Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Printers & Books


If this is all I wanted to use my new printer for, I'd have a blog post for you today. But, I have a wonderful friend who is a genius, unafraid to tackle anything computer-related. I bought a new printer on Friday, expecting to use it with my notebook and a USB cord. Instead, I had to do a work-around, using the older MAC in the house. My friend came over last night, and not only figured out how to use the printer with my notebook, she installed it so I can use it with the wireless. YAY!

So, I spent last night with her working on that, and then visiting. I didn't finish the book I'm reading. I'll tell you what I'm reading right now, and you tell me what you're reading. Actually, I'm reading a few books. Tonight, I'll finish Courtney Miller Santo's The Roots of the Olive Tree, a novel of five generations of women in the Sacramento Valley who live together in the same house in an olive grove. I'm reading Cleo Coyle's new Coffeehouse mystery, A Brew to a Kill, but I'll be reviewing that at Readertoreader.com. I'll be finishing Sean Chercover's thriller, The Trinity Game, within the next few days. I have a few others I just started, but I do have a method to my reading madness, and those three are the ones I'll be finished with soon.

So, what are you reading? We'd all love to know!

35 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just finished Rose Harbor and this morning got a notice that The Roots of the Olive Tree is in and I can pick it up. Mom

bermudaonion said...

I should finish The Roots of the Olive Tree by Courtney Miller Santo and Columbine by Dave Cullen today.

Anonymous said...

Lesa, I guess all of us were reading the Inn at Rose Harbor at the same time! I finished it about three days ago and Linda was reading it too, according to Mom. I am now reading Hot Flash Holidays and I have Sour Apples in my purse to read next, as I will be at the fair all day and I am not going to the Lonestar concert. Christie

Lesa said...

That's funny that we all read The Inn at Rose Harbor. Linda actually finished it before me. Mom, I think you'll like The Roots of the Olive Tree. Christie, I hope you & Mom have a good time at the fair. Wish Elizabeth good luck for me! Not going to the concert, huh? I'm sure it will be a long day, anyways.

Lesa said...

Kathy,

So, you're finishing The Roots of the Olive Tree, too? Funny! We seem to do that quite often. Columbine? I'm assuming it's about the school?

donna from CT said...

Hi Lesa - I have a suggestion for you as you seem to put yourself under a lot of pressure to do a review everyday - why don't you take Sunday's off? I would think that Sunday is probably the day that most people are not on the internet and this would give you a day to get ahead - especially in the summer when there are other things going on. After all, everyone should have a day off!

Dru said...

I just finished Some Like It Hawk by Donna Andrews and was very enjoyable. I'm reading Close Your Eyes by Iris and Roy Johansen.

Jane R said...

I've been doing a lot of light reading lately. Easy to pick up and then put down when life gets busy. Right now I'm reading Crime Brulee by Nancy Fairbanks, which I got at a used book store while traveling. I'm looking forward to starting Sworn to Silence by Linda Castillo in the near future.

Gayle said...

I'm reading "The Making of a Woman Vet, By, Sally Haddock, D.V.M. I'll finish it today. I love to read Memoirs and biographies.
Gayle

SandyG265 said...

I just finished A Brew for a Kill. Now I'm reading Will James' Book of Cowboy Stories.

Lesa said...

Great idea, Donna! Maybe I'll come up with a catchy heading for "Day of Rest", and just have the people who read the blog that day tell me what they're reading. This seems to be quite popular. And, you're right. It would give me a catch-up, or get ahead day. Love that idea! And, you're right. Sundays have the lowest number of readers.

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Lesa said...

Dru,

It's nice to know you liked Some Like It Hawk. Donna Andrews is a popular author here.

Lesa said...

Jane,

You need that easy to pick up and put down book when life is hectic. Sworn to Silence isn't one of those because you'll want to keep reading it. I hope you enjoy it when you get to it.

Lesa said...

Oh, Gayle. The Making of a Woman Vet sounds interesting. Are you going to try Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child by Bob Spitz? I've only started it, and it's really well-written.

Lesa said...

Sandy, I hope you enjoyed A Brew to a Kill. I'm not even 1/4 of the way into it yet, but I always like the main character.

donna from CT said...

Hi Lesa -
Glad that you liked my suggestion and your idea about asking what people are reading is good. I want you to know that I totally enjoy your blog and I can tell that you put a lot of effort into it. Taking a little of the pressure off in life is a good thing.
donna

Judith said...

