One Book, Two Book, Three Book, Four… and Five…

Today I’m copying Simon and doing his little this-book-that-book-this-book-that-book sort of post.
  1. The book I’m currently reading:


    Cop Hater by Ed McBain – there are 13  87th Precint books – this is the first in his series. There’s a heat-wave and someone is killing cops. McBain was a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America and was one of three American writers to be awarded the CWA Diamond Dagger for lifetime achievement.

  2. The last book I finished:


    Gently Does It by Alan Hunter – The first of the Inspector Gently books. I read it on my Kindle and enjoyed it very much – post to follow later.
  3. The next book I want to read:


    The Weather in the Streets by Rosamond Lehmann – this is the next book for my face-to-face book group and I was talking to some of the other members yesterday who’ve already started it and they told me how good it is. It’s the story of Olivia and her love affair with a married man. I don’t often read romantic novels, so this will a change for me. I’m looking forward to reading it.
  4. The last book I bought:

    The last one I bought was The Weather in the Streets. The one before that was:

    Adam and Eve and Pinch Me by Ruth Rendell
    I bought this from the secondhand book box at Eyemouth Hospital. It’s hardback and looks practically brand new. I like buying books from the local hospitals as the money goes to a good cause. And I especially like buying them when they’re by authors I enjoy, such as Ruth Rendell.
  5. The last book I was given:


    Agatha Christie At Home by Hilary Macaskill. My husband gave me this for Christmas and I’m amazed at myself because I haven’t read it yet, although I’ve had a look at the photos. This is not just about Greenway, Agatha Christie’s Devon home but about her other houses and identifies the settings she used in her books.

10 thoughts on “One Book, Two Book, Three Book, Four… and Five…

  1. Thanks for joining in, Margaret, what eclectic choices! I am ashamed that I still haven’t read any Rosamund Lehmann, and look forward to seeing what you think…

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  2. A good idea for a post. Just for once I am reading two books. I began reading Coraline on my Kindle when my daughter asked if she could borrow it to read an Alan Bradley book. That is one disadvantage of an e-reader I had NOT foreseen 😉

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  3. Hope you’re enjoying Cop Hater Margaret. I read it a few months ago, and am looking forward to more 57th precinct books.

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  4. I read Invitation to the Waltz a while back and I must get to the Weather in the Streets too, and find out what happens to Olivia. And that Agatha Chrisite book looks wonderful. I’m especially looking forward to hearing more about that one.

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  5. Margaret, I can’t thank you enough for mentioning the Gently book on the Kindle. I had no idea they were available. I’ve just bought the first and there are still more. I really adored the television series.

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  6. One of the things I’m loving about this meme is not only reading about good book suggestions, but finding book bloggers with whom I feel ‘simpatico’. I just downloaded the entire Agatha Christie collection on my Nook for $2.99. Can’t beat that!

    Enjoyed your pictures of the sweet dog above this post, as well. 🙂

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