Sunday, December 28, 2008

"B" Is For Burglar by Sue Grafton

Published: 1985

Pages: 320 pages

5 stars

The second book in the alphabet series featuring the private investigator Kinsey Millhone.

She is approached by a Beverly Danziger who is looking for her sister Elaine Boldt to sign some formal papers, so Kinsey is hired to find her. She thought it would be easy, only to find herself in a missing persons case upgraded to solving a mystery of the death of the missing lady's neighbor.

Fast paced interesting twists and turns. Very enjoyable fast read!

"B" Is for Burglar was awarded the 1986 Anthony Award for Best Novel at Bouchercon, the World Mystery Convention, in Baltimore, Maryland. The novel also won the 1986 Shamus Award for Best Novel from the Private Eye Writers of America

Other points of view about this book :)

Erika Lynn at Kiss My Books

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris

Year Published: 2002

291 pages

5 stars

This is the second in the Southern Vampires series featuring Sookie Stackhouse.

It starts with a 'friend' of Sookie turning dead in a police car, then she gets hired by the Dallas vampires to help them find a missing 'brother'. A lot of adventures in both Dallas and Bon Temps with some Eric thrown in.

Very good fast read, I had trouble putting the book down, the adventure builds up and you just have to know what happens. In addition to Eric being a main character in this book makes it even better than the first one!

A recommended read for those who enjoyed the first book. It seems this series is getting better and better :)

These are my reviews for the books I read from this series in order:
1. Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris

Other Reviews..

Another review @ Books And So Many More Books

Fyrefly @ Fyrefly's Book Blog

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Many Bloody Returns (Anthology)

Year published: 2007

(368 pages)

5 stars

Although I didn't expect I will enjoy short stories since I haven't been reading many for a while but this was an awesome collection.

I just loved it! It was so much fun!!

It consisted of 13 stories so I kinda wrote a note about each one.. It was hard to pick a favorite, since I really enjoyed them but my least
favorite were #2 and #10

1. Dracula Night by Charlaine Harris
Sookie Stackhouse is invited to a party where the guest of honor would like a taste of her.I liked it very much although since I only read one book of the series it kinda had some spoilers that I didn't care to know about! They should have warned me! More Eric :D

2. The Mournful Cry of Owls by Christopher Golden
Vampires are a myth, Shtriga is the real deal!!This story was ok although not good enough for me.

3. I Was A Teenage Vampire by Bill Crider
A birthday party with a vampire as a guest of honor turns sour. Nice!

4. Twilight by Kelley Armstrong
Nice new idea for vampires, they have to make an annual kill to live another year! One life lost, one year gained :)

5. It's My Birthday, Too by Jim Butcher
A Harry Dresden short story fighting some vampires with his brother vamp Thomas.I never read any Dresden books, so I guess I would have understood it more if I did, I just might start reading them. It was action filled fun!

6. Grave-Robbed by P.N. Elrod
It's about the undead detective Jack Fleming from the Vampire Files series. I liked him so I'll check his series.A girl comes complaining about her sister trying to communicate with her dead husband, and gets carried away.

7. The first Day of the Rest of Your Life by Rachel Caine
Nice theory about vampires being protectors. You sign a contract with one and earn his protection. NICE! Can I have Eric ?!

8. The Witch and the Wicked by Jeanne C. Stein
A caterer/self employed/witch gets herself in a predicament when she enhances her night cream with vampire ash. Interesting !

9. Blood Wrapped by Tanya Huff
Since I love Blood Ties (the TV series) this is the author who wrote the books that the series is based on. This was a short story about some
of the main characters, but since I didn't read the series I guess I tripped on some spoilers .. But it was refreshing.. mmm Henry the vamp :)

10. The Wish by Carolyn Haines
A mother looses her twins in front of her eyes and then gets angry with death for taking them. Not bad!

11. Fire and Ice and Linguini for Two by Tate Hallaway
A witch and a vampire meet an energy sucking demon. Nice and cute!

12. Vampire Hours by Elaine Viets
A soon to be dumped wife seeks refuge in turning to the dark side and considering revenge!! VERY GOOD!

13. How Stella Got Her Grave Back by Toni L.P. Kelner
Stella the vampire went to check on her grave on her birthday only to find someone else buried there. A bit of mystery here :)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Suzanne's Diary For Nicholas by James Patterson

Date Published: 2003

304 pages

5 stars

This book is amazing!! I just can't start to say how much I LOVED it!!
It so romantic and sentimental, it just tears your heart.I never knew James Patterson wrote other that crime books, this is a first for me and I have to admit although I love his crime books
this is even better if that is even possible!He should definetly write more romance, he really knows his stuff..

Now for the story..
Katie and Matt are in love, so naturaly she is expecting a marriage proposal very soon. Instead he shocks her out of the blue by breaking up with her. Devestated and crushed she receives a package the next day with a Diary.

The story is basically of what this diary contains, it's so beautifully written you will just love the characters.

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Books Read In 2007

  • PS, I Love You by Cecilia Ahern
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling
  • Where There is Evil by Sandra Brown
  • Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
  • New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
  • The Sins of the Fathers by Lawrence Block
  • Time to Murder and Create by Lawrence Block
  • Drop Dead Sexy by Elisa Adams