Saturday, January 21, 2006

Regular ol’ books

  • Dead Cat Bounce by Sarah Graves
  • Clay's quilt by Silas House SH
  • *Grime and Punishment by Jill Churchill WA Large Print
  • *Blindsighted by Karin Slaughter
  • *Them bones by Carolyn Haines M WA
  • *Blues in the night by Rochelle Krich WA
  • Innocence by Kathleen Tessaro
  • One Sunday morning by Amy Ephron (historical novel) WA
  • White rose by Amy Ephron (historical novel) RV
  • CUP OF TEA by Amy Ephron (historical novel) WB
  • Exes Anonymous by Lauren Henderson
  • The secret history of the pink carnation by Lauren Willig WA
  • Weekend in Paris by Robyn Sisman SH (better)
  • The next big thing by Johanna Edwards
  • The wonder spot by Melissa Bank
  • The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
  • Alternate Beauty by Andrea Rains Waggener
  • The night garden by Pamela Holm
  • Sex, murder and a double latte by Kyra Davis RV
  • Accidental happiness by Jean Reynolds Page WB
  • Matchbook: the diary of a modern-day matchmaker by Samantha Daniels
  • Dating is murder by Harley Jane Kozak M WA
  • Hit reply by Rocki St. Claire
  • Channeling Aphrodite by Kim Green
  • Much ado about you by Eloisa James
  • The white rose by Jean Hanff Korelitz
  • Hating Valentine's Day by Allison Rushby
  • Children of God go bowling by Shannon Olson RV
  • Do me, do my roots by Eileen Rendahl
  • We thought you would be prettier: true tales of the dorkiest girl alive by Laurie Notaro
  • I love everybody (and other atrocious lies) by Laurie Notaro
  • The wife of Reilly by Jennifer Coburn
  • He's got to go by Sheila O'Flanagan
  • Someone like you by Susan Mallery
  • Best of friends by Cathy Kelly RC
  • Over her dead body by Kate White WA
  • *Shadows on the ivy: an antique print mystery by Lea Wait WA
  • A Friend of the Family by Lisa Jewell
  • Wicked: the life and times of the Wicked Witch of the west by Gregory Maguire WA
  • Frozen Music by Marika Cobbold RV
  • None of Your Buisness by Valarie Block
  • Dirty Girls Social Club by Alisa Valdes-Rodriquez
  • Wild Dogs by Helen Humphreys
  • Givenchy code by Julie Kenner
  • Pushing 30 by Wendy Gaskell
  • True Love (and other lies) by Wendy Gaskell
  • A princess of Roumania by Paul Park
  • Sight Hound by Pam Houston
  • Starter Wife by Gigi Levangie Grazer
  • Starter Marriage by Kate harrison
  • *Confession of a Vampire by Kim Mathis Schwartz
  • *Date with the Devil by Kim Mathis Schwartz
  • Man Camp by Adrienne Brodeur
  • Adored by Tilly Bagshawe WA
  • Going to Bend by Diane Hammond
  • Three Miss Margrets by Louise Shaffer
  • Love @ First Site by Jane Moore
  • *If looks could kill by Kate White
  • *How to Marry a Ghost by Hope McIntyre M
  • Soapsuds by Finola Hughes WA
  • Lake of sorrows by Erin Hart WA
  • User ID by Jenefer Shute
  • Laurien Berenson
  • Lynne Murray
  • Elizabeth Peters
  • Dorothy Cannell
  • Barbara Michaels
  • Margaret Maron (Deborah Knott series)
  • Martha Grimes (Emma Graham series Hotel Paradise, Cold Flat Junction, Belle Ruin)
  • The Holding by Merilyn Simonds
  • Lipstick Jungle by Candace Bushnell
  • Adventure Divas by Holly Morris
  • Diary of a Manhattten Call Girl by Tracy Quan
  • She, myself, and I by Whitney Gaskell
  • Myth of you and me by Leah Stewart
  • Lessons in Duck Hunting by Jayne Buxton
  • Catch Me When I Fall by Nicci French
  • Annie Freeman's fabulous traveling funeral by Kris Radish
  • Some like it haute by Julie K. L. Dam
  • Ex and the single girl by Lani Diane Rich
  • The Secret Life of Mrs. Claus by Carly Alexander
  • Bronte Project by Jennifer Vandever
  • Truth of the Matter by Robb Forman Dew
  • Size 12 in Not Fat by Mey Cabot
  • A time to be born by Dawn Powell
  • Tuesday, January 03, 2006


  • Bless your heart, tramp by Celia Rivenbark WB 818.54
  • We're just like you, only prettier: confessions of a tarnished southern belle by Celia Rivenbark
  • Great women travel writers : from 1750 to the present edited by Alba Amoia
  • History of modern yoga: Patañjali and Western esotericism by Elizabeth De Michelis
  • Sprawl city: race, politics, and planning in Atlanta edited by Robert D. Bullard
  • Henry Adams and the Making of America by Garry Wills
  • By the sword: a history of Gladiators, Musketeers, Samurai, Swashbucklers, and Olympic
  • Champions by Richard Cohen WA
  • Forget Perfect by Lisa Earle Mcleod Blotts recommends it in her review
  • Google Hacks: Tips & Tools for smarter searching by Tara Calishain
  • Call of the Mall by Paco Underhill
  • Category Killers by Robert Spector
  • Whole Equation by David Thomson
  • Home Therapy by Lauri Ward
  • Inside the not so big house by Sarah Susanka
  • Girl Sleuth by melanie Rehak
  • Idiot Girls' Action Adventure Club by Laurie Notaro
  • GRITS Friends Are Forevah: A Southern-Style Celebration of Women by Deborah Ford
  • Give it up by Mary Carlomagno
  • Wednesday, November 09, 2005

