Friday, December 30, 2016

A Year in First Lines - 2016

The last month of the year is here, and so it’s time to play a particular game:“Take the first line of each month’s post over the past year and see what it tells you about your blogging year.”It’s an idea that started with The Indextrious Reader a few years ago, and is hosted this year at Beyond Eden Rock. I came across it at Brona's Books.
Note: Most of my posts begin with a title, author, and star rating. I have omitted that info here. 


Review: Death by Petticoat

I was expecting more from this book.


View from the Cheap Seats

This is a big book of essays and, as is typical of any large compilation, I thought some of them were better than others.


Review: A Great Reckoning

This novel was mostly about the past: that of Armand Gamache, of Three Pines, and the Academy of the Surete. 


Review: Quietly in their Sleep

I like the Brunetti novels mainly for the rich Venetian setting and the complex characters rather than the plot. 


Bones Never Lie

This is the 17th book in the Temperance Brennan series, which I have been listening to as audiobooks in random order based on what was on the shelf at the library. 


Happy Canada Day!

The 10th Canadian Book Challenge Begins today. 


Review: Cross Bones

Great audiobook (love Barbara Rosenblat as a narrator). 


Review: Devil Bones

I listened to this book read by Barbara Rosenblat--one of my favorite audiobook narrators. 


Review: Wind/Pinball

If it is important to you that stuff happens in books you read then Murakami may not be for you. 


Review: Fates and Furies

“Great swaths of her life were white space to her husband."


Review: One Summer: America, 1927

I loved the way this book looked at a very short span of time and considered a broad swath of what was happening then. 


What's in a Name 2016

The What's in a Name Challenge is being hosted once again at The Worm Hole. 

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