Sunday, November 27, 2011

Book 68 of 2011 Bad Blood by John Sandford

Bad Blood (Virgil Flowers, #4)Bad Blood by John Sandford
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This book is some seriously sick shit! EWWWWWW
Bobby Tripp is a high school football star. While working at a grain elevator in rural Minnesota he kills a local farmer. There seems to be no good explanation for it but he's arrested. The next morning he is found dead in his cell. Pretty quickly it's determined that he hasn't committed suicide like it's been made to seem. The deputy on duty is suspected and the sheriff calls in Virgil Flowers from the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. When the sheriff and Virgil get to the deputy's house, they find him dead on the couch. This one's a murder set up to look like a suicide also. Two of the dead men as well as a teenage torture/murder victim are associated with the World of Spirit church. The investigation turns up some pretty bad stuff with this church.
Reading about the abuse of the children and some of the women in this church is almost too much to read. These are the kinds of monsters that scare me.  

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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Book 67 of 2011 Tonight I Said Goodbye by Michael Koryta

Tonight I Said Goodbye (Lincoln Perry)Tonight I Said Goodbye by Michael Koryta
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This book held my interest from the beginning. Lincoln Perry and Joe Pritchard are former policemen who are now private detectives. They are hired by Wayne Weston's father to investigate his alleged suicide and the disappearance of his wife and daughter. Weston was also a PI who worked for a prominent businessman in town. The Russian mob is involved and there are several twists. All in all a great suspense/crime novel. It was good enough that I'll be reading more by Michael Koryta.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Book 66 of 2011 10th Anniversary

10th Anniversary (Women's Murder Club, #10)10th Anniversary by James Patterson
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

There were some good ideas in this book, but I wish Mr. Patterson had used fewer of them in one book and expanded.Sometimes I think he has so much in his head that he just can't do them justice.  I felt like things moved too fast and too flighty. The mysteries weren't deep enough. And everything had a happy ending.

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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Made from Pinterest

So, I've been pinning so much stuff over on Pinterest. And if you don't know what Pinterest is yet, oh my are you in for a treat. It's this web-based place where you can 'pin' things that you see on the ole internets and then when or if you ever want to see those things again or try those things out, you have it right there at your fingertips. Or at least that should work in theory. You can set up different 'boards' to hold your stuff. I have two for recipes, one for savory and one for sweet. A board for DIY and crafts, for books I read and love and recommend, and several other things. If you haven't checked it out, you should. If you like what you see, message me and I'll send you an invite.

I made this Broccoli Salad yesterday and ate some last night. It was delicious and even better today at lunch. I recommend it if you like raw broccoli.

Book 65 of 2011 The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen

 The Girl Who Chased the MoonThe Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A sweet and easy little book to read. The magic in this book was fun. I was disappointed in the ending. Why not wrap it up? Is there a sequel to this book?

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Book 64 of 2011 Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris

Dead in the Family (Sookie Stackhouse, #10)Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Is it the beginning of the end for this series? I think for me, it's just about run it's course. The beginning of this book was just okay, the end was a lot better. I like the fairy part of Sookie's family and would like to learn a bit more about it. I'm somewhat weary of the vampire parts of the book and getting to that point also with the weres and shape shifters. Maybe it's just a little too much saturation with the vamps and weres. This series goes on the list of series that I'll read when there's nothing else calling my name, not the list that I'm lusting for as soon as I finish the the current offering.

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

book 63 of 2011 Blood Game by Iris Johansen

Blood Game (Eve Duncan Forensics Thrillers, #9)Blood Game by Iris Johansen
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Why do I keep reading these books? They aren't getting any better. They are getting sillier. I don't know if I'll read any more of these. I think it's time to put Bonnie to rest, but I think there about 4 or 5 more books before that happens. Don't think I'll make it.

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Sunday, November 6, 2011

Book 62 of 2011 Pandora's Daughter by Iris Johansen

Pandora's DaughterPandora's Daughter by Iris Johansen
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I went back to read this after the character from it played a big role in an Eve Duncan book. I've always like Iris Johansen because lots of her books are set in and around Atlanta. This one was a little off for me, but I would definitely read more in the series. Not sure if there are more, but I'll be back to the Eve Duncan series for sure.

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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Book 61 of 2011 The Affair by Lee Child

The Affair (Jack Reacher, #16)The Affair by Lee Child
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What else can I say about Lee Child and Jack Reacher? YUM! This book took us back to the beginning. Where and why Reacher got out of the Army. And oh my goodness what a story. So parts of it are unbelievable probably. Who cares? It Jack Reacher and he can do no wrong.

There's an Army base that does some stealth shit. There are 3 beautiful women dead. There's a senator's son who may be involved. There's a Marine who is now the Sheriff. And she's beautiful.

Reacher is sent undercover to the town to see what he can find out. Munro (another MP) is sent to the base to investigate. All kinds of things seem suspect. Throw in a few red herrings and finish up with a bang!

I hope that somewhere out there there is a man who has the type of morals and values of Jack Reacher. I don't need to know him, but I hope he's there.

I've read a few books in a number of series recently that left me feeling blech. Not this one and it' #16. I'll be reading more of this series. I'm just happy to know that some authors still know how to do it and haven't started just calling it in.

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