Whatcha reading?

So what are you reading this week? I just finished two great books. The first was The Obsession by  Nora Roberts. If you have ever read Nora Robert’s books before you know they fall into all different genres. This book, in particular, is a nice mixture of suspense, mystery and a splash of romance. It also touches on a subject that really had me thinking. What is life like for the family and children of famous serial killers? Many times they are as much in the dark about the killers activities as the rest of the world. How do they live through the tough years and the guilt that they have? For this subject alone it made for an interesting read. Roberts manages to make a very real world mystery that is definitely a page turner.

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The second one was Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters. This was a fun mystery set in Egypt at the heyday of the archeological excavations. This is also a time period when women still had to deal with many restrictions and discriminations. Luckily the main character, Amelia Peabody, has some freedoms due to her age and station. She uses both to her advantage and travels with a companion from her home in England to a dig off the Nile in Egypt. It feels very much like an Agatha Christie mystery and it has everything you would expect, colorful characters, period nuances, Egyptian antiquities and even a mummy. There’s nothing like reading about warm weather and summer during these dreary winter months. Throw in a mystery and I’m hooked. I’m so glad there are a series of the Amelia Peabody mysteries for me to explore.

So, like I asked in the beginning, what are you reading?

Happy Reading,

Lisa

2 thoughts on “Whatcha reading?”

  1. I recently finished the Pompey Hollow Bookclub after hearing about it here! I enjoyed it. It reminded me of Homer Price. There were a lot of good snippets that made me laugh, such as, “Dad made every thing fun – he didn’t say ‘Let’s go fishing’ he said ‘Let’s go catch our supper'”.

    Now I am reading Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. I am not finished. I currently feel like some of the portions at the beginning were unnecessarily graphic to draw more readers in, but I’m trying to reserve final judgement for when I finish the book.

  2. I just read the book group book At the Water’s Edge by Sara Gruen. It is a heartwarming tale of a struggling couple who learns the true meaning of kindness and love. It was a little slow to get into because the characters are hard to like but it is well worth sticking with it.

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