Monday, October 06, 2014

Six Books

Book One

Rooms by Lauren Oliver.  Hoarding hermit dies and family comes to his house for inheritance, the building's ghosts observe.

Book Two 

The Day the Streets Stood Still by JaQuavis Coleman.  I have not bought much "street lit" before because I figured "Will this book sit and gather dust in small town Wisconsin? Will local readers relate and read something about a black guy drug dealer in the city?". Yeah, because people in small town Wisconsin have so much in common with a 6'5" ex-Army officer who roams the U.S. solving mysteries and rescuing women in trouble, beats people up and kills others, and has sex with police women in every novel. If people read the Jack Reacher series why wouldn't they read this one?

Book Three

Lost Key by Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison.  I'm not sure if this is a new author photo for Coulter. The photo feels very familiar but I am wondering if it is a different shot from the same photography session. Coulter's photo fills the back cover, Ellison's photo is a tiny one on the inside of the dust jacket. 

Book Four

Perfect Witness by Iris Johansen.  People here sure do like Johansen's books.  I have not read one. Right now I am skipping library books and working my way through all the books I own but have never read. I have 10-15 87th Precinct novels at home. What I should do is collect all those novels and read them in order. I won't.

Book Five

Burn by James Patterson Amalgamated Writing Industries and Michael Ledwidge. How do you pronounce Ledwidge?  Patterson used to have author photos where you could see his watch and tell what time the photo was taken. This book's author photo has his arms crossed and his left wrist is covered.

Book Six

Bones Never Lie by Kathy Reichs. I tried the first novel and it was not for me. I think Reichs was on a BBC radio channel last week. I remember hearing a blurb about her and I think it was a BBC channel.  Yep, she was on World Book Club. That's neat. Recihs author photo has her wearing a sweater. I wonder if that sweater is cotton, maybe it is silk. I suppose it could be rayon.