Saturday, November 17, 2012

Snapshot Saturday 11/17/12

It's a windy cool Saturday here on the coast of NC and I'm in my favorite chair with my electric blanket throw reading happily.  I thought I would share what I was reading at the moment from the library, on my Kindle and as my audiobook, just as a snapshot of my reading week.  Feel free to comment and let me know what you are reading and what your weather is like as well, I love hearing what everyone is reading and doing.

Here's the view from my front porch:

Here's my library book and main book I'm reading at the moment, I'm on Chapter 10, page 79 and it's getting really good.  More like a classic Grisham to me.

Given the importance of what they do, and the controversies that often surround them, and the violent people they sometimes confront, it is remarkable that in the history of this country only four active federal judges have been murdered.

Judge Raymond Fawcett has just become number five.

Who is the Racketeer? And what does he have to do with the judge’s untimely demise? His name, for the moment, is Malcolm Bannister. Job status? Former attorney. Current residence? The Federal Prison Camp near Frostburg, Maryland.

On paper, Malcolm’s situation isn’t looking too good these days, but he’s got an ace up his sleeve. He knows who killed Judge Fawcett, and he knows why. The judge’s body was found in his remote lakeside cabin. There was no forced entry, no struggle, just two dead bodies: Judge Fawcett and his young secretary. And one large, state-of-the-art, extremely secure safe, opened and emptied.

What was in the safe? The FBI would love to know. And Malcolm Bannister would love to tell them. But everything has a price—especially information as explosive as the sequence of events that led to Judge Fawcett’s death. And the Racketeer wasn’t born yesterday . . .

Nothing is as it seems and everything’s fair game in this wickedly clever new novel from John Grisham, the undisputed master of the legal thriller.

On my Kindle I'm reading, I just started this, I loved Matched and have Reached on the way from the library.  I actually bought this for my Kindle when it came out last year and I'm just getting around to reading it!

In search of a future that may not exist and faced with the decision of who to share it with, Cassia journeys to the Outer Provinces in pursuit of Ky — taken by the Society to his certain death — only to find that he has escaped, leaving a series of clues in his wake.

Cassia’s quest leads her to question much of what she holds dear, even as she finds glimmers of a different life across the border. But as Cassia nears resolve and certainty about her future with Ky, an invitation for rebellion, an unexpected betrayal, and a surprise visit from Xander — who may hold the key to the uprising and, still, to Cassia’s heart — change the game once again. Nothing is as expected on the edge of Society, where crosses and double crosses make the path more twisted than ever.

And my audiobook for cooking and listening to in the car after I drop the kids off is Blood Bound which is wonderful.  I was hooked on Rachel Vincent's YA books, the Soul Screamers series, but now know she does adult just as well!  I'm getting close to halfway through this one, the audio is great and I know I will be eager for the second in this series as soon as I finish this one.

By blood, by word, by magic…

Most can't touch the power. But Liv Warren is special— a paranormal tracker who follows the scent of blood.

Liv makes her own rules, and the most important one is trust no one.

But when her friend's daughter goes missing, Liv has no choice but to find the girl. Thanks to a childhood oath, Liv can't rest until the child is home safe. But that means trusting Cam Caballero, the former lover forbidden to her.

Bound by oath and lost in desire for a man she cannot have, Liv is racing to save the child from a dark criminal underworld where secrets, lies, trauma and danger lurk around every corner…every touch…every kiss.

And more blood will be spilled before it's over…

And the fun of all three of these titles, none are for review!  Next week I have no scheduled reviews, but lots of reviews to write, so right now it's time for reading for fun!

 What are you reading on this Saturday before Thanksgiving in the US?