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October ’08 Reading Wrapup

October 31, 2008

The leaves have turned and so do the pages. Another typical month with nothing outstanding. Once again I read 11 books for 3,870 pages, only 6 pages short of September.

My Favorites
Divine Justice by David Baldacci/Hachette
Bedlam South: A Novel by Mark Grisham and David Donaldson/Author Marketing Experts
The Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly/Hachette
Shades of Gray by Jessica James/author sent

Book clubs/groups
Comeback by Claire and Mia Fontaine/f2f bc

ARCs/Publisher Provided
Buffalo Gal by Laura Pedersen/Authors on the Web
Divine Justice by David Baldacci/Hachette
Bedlam South: A Novel by Mark Grisham and David Donaldson/Author Marketing Experts
A Civil General by David Stinebeck & Scannell Gill/author provided
Everyone is Beautiful by Katherine Center/Random House
Oblivious by Cyndia Depre/Pump Up Your Book tours
Deconstructing Sammy by Matt Birkbeck/Harper Collins
The Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly/Hachette
Life After Genuis by M. Ann Jacoby/Hachette
Wife In The North by Judith O’Reilly/FSB Associates

To Be Continued… (series reading)
The Queen’s Cure by Karen Harper (Elizabeth I mysteries, book 4)
The Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly/Hachette (Harry Bosch)

New to me authors
Laura Pedersen
Mark Grisham and David Donaldson
David Stinebeck & Scannell Gill
Katherine Center
Cyndia Depre
Jessica James
Matt Birkbeck

Did Not Finish
Life After Genuis by M. Ann Jacoby/Hachette
Wife In The North by Judith O’Reilly/FSB Associates

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How was your October? Did you read more or less than usual? Discover some new authors? What was your most, or least, favorite book this month?

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One Comment
  1. November 1, 2008 8:15 pm

    I loved *The Brass Verdict*, I read/reviewed it back at the beginning of the summer as an ARC. It’s the first Michael Connelly I read, as I don’t read a lot of crime fiction, but I’d check out his other Mickey Haller / Harry Bosch books.

    I’m glad to see you don’t finish books that don’t grab you … I should do that more readily.
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    I’ve read all of Michael Connelly’s ‘Harry Bosch’ novels and his other stand alone work. He’s one of my favorites.

    My rule of thumb with a book: Start with 100 pages as your goal if it’s a book you’re iffy about. Then take away your age from 100. If the book hasn’t caught your interest by then put it down and move on. I do bend my rule if it’s for a review or challenge but even then if I just can’t get into the story I move on.

    Life is too short and there are too many good books for me to saddle myself with one that doesn’t hold my interest.

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