This weekend as I mentioned yesterday, I hope to close the gap between books read this year and movies watched this year as I participate in Thankfully Reading Weekend 2010 this Friday through Sunday started by Jenn from Jenn’s Bookshelves (see previous link), Candace from Beth Fish Reads and Jen from Devourer of Books last year and continuing this year. My wife is working at her new job as a 9-1-1 dispatcher all weekend, including Thanksgiving (but don’t cry, she gets double-time) and I’m heading to my parents in the next county over. As they don’t have Internet access now (waiting for a better price for DSL), I will have plenty of opportunity to read (as long as I don’t caught up in an NCIS or Law and Order marathon).
So I’ve narrowed my list to a dozen choices, even though I probably won’t get to all of them:
- the last three Charlie Chan mysteries, Behind That Curtain, The Black Camel and Charlie Chan Carries On, all by Earl Derr Biggers.
- the next three of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series by Alexander McCall Smith that I’m reading, Morality for Beautiful Girls, The Kalahari Typing School For Men and The Full Cupboard of Life.
- A Grave In Gaza by Matt Beynon Rees, the second Omar Yussef mystery.
- The Good Thief’s Guide to Amsterdam by Chris Ewan, the first in a series of Good Thief books.
- Die Trying by Lee Child, the second in the Jack Reacher series.
- Sacco & Vanzetti: The Men, the Murders, and the Judgment of Mankind by Bruce Watson.
- Children of God, the sequel to The Sparrow, by Mary Doria Russell.
- The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents Earth (The Book): A Visitor’s Guide To The Human Race.
Mostly as you can see, I’ve stuck to the mystery genre with a few exceptions, especially the last one which just veers off into the nonsensical.
Since I’ll be without Internet access over the weekend, I’ll report in on Sunday for this week’s Sunday Salon on how I did. I’ll be surprised if I get to more than one and don’t caught up in one of those marathons. 😉
I’ll leave you with a little about that last book from a video Stewart did for Amazon: