Category: 2014 Reads

2014 Reads, Thrillers

Sanctus Book 1 of the Sancti Trilogy – Simon Toyne

Inside the Citadel in the ancient city of Ruin resides a select group of monks charged with protecting the Sacrament, along with thousands of ancient texts discovered over the millennium.  The nature of the Sacrament is known only to a select few of those monks - the Sancti. But when Brother Samuel is initiated into the Sancti, and discovers what the Sacrament is, he decides can not live with that knowledge or continue to belong to the Sancti. He makes a harrowing and torturous climb to the top of the Citadel, where he stands for hours in a pose symbolic...

2014 Reads, Mysteries

Harry Dolan’s Very Bad Men (David Loogan Series #2)

Harry Dolan's Very Bad Men is the second book in the David Loogan series,  Dolan's follow-up to Bad Things Happen about which Stephen King  said..... "Great F****ing Book Man, I was totally hooked"  I am in total agreement with the great Mr. King's assessment of Bad Things Happen and I feel the same way about  Very Bad Men!! In Harry Dolan's Very Bad Men, David Loogan and Elizabeth Waishkey have settled down to a simple life  after the tumultuous events in Bad Things Happen, until one day when David, as editor of Gray Streets magazine receives a manuscript that begins...

2014 Reads

Reading Three Books, added three to the “to be read” pile! Oh, my!

So while I haven't finished any books in a little while that doesn't mean that I haven't been reading and  out buying new books, much to the consternation of my better half. So what's been happening. First I started to read the second book in the David Loogan series from Harry Dolan Very Bad Men, which I have checked out of the library. No, wait, first I started to read William Kent Krueger's latest Cork O'Connor book Windigo Island on the Kindle, then Very Bad Men. Then to compound everything,  I went to Dollar General where I  saw  Sanctus by Simon...

2014 Reads, Mysteries

Amanda Kyle Williams – Stranger in the Room (Keye Street Series #2)

Ok so I did not really enjoy the first half of Amanda Kyle Williams The Stranger that You Seek, but the second half of the book was really good, and propelled me on to the second book in the Keye Street series Stranger in the Room. For me, there was no weak first half in this book, it grabbed me from the start and did not let go until the last page! Miki Ashton, Keye Street's cousin returns home after a night on the town, puts the key in the front door of her house, before she can open the...

2014 Reads, Mysteries

Where Monsters Dwell – (Odd Singsaker Book #1) – Jorgen Brekke – Hop on the Brekke Bandwagon!!

When I first picked up Where Monsters Dwell by Jorgen Brekke, I knew nothing about the book, but when I read what Steve Berry wrote about the book.... "History pulses with life and excitement in this chilling and foreboding read. Jorgen Brekke delivers what thriller readers crave, or at least what this reader craves - action, history, secrets, conspiracies, and international settings. Couldn't ask for anything more."   and Library Journal wrote'.... "Engrossing... grissly murders investigated by likable detectives. This mystery is perfectly grim without being bleak."   I thought that this would be a book, right up my alley,...

2014 Reads, Self Help

Your Life Calling:Reimagining the Rest of Your Life – Jane Pauley

When I saw Jane Pauley's book.Your Life Calling in the library last week it was like, yes! This is the right book at the right time! And while it was not exactly what I anticipated, it was nevertheless a good read. See two months ago, I applied for Social Security, more out of necessity than actually wanting to retire. Throughout this past year, the work that I have done for the last 34 years,  has just not been there, and I have mostly been collecting unemployment and thinking about how I want to move forward with my life. I really...