Monday, February 15, 2010

Heyer love

The Quiet Gentleman The Quiet Gentleman by Georgette Heyer

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
It seems to be the case that the Georgette Heyer I love the most is the one I'm currently reading. Having said that, I will also state that I found this story just adorable. The experience was enhanced by Cornelius Garrett's fabulous reading. I particularly enjoyed the voices of servants, from the self-important valet, to the provincial grooms, to the mysterious Mr Leek. The character of The Dowager provides much comedy, and is a highlight of Garrett's reading. I did not find the predictability of the story to detract from my enjoyment at all, and found the whole experience to be both enjoyable and satisfying.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Another three...

...books knocked off in the last few days. I don't think I've chewed through books this fast since I was a teen. All Charlaine Harris, and I'm certain that there's another one (or possibly more) waiting for me. I don't have it in my hands just yet, so I'm just wondering what to pick up next...

Shakespeare's Christmas (Lily Bard Mystery, #3) Shakespeare's Christmas by Charlaine Harris

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

An Ice Cold Grave (Harper Connelly Mystery, #3) An Ice Cold Grave by Charlaine Harris

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Shame there's only 4 in this series. I'm enjoying them very much. Seems the more Charlaine Harris I read, the more I like her. Her characters are always so interesting.

Grave Secret (A Harper Connelly Mystery, #4) Grave Secret by Charlaine Harris

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Excellent conclusion to the series. I think I actually gasped at the big reveal at the end of this one. Sorry to see the back of this cast of characters - especially Manfred, who seemed to just be picking up some momentum.

I think that gives me eleven for the month.