The Sunday Salon: On a Michael Connelly binge, or my latest obsession

The Sunday Salon.com There’s no other way to put it. When I was younger and had money, I became obsessed with a musical group or artist and then went out and bought almost all of their albums. Bob Mould is one example. Now instead of buying CDs, I borrow books from the library at a frantic pace. My latest obsession: Michael Connelly, especially the Harry Bosch series. An ongoing obsession: Agatha Christie (for the Agatha Christie Reading Challenge).

So today in keeping with my latest obsession, I plan on finishing

and then in keeping with my ongoing obsession, I plan on starting the next Agatha Christie (after just finishing Murder at Hazelmoor), which is Peril at End House. I am glad to see this one is a Hercule Poirot and begins a streak of her novels that mostly have Poirot as the protagonist.

So what author or series is your latest obsession?

For another video-related post, where I matched books with songs for last week’s Weekly Geeks, see this past Tuesday’s post.

3 responses to “The Sunday Salon: On a Michael Connelly binge, or my latest obsession

  1. My latest obsession is the Tess Monaghan series (PI), by Laura Lippman, set in Baltimore. I started them out of order, which was really not the best thing in the world to do. I’m about to finish one I’m listening to on my ipod, and have another waiting. Really enjoying them, and at somewhat of a loss as to what to do when I’m done!

    As for actual reading, I’m engrossed in both a novel and a piece of non-fiction. Name of novel utterly escapes me at the moment (not a good sign, I assure you), while the non-fiction book is self-help, “YOU UNSTUCK,” aimed at, you guessed it, getting you unstuck from whatever mindset is holding you back, be it relationships, life in general, work, etc. All kinds of good stuff here — for example, she talks about “stress creep.” That’s how we let our stress levels increase gradually without realizing it. She advocates daily relaxation, so our stress levels don’t become dangerously high and get us to where we face the danger of major health problems and sleep disorders. The author shows how to create relaxation practices — easy to do ones, so you’ll stick with them — to combat stress creep. I’m really getting a lot out of this one.

  2. I’m not sure I have any obsessions – except a general one for reading crime fiction, writing blog posts, reading the posts of others …. you get the genearl idea

  3. My obsession is reading “me” books instead of for-review books these days! And yes, I did the post anyway- gotta keep that content fresh, don’t ya know. 🙂