To those readers in the U.S., Canada and Australia (among other places) who are mothers (and grandmothers, stepmothers, aunts, Big Sisters, anyone who has mothered a child or adult whether they are related or not and of course pet moms) have a happy Mother’s Day. And for those of us who have mothers, which is probably most of us, go call your mother. I’ll be here when you get back.
(Yes, I called my mother too.)
There weren’t a lot of mothers in this week’s books. Or next week’s books. Lots of people seem to come from dysfunctional families in fiction. One of the interesting things about video games is that video game heroes and heroes almost inevitably are orphans, and they usually lost their parents young and tragically. It’s a bit weird when you think about it.
On to the next week. I have some big books at the end of this week, so don’t be too surprised if I suffer from “schedule falling apart” again. Too many books, too little time.
A- Review: This Gun for Hire by Jo Goodman
A- Review: Wilde Lake by Laura Lippman
B-/C+ Review: All I Got for Christmas by Genie Davis and Pauline Baird Jones
B- Review: Out Rider by Lindsay McKenna + Giveaway
A- Review: Admiral by Sean Danker + Giveaway
Stacking the Shelves (183)
Emperor of the Eight Islands by Lian Hearn (review)
One Night with the CEO by Mia Sosa (blog tour review)
A Front Page Affair by Radha Vatsal (review)
The Service of the Dead by Candace Robb (review)
Operation Thunderbolt by Saul David (review)