Monday, June 30, 2014

Before Midnight, by Rex Stout

  • Title:  Before Midnight
  • Author:  Rex Stout
  • Borrowed from DC Public (Audiobook)
  • Started:  6/10/2014
  • Finished:  6/15/2014
Forgot to post this one a couple of weeks ago, guessing on the dates I listened to the book.  Solid Nero Wolfe book, but nothing special.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Influx, by Daniel Suarez

  • Title:  Influx
  • Author:  Daniel Suarez
  • Borrowed from DC Public (Kindle Book)
  • Started:  5/2/2014
  • Finished:  6/15/2014
WSJ book review turned me onto this one, but I was pretty disappointed.  While the overall plot wasn't bad, and the opening chapter was pretty good, the book quickly took a wrong turn.  The dialog, in particular, was terrible.  I would have thought this a first time novel, but Amazon tells me otherwise.

Friday, June 13, 2014

The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, by Robert Heinlein

  • Title:  The Moon is a Harsh Mistresss
  • Author:  Robert Heinlein
  • Borrowed from (I suspect) DC Public Library (Audiobook -- for certain)
  • Started:  2013?
  • Finished:  2013?
Was positive I had already read this one, but didn't see it on this site, so I borrowed the audiobook from the library this morning and started to play it when I immediately knew I had in fact already read/listened to it.  I could recall the entire plot, and the great enjoyment I had listening to this one.
I turned it off immedatiately (had another book downloaded already) and thought I better post this so I don't forget again.  Too bad too, this might have been enough to put me over 60 books for 2013, had I remembered to post it...

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The Black Mountain, by Rex Stount

  • Title:  The Black Mountain
  • Author:  Rex Stout
  • Borrowed from DC Public Library (Audiobook)
  • Started:  6/2/2014
  • Finished:  6/9/2014
Not a great Nero Wolfe book, one for fans of the detective only.  I'm a fan, but still struggled to get through this one.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Have Spacesuit - Will Travel, by Robert Heinlein

  • Title:  Have Spacesuit - Will Travel
  • Author:  Robert Heinlein
  • Borrowed from DC Public Library (audiobook)
  • Started: 5/24/2014
  • Finished:  6/1/2014
I wouldn't say I'm totally out of my reading-rut, but I'm on the right track.  Reading printed words still isn't quite there for me, but I've been exercising regularly again which means listening to audiobooks on a regular basis as well.  Have Spacesuit - Will Travel was an overall enjoyable listen, but I wonder if I'd have made it through the book in printed form.  Really need to find a good book or series to hold my interest in print again.