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Books - what are you reading?   Fletcher's Tea Room and Bar

Started 5/10/18 by LvlSlgr; 325896 views.
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LvlSlgr

From: LvlSlgr

Nov-2

Just when I thought I had it all figured out. Finish the third LIbby book tomorrow or Friday. It's due back Friday. Then I could jump into Kathy Reichs' 21st Temperance Brennan book which I already have on my Kindle. I need to read this one because her 22nd TB book is on hold with Libby - at 8 weeks. Eight weeks - even if it's less than that, say two or three weeks - will work for me. Right?

I just checked my email and it's available now. I swear when I looked at it earlier this afternoon it was still at 8 weeks. I think I'll go ahead and take it. I can usually read her books fairly fast. So even though I still have to read the 21st one first, I can probably finish the 22nd one within the two-week period.

WeeSam (WeesamNZ)

From: WeeSam (WeesamNZ)

Nov-2

I think they're just messing with you at this point! grinning

~J (amsavs)

From: ~J (amsavs)

Nov-4

I meant to reply sooner but somehow the days got away from me again. 

Ah, you guys were talking about spreadsheets... guess I'm a member of that club, too. Think I need to update it though. Originally, it was to keep track of Christopher Pike books I had vs what I still needed. 

Patricia Briggs announced the next Mercy book's release date... June. So no book for 2023.

I have the latest Janet Evanovich, I thought it'd be more of a wait. Haven't started it yet. I have 4 books waiting, just pushed another hold on to the next person and gave up on the book I wasn't really feeling. Started another that I'm not really feeling. Maybe I just need to take a break from similar books!

Today, I was looking to see how difficult it would be to track down hard cover versions of the Mercy Thompson (and Alpha & Omega) series. What a joke! Some place near Seattle wants almost $600 for the first book, also autographed. And shipping was listed. No thanks! I don't know why it's so outrageous. Unless it was like when The Season of Passage by Christopher Pike spiked after the Midnight Club aired. I waited that out and the prices returned to normal. 

LvlSlgr

From: LvlSlgr

Nov-5

~J (amsavs) said:

I have the latest Janet Evanovich, I thought it'd be more of a wait.

Wow! Are you talking about "Dirty Thirty"? I put that on hold with Libby back on Aug. 31st and I'm still at 124 (started at 172). It has 4 copies in use and 390 people waiting.

BTW ... I finished that third Libby book - "Still Life" - with about 7 hours to spare back on the 4th. Gee, that was yesterday ... seems like it's been days. Maybe because I'm already 72% done with the Temperance Brennan book 21 that I started yesterday morning when I finished "Still Life". Only about 80 pages left. 

~J (amsavs)

From: ~J (amsavs)

Nov-6

Yep! Sometimes I manage to catch it early and be somewhere in the top 10. And sometimes I forget to watch for a book and end up close to 100. Also depends on how early the library puts it up. Sometimes they've had it up on the release date.

For ebooks, our local libraries have a wait list of just over 100 for each one. One has 6 copies and one has 10. You'd have a slightly shorter wait over here! The actual books have an even shorter wait. 3 copies and 7 people. I'm surprised yours hasn't added more copies with that many waiting. 

I had another hold become available which I sent on to the next person. I've only finished one of the 4 so far. I think I gave up on at least 2 books. One of them, a few people were rating it low but no review. I want to know why they don't like it so I can decide if I want to continue! I didn't anyway. The 5 star reviews don't help me. 

I'm not sure which one I want to try next. I'm trying to read at least one more of the original holds before starting Dirty Thirty. Because let's be honest, that'll probably be a one sitting read. And the rest are due soon. 

LvlSlgr

From: LvlSlgr

Nov-16

I finished The Bone Hacker (Temperance Brennan Book 22) a few days ago. Actually, I took a break between book 21 (which I owned) and book 22 (Libby) and read Grateful American: A Journey From Self to Service by Gary Sinise. It was less than 300 pages and didn't take very long.

Right now I'm reading The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah - another one from Libby. This one had been on hold for several months.

Other books on hold with Libby are 12, 17, 19, 25 and 25 weeks. The rest are all "several months".

~J (amsavs)

From: ~J (amsavs)

Nov-20

I read Dirty Thirty. I was kinda disappointed. I think my time is about done with the series. I'll probably read the next one but after that, I probably won't bother. 

I had a book a friend said they were reading on hold, that became available. I think it was more fantasy? Haven't started it yet. ‍??

I also ruined my kindle reading streak, but not my library challenge streak. Technically, ruined it twice, once last week, and then I missed Saturday. Oh well!

LvlSlgr

From: LvlSlgr

Nov-21

~J (amsavs) said:

I read Dirty Thirty. I was kinda disappointed.

Somehow that doesn't surprise me. I LOVE the Stephanie Plum series and have been reading them for over 25  years. However, I can only imagine how hard it is to come up with new ideas for the same character on the 30th book.

Another series I've been reading since 1995 is Patricia Cornwell's Dr. Kay Scarpetta. The first book of this series was published in 1990 and there are 27 total. Cornwell has also tried some other series, but they just didn't catch on. I read the others and liked them except for the latest one (published 2019 & 2020). I didn't even bother to read the second book of that series. I felt like Cornwell tried to end the Scarpetta series (didn't kill off the character, thank goodness) about 5 years ago because there weren't any and she was writing that one series that I didn't care for. However, we finally got another Scarpetta book last year. As I said about the Plum series, it has to be hard to keep coming up with new ideas for the same character.

~J (amsavs)

From: ~J (amsavs)

Nov-21

It doesn't help that she's kind of boxed that series into what it is currently. Crazy antics, something is blown up, the love triangle, etc. It's just like music, try to change something and half the fan base is upset. I think I jumped in around book 14?  (I mean, I discovered it when there were 14 books out.)

I believe I bought a Patricia Cornwell book via the book club ages ago. Couldn't tell you what it was about. 

I had one of the books that I had sent on to the next person finally become available. I've looked at new ebooks but nothing is catching my interest, via the library. 

I think I'm going to start rereading Darynda Jones' Charley Davidson series. It's one that I want to own as well. She's been releasing novellas and I'm fuzzy on some of the characters. 

LvlSlgr

From: LvlSlgr

Nov-21

I hadn't heard of Darynda Jones and her Charley Davidson series, so I had to go look it up. Sounds interesting but right now I think I've got enough series I'm working on. 

Libby - as of earlier this afternoon I have books on hold at 4, 12, 14, 16, 20, 24, 25 and 26 weeks. All the rest are still "several months" out. I have one that I'm currently reading - Mercy by David Baldacci. It's the last book (4) in his Atlee Pine series.

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