Monday, January 11, 2016

Still reading

One of my accomplishments last year was meeting my reading goal. This year I am already a book ahead of schedule.

I finished my audio book, The Kill Artist by Daniel Silva. It was not my cup of tea, it left me feeling confused. OK fine spy and espionage stories are never quite clear to me. Could someone please get me the Cliff's Notes on the last Matt Damon/Jason Bourne movie too? I had a severely hard time tracking that movie. Anyways The Kill Artist is the first book in the Gabriel Allon series. I will most likely try the second book but I don't hold out much hope for the series.

So today I tossed all memories of keeping spy characters straight along with their aliases and jumped joyfully into Anne of Green Gables. We had Laura Ingalls Wilder while I was growing up. I'm sure Laura having spent The Long Winter in South Dakota had something to do with it. I had not met Anne till we moved to New York and I caught part of the mini series on PBS. I fell in love. Now I get to really fall in love, hopefully. I giggled to myself today when I read Adriene had found all her old LM Montgomery books in her parent's house. I bet if Adriene liked her I will like Anne too.

I finished up Cat on the Edge, boy was that a quirky book. I'm not sure how I feel about human/cat transformations but I did like how the end wrapped up. I think I will continue on at least for the next book. It was quite slow moving for the first half. Now that we have characters established I am curious to see how the feline sleuths do.

I am slowly enjoying The Garden of Intrigue by Lauren Willig. It has taken me some time but I do enjoy this series. I don't really like the modern day characters, they're too whiny for me, but the Napoleonic spies? Yes please sign me up for more.  My favorite of that series was Mischief in the Mistletoe. You gotta love an author that nicknames their leading man Turnip.

This week's finished book will be My Wicked Little Lies by Victoria Alexander. I have loved her books in the past and discovered a new series. This one has a bit of spy intrigue. It is a little different in that the hero and heroine are already married. I'm pulling for them to get back on the trail for happily ever after. (It is a romance novel so the odds are very good.)

So apparently I like my spies to be true couples with a dash of romance. What can I say I really, really like happy endings.

1 comment:

  1. Honestly, the Bourne movies got on my nerves after a while... a whole bunch of car chases with no dialogue. Man. And like, why didn't he just wear a hat or something to escape the surveillance cameras?? Sigh. I hear the books are much better. I might give them a try sometime.