The Overlook by Michael Connelly

The Overlook
(Harry Bosch #13)
by Michael Connelly

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New this week for me is First Chapter/First Paragraph/Tuesday Intros, hosted by Bibliophile By The Sea. To play along, share the first paragraph (or a few) from a book you’re reading or thinking about reading soon.

The call came at midnight. Harry Bosch was awake and sitting in the living room in the dark. He tried to think that he was doing this because it allowed him to hear the saxophone better. By masking one of the senses he accentuated another.

But deep down he knew the truth. He was waiting.

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I am still participating in Teaser Tuesdays, the weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. I’ve been doing this one since May, 2014.

“It’s a ring that reads radiation exposure.”

The news brought an eerie silence to the gathering.

Details on both can be found at the respective blogs. Don’t forget to leave a link on each blog so others can find your post.

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I’m so happy to be back reading about Bosch and company in one of Connelly’s books. I am now up to 2007.

What are you reading this week?

20 Books of Summer 2015

Another Reading Challenge! 20 Books of Summer 2015 is hosted by Cathy at 746 Books. It begins June 1 and runs until September 4, just over thirteen weeks.

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Here’s my list:
Among the Tibetans by Isabella L. Bird
Her Royal Spyness by Rhys Bowen
The Island of Sheep by John Buchan
The Overlook by Michael Connelly
Rameau’s Nephew by Denis Diderot
The Gambler by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Explosive Eighteen by Janet Evanovich
Notorious Nineteen by Janet Evanovich
Road Kill by Kinky Friedman
U is for Undertow by Sue Grafton
Fever Season by Barbara Hambly
Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris
Shakespeare’s Landlord by Charlaine Harris
The Assassin in the Marais by Claude Izner
George Washington’s Secret Six by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger
The River of Doubt by Candice Millard
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Tomb of the Golden Bird by Elizabeth Peters
Passing Fancy by David Spencer
The Kreutzer Sonata by Leo Tolstoi

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Are you in? There is no set list; we each choose our own books. If twenty is too ambitions, you can opt for 10 Books of Summer 2015.

Goodbye 2014 – Happy New Year!

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I just finished reading Bohemians of the Latin Quarter which was the December Book of the Month at the French Literature group. It was also the 100th book I read this year to complete my 2014 Challenge at goodreads.

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gr2014This is the only challenge in which I participated this year. Why? It’s the only one I knew about. But now . . . over the last month or so, I have discovered a multitude of challenges. Fun! At this point, there are seven in which I’ll be participating. I may discover more over the next week or so plus there are some that are starting in February that are of interest. Many of the books count for more than one separate challenge, so it’s not as difficult as it appears.

 

My ten favorite reads for the year:

The Family Way by Rhys Bowen
The Closers by Michael Connelly
The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly
The Narrows by Michael Connelly
The Montmartre Investigation by Claude Izner
Duma Key by Stephen King
Full of Heart by J. R. Martinez (autobiography)
The Four Feathers by A.E.W. Mason
White Fire by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

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I have so many books lined up for 2015, that I hardly know where to begin. Onward!

How about you? How was your bookish year and what are you planning for 2015?

Teaser Tuesdays – December 2, 2014

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

Anyone can participate.

If you’re new to Teaser Tuesdays, the details are at MizB’s Should Be Reading or on my Teaser Tuesdays Page.

The Lincoln Lawyer
by Michael Connelly

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I decided I would need to watch my back with Dobbs. I would keep him close but not that close.

The Lincoln Lawyer is the first book in Connelly’s Mickey Haller series. There are a lot of crossover characters in Connelly’s books. The second and third books of the Mickey Haller series are also part of the Harry Bosch series. I really enjoy it when various characters work together – or in opposition.

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Have you read any of Michael Connelly’s books? I’m not up to date but have read over a dozen among the various series.

What are you reading now? Do you have a TT to share with us? Please leave a comment with your link on MizB’s Teaser Tuesday post or below. If you don’t have a blog, you can share your Teaser here in the comment section instead.

Teaser Tuesdays – August 12, 2014

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

Anyone can participate.

If you’re new to Teaser Tuesdays, the details are at MizB’s Should Be Reading or on my Teaser Tuesdays Page.

 

The Closers
by Michael Connelly

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The point is, I need the gun. I need the badge.

Cover blurb:

He walked away from the job three years ago. But Harry Bosch cannot resist the call to join the elite Open/Unsolved Unit.

His mission: solve murders whose investigations were flawed, stalled, or abandoned to L.A.’s tides of crime.

 

The Closers is Michael Connelly’s eleventh Harry Bosch mystery and I have thoroughly enjoyed all of them. My introduction came many years ago when, during a camping trip, another camper and I traded the books we had already read. One of the ones he gave me was The Last Coyote which is the fourth in Connelly’s Harry Bosch series. I knew then that I wanted to read the series and read them in order.

 

Have you read any of Connelly’s books? What are you reading now? Do you have a TT to share with us?

Please leave a comment with your link on MizB’s Teaser Tuesday post or below. If you don’t have a blog, you can share your Teaser here in the comment section instead.

Friday Finds – July 25, 2014

FourBooksFriday Finds is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading to showcase books you recently found and added to your TBR (to be read) list. It doesn’t matter whether you found them free online, borrowed them from a library or purchased them somewhere. Anything works.

 

A great haul for me this week! Eight books which I ordered from Powell’s Books earlier this month have arrived.

 

Death of Yesterday by M.C. Beaton (Hamish Macbeth #29)
Something Borrowed, Someone Dead by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin #24)
The Gods of Guilt by Michael Connelly (Mickey Haller #5)
Ten Little New Yorkers by Kinky Friedman (Kinky Friedman #18)
They Shoot Horses Don’t They? by Horace McCoy
Alien Hearts by Guy de Maupassant
Hard Time by Sara Paretsky (V.I. Warshawski #9)
Total Recall by Sara Paretsky (V.I. Warshawski #10)

 

Any guesses which book shot to the top of the TBR list? (hint: Series mysteries are my favorite contemporary reading and this is one of the series I have been reading the longest.)

Did you have a productive week? Share your Friday Finds with us! Please leave a comment with the link to your own Friday Finds post on MizB’s blog or here. If you don’t have a blog, you may share your finds in a comment here anyway. We’d love to know what you found this week.