Saturday, June 2, 2012

Books Read in May 2012

Balzo, Sandra
- Grounds for Murder
Fiction.  Maggy Thorsen, owner of Uncommon Grounds coffeehouse, finds herself elected to manage the local barista competition.  The first round goes well, then suddenly the coffehouse belonging to the wife of her arch-rival goes up in flames.  What can happen next?

Baty, Chris
- Ready, Set, Novel!
Non-fiction.  Loaded with tips and exercises to help a writer prepare to write a novel.

- No Plot?  No Problem!
Non-fiction.  Guide to writing a novel in 30 days by the creator of NaNoWriMo.

Bell, James Scott
- The Act of War for Writers
Non-fiction.  Excellent guide for novel writers who want to get published.

Childs, Laura
- Agony of the Leaves 
Fiction.  Theodosia attends an even at the local aquarium, only to find herself face to face with the death of someone once very important to her.  Can she solve the murder without ending up in the grave herself?  Doubtful.

Gifford, Lazette
- NaNoWriMo for the New and the Insane (ebook)
Non-fction.  Tips for surviving the National Novel Writing Month.

Hawes, Jason
- Ghost Hunt 
Non-fiction.  Interesting csemi-fictional ollection of ghost stories that highlight paranormal investigations performed by the T.A.P.S. team.   The second part of the book includes investigation tips and a guide to the equipment commonly used. 

Marnham, Patrick
- Wild Mary 
Non-fiction.  Fascinating biography of author Mary Wesley, born in 1912 and publlished her first novel at the age of 70.  Between 70 and 84, she wrote 9 award-winning novels, mainly based on her own extraordinary life in England, between and during the two world wars.  She was no shrinking violet!

Wesley, Mary
- Not That Sort of Girl
Fiction.  Rose Peel lives at Slepe with her husband Ned, who has inherited the large home.  They have a comfortable life together, although she is haunted by her first love, and Ned finds himself with a long-timer mistress.  Cam Rose bear to be parted from her love, Mylo, over and over through the years?

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