This blog has a tendency to be very naggy. Every day I hear it whisper in my ear: "Hey, Brumm. It's been insert number here days since you've posted anything on me. Was it something I said? Is the magic gone? You're spending all of your time online on one of those other sites, aren't you? Aren't you?!"
So to smooth things over with me and my blog, I came up with an idea for a regular weekly post. I read a lot of books and I'm always on the lookout for word of mouth recommendations. So here are mine. Each week I'll list two books I've read. One recent and one from a while back. I won't be spending a lot of time writing up extensive reviews, just a quick summary and what I thought of the book. So without further adieu...let's get to my very first recommendations. Read This!
FEEDBACK by Peter Cawdron. I finished reading on July 2nd 2014.
If you're not familiar with my buddy Peter Cawdron but you enjoy intelligent and believable sci-fi, then you're missing out. In case you couldn't figure it out from the cover, Feedback touches on good old fashioned flying saucers. Sort of. The story follows a craft that crashes into the sea off the coast of North Korea, a genius physics student, a young boy that may or may not be from outer space, a heroic South Korean Coast Guard helicopter pilot, and a hot girl with an empty purse. Oh, and dragons. Confused? Good. Now read the book to find out what I'm talking about.
WHISKEY SOUR by J.A. Konrath. I finished reading on March 25th, 2013.
Are you looking for a new series to get hooked on? Well, I just so happen to have a doozy - The Jack Daniels series by Joe Konrath. Each book stars Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels, a bad ass Chicago homicide cop. What I enjoy so much about this series is Konrath does a great job of mixing gruesome and disturbing serial killer stuff with light hearted comedy. There's plenty of action and if you're like me, you'll get attached to Jack and the people in her life quickly. Technically, you don't have to read these in order, but Whiskey Sour is the first, so I would recommend starting there.
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