Monday, April 9, 2007

It's a Conspiracy!

Why is it when the house is full of winter dust and the yard is lost in leaves that all our favorite authors come out with new titles?

John Grisham's Innocent Man is HOT! Even though we have multiple copies, the list of reserves is long. I haven't gotten to read it yet, and that's only half the story. If I don't get my leaves raked and mulched, I may never get to read it! (And Hennessy Hank predicted an early spring--hah!)

I want to try the Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz. She sounds like a contender for Evanovich sisterhood, though who can equal Janet E? And, of course, I've got to read Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill just to see if he is following in his dad's footsteps. I'm wondering if there is another King maturing in Stephen's household.

In the meantime, I have The Priest Fainted languishing on my book table, balanced precariously on top of Tyrannosaur Canyon and a persistent little voice in the back of my brain that keeps insisting that I need to reread the Harry Potter series before we get Rowling's final chapter.

What's a reader to do?


Wormwood said...

What do you think of Douglas Preston? I really liked Tyrannosaur Canyon, thought he writes a little like Creighton--lots of detail. Didn't he write a nonfiction book?

Lib Hennessey said...

Yes. He wrote Dinosaurs in the Attic: An Excursion into the American Museum of Natural History, which we have in the library! said...

I struggled to get through "The Innocent Man" by John Grisham. I found it to be very repetitive and slow. Grisham should stick with mysteries!