So I’ve been thinking about the Zombie apocalypse, as one does. What would I need and what would be the winning item to have the corner on. I have a cold , so my first thought was guaifenesin. But then I thought , the person that corners the market on steam is the winner. It is good for colds and asthma and sore muscles and cold weather. It is also really good for cleaning, especially if you have a microfiber cloth. And of course it can be used as a power source. I’m pretty sure with the current tech in plastics and metals we could do stuff that was more useful than early attempts at steam power.
( and no, I’m not so worried about vampires – they are smart enough to know they need people – so they will do what they can to keep the cattle happy )
No Angel Helen Keeble (LB) funny ya — I don’t read Angel fiction, but this was funny – even though I’m sure I missed some of the jokes. – but I did get the ‘twisty passages looking all alike ‘ reference.
Undead / Kirsty McKay(LB) zombie stuff . parental betrayal . ok I have the second book , but not sure I want to read it
Steelheart / Brandon Sanderson (LB) great. through an event ( which I forget ) people have powers . Or some people do . And those with powers – use them to control the rest of the world. When he was 8, David watched his father be killed by an epic. David wants to kill the Epic that killed his father.
Witchy Business (Witch Detectives #1) [Kindle Edition] blah. short . witch doesn’t know the strength of her powers and finds out from a man.
Cabinet of curiositiess Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child reliable fun adventure tales
Life’s a Witch (Witches of Karma) (Karma’s Witches) short – big time jumps a lot more tell than show
Loud, awake, and lost Adele Griffin (LB) desk skim – after the physical recovery from an accident – Now you have to recover your life.
Extraction Douglas Preston and Lincoln Childs (KS)short …so I happen to be on a kick.
Reliquery Preston and child -(LB) monsters in the sewer of NYC
so 8 in December so 81 for the year.
I know I’ve missed writing some down this year
em>Eat, brains, love Jeff Hart (lb) YA A couple of high school seniors, become zombies and eat a bunch of their friends in the lunch room. But they have some of their own brains left so they escape the government agency that is out to kill /study /destroy zombies. ( that no one admits is real ) . One of the zombie hunters is a teen girl with mind reading abilities. and it gets complicated. and gross. and not great
Indexing - Sean Maguire ( KS) finished — Sooooo good. I read for stories – which I can’t define very well. But since this was a story about stories….Excellent – go get it.
The coldest girl in Coldtown / by Holly Black (LB) Holly Black writes edgy urban fantasy. There is nothing comfortable about her books. no happy endings. this one is her first vampire book — and it explores the current fascination and romanticism around vampires – with the reality of creatures that need blood and can live almost forever. There is room for more, but I hope there is never a direct sequel….
The tollgate Georgette Heyer (my book) needed lighter – an old favorite, but not quite as light as I remember. ( death , murder, robbery mixed with romance)
Gnomes on the Range Jennifer Zane (kb) romance /mystery light fun, despite the mystery being truly dangerous.
Curtsies & conspiracies / Gail Carriger (LB) 2nd in the finishing school steam punk series . Victorian era girls learning to be spies and assassins in a steampunk world
so that is 6 so 73 so far …
Money Run (LB) Jack Health ok. ya teen thieves
an Incomplete Witch debra Geary (KB) one more of my favorite witch stories
Cuckoo’s calling(LB)Robert Galbraith ( aka jk rowling) Excellent . detective novel. Very british in that the beginning is slow – and then suddenly your speeding along to the conclusion. really well done. and I was on the list before I knew who the author was – because I kept seeing copies of it for other people.
Kitty raises hell; Kitty’s house of horrors (klb)werewolf radio host – can’t get the next few at the library- what to do….
Shadows Robin McKinley Excellent. Magic has been banned – and doesn’t really exist. Forbidden magic, animals, friends, daring deeds and origami. fast paced and really good.
that is only 6. I think I read more, but didn’t write them down
I think that makes 67
Indexing part 9 (KS)
revenge of the radioactive lady Elizabeth Stuckey-French (LB) odd. It was compared to carl hiassin. no it is not. Some things are just not funny.It had quirky characters, but in the end it had a conclusion I just couldn’t buy.
12th of never James Patterson (KLB)fun. I know there were things I was supposed to get angsty about , but I didn’t.
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The Case of the Murderous Mermaid and Other Stories Andrew Macrae (KB) fun short stories, maybe too short
Kitty goes to Washington Carrie Vaughn (KLB) 2nd book in this series. I’ve waited a long time to find it and now I’ve read thru #5/ Werewolf with a midnight radio show. It stays creative and fun.
Kitty takes a holiday Carrie Vaughn (KLB)
kitty and the dead man’s hand (klb)
kitty and the silver bullet (klb)
the railway viaduct edward marston (klb) 3rd in this series – railroad detective in the early age of European railroads
two lies and a spy Kat Carson (lb ) Teen spy book. good, but way darker than I expected.
Towering Alex Finn (LB) Rapunzel retelling. very good.a little pat. and I keep wanting to call it tangled
Indexing ( 7 ) Sean Mcguire (KS) Getting better and better Indexing ( 7 ) Sean Mcguire (KS) Getting better and better
The temporary Wife Mary Balogh (KLB) fun short historical romance. The temporary Wife Mary Balogh (KLB) fun short historical romance.
Journal of Mina Harker ( Dracula spoof) ( kf) Chukran, Bobbi, Chukran, Bobbi A., Neal, B.A. Dracula with some modern words play format
From the ground up: food growers education in life, love, and the movement that… Nation (KLB) Jeanne Nolan. Really good Review here
The Stand Stephan King (KLB) Reread . Long book. this is one fo those books that I think has enough to it , that everytime I read it, my reaction to it change.
So 6 books in august – 50 for the year