Monday, August 28, 2006

What are you reading?

I have been reading Labyrinth by Kate Mosse. It was pretty good for awhile but I have gotten bogged down. This is what Publisher's Weekly says about it:
Mosse's page-turner takes readers on another quest for the Holy Grail, this time with two closely linked female protagonists born 800 years apart. In 2005, Alice Tanner stumbles into a hidden cave while on an archeological dig in southwest France. Her discovery—two skeletons and a labyrinth pattern engraved on the wall and on a ring—triggers visions of the past and propels her into a dangerous race against those who want the mystery of the cave for themselves. Alaïs, in the year 1209, is a plucky 17-year-old living in the French city of Carcassone, an outpost of the tolerant Cathar Christian sect that has been declared heretical by the Catholic Church. As Carcassonne comes under siege by the Crusaders, Alaïs's father, Bertrand Pelletier,entrusts her with a book that is part of a sacred trilogy connected to the Holy Grail. Guardians of the trilogy are operating against evil forces—including Alaïs's sister, Oriane, a traitorous, sexed-up villainess who wants the books for her own purposes. Sitting securely in the historical religious quest genre, Mosse's fluently written third novel (after Crucifix Lane) may tantalize (if not satisfy) the legions of Da VinciCode devotees with its promise of revelation about Christianity's truths.
I also have mostly mysteries checked out right now:

Death of an Englishman / by Nabb, Magdalen, 1947-

Hasty death / by Chesney, Marion

The stabbing in the stables / by Brett, Simon, 1945-
Marion Chesney is also M.C. Beaton and writes the Haimish McBeth mysteries. I just love her writing. I haven't ever read Magdalen Nabb but I hear she is good.
I am also re-watching the second season of Dead Like Me-It is so good. Makes me laugh and cry and think all in one episode. Wish they were still making it!

Well that was weird! Blogger just published this half finished blog 5 times! Wonder what that was about? Well, just ignore the unfinished versions!!!
I will try to clear that up.
Talk to you later,

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