I love getting magazines in the mail. Today I got the latest issue of Bookmarks and Somerset Studio. I’ve already read through Bookmarks but I’m saving Somerset Studio for the weekend. For those of you who enjoy mystery novels or are participating in the Summer Mystery Reading challenge, this latest Bookmarks is a good issue to look through as it has a special focus on international mysteries. I know I’ve already added some new mysteries to my TBR list.
I have finished two books recently and both are challenge reads so yay me. First, I was transported to another time by Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Sower (click on title for my review). Thanks to Dewey, who also recently reviewed one of Butler’s books, I found this interesting article on Octavia Butler. Yep, this author is one I need to read more from.
My other read was The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz. This started off with a great premise but didn’t quite deliver for me. Why? Mainly because when I read a mystery I need clues, red herrings, and well a good mystery that needs to be solved. I wonder how the next one in the series will be like. You can read more of my thoughts on the book by clicking on the title.
I’ve started two new books, Brent Ghelfi’s Volk’s Game and Jim Michael Hansen’s Fatal Laws, both are mystery/thrillers and which I’m counting towards the Mystery Reading challenge. I think tomorrow I need to post more on challenge updates so stay tuned.