Re: what are you reading?
I also read mysteries, as well as sci-fi, and recently it's been more
magazines since I can pick them up and put them down. Ellis Peters is a
favorite author, tying mysteries, medieval studies, and gardening all
together. I just picked up my first Rita mae Brown book (Sneaky Pie Brown
is the co-author, and I'll bet provided all the animal commentary) - I
haven't finished it yet but it's fun.
I still consider myself an avid reader but it seems more and more time has
gotten consumed by work and the books are just not getting read. I try to
treat myself to one day of just reading sometime around the holidays -
looking forward to it. If I felt I could promise I'd read them, I'd take
you up on the circulating books, but I'd better pass for now.
I am quite intrigued by all the comments on the books-on-tape. I looked for
some last year, but didn't find anything I really wanted, and they seemed
very expensive ($25-30 and up). Maybe I looked in the wrong places - any
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Sent: Wednesday, December 03, 2003 6:42 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] what are you reading?
> I readily admit that I am an obsessive mystery reader. I have been an
> obsessive reader all my life - can't even remember learning to read. I
> apologies for reading two or three mysteries a week - as an indexer I read
> nonfiction books each year than many people read in a decade, and on
> subject happens to come along. But for quite a few years now, my
> reading has been a pile of periodicals, including three or four garden
> magazines, and endless mysteries. Sometimes I have to look at the date to
be sure I
> haven't already read the book. If it has been published within the past
> months I can be pretty sure I haven't already read it. For many years I
> circle of friends who were also mystery readers, and passed shopping bags
> them from one to another - four or five people in the circle. However in
> past couple of years the group has collapsed - some died, some moved away.
> yone out there is interested, I could probably send a boxful to be passed
> The animal-lovers in this group might enjoy Rita Mae Brown's books with
> animals as active participants. There is one series with Sneaky Pie Brown
> cat) that is pretty good, but in the past couple of years she has
> another series that I find quite interesting. "Outfoxed" is one, and more
> recently "Hotspur." These are set in Southern fox-hunting country, and
> picture is quite significant.
> Shirley Rousseau Murphy's Joe Grey series is amusing, but I like it
> This series features supercats that solve the mysteries and give the clues
> the police by telephone so that their talking ability will not be
> Just too gimicky for my taste.
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