This is a new column that I’ve been trying to kick off the ground for a while now. I finally figured I would just bite the bullet and make time to kick it off.
From the Family Bookshelf is going to be a post about books our family–Mom, Dad, the Lil Diva (8), and the Lil Princess (6)–are reading or have in our bookshelves. We have many bookshelves in our home and my office is overloaded with the many books in my TBR pile–last count was 59, until I received a bound manuscript of The Confessions of Catherine de Medici by C.W. Gortner today.
While the intention is to post this column every week, Dad is a very slow reader, and spring is a busy time for us, so we’ll see if weekly posts is a realistic goal.
Mom (that’s me) is currently reading Fringe Benefits by F.M. Meredith. This is the third installment in Meredith’s Rocky Bluff P.D. series. You can read more about this book by visiting the author’s website. I just finished reading Final Respects and Bad Tidings, the first and second books in this series. I came into this series with the fourth book, Smell of Death, and have been hooked ever since. It is great to read the backstories of characters I had read about in Smell of Death, No Sanctuary (Book 5) , and An Axe to Grind (Book 6). Some of these books are also available in Kindle format.
As I mentioned, Dad is a very slow reader. I asked him to review a book for me once and it took him over three months to read it. In all fairness, it’s because he works so many hours; even though he would like to read every night, sometimes he’s too tired. Dad is currently reading Prayers for the Assassin by Robert Ferrigno. Dad had listed all three books from The Assassin Trilogy on his Christmas list last year. The Easter Bunny recently brought him the first two books. He’s really enjoying this one. You can read more about the author at his website.
The Lil Diva is a reluctant reader, but when she finds a book she really enjoys, you won’t see her without it until she’s done. She is in the process of rereading the first book in Linda Thieman’s Katie & Kimble series, A Ghost Story. When Katie’s family moves to a new home, Katie discovers the ghost of a 10-year-old girl. Together, they uncover the mystery of what happened to Kimble’s mother.
The Lil Princess has loved books since she’s been able to hold one. Before she could read she would make up stories based upon the pictures. Now she is heavily into reading to herself at night. It’s not unusual for me to find her in her room reading to her babies, though she enjoys reading to us the best. Biscuit Goes to School by Alyssa Satin Capucilli is one of her favorites right now. You can find this and more books in the Biscuit series by visiting the author’s website.
Until next time, keep reading!
I love your new feature.
This is an interesting turn. I’ve got a suggestion/request. Can you let us know if the books are picture books, YA or adult books?
J. Aday Kennedy
The Differently-Abled Writer
Thanks for stopping by, Kathy and Jessica. Great suggestion on the books. Katie & Kimble is for kids 8 – 12, though younger kids should enjoy them. Biscuit is for preschoolers and early elementary grades, so it’s a picture book.
What a neat idea for a column Cheryl. I look forward to reading more of these posts.
Great idea! Love it.
Interesting stuff, Great work Cheryl,
Oh how fun!! What a great new feature! Can’t wait to see what great recommendations come from it.
This is great, Cheryl! Thanks….