Your Turn IV

Barbara Vey -- June 22nd, 2007

Any Friday that isn’t the 13th is good news to me.  And we all know that Friday is that special day when you can shout to the world the books you’ve been reading this week.  There have been great suggestions (I have added several to my TBR pile).  So keep ‘em coming!

My book of the week has been Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg.  I had watched the movie a couple of times, but everyone said I needed to read the book.  They were right.  The book was great, explained a lot and filled in the blanks left by the movie.  I shouldn’t be surprised since most books are better.

In my car I’m listening to Shiver by Lisa Jackson.  Ok, I admit that I only drive in the daylight while listening to this one.  It’s about a psychotic serial killer and nobody writes this type of thriller like Lisa.  Of course, she still manages to get the romance perfect.  I love that she adds characters we’ve seen in previous books.

On my iPod is Cadillac Beach by Tim Dorsey.  Tim writes a hilarious series about lovable serial killer, Serge Storm.   This time Serge is trying to solve the 40 year old murder of his grandfather.  I’ve read them all, but love listening to them.  

Bottom line:  You know the drill….


23 thoughts on “Your Turn IV

  1. Rika

    Hi Barb, I am reading Baby Love by Catherine Anderson. It is actually a re-read that a couple fans of her’s are doing so I have joined in. You know, its amazing how sometimes you can forget just how gorgeous a book was when you read it years ago. I am loving every second of this re-read. Catherine Anderson is definitely a master of writing. Not many other authors can write such touching and beautiful stories. Next up is The Leopard Prince by Elizabeth Hoyt. EH was a BIG find for me last year and I made sure to tell everyone I knew! lol… Now it’s finally arrived in South Africa and I get to dig in and read it this weekend. Life is good! Heh! Happy reading! :o ) Rika –

  2. Clea

    Hi there! Had a long bus ride this week, so one the way down I read an ARC of Michael Silver’s “The Last Jew Standing.” It’s the fourth in his Dan Reles series and a really fun, atmospheric thriller. I saved Hank Phillippi Ryan’s “Prime Time” for the way back. She’s a friend so I was happily surprised by how much fun her fiction debut is — snappy, lightly romantic suspense with very believable characters. Her premise is great, too: What if all thsoe stupid spam you get are really coded messages? Hmmm…. I recommend both books! -clea

  3. Rita

    I just finished The Last to Die by Beverly Barton about a woman suspected of murdering her former lover. I just discovered her and can’t wait to read more.

  4. Patricia Dragisic

    After struggling through Cormac McCarthy’s “The Road” for book group (yes, he’s an elegant writer, but if I want pessimism and stark realism, I can take a ride on the subway or show up for a meeting at work!), I wanted a fun summer book. Alexander McCall Smith’s latest, “The Good Husband of Zebra Drive,” fills the bill; not only are the ladies good at detecting in this volume, the stolid mechanic and husband Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni shows he too knows how to size up clients and make wise deductions. Nah, I’m not a flack for the publisher but just someone loves the “warmth and humanity” of the series, as the ALA reviewer put it.

  5. Margaret

    I read Under Orders by Dick Francis. He writes about horseracing and mysteries, but I thought there was too much detail. So I just skipped over it and got to the real story. This book was recommended to me, but I don’t think I’ll read anymore of his.

  6. Barbara Vey

    I with you Patricia. It always seems book clubs I’ve belonged to pick heavy books to read because maybe it makes every feel “relevent”?? I don’t know. But there’s something to be said for fun, summer books! It sounds like you enjoyed it and I’m added it to my ever growing list. :)

  7. Katy

    Well, we, the readers pick the books for the Catherine Anderson book club, and try our hardest not to make them so heavy! :) And like Rika, I am doing the same, reading Baby Love, but also trying to catch up with the May book of the month. (I’m just a bit behind-kids will do that to you) the is called The Lighthouse by Mary Schramski. Written in first person, which I find really hard to read!!!

  8. Ramona Richards

    This week it’s Richard North Patterson’s EXILE, and I am absolutely fascinated. This one is dense, will take me longer, but worth it. Barb, how many books a week do you read? I’m always intrigue to find how many that your posters are reading have already passed through your hands. Usually I read more, but a friend of mine gave me a belated birthday present of the complete MASH series, so I’ve been a tad distracted this week.

  9. Christy

    With the addition of the puppy, I haven’t had time to read anything BUT dog books!!! (BTW, I have just started reading Cesar’s Way, which is the book by Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan and I have already found it to be one of the best dog behavior books I’ve ever read.) I am listening to an audio book also, The Heiress Bride by Catherine Coulter.

  10. Barbara Vey

    Ramona, before I starting writing this blog, I would read a book a day. Now I’m always on the computer. So I can only read 4-5 books a week, but I still listen in my car and on my iPod and that usually adds a couple more. :)

  11. Dolphinover

    At the moment I am reading Bread and Roses, too by Katherine Paterson. It is a YA book. The story is set in 1912 during the Bread and Roses strike of the mill workers in Lawerence, Massachusttts. It is very good. A good read for kids.

  12. Rika

    “Barbara Vey commented: So I can only read 4-5 books a week” – Barb! Ha… that is too cute. I am lucky to get in a book a week but work is fun so I don’t too much. It takes a week to read one book because when I start I can get stuck into it and read quite a bit. Then I don’t pick it up at all the next day sometimes because I have to be at the computer. But I’d rather have it that way then no reading at all! Oh, the horrors! LOL… Still shaking my head that you read up to 5 books a week. Heh! ~ Rika –

  13. violet

    I just tried to post a comment on your “Trouble Posting?” link since I couldn’t get thru anywhere else. Did you get those comments? When is IT going to fix this permanently? Thanks Barbara for your continued great blog!

  14. RevDeb

    Oh my the list is long. I haven’t read Fried Green Tomatoes… yet. But like you, love the movie. But I have read some other novels by Fannie Flagg – they are all fun, and many of the characters you will know – or least their close relatives. Good summer reads!

  15. mary s

    Hello Barbara! Forgot to mention that I love any book by Fannie Flagg! Thanks for the reminder– to check on her latest & any books by her that I missed!

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