Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Time to Read!

One of the best things about the holidays is the chance to read, something I don't always have during the work year. And one of the nicest things about blogging is that you sometimes get books in the mail that you absolutely weren't expecting!

I'm reading two books right now, kindly sent to me by HMH:

THE DIVINER'S TALE, which is not what I expected it to be. It's much more a study in character than it is a mystery, really, and yet the human psyche is compelling enough, and it is keeping me turning the pages of Bradford Morrow's delicately written novel about a woman with psychic leanings who happens upon what seems to be a crime.

I haven't yet opened THE JANUS STONE, but it is on my pillow; I loved Elly Griffith's first book, THE CROSSING PLACES, and I look forward to more adventures with her character Ruth Galloway, an archeologist who lives in one of the loneliest places I've ever encountered in a mystery.


Dani Greer said...

I thought The Diviner's Tale was a good read - what did you think of the feminine POV though? I had some "hmmm" moments regarding the protagonist.

Julia Buckley said...

Dani, funny you should mention it--I was just telling someone today that it's a nicely written book, but I could often feel the "maleness" of the voice that was supposed to be female.