What I've been reading....
I finished Fool Moon. Second book in to the Dresden Files and I'm now hooked - the plot is intelligent and the pace fantastic. Harry Dresden is feeling left out in the cold by his police contact, but once he's called in after a particularly grisly murder, he's soon up to his elbows in werewolves in several different flavours... Great stuff!
Sadly, there aren't many people selling these for a penny on Amazon. I'll pause in the series before I get carried away.
Having got my pulp fix that out of the way, I picked Shark Island up again and finished that. I must stick to one thing at a time... This was the second in the Wiki Coffin Series - murder mysteries set on the American Exploration Expedition of 1838-1842 - and it settled in nicely, with some decent character development and scene-setting. The murderer was less glaringly obvious than in the last book, which always helps!
I'd recommend both these, very different, books.
After that, I feel the need for non-fiction, so I've started a book I bought last month - Iain McCalman, Darwin's Armada, which is about the different voyages made by Darwin, Huxley, Hooker and Wallace.
What I've bought....
John Scalzi, Old Man's War (£2.81) - I've heard some good things about this, but we'll see. I was a little disappointed by this when it arrived. I'd bought it second-hand through Amazon but hadn't read the small-print well enough - when we opened the packet we found that the cover was badly torn. Caveat emptor!
|Not home unfortunately. I lost my main book room when The Wife Decided we need a new bathroom. I did get a shed though.|