Just in case you hadn't already heard, there's a Summer Reading Challenge going on over at Between the Lines and they're looking for readers/reviewers. Click on over if you're interested!
Since I've recently decided to delve back in to the male psyche via books, I've chosen some
- Exit Wound by Andy McNabb
- Bryant & May on the Loose by Christopher Fowler
- Amberville by Tim Davys
- 61 Hours by Lee Child
In the meantime, I am reading novels by three other male types. Two I have met personally (by blog or in person), the other I haven't had the pleasure, though I do follow his blog.
- "America's Galactic Foreign Legion Book I, Feeling Lucky" by Walter Knight. I met Wally late one night on someone else's blog. I have no idea whose. When I clicked over I found out he wrote this 13-book series and it sounded like fun so I ordered #1. I'll tell you more when I get to THE END, but so far it is as advertised: fun, fast and fantastical.
- "Sandman Slim" by Richard Kadrey. I started following Richard's blog a while back after Colleen Lindsey (lord if it wasn't Colleen, I'm sorry to the person who did) mentioned him. After standing in the book aisle at Walmart reading bits and snatches of his writing, I had to buy this book. So far I've met Sandman and
I am sorry to report thatI fell in love before finishing the first chapter. I'll let you know if I'm still in love when I'm done.
- "Just Passin' Thru" by Winton Porter. I picked this up at Mountain Crossings at Walasi-Yi from the author/owner. Winton was charming and personalized the already-signed copy for me - "Welcome to Mountain Time!" His memoir is about the cast of unforgettable characters than show up and leave his little mountain store on the Appalachian Trail.
- "Ghost of a Chance" by Roland D. Yeomans. Many of you are probably following Roland and reading this, too. If not, click on over to Chapter One to catch up on the story and to follow along. Roland is sharing this work with us, a chapter at a time, as he writes himself in to a mystery filled with the incredible characters from his novels.
Why am I on this all-male reading blitz frenzy thing? Seems one of my new main characters is an alpha male sort and I need to rub shoulders with some powerful dudes. I could think of much worse things to do.
~Olivia J Herrell