Thursday, September 11, 2008

Too much reading, too little blogging

Unfortunately, when everything else is in high gear in my life, this blog is the first thing to be cut. So, I'll keep trying to find my way back.

I was surprised to see the the latest Blair Underwood-Tananarive Due- Steven Barnes book is out next week. Apparently, according to Tananarive's blog, it's already in stock at Amazon.

I wonder how much writing Blair did on the novel. He "presents" these Tennyson Hardwick novels and is part of the process - but I wonder if it's just reading and providing verbal feedback to Barnes and Due.

The first one was a fun read. I love mysteries and am really happy when I find ones featuring African American characters. It's nice to have a new series to go to.

I finished Virginia Deberry and Donna Grant's latest novel, Gotta Keep on Tryin', last month. It was a lot of fun. I haven't read any of their books since Tryin' to Sleep in the Bed You Made, so I couldn't remember what to expect.

I really didn't remember much about the first story. But it started to come flooding back when a certain devious character re-appeared. Those sections actually made me anxious - good work on the authors' part.

If you have a chance to see them read or meet them - do. They're quite funny in person and will give a good event.