Saturday, April 05, 2008


The Spring Reading Challenge began on March 20 and I tentatively set up a small list of my books to be read. I have been so negligent in posting to my blog that I have already finished two of the books! I am keeping the list very short so that I am inspired to read, but not overwhelmed by it. The first three books were recommended by Lynne.

1. "Everywhere That Mary Went" by Lisa Scottoline FINISHED

2. "Final Appeal" by Lisa Scottoline FINISHED

3. "Ida Mae Tutweiler and the Traveling Tea Party" by Ginnie Siena Bivona (This book was hard to come by. I found an old copy on Amazon.)

4. "Which Reminds Me" by Tony Randall and Michael Mindlin NOW READING (I bought this book for a quarter at a thrift store.)

5. "Murder In the rue de Paradis" by Cara Black (latest from one of my favorites)

6. " 'C' Is For Corpse" by Sue Grafton

7. "Slow Waltz In Cedar Bend" by Robert James Waller (I also bought this at the thrift store. The author also wrote "Bridges of Madison County.")

I really enjoyed the two books by Lisa Scottoline. The stories occur in Philadelphia so I was very familiar with everything she wrote about. I worked for major law firms and the protagonists in the two books are both lawyers. When she mentioned Rittenhouse Square or 22nd and Spruce Street, I was right there many, many times. I went to school right there. I can't wait to read the next book by this author.


Lynne said...

I was wondering where you were???

I loved the Lisa Scottoline books. Isn't it fun reading about places that we know? I remember walking through Rittenhouse Square to get to Franklin School.

I sent you a copy of Ida Mae a few years ago!

Linda said...

Good to see you is hard trying to do everything we want to. I found the Ida Mae book on line too. I read about it on Lynne's blog and just knew I would love it. Plan to start it soon. Linda

violetlady said...

Lynne - What did I ever do with that book? You mean I already read it?? I am so sorry I forgot you sent it to me - are you sure? Geez, I feel awful about it.
Linda - I just know we are going to enjoy the book, unless I have read it already and forgot!

Willow said...

You are doing so well with the book challenge. I joined the back to history challenge and am not doing so well. I think I chose too many 'dense' books and I'm getting bogged down. I read The Winter Room and am reading The Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil 'somebody' as a lighter change of pace this month.

Good luck on finishing your list!

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Sorry! It posted twice so I deleted the second post!

Jen McGrath said...

I adore Lisa Scottoline! Nice blog. My first time here.