Been several days without that little pull in the hamstring, so I'm planning another try on Monday. Suppose I could have waited until after I actually tried to run before I posted about it, but I'm a little antsy.
Other than that, not much happening here.
- The Dark Tower (VII - last one). Stephen King. Sort of just wanted this one to be over. Hated the ending. King wrote that he added it after the first publication because everyone wanted a "real" ending. I think he should have left it where it was.
- The Rembrandt Affair. Daniel Silva. Israeli superspy Gabriel Allon wins again.
- The Mark of the Assassin. Daniel Silva. Not about Allon, but a side figure from the CIA. Not a bad escape.
- Watchers. Dean Koontz. Never read any Koontz before, but I've decided I will.
- The Silent Corner. Dean Koontz. Confirmed my decision on Koontz.
- Gilead. Marilynne Robinson. Small town in Iowa. Well written but pretty boring.
- Lila. Marilynne Robinson. One of the sidebooks from Gilead. Good writing but didn't like the character.
- Jack. Marilynne Robinson. Another. Really disliked this guy, who had so few (none?) redeeming qualities.
- Where the Crawdads Sing. Delia Owens. Heard this was popular lately, so gave it a shot. Didn't love it. The twist ending was no surprise.
- Casino Royale. Ian Fleming. Seen all the 007 movies but this was the first time reading one of the originals. May or may not do more.
- The Guest List. Lucy Foley. Not a bad little mystery, well told from several different perspectives.
- Strange and Obscure Stories of World War II. Don Aines. The chapters about different war movies could have been skipped, but the actual stories were interesting and worth the time.
- The Bomber Mafia. Malcolm Gladwell. ALWAYS a fan of Gladwell's work.
- The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. Suzanne Collins. Prequel to The Hunger Games series. If you like HG, you'll probably like this, too.