Checked Out: Week 22

the-gordian-knotI just picked up the next book in the Jack Reacher series, but I still have to reminisce for a second about the one before it. Without Fail was a great book, and a fast read, even though it was about a million pages long. Those are the types of books I like, when I’m done with it and then look back and realize how massive it actually was only then. I already miss that book, and I’ve just started the next one. I noticed already that this one is written in first person, while the past several were in third person. I’ll let you know what I think about that shift next week.

Here’s what I have Checked Out this week:

  1. The Gordian Knot, by Bernhard Schlink. I picked this book up on the spur of the moment from the library. I quickly looked on the new books shelf before leaving the building and it spoke to me. The cover features an alley with a girl walking away in shadow. It looked like a noir thriller just from that cover, and then I read the back and saw that it IS a noir thriller. It made me glad to know I can still recognize them.
  2. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, by Mindy Kaling. This woman is seriously hilarious! She writes about her life from an interesting, quirky perspective, and I’ve already learned a lot about her childhood. It’s funny how people you see all the time on TV can be so different than what you expected.
  3. Persuader, by Lee Child. Well, after killing a cop over the course of the first few pages, I don’t know where exactly he goes from here, but I’ve learned to trust Jack Reacher so I’m along for the ride. The first person perspective is tough to get into because of all the third person ones ahead of it, but I’m sure that will even out.
  4. City of Heavenly Fire, by Cassandra Clare. Well, would you believe it if I told you a friend of mine bought me a Barnes & Noble gift card, to be used on Nook books this week? I know, I was shocked too, but I took full advantage, picking up The Neighbor, by Dean Koontz, Neverwhere, by Neil Gaiman, and this book, the final one in the Mortal Instruments series. I’m so excited to read this one, but sad at the same time since the series is ending. And I’m fighting hard not to know what happens in the end since I have several friends who have already finished it.

I think I might do something a little different after I’m done reading all of these books. I might just focus on only one book next, to see how that is. It’s been a very long time since I’ve done something like that, and that book might just be the new one in the Stephanie Plum series, Top Secret Twenty-One, out this coming Tuesday. You know, if I can get my hands on it. There’s probably a huge waiting list for it at the library.

Off to get some coffee, and get to work writing.

Sam

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