PK the Bookeemonster's Blog (12)

1/11/09 - Catching up

Eek, looks like I forgot yesterday. Well, I did sort of lose focus on the day because I had to to drop some mail off because the mail came too early and then I had to get some grocery items and then I went to lunch spontaneously with Barb and Jody and we did spend an hour and half talking. And then I had to come home and walk Tug and then deal with laundry and vacuuming and then the day just was away from me.



Finished MOSCOW RULES by Daniel Silva. 'Twas a good entry in the series but… Continue

Added by PK the Bookeemonster on January 12, 2009 at 4:58am — No Comments

TGIF

Made some progress last night in MOSCOW RULES; I'm a little over halfway done. I enjoy this series though I don't normally go for espionage-types. And though it is very well told and feels like authentic details, the plots seem to built the same each time: Gabriel kinda wants out of "The Office" (Israeli Intelligence) because he's done so much for them (like personally hunt down and kill six of the hijackers involved in the incident at the Munich Olympics) but keeps getting dragged in for just… Continue

Added by PK the Bookeemonster on January 10, 2009 at 10:24am — No Comments

01/08/09 - More MOSCOW RULES/Bookworms Carnival/Guilty Pleasures

I started MOSCOW RULES by Daniel Silva last night; actually just a few pages in so I don't have an opinion on it yet. But I don't want to leave you empty handed so.... The author's official website can be found at http://www.danielsilvabooks.com/content/index.asp. Among other information, it talks about his next book, THE DEFECTOR, being released on July 21st of this year. On his publisher's website, there is an interesting interview with him from around the release of his previous book which… Continue

Added by PK the Bookeemonster on January 9, 2009 at 4:38am — No Comments

1/07/09 - MOSCOW RULES - Daniel Silva/ Crime Thru Time

Todays Blog/Website of the Day is the official Crime Thru Time website: http://www.crimethrutime.com/. This is the companion to the Yahoo group of the same name. The site states, "Crime Thru Time is a web site dedicated to Historical Mysteries.We began as a discussion list and have since grown to a web site complete withinformation about upcoming releases, series/author book lists, timelines, and links of interest.Est. March 5, 1999."



I've been on a Veronica Mars binge, watching the… Continue

Added by PK the Bookeemonster on January 9, 2009 at 4:35am — 5 Comments

The Wire/Library visit

The Blog/Website of the Day is the episode guide to The Wire: http://www.hbo.com/thewire/episode/season1/episode01.shtml. I'm sure many have heard about this show that is now over -- all the raves are true. This is one amazing story told over five seasons. Life that is real, life that is on the streets, life that is not fair, day after day, so much depth and excellent characters. Like Band of Brothers, this is a testament to how good television can be and should be. I would also add HBO's… Continue

Added by PK the Bookeemonster on January 7, 2009 at 10:02am — No Comments

I don't like Mondays



Today's Blog of the Day is a terrific resource: The Historical Mystery Homepage. http://members.tripod.com/BrerFox/historicalmystery.html. It is updated with new releases as well as listing histmyst authors by alphabet and books/series by era if one has a particular time period they enjoy and would like to read. There are many many different historical mystery series to choose from, so jump in! Join usssssss......



I made the online… Continue

Added by PK the Bookeemonster on January 6, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

December 2008 reads

This is a cross-post from 4MA



BONES OF THE BURIED by David Roberts

2nd of 9 featuring Lord Edward Corinth, a jaded English aristocrat,

and Verity Browne, a leftist journalist, between the wars in 1930s

London, England. "It's 1936, Spain is on the verge of civil war and

Lord Edward Corinth is coming to terms with the decline of his own

titled class in England made all too clear by the murder of three of

his Eton classmates. Verity Browne she asks for his… Continue

Added by PK the Bookeemonster on January 5, 2009 at 9:38am — No Comments

Petrona/Crombie/rambling

BLOG OF THE DAY (BOD): Petrona: Thinking and Linking about Books, Reading, Writing, Publishing, The Web and More. http://petrona.typepad.com. I found this one by clicking around on the web, jumping from site to site. I love doing that; it can take you to unexpected places or find gems like this blog.



The problem is that I get clicking and lose all sense of time and purpose (like now). I've been spending the last hour getting excited about the Internet again and finding things I want… Continue

Added by PK the Bookeemonster on January 4, 2009 at 4:08am — No Comments

It's Friday, right? Darn holidays screwed me up again

[Note: Most posts are from my blog, pkmadsen.blogspot.com so references to things like "on the left" are from that webpage]



Today's Daily Blog showcase is on the left - historical mystery author Deanna Raybourn. (http://deannaraybourn.typepad.com/) She writes the wonderful Lady Julia Grey series set in 1880s England. There are two books thus far, SILENT IN THE GRAVE (2007) and SILENT IN THE SANCTUARY (2008). Her third book, SILENT ON THE MOOR comes out in March and I can hardly wait.… Continue

Added by PK the Bookeemonster on January 3, 2009 at 4:30am — No Comments

New Year's Eve Eve

Catching up a bit:



Finished THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO by Steig Larsson. As one may have noticed in yesterday's posting, it made my Top Ten list for the year. I can see why people have loved it. The characters are intriguing in Lisbeth and Blomqvist, but to me, the real strength lies in the plotting. So much going on but not overly so. First, it's a cold case, which I've always loved. And there's family secrects and revenge and financial shenanigans and sociopath Lisbeth's… Continue

Added by PK the Bookeemonster on December 31, 2008 at 8:33am — No Comments

Bookeemonster's Top Ten/ Bottoms

Tops:

REVELATION by CJ Sansom

THE HOUSE AT RIVERTON by Kate Morton

COMPANY OF LIARS by Karen Maitland

THE WHISKEY REBELS by David Liss

THE SERPENT'S TALE by Ariana Franklin

THE BRASS VERDICT by Michael Connelly

WHERE SERPENTS SLEEP by C.S. Harris

VOWS OF SILENCE by Susan Hill

GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO by Steig Larsson

ABSOLUTION by Caro Ramsay





Bottoms:

LIFE LINES by CJ Lyons

THAI DIE by Monica Ferris

SACRIFICE… Continue

Added by PK the Bookeemonster on December 31, 2008 at 8:28am — No Comments

Been away for a long long time...

Currently reading THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO by Steig Larsson. I'm sure, as readers, you've experienced that moment when the story catches your imagination. At that moment of "clicking", you cannot read anything else; you must know what is going on in this world and you won't stop until the end of the story. I love that moment. I don't know if it is as powerful as falling in love, but it has the principal. It has that difference between "I could walk away at anytime and not care" and "who… Continue

Added by PK the Bookeemonster on December 28, 2008 at 4:31am — No Comments

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