Monday, August 10, 2015

Book Confessions: No. 108

I've never read the classic vampire story, Dracula. My only vampire reads featured Lestat, the hero (?) from Ann Rice's saga, Interview With the VampireThe Vampire Lestat and The Queen of the Damned. That was enough. Vampires don't do well with overexposure.

Good books, though.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Recommended Reading: Dry Bones: A Longmire Mystery by Craig Johnson

Dry Bones is another book in a series by Craig Johnson featuring Wyoming Sheriff Walt Longmire. I greatly enjoy these books and had fun reading Dry Bones, which concerns a tussle over a Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton. The usual cast of characters, including Walt's good friend Henry Standing Bear, are on hand to help Walt resolve a mysterious death and strange doings that arise in the book. Exciting and humorous, Dry Bones is an entertaining read.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Looking for an audio book? Check out the 2015 Audie Award Winners.

If a road trip is on your agenda this summer and you'd like an audio book for the drive, check out the list of winners of the 2015 Audie Awards.

Some award highlights:

Audiobook of the year: Mandela: An Audio History by Radio Diaries; narrated by Desmond Tutu, Nelson Mandela, and Joe Richman. HighBridge.

Humor: Yes, Please by Amy Poehler; read by Amy Poehler, Carol Burnett, Seth Meyers, Mike Schur, Eileen Poehler, William Poehler, Patrick Stewart, Kathleen Turner.

Audio Drama: The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; read by the cast from the L.A. Theatre Works.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Book Confessions: No. 79

I've never read a book by Nicholas Sparks.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Highly Recommended Reading: How Music Got Free by Stephen Witt

How Music Got Free is author Stephen Witt's highly entertaining chronicle of how the music industry, fat with profits from selling a cheap item, compact discs, at high prices, was upended by a perfect storm: the internet, mp3 technology, and the young pirates who knew how to use this technology to digitize music.

Brisk, clever, and informative, How Music Got Free is a book you will definitely enjoy reading.