Monday, October 20, 2008

Knitting Under the Influence (Claire LaZebnik)

A cute little chick lit book about two of my favorite pasttimes... knitting and intoxication. It's really all I have to say about this book which was kind of slow and not as funny as I like my chic lit. That said, I did think it was interesting to find out the topic was close to the author's heart - being a knitter and the mother of an autistic son.

And hey, look, I tied my 2007 book count... even if I've been reading a lot of paperback suspense that really shouldn't even count. LOL.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Mind Prey

Hmm... definitely liked this one better than the last two. I was especially taken with the creative way the bad guy was dispatched - and no, that's not a spoiler because the bad guy has died in all but one of the Lucas books I've read so far.

It was a good one.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Night Prey (John Sandford)

My least favorite of the books to date... maybe I am burning out and need to take a break from the author. LOL.

Problem is despite all the reading I've done, I'm still only up to 1994. 

At least Lucas is still with Weather. I didn't find this bad guy as convincing or interesting, though. Hopefully the next one will be better.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Hold Tight (Harlan Coben)

I am really digging this author. I listened to this book, but think I need to switch to reading his other books, except maybe the sports agent / mystery series, which sounds like it might be lighter reading.

Anyway, this book really revolves around the creepy interconnections between people in suburbia, along with the difficulties of parenting a teenager today. Key questions revolved around privacy (and the right to it, or lack thereof). Though I liked the way it was presented at most points, I do think Coben was a little heavy handed... readers aren't totally stupid, they don't need the characters to actually say out loud what the message of the book was. 

In any event, it was a good listen. Overall, I'd give it a B.