Friday, July 2, 2010

What's on your list?

Greetings from sunny California! Dana Mentink, here.

What’s the best thing about summer? Gorging yourself on books! What’s even better? Posting reviews on my blog of books that really float my boat. With very few exceptions, I generally hear from the authors, whether big name or small, who appreciate having their fine work recognized. Since I know how hard it is to write a book, I only write reviews for the books that in my opinion are a cut above. But Dana! That means you don’t write all those good, juicy hit pieces taking authors to task. You bet. I only write about the ones I loved. Sure it’s one sided, but it’s my blog and I do it my way! (Can you hear the music playing?) So here’s a list of the books I’ve read this summer. It’s a mixture of mystery, cozies, suspense and ‘miscellanous.’

So please add to the list. What’s a book that YOU’VE enjoyed this summer?

Skullduggery – an awesome mystery by Aaron Elkins featuring a man who can read a skeleton like a book. Fascinating!

Beguiled, by Deeanne Gist and J. Mark Bertrand– interesting inspirational mystery about a dog walker.

Monk in Trouble – another excellent and hilarious mystery by Lee Goldberg.

Sprinkle With Murder Jenn McKinlay, fun and frothy mystery that will leave you craving cupcakes

Stirring Up Strife – A new series of inspy cozies with recipes included


Project Journal said...

I am SO glad you asked this question today! LOL! I have probably my number one book of recent reads...I finished it last night, it took me 4 days to read (over 400 pages)....The Last Child by John Hart. PHENOMENAL!!! I promise you will not be disappointed!

I've also enjoyed:
Vision in White by Nora Roberts

Critical Care by Candace Calvert

When the Heart Cries by Cindy Woodsmall

Cheryl Wyatt's books (as always, lol!)

I can always come up with books that I've loved!!

On my blog ( I have a weekly meme running that is WWW Wednesday (might be becoming Thursday now) that talks about current read(s), just finished, and what's next to read. It's a lot of fun!! Also, the books that I read for the Spring Reading THing are still up in my side bar.

GREAT topic today and timely for me too *wink*
Talk to you later,

PamelaTracy said...

What's a meme?

PamelaTracy said...

I think the best book I've read this summer is American Wife. It's faction and loosely based on Laura Bush.
I'm reading Linda Goodnight's The Wedding Garden right now. And, right now I'm reading A Home for Sophie, which is a SuperRomance by Roz Denny Fox. When I'm done, I'm reading a MIRA by Beth Ciotta.

SketchGirl said...

A series i've enjoyed this month is Heroes of Quantico by Irene Hannon. Thoroughly enjoyable mysteries. Had me on the edge of my set and just couldn't stop reading from start to finished

Dana Mentink said...

Excellent! Thanks for all of your comments. Now I have more books to add to my list. I'd better get busy.

Project Journal said...

A meme is something you do weekly. It could be anything, you could make up your own!

Most are about books and reading, I've found.

Anonymous said...

Hi guys,

Do you want to watch harry potter and the deathly hallows? It is not released yet but you can watch it online already!

Click here to [url=]watch harry potter and the deathly hallows[/url]

Anonymous said...

I've had my iPad recompense about 2 months at this very moment and I'm forceful you, Steve jobs certainly has his technique of converting people to be a Mac/Apple fan. I own the iPad without 3G because I didn't scarcity to have to pay on the side of a advanced line in systemization to grow the micro SIM card. So I've kinda reasonable lived with my iPad exclusively where there's wifi connection. Which are aplenty anyway at Starbucks, Mcdonalds, and the libraries. This was previous to my benefactor introduced me to a superb technique circa this problem -- a 3G wifi router AP that supports GPRS, GSM, WCDMA, HSUPA, HSDPA, UMT and LIMIT!

I purchased the [url=]Huawei E5830 3G WiFi Router AP (WCDMA/HSUPA/HSDPA/UMT/EDGE/GPRS/GSM)[/url] from, in the Networking classification, below my friend's commendation, and I in he gets points or commission from my pay for, since he's a affiliate. The router AP is decidedly vest-pocket, lightweight and convenient. So any longer I can fuse to wifi anywhere with mp iPad! I no longer essential to pry into high and coarse because a wifi AP at cafes etc. Nor spend so much of my shekels on caffeine overdose at Starbucks and other cafes. Too, the 3G Wifi Router AP supports graceful much all the bandwidths -- GPRS,GSM,WCDMA,HSUPA,HSDPA,UMT,EDGE. Take a look at pictures I've uploaded of the Huawei 3G WiFi router that has made my autobiography so much easier, and is promoting a healthier caffeine-free lifestyle. It proves that a geek lifestyle does not necessarily have planned to undertake hand in assistance with coffee.

And to reflect on I was making allowance for paying extra to upgrade to the iPad that supports 3G! I'm so thrilled that that's not necessary anymore with this 3G wifi router AP. I can just weld to the internet wherever I am with the Huawei 3G Wifi Router, as great as there is signal. This is not a technology thingumajig per se, but it has certainly made my individual immeasurably more thrifty! More than that, I'm skilled to bail someone out my spondulix that I would generally speaking spend on Starbucks, McCafe, and other cafes with wifi! Which, through the path, makes me wonder whether it's a ploy nigh Steve Jobs, to have planned launched the 3G iPad portrayal purely much later, so that wifi cafes can have a ball plenty of subject from iPad wifi version. But I digress.

The 3G WiFi router AP I bought from [url=][/url] would unquestionably also be able to discharge me download and play one's part about with my apps on my iTouch, admitting that I haven't tried it yet. Shouldn't be a problem I should think. This $100+ may be the overwhelm hard cash I've spent since it enables me to have a variety of WiFi nucleus wherever I am. If I was more entrepreneurial, I can composed start charging other geeks at cafes without WiFi for present access to them. I'm unwavering I can question pocket go the $100 this approach! Alternatively, dialect mayhap I can start being an affiliate of too, since I'm starting to come by more gadgets and tools there, and acquire been spreading word up to my family and friends. In addition, Christmas is coming in less than 2 months' continually, and I contemplate this Huawei 3G WiFi router would make a splendid premium as a replacement for many of my tech geek friends. I'm unswerving they'll also appreciate how shining and chilliness the router looks!

Anonymous said...

Hello. Facebook takes a [url=]online baccarat[/url] wager side with on 888 casino see trade: Facebook is expanding its efforts to mete out real-money gaming to millions of British users after announcing a sell with the online gambling cast 888 Holdings.And Bye.