October 28th, 2005


A continuation of Books not finished

I took "The Disappeared" (the first novel in The Retrieval Artist series by Kristine Kathryn Rusch) to work last night to read at lunch & breaks. It seems familiar like I've read it before but it's not in my records as having been read. I may have read the first couple chapters & put it down until after I read "The Retrieval Artist," I don't know. It turns out that "The Disappeared" tells how Miles Flint became a retrieval artist so it's truly the first book in the series & the short story comes in somewhere later.

"Stiff News" by Catherine Aird also seems to be one I've read before but can't find the records on. But then, I didn't start keeping track until 2002 so I could have read it before that. The copyright date is US Edition 1999.

So I'm currently reading #1 "The Disappeared" by Kristine Kathryn Rusch, #17 "Stiff News" by Catherine Aird, and "City Of Pearl" by Karen Traviss but I'll probably start it over since I lost my bookmark and was only a couple pages into it anyway.
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I didn't mean to do that!

It seems I fell asleep on the couch...again.
Got off from work early this morning; still dark, lit a few candles, grabbed some dinner then stretched out on the couch with the Catherine Aird book. Read about 80 pages (still think I've read this one before, put the book down and closed my eyes for a few minutes. It was just to rest them...honest! Ninety minutes later...uh, what happened? Well, I'm sure not tired now. I guess I'll go to bed in a couple hours. I have to be to work early tonight.
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Book purchase

I received 2 books from Amazon today; David Weber's new Honor Harrington book #11 "At All Costs" Yeah! :) and Rett MacPherson's #8 "Thicker Than Water."

Currently reading Catherine Aird's #17 "Stiff News" & Kristine Kathryn Rusch's #1 "The Disappeared." I'm putting "City Of Pearl" back and will start it again later and plan on starting David Weber's book on my day(s) off (if I get 2 days off this week {not going there}).
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Book finished: Stiff News

I finished #17 "Stiff News" by Catherine Aird. I rate it a 6.
Almstone Manor is a fine old Tudor manor in Calleshire, England, set aside years ago as a rest home for members of a military regiment - the Fearnshires - and their families. Since most are in poor health during their time at Almstone Manor - as Gertrude Powell certainly was - it is no surprise when one of the residents dies. But Gertrude Powell is different - a letter to her son, mailed by her arrangement after her death, claims that someone is out to kill her.
Receiving the letter on the day of her funeral, Gertrude Powell's son brings it to the attention of Detective Inspector C. D. Sloan. First, Sloan must stop the funeral in progress. Then he has to investigate Powell's posthumous claims. Is the letter just the ravings of an ill, somewhat melodramatic woman? Or is something very sinister going on at Almstone Manor, whose residents have known each other for more than fifty years and some of whose very old grudges may run very deep indeed...

All the way through the book, it has seemed familiar to me but not enough to recall what was going to happen next until after I'd read it! And I didn't have a clue who-dun-it either. :(
The next one on the list is #18 "Little Knell" of the 21 books in her series that I have. I'll probably start it tomorrow but not finish it until after I've read "At All Costs" by David Weber.