Sunday, March 25, 2012

Getting Caught up with Scarpetta and Gang

Port Mortuary by Patricia Cornwell
Scarpetta #18

Kay Scarpetta is taking a break from the Cambridge Forensics Center (CFC) to help out at Dover Air Force Base, leaving Jack Fielding in charge in her absence. When Kay is called back to investigate a young man's mysterious death, she returns to find the CFC in disarray, Fielding missing, and an investigation that has both personal and national security implications.

I always enjoy catching up with Kay, Marino, Lucy, and Benton. I liked Kay better in this one than I have for the past few books, but have to say I liked Benton less. I was glad though that Lucy took a back seat in this one.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Two Good Series Reads

Live to Tell by Lisa Gardner
DD Warren book 4

Twenty-five years ago Danielle's father murdered her entire family then killed himself, leaving her as the only survivor. She has worked hard to move past the tragedy, now a pediatric psych nurse in an acute care facility, but the week of the anniversary always send her into a tail-spin.

DD Warren and her team are perplexed by two family annihilation cases. How are they connected? Does the pediatric psych ward have anything to do with it and how are the new cases connected to Danielle and her tragic past?

Another great page turner frm Lisa Gardner. So far, I have enjoyed every one of her books!

Relic by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
Pendergast Book 1

There is something on the loose in the Museum of Natural History. It seems to be connected to the secret Superstitions exhibit that has yet to open. Whatever it is, is terrorizing the museum faculty and brutally slaughtering many along the way.

This is my first book in the series, and I will definitely continue on.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

A Terrific Author Event

Last night, my sister and I went to a live book discussion and Q&A with Stephen King and new author, Lauren Grodstein. It was a wonderful event!! It was hosted by Algonquin Books and upon arrival we each got a really nice black canvas tote back with the Algonquin logo. Joe Hill was there (Stephen King's son). I was hoping he would be because he lives in our town. He sat in the row right in front of us (we were second row) and a lot of people tried taking a pic of him (including myself!) but he kept turning away from the cameras.

Stephen King and Lauren Grodstein were excellent! They were both very funny, down to earth, talked to the audience as well as each other. They had a really great in-depth discussion of her book, A Friend of the Family, and took a lot of questions from the audience about writing, etc. They both talked about how they were both big readers and what they love about books.

Lauren's book sounds terrific and my sister and I reach got an autographed copy.

We are lucky to have such an amazing little independent book shop in town and they always do the best events.