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    Reading Log – March 2019

    I finished a lot of Michael Connelly this month. The worst part is waiting for the eBook to become available from the library. Let’s just say I have a lot of books on hold! Also devoured a lot of Laura Lippman, whose Private Investigator protagonist reminds me fondly of Grafton’s Kinsey Millhone. Gotta say I’m not hugely keen on the Baltimore setting as it’s an American city I have no interest in, but her writing and plots are strong enough to see me through. I tried a few other crime writers in March: McIlvanney, Ellison, Peter James. None of them really grabbed me. I think I’m about to admit defeat…

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    Reading Log – February 2019

    I’ve been struggling with focus and motivation recently, so I was surprised to see that I finished 34 books in Feb. Mostly novels, particularly books in series’ by authors I enjoy like Michael Connelly & Candice Fox (crime/mystery) or Steven Saylor & Ruth Downie (crime/mystery set in Ancient Rome). Eden by Candice FoxNever Never by James Patterson and Candice FoxThe Venus Throw by Steven SaylorA Murder on the Appian Way by Steven SaylorTerra Icognita by Ruth DownieFall by Candice FoxBlack & Blue by James Patterson and Candice FoxAll the Missing Girls by Megan MirandaLight the Dark by Joe FasslerIt’s OK to Feel Things Deeply by Carissa PotterA Pocket Full of…

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    Reading Log – January 2019

    A new year, a new list. Up until a few days ago, I felt like I’d hardly ready anything this month, but apparently I’ve cranked out quite a few novels! Only five non-fic books made my Jan list; the rest was genre fic, mostly mystery stuff. All in all, I finished 32 books in January. I’m making my way through Michael Connelly’s back catalogue after picking up “The Late Show”, which was published mid-2017. The old stuff is a little dated, but in a very entertaining “L.A. noir in the ’90s” way. I also stumbled across Steven Saylor’s Roma Sub Rosa novels, which are mysteries set in the ancient Roman…