Three day weekend, Yahoo!
Lot's to do and very little motivation to do it. So I got out of the house for a bit and took a trip to my favorite bookstore, Borders.
I found a couple of books I simply couldn't live without. With a lighter spirit and pocketbook, I took my treasures home.
The first book is by a writer, who I've seen a lot of but haven't read. Eternal Love by Maggie Shayne. The cover on this one is beautiful and has an ethereal quality to it.
The next is a research book with lots of good stuff on autopsies and crime scene investigation. The author is Lee Lofland and the title is Police Procedure & Investigation. Written by a former police detective with lots of experience in major felony cases, this one has proved most interesting. A good book for your research shelf.
I happened to notice Karen Marie Moning's new book Blood Fever is on the shelves. In hardcover. Grrrr.
I normally don't have issues with hardcover if I really, really, really like the writer's work, like Jim Butcher. He never disappoints me and for a matter of fact, I wish I could get all of his books in hardcover, because I will read them more than once and I collect them.
Besides, it's that time of year, when I torture my teenagers by reading to them before school. Life moves so fast, and reading to them in the morning is my way of grabbing some of that time and making it matter. I make a big breakfast, and read a chapter to them. You get eye rolling and snippy comments, but eventually, even though they try to hide it, sparks of interest show in their eyes. They hate me for it now, but they will thank me later. We've read King Kong, The Hobbit, and 1776. Each book has given me time with my children without the television, without the computer or video games. It has given me time with them. If you haven't done this, I highly recommend it. Go ahead, torture your teenagers.
Hmmm got off track a bit. Back to hardcovers...
Karen let me down a bit on the last book, Dark Fever. It's the first book I've read of hers where she wrote in first person, and I really didn't care for it much. I like her third person style much better.
The rest of her books are quite yummy, but this last one felt very impersonal. So guess what? I'll wait for paperback. Sorry Karen, but my $22.00 is better spent on a nice research book about autopsies. Wonder if my kids might like that. Hmmmm