    Audio Books

  • *Repair to her grave by Sarah Graves WA
  • *Do you want to know a secret? by Mary Jane Clark WA
  • *The track of the cat by Nevada Barr WB
  • Miss Julia speaks her mind by Ann B. Ross WA
  • The rottweiler by Ruth Rendell SH RV
  • *Agatha Raisin and the quiche of death by M.C. Beaton WA
  • Any place I hang my hat by Susan Isaacs WA
  • *Catering to nobody by Diane Mott Davidson WA
  • *Death on demand by Carolyn G. Hart WA
  • The visitant by Kathleen O'Neal Gear WA
  • Kiss me while I sleep by Linda Howard RC
  • Bait by Karen Robards RC
  • Pants on fire by Maggie Alderson WB
  • Just one look by Harlan Coben WB
  • In the bleak midwinter by Julia Spencer-Fleming RO
  • Confessions of a reformed dieter: [how I dropped eight dress sizes and took my life back] by A.J. Rochester WB Biography
  • Everyone worth knowing by Lauren Weisberger SH
  • Sweetwater Creek by Anne Rivers Siddons SH
  • Pawleys Island by Dorothea Benton Frank WA
  • Locked rooms by Laurie R. King SH
  • The hungry tide by Amitav Ghosh WA

  • Wednesday, September 07, 2005


    Here is a list of books I've attempted to read but that didn't work out.

    • Best of friends by Cathy Kelly RC (too many characters to follow)
    • Sight Hound by Pam Houston (too much about feminists in therapy)
    • Paradise Fieldsby Katie Fforde (too much minuscule, boring detail)
    • Can you keep a secret by Sophie Kinsella (not interested in reading about a 25 year old with low self esteem)
    • Don’t Think Pink: What Really Makes Women Buy: And How to Increase Your Share of This Crucial Market by Lisa Johnson
    • The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd (audio) (same plot devises as Secret life of Bees but not half as good)

    Thursday, August 25, 2005

    Books I've Read

    June 2005

    *Mulch by Ann Ripley
    *Death of a Garden Pest by Ann Ripley
    Fat Girl’s Guide to Life by Wendy Shanker
    Bob Greene’s Total Body Makeover by Bob Greene
    The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd (audio)
    The Year of Pleasures by Elizabeth Berg
    Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier (audio)

    July 2005

    *I dreamed I married Perry Mason by Susan Kandel
    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
    Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella
    *Not a girl detective by Susan Kandel
    Sammy's Hill by Kristin Gore (audio)

    August 2005

    *Death of a Political Plant by Ann Ripley
    The Salvage Sisters’ Guide to finding style in the street and inspiration in the attic by Kathleen Hackett & Mary Ann Young
    The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd (audio)
    The Butterfly House by Marcia Preston
    Lost by Gregory Maguire
    Flea Market Finds & How to Restore Them by Caroline Atkins
    Aunt Dimity's Good Deed by Nancy Atherton
    Madame Bovary's Ovaries: a Darwinian look at literature by David P. Barash and Nanelle R. Barash
    Holes by Louis Sachar
    Vanishing Acts by Joid Picoult (audio)
    Town that came a courtin' by Ronda Rich
    Style on a Budget by Emily Chalmers

    Monday, August 15, 2005

    Books in a Series

    Don't you hate it when you're enjoying a really groovy book when suddenly you realize that this is the third book in a series so that you're left wondering what came before? Botts & I are both anal retentive in this category and loathe reading books out of sequence. To enable others with this same condition here is a list of my favorite series, listed in order!

    J.K. Rowling - Harry Potter

    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

    G.A. McKevett - Savannah Reid mysteries

    Just desserts
    Bitter Sweets
    Killer calories
    Cooked goose
    Sugar and spite
    Sour grapes
    Peaches and screams
    Death by chocolate
    Cereal killer
    Murder à la mode

    Nancy Atherton - Aunt Dimity

    Aunt Dimity's Death
    Aunt Dimity and the Duke
    Aunt Dimity's Good Deed
    Aunt Dimity Digs in
    Aunt Dimity's Christmas
    Aunt Dimity Beats the Devil
    Aunt Dimity: Detective
    Aunt Dimity Takes a Holiday
    Aunt Dimity: Snowbound
    Aunt Dimity and the Next of Kin

    Ann Ripley - Gardening Mysteries

    Death of A Garden Pest
    Death of A Political Plant
    The Garden Tour Affair
    The Perennial Killer
    Harvest of Murder
    The Christmas Garden Affair
    Death at the Spring Plant Sale
    Summer Garden Murder

    Susan Kandel - Cece Caruso Mysteries

    I dreamed I married Perry Mason
    Not a Girl Detective