Sunday, May 5, 2019

April 2019 book list

As far as I know, I finished one book last month.  It was Let Me Lie, by Clare Mackintosh.  It looked haunting when I saw it on the library shelf.  It had too many twists and the ending made me mad.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Easter 2019

 We went to Sara's house for Easter and it was a fun and noisy time.  I brought my real camera and it was a big hit with the nephews.  Here are the best ones I took:














And here are just a sampling of some of the great ones the boys took!















Also, we celebrated Dad's birthday with pie!  We just used a lighter when we sang to him.














Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Books read, first quarter 2019

Death of a Gossip. M.C. Beaton
Death of an Outsider.
Death of a Perfect Wife.
Death of a Hussy.
Death of a Snob.
Death of a Prankster.
The Skeleton Road. Val McDermid
Out of Bounds.
Broken Ground.

These were all library books.  I might have one or two others, but I didn't write it down anywhere.  I read the McDermid books out of order, but am still enjoying myself working my way backwards through the Karen Pirie novels.  I'm not sure if I'm enjoying the Beaton mysteries, but I still have two of them beside my bed to read for a couple of pages before I pass out each night.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Book list for 2018

The stack of books beside my bed.
Here's what I read in 2018! I'm setting them out in the order in which they were read. Library books are marked, as always, with an asterisk.

January
The Checklist Manifesto. Atul Gawande.*
The One Full Year Challenge. Brad Hardin.
The Store. James Patterson and Richard DeLallo.*
A Homemade Year. Jerusalem Jackson Greer.*
A Bed of Scorpions. Judith Flanders. *

February
The Same Sweet Girls' Guide to Life. Cassandra King. *
Stitches. Anne Lamont.*
Her Fearful Symmetry. Audrey Niffenegger.*
The Western Star. Craig Johnson. *
The Child in the Family. Maria Montessori.*

March
What Happened. Hillary Rodham Clinton.*
The Four Things that Matter Most. Ira Byock.*
The Lost Hero. Rick Riordan.*
The Rooster Bar. John Grisham.*
Surprise Me. Sophie Kinsella.*
A is for Alibi. Sue Grafton.*
Death of a Cad. M.C. Beaton.*

April
Death of a Witch. M.C. Beaton.*
B is for Burglar. Sue Grafton.*
C is for Corpse. Sue Grafton.*
D is Deadbeat. Sue Grafton.*

May
E is for Evidence. Sue Grafton.*
Essentialism. Gary McKeown.*
F is for Fugitive. Sue Grafton.*
Teach Like Finland. Timothy D. Walker.*

June
Cræft. Alexander Langlands.*
G is for Gumshoe. Sue Grafton.*
Snowblind. Ragnar Jonasson.*

July
I is for Innocent. Sue Grafton.*
Dark Fields of the Republic: Poems 1991-1995. Adrienne Rich.*
Lumberjanes: Out of Time.*

August
J is for Justice. Sue Grafton.*
Lumberjanes: Band Together.*
The Breakdown. B.A. Paris.
Lumberjanes: Sink or Swim.*

September
Home to Harmony. Philip Gulley.*
Cave of Bones. Anne Hillerman.*

October
The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye. David Lagercrantz.*
Two Kinds of Truth. Michael Connelly.
L is for Lawless. Sue Grafton.
Knitlandia: A Knitter Sees the World. Clara Parkes.*

November
The Witch Elm. Tana French.*
Death of a Ghost. M.C. Beaton.*

December
Death of a Nurse. M.C. Beaton.*
At Home in this Life. Jerusalem Jackson Greer.*
Depth of Winter.  Craig Johnson.*
Transcription. Kate Atkinson.*