Checked Out: Week 26

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I know. This isn’t the Plum book!

I finally got it! Yes, the new Stephanie Plum mystery arrived lock, stock and smoking barrels into the Utica Public Library for me. I honestly thought that with such a long waiting list I would still be waiting when school started up again in the fall, so for me this is like Christmas in July! I assume you know what I’m talking about if you’ve ever waited for a book to come into your local library before. It’s a euphoria that is pretty much unmatched by most other things. If you’re a reader like me, that is.

Of course that means I’m still waiting for the latest book from Robert Galbraith (aka J.K. Rowling), but in good news I did discover this week that she wrote a new Harry Potter story that is available digitally in the world somewhere. Now if I could just find it things would be peachy keen again in my world.

It’s been a strange reading week for me, as I’ve been working two jobs again (and will be doing so for the next five+ weeks), so I’ve had to fit in my reading time between so many other things. It’s off to the swimming pool tonight where I’ll try to get in some more reading whilst my oldest child had her swimming lesson. Okay, okay. I’ll read *after* I take a few photos. 🙂

Here’s what I have Checked Out this week…

  1. One Shot, by Lee Child. It’s the one in the Jack Reacher series that inspired the first movie, so I’ve been dying to get to it, but I’m the reader who has to read the books in order, and I’ve finally gotten to this one. It is not disappointing, although I can’t help but imagine Reacher as Tom Cruise, even though I haven’t done that in any of the previous novels. Oh well.
  2. City of Heavenly Fire, by Cassandra Clare. It’s the dynamic question all over again. What will Clary do to save Jace from himself and fr0m his brother, who is hell bent on taking over the Shadowhunter world (and the Downworlder world as well, as we find out during the course of this novel). It moves at a fast pace, which I appreciate, when I find time to read it, that is.
  3. Top Secret Twenty-One, by Janet Evanovich. There’s nothing quite like one of these Plum books from Evanovich. Nothing else she writes (with or without co-writers) matches the frenetic energy and enthusiasm of a Plum book. And nothing is funnier from her either. So I have huge expectations from this one, even though it’s the 21st book in the series. Starting it later tonight.
  4. The Haunted, by Bentley Little. This has turned into my bedtime book. I’m not quite sure why because it’s scary as all get out, but for some reason it’s sitting there next to my Ethiopian necklace and glasses case. Luckily I haven’t had a nightmare yet since I’ve done that, but I know it’s coming. I’m a glutton for punishment, I guess.

Sam

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