Sunday, December 04, 2022

November 2022 Additions to My Digital Security Blanket


If you have an eReader, do you keep every book you download, or do you weed through them occasionally? I'm asking because I just finished doing a little weeding of my own eBooks. I'm not a re-reader, so I don't see the sense in keeping books that I know I'm never going to read again.
Now that I've asked the burning question that's on my mind, it's time to go through the books that I added to my digital security blanket last month. I'd say it was an average month, but bargains were scarce, so I spent more on regular price books that I didn't want to wait for. Let's see if any of my acquisitions tickle your fancy, too!
I've grouped the following books by genre/subgenre, and if you click on the hyperlink in the book title, you'll be taken to Amazon US where you can learn more about the book. 
===Short Story===
► I've become a fan of Alex Kava's Ryder Creed series, so I decided to see what sort of short story she wrote. I rated this one four stars on Goodreads. 
===Historical Fiction===
Crusoe's Daughter by Jane Gardam. Set in England. 
 ►Gardam is an author I've run across several times yet never read. When this title showed up on one of my bargain newsletters, it caught my eye and then the synopsis sealed the deal.
===Police Procedural===
 AUDIOBOOK: Desert Star by Michael Connelly. Set in California.
 ►For anyone who's been following along on this blog for very long, my addition of the newest Ballard & Bosch mystery will come as no surprise. I'm listening to this one now and enjoying every second.
 Bleeding Heart Yard by Elly Griffiths. Set in England.
 ►This one will also come as no surprise. I've already read it, and it's been added to my Best Reads of 2022 list.
The Quarry Girls by Jess Lourey. Set in Minnesota.
 ►It seemed that, everywhere I looked, I saw this book. When I finally broke down and clicked on the link in one of my bargain newsletters, the synopsis certainly made it sound like something I would enjoy. We shall see, eh?
A Ghost of Caribou by Alice Henderson. Set in Washington.
►I've rapidly become a fan of Henderson's Alex Carter series, so there was no way I would ignore this newest book in the series. Besides, I have a weakness for books set in Washington State.
===Cozy Mystery===

►The latest in one of my favorite cozy series. If all goes well, I'll read it during this holiday season.


►Ruth Bader Ginsberg was one of my heroes. I couldn't pass this one up, especially when it went on sale.


AUDIOBOOK: Dinosaurs by Lydia Millet. Set in Arizona.

Dorothy's review of this book on her blog, The Nature of Things, convinced me that I should read this book. An added bonus is the fact that it's set in Arizona, and I haven't read nearly enough books set here this year. Shame on me.

Well, there you have it-- the books I couldn't resist last month. Have you read any of them? Did I tempt you with any of them? Which ones? You know inquiring minds would love to know!


  1. I'm on library reserve for Desert Star. And, of course, I want to read Bleeding Heart Yard. A few others interest me, but I'll wait for the reviews.

    1. Very sensible when so many of us already have tons of books we want to read as soon as possible.

    2. I constantly have a ton of books, print and audio, on library reserve and I can't keep up with them.

    3. Which means you'll never run out of something to read-- the best possible scenario.

    4. As long as I have chocolate, too, and tea.

    5. Yes. We mustn't forget the edibles!

  2. I'm interested in that Hannah Dennison, too, Cathy. That's a good series, in my opinion, and I like the characters. And you basically can't go far wrong with either Michael Connelly or Elly Griffiths. I'd say you have a beautifully knitted digital security blanket!

  3. A new Michael Connelly! I have to get right on that.

    Thanks for the shoutout. I hope you enjoy "Dinosaurs."

    1. I simply cannot pass by a new Ballard & Bosch.

      I'll undoubtedly enjoy Dinosaurs because any time I read one of your five-star reads, I like it, too. We have to share some reading DNA.

  4. I tend to read ebooks on my Kindle Fire via the app. and you can filter the books it shows you, 'read', 'unread', 'prime reading' that sort of thing. So I have it set to only show me the unread books, thus I leave everything on there and the read books are not disposed of, just hidden. I do have the occasional clear out of junk, trashy romances I've downloaded on a whim because they're free, that sort of thing. Very cathartic.

    Trying to work out why Jane Gardam is so familiar to me. Bleeding Heart Yard is the one I'll be grabbing at some stage. I tend to wait for the price to go down, it just remains to be seen which will win, my love of a bargain or or my desire to get that book. LOL

  5. I already have the Connelly and Henderson books on my library hold list, and am trying not to be too impatient waiting my turn. I had not seen much about The Quarry Girls; that does sound intriguing.

    1. As you can tell from my purchased list, I fell victim to my own impatience! LOL

  6. Thanks for visiting again - and you're right! So many of your books are already on my TBR or will be now. Dinosaurs and the series set in WA are of particular interest (since I live in WA). I don't clear off any Kindle books till I've read them and I have over 100 now, so I should really get busy. Those freebie newsletters suck me in too often.
    Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys

    1. I have almost 600 books on my Kindle, which is one of the reasons why I tend to keep the read ones weeded out.


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