Book Group Night

We had a great discussion last night of A Small Death In a Great Glen by A.D. Scott. Being that the main characters work in a small town newspaper one of the issues we discussed was trust and truth and needless to say with current events the way they are right now our discussion was a lively one. We may have had a couple of differences of opinion but the most important thing was that we actually talked about those differences.

I really enjoyed the book and will definitely look for more in the series. In the next couple of months our group will read The Woman In Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware, The Dry by Jane Harper and Jane Steele by Lindsay Faye. I’m so excited about all of these but I probably either need to order these books soon or get in line at the library. I think my library has 80 holds on the Ruth Ware book.

Anyway, do you know why I have a picture of a Barnes & Noble book shelf? Because as I was browsing before book group I realized quickly that they reorganized the mystery and fiction sections and have mixed the new releases with all the books. You’ll notice that there is still a sign that says “New Fiction” but if you can see some of the titles on the shelf you’ll know that none of these are exactly new releases. I clearly see a classic on there!

And, in the mystery section it seemed like it was overrun by cozies. I like cozies but I also like my noir and other thrillers. I’m not sure what prompted this change but I don’t like it. I like to go to the new releases shelves and actually see the brand new books. Has your B&N made this change? What do you think? No big deal?

Alright off to catch up with some reading. One of my current reads is due back at the library soon and I can’t re-new it and it’s so good that I definitely want to make sure I finish it.

Catching Up & Library Loot

Well hello! I didn’t mean to disappear for most of last week but I don’t know where the time went. I hope you’ve all had a great weekend. We finally got back to the bookstore this weekend and it was great to spend an afternoon surrounded by books and coffee.

Anyway, I feel like my February reading has slowed down a lot but that is probably because I’m in the middle of six books and should just finish at least one before adding more to the stacks.

What’s crazy is that four out of those six are mysteries. I usually only have one mystery going on so this is a bit odd but they are all different and good so I can’t complain. I will need to focus on A Small Death in a Great Glen as that is for my mystery book group meet up and of course it’s the one I’m most behind on. How does that always happen?

I also stopped by the library to pick up some holds and I got a Langston Hughes collection, Snow White by Matt Phelan (which Danielle recently mentioned), and Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward.

Oh and did you see the NYRB Winter Sale? I’m so tempted by several of these. If there are some you recommend please let me know.

Alright back to my book group read. Tell me what you’ve been up to!

Tuesday Intro

I recently started a new book and thought I’d join in on this week’s First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros hosted by Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea.

“Limbs snap under his feet as he wrestles his way deeper into the underbrush. Twilight closes in around him, as water from the drizzling rain runs off his leather jacket. Lights are on in the kitchen and in a few rooms toward the back of the house. He sees her through the window, standing at the sink in the warm light, her hands busy under the running water.”

From The Lost Woman By Sara Blaedel.

What do you think? If you didn’t know that the author writes crime fiction do you think this teaser would make you nervous? Sounds creepy right?

I’ve read a couple of books by Sara Blaedel, this is actually the sixth in her Louise Rick series, but I’ve read them out of order. Normally that’s not something I like to do but in this series I don’t seem to have a problem with that. Maybe I’m relaxing my guidelines for reading mysteries. Haha.

Tell me about a new book you’ve started!