on a Diva kick.

Heather said...

Illuminati thing? Dare I ask?

Alice Audrey said...

Nope. You dare not.

Heather said...

Alrighty then... :)