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.
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!