I have SO MUCH catching up to do, the easiest thing to start with is my reading list. So, Happy New Year, and let's get back on some kind of blogging schedule, shall we??
101. Silence in Death* by J.D. Robb. A strong entry in the series. Good procedural stuff, good character stuff, good relationship stuff.
102. Second Sight, by Amanda Quick. I didn't fully remember this but I'm pretty sure I did read it when it first came out. Entertaining Victorian romance, with psychics.
103. Remedial Rocket Science* by Susannah Nix. A "new adult" romance (they're just out of college) that is entertaining, smart, and well written ... but definitely left me feeling the resolution was a happy-for-now, not a happily-ever-after.
104. A Covert Affair* by Susan Mann. A contemporary romance/adventure in which the protagonists both work for the CIA and the heroine's background is as a librarian. Most of the action takes place in Punjab. The local detail seemed really good to me, the procedural aspects likewise, and the relationship works. Thumbs up.
105. The Librarian and the Spy* by Susan Mann. Book one in the "covert affair" series. Smart, likable protagonists, adventure and intrigue without excessive violence, and plenty of interesting side characters to open things up a bit.
106. Since Yesterday: An Informal History of the 1930s* by Frederick Lewis Allen. Just as illuminating as his book on the 1920s.
107. Painted Faces* by L. H. Cosway. A contemporary romance set in Dublin and featuring a hero who's a drag queen and the next-door-neighbor baker girl he falls for.
108. Ban This Book* by Alan Gratz. A smart and funny middle-grade story of a 4th grader who starts a Banned Books Locker Library.
109. The Scarlet Pimpernel, by Baroness d'Orczy. Eh, it's okay; the heroine is a twit and it's mostly her point of view, so that's kind of a problem. Also: errors of historical accuracy.
110. Once a Rebel* by Mary Jo Putney. Latest "Rogues Redeemed" story, in which the H/H are both just a little too good to be true, but I didn't mind because it was a good love story anyway. :-) Set mostly in/around the battle of Baltimore and defense of Fort McHenry in 1814, which is a historical event of which I knew basically nothing.