Steve Hamilton's Die A Stranger
Julia Spencer-Fleming's All Mortal Flesh (rereading all hers for the umpteenth time)

Waiting for next J. D. Robb, David Weber. Just got Inn at Rose Harbor for my Kindle (somehow that's evolved into a separate To Be Read shef!

Judith

Karen B said...

I won a copy of The Inn at Rose Harbor and started it yesterday - should finish tonight.

SandyG265 said...

Lessa,

I enjoyed A Brew to a Kill but about halfway through Cleo Coyle added another element to the plot and I felt there were too many things going on. But I always enjoy the crew at the coffe house.

Rosemary Kaye said...

I'm reading 'The Proper reatment of Blood Stains', a Dandy Gilver mystery by Catriona MacPherson, a young Scottish author whom I really recommend.

Dandy is an aristocratic wife in 1920s England - she is bored with her life and sets up as a private detective. So far in this story she has infiltrated the home of a wealthy young woman who thinks her husband is out to kill her - by becoming a lady's maid 'below stairs' in Heriot Row, one of the most expensive streets in Edinburgh. The general strike is about to take place, and the household staff are divided in their allegiances.

It's Daisy's character that makes the books - she is intrepid, but with a great line in self-deprecating humour. She also has a sweet dog called Bunty. The settings are also well done - the last one I read was set in Fife, amongst old-fashioned and superstitious farming families, whose males disapprove when the women want to join the new-fangled 'rurals' (Scottish version of Women's Institute) - but it also involves witchcraft.

Lisa, I agree - take Sundays off! We won't mind - I don't think any of us can keep up with you!

Rosemary

Rosemary Kaye said...

I'm reading 'The Proper reatment of Blood Stains', a Dandy Gilver mystery by Catriona MacPherson, a young Scottish author whom I really recommend.

Dandy is an aristocratic wife in 1920s England - she is bored with her life and sets up as a private detective. So far in this story she has infiltrated the home of a wealthy young woman who thinks her husband is out to kill her - by becoming a lady's maid 'below stairs' in Heriot Row, one of the most expensive streets in Edinburgh. The general strike is about to take place, and the household staff are divided in their allegiances.

It's Daisy's character that makes the books - she is intrepid, but with a great line in self-deprecating humour. She also has a sweet dog called Bunty. The settings are also well done - the last one I read was set in Fife, amongst old-fashioned and superstitious farming families, whose males disapprove when the women want to join the new-fangled 'rurals' (Scottish version of Women's Institute) - but it also involves witchcraft.

Lisa, I agree - take Sundays off! We won't mind - I don't think any of us can keep up with you!

Rosemary

Lesa said...

Fabulous idea, Donna, and I'm going to start it this Sunday. I enjoy seeing what everyone else is reading anyways. Talk about pressure. There's an unbelievable amount at work right now, so this is good. I'm glad you came up with this suggestion, and that others approved. Thank you.

Lesa said...

Ack, Judith! Two TBR piles. That's even worse. (grin) But, you have some good reading there.

Lesa said...

Karen,

I wanted to finish The Inn at Rose Harbor. I hope you're enjoying it!

Lesa said...

Sandy,

I read the flap, and I think I know what you mean about Coyle's extra element, but I haven't gotten there yet. We'll see. But, you're right. I love the group at the coffeehouse.

Lesa said...

Rosemary,

I have those Dandy Gilver books. I need to get to them. I think they sound interesting. Thanks for letting us know a little more about them.

So many books, so little time!

Karen C said...

Just finished Reckoning for the Dead by Jordan Dane and an eARC of Until There was You by Jessica Scott. Currently reading The Witness by Nora Roberts.

Anonymous said...

I'm reading "Guilt by Degrees" by Marcis Clark. I'm enjoying it so far.
Monnie

Lesa said...

Karen,The only one of those I'm familiar with is The Witness. I haven't even heard of the other authors. Anything you can tell us?

Lesa said...

I know Marcia Clark's books have had good reviews, Monnie. Good to hear you're enjoying it.

Rosemary Kaye said...

Lesa, I don't know why said Catriona MacPherson's heroine lives in England! She lives - of course! - in Perthshire, which is firmly in Scotland.

I think I must have had the General Strike of 1926 in my mind, and that led me to thinking of my own family's stories about it - and they lived in London.

Anyway, Catriona, if you ever read this - apologies- I did know really!

Karen C said...

Jordan Dane the author of suspense / thriller books. Jessica Scott is a new author (one book out - Because of You, one due out in October - Until There Was You) who writes military romance. She is a Army Officer. I really like both authors.

Lesa said...

That's funny, Rosemary!

Karen, Thanks for the information about the two authors.

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