Whew! I’ve been doing a lot of page turning… so to speak. I finished a couple of soft-cover “short books” and two e-books last week. We’re saving the review of What’s Wrong with Gibson for the girls’ blog, when they’ll host the book tour (this Thursday, maybe?), but I’ll run through the rest of the books here and now.
There was one other dog book… I ordered A Guide to Living with & Training a Fearful Dog before Christmas, and finally thumbed through it last week. While I liked the book and saw a lot of Gretchen within, our fabulous vet had already suggested every single thing within. I’m not a misery loves company gal, so knowing that what we’re trying to work through isn’t unique doesn’t comfort me… or Gretchen. As a friend put it, “Dog books are a lot like diet books… there is no magic answer.” (Or something like that.) Point being, rarely is there ground-breaking news in these books…
My most favorite read (aside from Gibson of course!) was A Shot in the Bark. I believe it is a Kindle-only offering, but the good news is you don’t have to have a Kindle to read Kindle books! If you have an i-Something, there are apps, and you can also just download a read on my computer option.
At any rate, it’s a very good cozy-style mystery, the first of a series. I’m already impatiently stalking the writer’s Facebook page in anticipation.
Oh! About the book? It’s set in a dog park. I was so sure I’d figured it out quite early… but never mind. I don’t want to say too much because I hope several of you will read it too!
Last but definitely not least was a Nook freebie a while back, White Seed. It is also available in paperback. It’s historical fiction.
I’ve long been fascinated by the Lost Colony. Never mind that I can’t seem to get to the outdoor drama in OBX… I’m going to, one of these days.
It was a nice spin of speculation, but parts DRAGGED. I can’t take but so many details on life in a 16th century ship’s hold, for instance. I obviously read it a bit here and there, swapping up for dog training and light reading. Actually, this was light enough reading… when it wasn’t dragging.
If you enjoy historical fiction, already know some of the players in the Lost Colony tale, or have a fascination with the vanishing of the first nearly permanent settlement in what was arguably Virginia, give it a look-see.
Next up is a book that could well be a subtitle to my own fire service autobiography, Just One of the Guys. It’s a little more girl chasing boy than I generally desire, but look at that cover!! How could I resist? (Thanks gMarie! I did squee when I saw the cover. I might have to have the cover framed after I read it. I’ve never harmed a book before, but in the name of art…)
What’s next on your reading list and what format is it in?