Reading: It seems like ages since I listed linked to my book reviews for That Reading Journey. In fact, it really is ages - almost a month! So, what have I read in the last month? Click the links for my reviews on Gather.
Eclipse: I liked it better than the first two Twilight books, so I guess I'd better try to catch up with the fourth one day.
Anansi Island: A fascinatingly creepy lunch-time read with an intelligent female protagonist.
Fall Asleep Forgetting: Truly wonderful, and one that sticks in the memory, Fall Asleep Forgetting tells the stories of a loose-knit trailer-park community coming to terms with joy and tragedy while beautifully nurturing the rhythms of life.
Mean Streets: Well, I am a Harry Dresden fan, and the other novellas here are great introductions to other paranormal mystery writers.
Widow's Walk: Another memorable tale, this one has a light touch in dealing with emotional pain, a sure hand with the timing, and an odd and enduring sense of hope.
The Secret of the Sacred Scarab: A fun mystery for young readers, with some excellent historical background on Egypt, exciting adventures, and very pleasant and plausible young protagonists.
A Woman Called Sage: Another strong female protagonist, this time working as a bounty hunter and seeking her husband's killers. A really good read.
Payback in Wayback: A fun short Texas romance, perfect lunch-time read or bedtime story for weary Moms.
The Partnership: Think John Grisham, or Scott Turow. A fascinating look at the rising tides of a powerful legal firm, and an intriguing mystery.
Harry, A History: I'm a Harry Potter addict too, and this was a fun look into the background to the Leaky Cauldron and the various book and movie releases.
Excuse Me Miss: I only read the first chapter of this (because it was free), but it's definitely worth reading more.
Immortal Outlaw: I read the first in this series a while back - romance, history, Vikings cursed with immortality, Robin Hood - could it really all fit together? Indeed it could, and I'm really enjoying these books.
Stone Totem: This is the one I got from the author after whale-watching in his boat. A really enjoyable adventure set in the Pacific Northwest (Canada) leaving the reader with lots to think about.
Writing: I've written a few other things besides book reviews. Click on Writing to catch up on my daily drabbles. I'm trying hard to fulfil the Hundred Drabbles of Summer Challenge, but more time to write would help.
Housekeeping: Yes, I'd better empty the washing machine again, and refill it. The boys kept house fine in our absence, but there's lots to catch up on now I'm back.
Yardwork: I cut the grass this morning, and pulled out some small part of the grass that wasn't meant to be there. I found flowers underneath, and herbs. There's lots more to do.
So that was my month. How was yours?