Monday, 4 April 2011

Monday round up – Still reading my backlist…

A weekly event hosted by Sheila - Book Journey to discuss your reading week ~ the books you've read and those you plan on reading in the coming week

Books I completed last week

A.K.M. Miles - For Gom’s Sake

Baily Bradford - Southern Spirits 4 - Wait Until Dawn

Lynn Hagen - Brac Pack 1 - Maverick's Mate

Lynn Hagen - Brac Pack 2 - Hawk's Pretty Baby

Lynn Hagen - Brac Pack 3 - Sunshine's Savior

Lynn Hagen - Brac Pack 4 - Remi's Pup

Lynn Hagen - Brac Pack 5 - Stormy Eyes

Lynn Hagen - Brac Pack 6 - Oliver's Heart

Erin Nicholas - Anything You Want

Z.A. Maxfield – Drawn Together ( re-read)

Stephanie (S.L.) Danielson - Life After Math

Book Pimping

Necklace and Calabash (Judge Dee Detective Story)

Robert Hans van Gulik

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Brought back into print in the 1990s to wide acclaim, re-designed new editions of Robert van Gulik's Judge Dee Mysteries are now available.

Written by a Dutch diplomat and scholar during the 1950s and 1960s, these lively and historically accurate mysteries have entertained a devoted following for decades. Set during the T'ang dynasty, they feature Judge Dee, a brilliant and cultured Confucian magistrate disdainful of personal luxury and corruption, who cleverly selects allies to help him navigate the royal courts, politics, and ethnic tensions in imperial China.  Robert van Gulik modeled Judge Dee on a magistrate of that name who lived in the seventh century, and he drew on stories and literary conventions of Chinese mystery writing dating back to the Sung dynasty to construct his ingenious plots.

Necklace and Calabash finds Judge Dee returning to his district of Poo-yang, where the peaceful town of Riverton promises a few days' fishing and relaxation. Yet a chance meeting with a Taoist recluse, a gruesome body fished out of the river, strange guests at the Kingfisher Inn, and a princess in distress thrust the judge into one of the most intricate and baffling mysteries of his career.

The Tourist

Clare London

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Ace is a tourist. A spirit who spends his time visiting the lives of others for entertainment and sexual satisfaction. He can't make anyone do anything they aren't willing to do-but he is able to push them to their personal limits.

He's currently visiting Dan and his lover, Ricky-a couple struggling with jealousy and words left unsaid. Emboldened by Ace, Dan becomes more sexually aggressive, a pleasant surprise for Ricky. But when an abusive ex threatens their newfound happiness, how far will Ace want to get involved? Will his fascination with the couple's sexual games tempt him to protect them from a very real physical danger

Up next on the reading deck

Cold Ridge (U.S. Marshall #1)
by Carla Neggers

6 Speak To Me:

Sophia (FV) on 4 April 2011 at 01:22 said...

Looks like you put a good dent in the TBR pile. How are you liking the Brac Pack series?

Chris on 4 April 2011 at 03:16 said...

Same question as FV. :)

Chinoiseries on 4 April 2011 at 11:09 said...

I love the Judge Dee series, but I don't remember the one you mentioned above xD

Laurel-Rain Snow on 4 April 2011 at 14:03 said...

I'm not familiar with any of these, but they do look tempting.

Thanks for visiting my blog.

pussreboots on 4 April 2011 at 15:49 said...

Spring Break's over. I mostly read books for my project. Come see what I finished.

Sheila (Bookjourney) on 4 April 2011 at 16:12 said...

You had a great week - how do you get through so many books in a week? :)