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October 10, 2011

I'm back to reading!

I'm on location this week with my video blog. It's not an exotic place, but it is sort of exciting. I finished my front porch project. You can see "live" footage in the video, but here are a few of pictures.

Now on to what I'm reading this week. It's Monday! What are your reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Book Journey.

The Undertaker by William Brown
Curiosity can kill more than cats, but when Pete Talbott found himself at the wrong end of Gino Parini's .45 reading his own obituary, it was a mystery he couldn't leave alone. From the cornfields of Ohio to the gritty slums of Chicago, a bloody kitchen in a Back Bay townhouse, New York's Washington Square, and the nation's Capitol itself, the hunt is on. Someone with a penchant for sharp scalpels and embalming tables is planting bodies under other people's names, and if Talbott doesn't stop them, he and his quirky new girlfriend Sandy Kasmarek will be next on the Undertaker's list. From

The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Completed by David Madden)
To mark the bicentenary of the birth of Charles Dickens in 2012, Unthank Books are publishing Sir David Madden's masterful new completion of THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD, Dickens' last, and unfinished novel. In a work of incredible literary ventriloquism David Madden renders the greatest homage he can to the great author by creating an ending as faithful to Dickens' written intentions as possible. Closely following the clues clearly laid down by Dickens in his sadly incomplete version, David Madden seamlessly continues the story with a stunningly similar repertoire of comedy, psychological acuity, inimitable description and turn of phrase. Published in one volume with Madden succeeding the 'master,' this is at last a completion of the mystery which proves it to be as much a 'whydunnit' as a 'whodunnit' and affords real pleasure, finally and fully from start to finish.
It is literally as if Dickens has risen from his grave to finish the job. From


  1. Not familiar with either of these books - but they do sound interesting.

    Stop by my It's Monday post if you get a chance.

  2. The porch looks fabulous! Naturally I have to buy the Edwin Drood book. Charles Dickens? You betcha! Thanks for letting me know about it on Twitter. :D