Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Reading log, January 2011

Started the year in a bit of a rut - but it is a good one!  As you can tell, I am thoroughly caught up in the Hamish Macbeth Mysteries.  I like them - murders in small, quirky Scottish villages.  Not much bad language, not much sex, and the murders aren't gory, usually just a blow to the head with a blunt object, or some craftily administered poison.  Anyway, they are my escape late at night when everyone else has gone to bed!

I did also read an Anne Shirley book, just to keep things upbeat!

Books are rated 1-5, though if it is bad enough to be a 1 I generally don't finish it, and a 5 is just about life-changing!  I do get lots of 3s and 4s.

1. Anne of Windy Poplars – 4.25 – L.M. Montgomery – Anne of Green Gables #4 Not as good as the first three, but still a good story. Made me wish I was more like Anne!

2. Death of a Charming Man: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery– 3.75 – M.C. Beaton – more adventures with Hamish. It was okay, not as good as the others.

3. Death of a Nag: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery – 4 – M.C. Beaton – better than the last one, a little bit of a trick ending.

4. Death of a Macho Man: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery – 4 – M.C. Beaton – good, easy adventure. Hamish starts to grow on you.

5. Death of a Dentist: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery – 4.25 M.C. Beaton – I really like Hamish.

6. Death of An Addict: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery – 4.25 – M.C. Beaton - one of the better ones

7. A Highland Christmas: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery – 4 – M.C. Beaton – a little too sweet

8. Death of a Dustman: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery – 4 – M.C. Beaton – I had a hard time keeping track of all the minor characters in this one

And what did YOU read last month??


  1. If you want to know what I read, you'll have to find your way over to SL-Land ;-)

    Keep on with the Anne books. Although I loved Windy Poplars, you will fall in love more with Anne in "House of Dreams" and as she grows her family.

    I'm lovin' Louise Penny and Three Pines - Thanks!


  2. I've been enjoying a few of the Hamish Macbeth mysteries lately.

    Also love Mary Russell/the wife of Sherlock Holmes mysteries by Laurie King.

    Have you read any of those? I find them first rate!

  3. I LOVE Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes. I have read them all, and am anxiously awaiting the new one, hopefully sometime this year! Same with Inspector Gamache - there should be another this year.

  4. I read an interesting book - just happened to pick it up at the library, by Mark Vonnegut (Kurt Vonnegut's son). "Just Like Someone Without Mental Illness, Only More So" And I'm still finishing up "Decision Points" (GW Bush). I'm really, really enjoying that! And I just saw that "True Grit" is in at the library, so that's my next read. Interested in that as I haven't seen the new movie, but remember the old one, and then heard the book was supposed to be excellent. We'll see..... :)
    Betty K.


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