Category: 2015 Reads

2015 Reads, Mysteries

Peter James – You Are Dead

Peter James - You Are Dead - Roy Grace # 11  **** Book 50 of 2015   Peter James  has written eleven police procedural novels featuring Brighton Detective Superintendent (DS) Roy Grace. The eleventh installment in this series is You Are Dead and the first book that I have read in the series. I can tell you it won't be the last!! You Are Dead is the 50th book that I have read in 2015. I am now one book away from my goal!! You Are Dead opens with the abduction of a young woman Logan Somerville, from the parking...

2015 Reads

The Smothers Brothers were dangerously funny!

Dangerously Funny: The Uncensored Story of the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour - David Bianculli As we come to the end of 2015, I now have only two more books to read to reach my lofty goal of 51 books read. Book 49 for the year was Dangerously Funny: The Uncensored Story of the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour by David Bianculli. It took Bianculli fifteen years and countless interviews with the people involved to tell the story of these very funny and very volatile Brothers. To many of us who lived through the three years, their show was the only one...

2015 Reads, Historical Fiction

Whistling Past the Graveyard and Amazing Grace……

Separated by 30 years but has that much changed..... Yesterday, i finished Whistling Past the Graveyard, the 48th book that I have read this year! Three more to go to reach my goal of 51! I finished the 47th book Amazing Grace: The Lives of Children and the Conscience of a Nation by Jonathan Kozol a few days prior and as I thought about the books, I began to see similarities between the books. The big dissimilarity is that Whistling Past the Graveyard is a novel and Amazing Grace is nonfiction. The other is that Whistling Past the Graveyard is...

2015 Reads, Reading Challenges Books

Reading Challenges – November 2015 Update!

Reading Challenges a November and 2015 Update! As the end of November approaches, it's time again to recap the books that I read this month and my reading plan for December.  Even though November has been a busy month, I have still managed to finish three books. First Secondhand Souls by Christopher Moore, followed by Patrick Lee's second book in the Sam Dryden series Signal and most recently Jonathan Kozol's Amazing Grace:The Lives of Children and the Conscience of a Nation. I finished Amazing Grace this evening, so I will try to write about it tomorrow. Now to update where...

2015 Reads, Science Fiction

Signal – Patrick Lee’s Latest!

Signal - Patrick Lee (Sam Dryden # 2) **** Patrick Lee has a penchant for writing thrillers with a bit of science fiction weaved into the storyline. His last two books Runner and  his current release Signal, both feature Sam Dryden and ex-special forces operative battling forces against advanced technologies. My first encounters with the works of Patrick Lee was the Travis Chase trilogy which included The Breach, Ghost Country and Deep Sky. In that series The Breach sends artifacts and people back and forth through a time portal. In Signal, Dryden confronts a machine that receives signals from the...

2015 Reads, Science Fiction

Secondhand Souls from the Mind of Christopher Moore!!

Secondhand Souls - Christopher Moore - Grim Reaper #2 - Book 45 of 2015 Christopher Moore may be very near the top of my list of authors that make me laugh out loud when I read their books!! His latest book Secondhand Souls certainly did that in many places! Secondhand Souls is the second book in the Grim Reaper series, that feature Charlie Asher and his daughter Sophie and a crazy cast of characters. From Goodreads.com..... In San Francisco, the souls of the dead are mysteriously disappearing—and you know that can't be good—in New York Times bestselling author Christopher Moore's...