How about some reviews?

So I wanted to do a clever and funny post today, but my brain went on vacation. (It should be back next week sometime.) So I thought I'd catch you up a bit on my new reads.

Well, my Donna Andrews phase has run its course. Not because I grew tired of her, but because I ran out of books. Since I've been running in efficient mode for the last two weeks, I'll just give you a quick breakdown.

Delete All Suspects (Turing Hopper, #4) by Donna Andrews Delete All Suspects (Turing Hopper, #4)

4 stars

Access Denied (Turing Hopper, #3) by Donna Andrews Access Denied (Turing Hopper, #3)

4 stars

No Nest for the Wicket (Meg Langslow Mysteries) by Donna Andrews No Nest for the Wicket

3 stars

Cockatiels at Seven (Meg Lanslow Mysteries, Book 9) by Donna Andrews Cockatiels at Seven (Meg Lanslow Mysteries, Book 9)

4 stars

Six Geese A-Slaying (Meg Langslow Mysteries, Book 10) by Donna Andrews Six Geese A-Slaying (Meg Langslow Mysteries, Book 10)

4 stars

The Penguin Who Knew Too Much: A Meg Langslow Mystery (Meg Langs... by Donna Andrews The Penguin Who Knew Too Much: A Meg Langslow Mystery 5 stars

After a strong start and a weaker second book, the Turing Hopper series is going well. I especially like the tensions created between the human team member's need for privacy and Turing's need for connection, a need most easily gratified by having video cameras up everywhere.

Because of these tensions, the books have a more serious tone than her first series, and are best savored one or two at a time. I will read more as they come out, but for the moment I'm content with moving on to other things.

I am not so content with having to give up the Meg Langslow mysteries. However, I suppose ten books is a fair amount, especially since the last one just came out. But they are still awesome. I especially liked The Penguin Who Knew Too Much.

A body is discovered in Meg's basement in the first sentence. Not only that, but Meg's farm is almost as immediately flooded with penguins, hyenas, llamas and wolves, all refugees from a nearby zoo. I'm a sucker for both funny animal stories and mysteries, and the combination here is amazing.

I'll give more detailed reviews on the other new books on Saturday. See you then!


  1. You have read a ton of books this year!

  2. I know! Do you know of an AA program for people like me? Bookaholics Anonymous?

  3. Glad to hear you like the books--if it helps, Swan for the Money is coming out in about three months.

    Donna Andrews

  4. Wow, thanks Donna! *does happy dance* That's great to know. I'll keep my eye out for it.

  5. Mir--if Bookacholics Anonymous is anything like AA, they'll make you give up books completely. Probably not in the cards for you. :)

  6. Yeah. I'm not even gonna PRETEND that I can stop anytime I want to. If I don't get enough reading and writing time, I get veeery cranky...


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