Thursday, November 22, 2012

Recap Of Prior 121 Blogs - Part 1

What does this mean, you ask?  Well, since some of you might be readers that didn't start reading my blog back in January of 2011 when I first started it, I have decided to give you lists of dates and names from my previous blogs.  The next 2 posts will have the dates in which I've reviewed books and the names of the authors for each of those dates.  It's a little bit cumbersome, but I don't know how else to do it (I'm sure tech-savvy individuals know better ways of doing this).  The 3rd blog of recaps will be special lists (e.g. Fiction for the Non-Fiction Reader) and special events (e.g. Haley's school author event).  After that, I will be done with the recap.  And for those of you who have been reading my blog since the beginning lo these many years (2) ago, I say:  "Sorry about that."

Here, then, are my blogs from 2011 that posted reviews. An "L" after the name signifies a local author (there may be others in the group that are local that I don't know are local).

02/11 - Garth Stein, John Robison
03/25 - San Bourne, Taylor Stevens
05/12 - Ann Patchett, David Baldacci, Lisa See, Anna Quindlan
06/30 - David Baldacci, Paul McEuen, Ann Patchett, Sara Gran, George Pelicanos
07/20 - David Ignatius, Alice La Plante (L), George Pelecanos
08/07 - Bobbi O'Keefe, Daniel Silva, Peri O'Shaughnessy, William Martin
08/11 - John Hart
08/20 - W.E.B. Griffin
08/27 - A.R. Silverberry (L)
09/03 - John Hart
10/09 - John Hart, Andrew Britton, Hannah Tinti, Michael Lavigne
10/29 - Nicholas Sparks, Jeffrey Archer, Brad Thor
11/13 - Barry Eisler (L), David Baldacci, Tatiana de Rosnay
11/19 - Jasmine Haynes (L)
11/25 - Brad Taylor
11/28 - Adina Senft (L)
12/10 - Hannah Jayne (L)
12/18 - Meg Waite Clayton (L)
12/24 - Juliet Blackwell (L)

In a couple of days, I will post the same information for 2012.  I know you can't wait.


  1. I keep trying to make comments, but haven't succeeded yet. Here's another try, about three blogs.

    First, I really wanted to like The Night Circus. It had a good premise, and a great opening sentence and paragraph. I wanted it to be an epic battle between good and evil, youth and age, unicorns and dragons (I ran out of comparisons), but it turned out to be a contest between old jaded soulless magicians who used children as surrogates in a fight to the death. It was just disappointing and tawdry, and colored what I might have liked about the book.

    Second, Barbara Kingsolver. About damn time Lloyd. She is a national treasure. The Bean Trees, Pigs in Heaven, Animal Dreams, Prodigal Summer -- you can't go wrong. Though I am the only one I know who liked Animal Dreams more than Pigs in Heaven. Go figure.

    Third, Raymond Chandler. I loved the Philip Marlowe mysteries when I first read them in the '60s and '70s. Hard boiled detective fiction, great writing, twisted plots that I sometimes didn't get even after I finished. But I have to admit that they don't travel well -- I tried again a couple of years ago and couldn't continue reading. There are some books that can't be re-read -- that was going to be the title of my guest blog before I decided to do something different.

    Let's see if this comment makes it.