Monday, November 17, 2014

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?


This is a weekly meme hosted by Book Journey. In order to get some consistency to my posting I thought I’d jump on board this great idea. As a self-proclaimed bookaholic, I love talking about my books and finding out what others are reading. Having been a long time reader of multiple blogs where the ‘It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?’ post is prevalent, I thought it a natural progression I’d add to the mix.

Last week I posted the following reviews:

SHELLA by Andrew Vachss (noir)

DEADLY BELOVED by Max Allan Collins (PI)

THE WIND THROUGH THE FENCE by Jonathan Maberry (zombie)

THE FORGOTTEN ADDICTION by Michael Lion (PI) 

The Cold, Cold Ground | [Adrian McKinty]THE COLD COLD GROUND by Adrian McKinty 

(This is my first foray into the world of audio books. I've read a number of McKinty's books and am enjoying this so far. The narrator Gerard Doyle is a perfect fit).

Northern Ireland, Spring 1981. A homophobic serial killer with a penchant for opera and a young woman's suicide that may yet turn out to be murder. On the surface, the events are unconnected, but then things - and people - aren't always what they seem.

The first book to feature Sean Duffy. 

Robin Williams: When the Laughter Stops 1951 - 2014ROBIN WILLIAMS: WHEN THE LAUGHTER STOPS by Emily Herbert

At midday on August 11, 2014, much-loved comedian Robin Williams was pronounced dead at his California home. From Mrs. Doubtfire, Jumanji, and Aladdin to Good Will Hunting and Dead Poets Society, Robin Williams brought laughter—and deep joy—to a generation. He was sparklingly funny, a lightning-fast improviser, and a wonderful comic. But what touched millions of people was the warmth and compassion he exuded. The deeply tragic manner in which he took his own life has come as a shock to the world and caused people to wonder about the desperately troubled life behind the laughter he gave to millions. With Twitter igniting from record volumes of tributes to the much-loved actor, the death of Robin Williams has caused a public outpouring of grief not seen since the passing of Michael Jackson or Whitney Houston. Emily Herbert’s sensitive and thoughtful biography celebrates his genius, and attempts to understand what could have driven such a warm and gifted man to take his own life.

5 comments:

  1. Do you believe I've never tried an audio book either. I'm just not sure I'd enjoy it!!!!

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  2. Adrian McGinty's series is on my wishlist, I hope you enjoy it.

    Have a great week,

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

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    1. I've read a number of his books but not this series. I'm loving the audio so think I'll stick to this format for the Sean Duffy books.

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  3. I love that you are trying audio - I hope you enjoy it! The Robin Williams book looks like one I would like to try.

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    1. Hi Sheila, I am surprised at how much I'm enjoying audio books! The Robin Williams book is pretty good, I'd certainly recommend it :-)

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