Saturday, January 25, 2014

Bah, Humbug. So what are you reading?



When I posted this on Facebook as my cover photo, someone said it didn't seem like me. She just didn't know me well enough. I've always hated winter. And, I do specialize in crime fiction. My sister sent me the picture, and I think it's perfect. This is a roundabout way of saying the nasty weather changed my plans for the weekend, so I didn't finish a book last night. I went to dinner with a friend, instead of lunch today when the weather is going to be lousy again. Plus, I read one hundred pages in a book by an author I normally like, and it just didn't do anything for me. I quit. Now, I'm reading Leighton Gage's final Mario Silva book, The Ways of Evil Men.

What are you reading this cold, nasty day? And, if you're not having cold, lousy weather, don't tell me. I might hate you for it.


21 comments:

Jane R said...

The weather has been icy and cold here in central Texas. When universities close, you know it's bad! But it will be warm this weekend, before the next blast arrives on Monday.

Meanwhile, I've just started Spook Lights Affair by Muller and Pronzini. I enjoyed their first book and I hope this one will be just as good.

SandyG265 said...

It's supposed to snow here in NJ today so our lunch plans are probably going to be canceled. I just finished Standup Guy by Stuart Woods. The Stone Barrington books aren't very realistic but I enjoy the characters.

Rosemary said...

Hi Lesa,

My husband just came back from Houston, where the office was closed because of the low temperatures - he's been to Houston many times and this was the first time he'd ever experienced this.

Here we just have rain, rain, rain. I don't mind cold weather, but all this dampness gets a tad wearing. Makes me think of Lady Dedlock in Bleak House, looking out across her boring husband's estate as the rain falls and falls.

Hope your weather warms up soon,

Have a good weekend anyway!

Rosemary

Lesa said...

I liked Spooks Light Affair, Jane. I hope you enjoy it. I like this series.

Lesa said...

Sandy, I've heard other fans of Stuart Woods' Stone Barrington series say the same thing. In fact, one of my friends here says it almost apologetically. That's OK! I'm happy to see anyone read and enjoy a book. The First Law of Readers' Advisory - "Never apologize for your reading taste."

Lesa said...

Thanks, Rosemary! I will have a good weekend. I'm tucked in with the cats, watching Jinx play with a ball of paper that I threw at him. He's having a lot of fun. Means I'm laughing at him, and enjoying my time at home with the cats. Have a good weekend yourself!

Christie said...

Well, I am reading No Place for a Dame by Connie Brockway and I only have one other library book on hand. I cannot go to the library today, as planned, to pick up some of my books which FINALLY came in, because the library is closed due to the weather. I do have plenty loaded onto my iPad though, so I won't be without something to read. Christie

Lesa said...

Christie, Is anyone allowed to pick up your books with your library card? (They can't here.) Maybe you could ask Randy to pick them up on Monday? After all this waiting, I'd hate to see you miss them.

Naomi Johnson said...

Just getting ready to start SNOW WHITE MUST DIE. But am feeling very negative about anything that mentions SNOW in any way. Yes, I am shoveling the stuff again today. How many days until spring?

Karen B said...

Just finished THE OTHER WOMAN and now reading THE WRONG GIRL. Oh, my - how she can write! Both are terrific reads.

It's +3 with -18 windchill here in MN. Monday and Tuesday will not get above zero. I'm hibernating....again.

Page said...

We're having cold nasty weather here in NC. I too hate it and would love to move to warmer climes.
I'm still working on In the Company of the Courtesan.
Stay warm and wish for Australia's weather at the moment.

Lesa said...

I'm with you, Naomi. Not really interested in anything with snow in the title. I'm not counting the days until spring. It would probably be depressing.

Lesa said...

Well, tomorrow is supposed to be a little warmer before the next cold spell, so I'm planning to run to the grocery store. But, what do they know? They got today wrong. Karen, at least you have Hank's books. And, they are good! Stay warm!

Lesa said...

And, Page? Who would think someone in North Carolina is complaining and wants warmer weather? Just a lousy winter, isn't it?

Mark Baker said...

Please don't hate me. There's a reason I live in Southern California.

I've finished Lost and Fondue so far today. Now it's a mini-Veronica Mars marathon (probably 5 episodes) and maybe a movie before I start Jenn McKinney's hat shop mystery.

Lesa said...

I don't hate you, Mark. I envy you. I really did love living in Arizona, but my job took me to Indiana. I hope you enjoy Jenn McKinlay's hat shop mystery. I thought it was a fun book.

Yvonne said...

Yikes! It's snowing again. It's either snowing or freezing over here. I'm about to start reading A Tale of Two Biddies by Kylie Logan. My cozies are perfect for the winter weather.

Lesa said...

Oh, I have that one, Yvonne. Tomorrow is my book chat, and I mentioned it. Looking forward to it. I get it. Snowing or freezing. As I said, bah humbug.

Susan said...

I'm in Canada, in Ottawa, so right away you should feel much better. We have now had our coldest winter (so far) since 1981. It's so cold that we weekly have wind chill warnings - temperatures are in the -30 celsius in the wind. We had 82 hours where we didn't get about -17c at any time. There, don't you feel a little better? I'm hiding out this winter as much as I can. I luckily have a husband willing to do much of the grocery shopping on the weekend when the cold gets to be too much! The only good thing about all this deep cold weather is staying inside and getting more books read. So I wish the same for you, Lesa, as we wind our way through this cold winter.

Lesa said...

Oh, Susan! Now, I feel sorry for you! Those temperatures are just miserable. I'm glad you're getting more books read, though. And, it's so nice of you to try to make me feel better. Thank you!

Carol N Wong said...

It has been cold in Northern Texas too. Now we are starting to ride the roller coaster of cold, warmer, colder and so on.

I just finished "Murder Misdirected by Andrew MacRae and I loved it. It has a noir quality, set in San Franscisco and the main character known as the kid is a skilled pickpocket!

Also reading The Last Camellia by Sarah Jio. The story is fine so far but print is too small for me. Can only read about 50 pages and then my eyes hurt.

Wishes for Warmer weather to all of us/