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January 21, 2005

Drop-everything reads


This has been a thread on one of my book discussion lists, and I thought I'd make a little list of books I'd drop everything to read. In fact, my current drop-everything read is The Serpent on the Crown by Elizabeth Peters. It's the newest Amelia Peabody mystery--it hasn't even been released yet, but I was fortunate enough to get an advance copy. I have indeed dropped all my other reading, but my reading time seems very limited recently... I may well end up reading all day Sunday.

Books I plan to drop everything to read in the future:

The Headmaster's Wife by Jane Haddam
It's forthcoming in my favorite mystery series. I've preordered it.

At Knit's End by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
This one is preordered too. It's by Yarn Harlot. What more needs to be said?

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
Now that I think about it, I've preordered this too. I'll probably go to the midnight party thing at the bookstore. July 16 is a Saturday, so I'm sure I'll read the whole thing that weekend, if only to finish it before I hear spoilers all over the place.

Locked Rooms by Laurie R. King
Another favorite series. I'm not sure whether I'll buy it right away or wait until it comes to the library, but as soon as I get my hands on it, I'll drop everything else.

Wait Until Midnight by Amanda Quick
My guilty pleasure. And this one is being released soon! But it looks like it's going straight to paperback--odd. Her recent novels have all been in hardcover first. Again, I'll probably wait for the library on this one, but once I have it I'll drop everything. :-)

The Ordering of Love: The New and Collected Poems of Madeleine L'Engle
I've probably read a fair amount of them before, but I'll drop everything and read them again, I promise.

Posted by Kat at January 21, 2005 05:33 PM

Ooo, you like mysteries too. I love Laurie King's Mary Russell novels and I just discovered the Amelia Peabody series. I've got to get my mp3 player back from audible.com. So I can knit AND listen to books.

Posted by: Kat in Boston at January 21, 2005 07:16 PM

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