Book Binge 2008

book binge

Welcome to The 2nd Annual Book Binge hosted by the lovely MaryP.


This Book Binge came at just the right time for me.  I needed something to take my mind off the assorted crap going on and this was the perfect remedy!  Thanks for having another binge, Mary!


What did I read?  As I was sitting down to write this post I realized I didn’t have my list with me.  I look in my purse.  Not there.  I look in my bill drawer.  Not there.  I then look every where else in the house.  Not there.  Great.  Can’t find the damn list!  They were library books for the most part, I can check the library’s site.  Nope, once they are returned there is no record.  Here I thought the FBI or CIA was monitoring people’s library borrowings.  (FBI, If you are reading this, did I remember all of my books?)

  1. The Bone Garden by Tess Gerritsen  I liked this book.  Modern day woman finds skeleton in her yard.  Story flashes back to the 1830’s and back again.  Not as good as some of her other books but a nice read.
  2. Hour Game by David Baldacci  I have read and loved Baldacci’s Camel Club books but for some reason never read the Sean King/ Michelle Maxwell books.  This book and the next on the list are both King/Maxwell books.  They were…ok.  I read them but they were also easy to put down.  No “can’t wait to get back to it” feeling.
  3. Simple Genius by David Baldacci  See above.
  4. A Friar’s Blood Feud by Michael Jecks A Knights Templar Book     I love these books.  Sir Baldwin de Furnshill is a Keeper of the Peace in the 14th century.  He is also a former Knight Templar.  Great settings and a plot that kept me engaged.
  5. Women’s Letters:  America from the Revolutionary War to the Present  edited by Lisa Grunwald and Stephen J. Adler  I am on page 397 of 761.  (I am reading it between other books.)  I love this book!  It is filled with letters from women (you think?).  I love history, especially American history, and it is fascinating to get first hand accounts of things that happened so many years ago.  Where possible the editors added biographical info on the writer and receiver.
  6. The American Resting Place by Marilyn Yalom   Photographs by Reid S. Yalom  You may think I’m morbid but I love cemeteries.  I have found so much interesting information in cemeteries while researching my family tree.  This book follows the burying history of America for the last 400 years.  A fascinating book not at all creepy.
  7. Death Row by Jon Katz  A Suburban Detective Book.  This is what I call “an easy read”.  Engaging but not consuming.  Interesting but not can’t put down.
  8. Obsession by Jonathan Kellerman  An Alex Delaware novel.  Do I really need to say more?  They sort of bleed together after a while.
  9. Rockabye:  From Wild To Child by Rebecca Woolf   She blogs at Girls Gone Child.  I loved this book and talked about it so much, my mother is reading it now.
  10. 7th Heaven by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
  11. Twenty Wishes by Debbie Macomber
  12. The Front by Patricia Cornwell

For some reason my wordpress link thing isn’t working so I couldn’t link to the last few books.  Sorry.


 I have 8 or 10 more books to add but I am going to set this to automatically publish on Sunday.  I am not sure if I will get back to it tomorrow as two of my kids (the smallest and whiniest) have strep throat.  If this message is still here- I did not get back to it.  If you like, check back on Tuesday for the full list, it should be up by then.


***Edited Monday June 2***

Since I lost my list I can’t remember the other books so they probably weren’t that good!  Kids are a bit better, thanks for asking!




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7 responses to “Book Binge 2008

  1. I’ll have to add some of these to my reading list!

  2. Sorry to hear your little ones are sick! Hope they are better soon!

  3. Hope the kids are feeling better today.
    How do you find the time to read with two little ones? Heck I just have my “little” one MAMA and I can’t read!!!! Trying to think waaaaaaaayy back when my two kids were little, did I read?? Mmm not sure. I do miss it though as I always preferred books over tv, funny how life changes huh?

  4. Ewww…the one about the womens’ letters sounds cool. I will have to check that one out. I am reading Mudbound right now. A first novel by the author. (The book is in the bedroom at present and I am too lazy to get up to see who it is!) But, it is fabulous and I recommend it.

  5. I just finished The Blood of Flowers for a review and it’s one of those you can’t stop reading. I highly recommend it. I’m reading Mrs. Perfect right now and it’s excellent too. Namely because I can picture some of the beyotch moms from Tigger’s school in this position and I’m relishing a little bit of schadenfreude!

  6. I’ll have to try A Friar’s Blood Feud. I loved the Brother Cadfael series by Ellis Peters — have you read any of those? Also set in the 1300’s, so lots of history in with the detecting. Fun stuff.

  7. I will look out for “7th Heaven” as I loved “The Beach House”. Interesting that Patterson is co-authoring with someone.

    “Rockabye” sounds interesting too…

    Have a good day today =)

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