Saturday, March 28, 2009

The Man Who Doesn't Exist

Hey guys -- In addition to tweeting my novel (#tweetednovel @johnmbaird on twitter), I'm also archiving the previous posts on my blog The Man Who Doesn't Exist. Check it out. Please follow me too. Let me know if you love/hate, etc. thanks.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The Middle Place by Kelly Corrigan

I recently finished this poignant story of a woman who is a mother, wife and daughter, and defining herself in each area. The characters were rich in style and I identified with so many things in the story.
I listened to this one in the car, and the narrator is absolutely delightful. Her enunciation and tone are captivating.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Thirteen Moons

If you enjoyed Cold Mountain, or perhaps even if you didn't, you'll like Thirteen Moons. This is not a fast read. Rather, it is ponderous. But Frazier's beautiful writing and amazing command of dialect and speech pattern make the book thoroughly enjoyable, like a lazy gray day at the beach, if not riveting. Oh yeah, and since this is a Chick Lit blog, it does have a love story.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Sequel time -- "Sweetheart"

"Sweetheart" is the sequel to "Heartsick" (see below). I liked the sequel much better than the intial novel - which is a real switch from the normal. This is a sicko crime thriller, and the ending left the door open for Book 3 since the main characters are alive at the end and lots of things are unresolved.

Monday, March 16, 2009

"The Given Day" By Dennis LeHane

I just finished this book set in the era of Babe Ruth. Lots of information regarding changes in labor practices at the time and the famous Boston Police Department strike. The characters are well developed and I enjoyed. The books was written by the author of Mystic River.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

The Traveler -- Book 1 of The Fourth Realm

I just finished this book on Audio CD.
Hmm. If you like paranoia and a certain level of weirdness, you just might like this.
Seriously, J12H may have some issues. I'm kicking around the thought of reading the Second one...