Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Tuesday Review Announcement

I miss Funny Bone Monday. Sadly, it was no longer sustainable. I burned out. I fizzled and died an un-funny blog death. How horrid. And now I want my funny back. It doesn't seem to be coming when I call. Hmph.

What to do? I've decided (I think - please bear with me for a couple of weeks) to start a new regular feature here in Flea's World. Maybe y'all can help me tweak it some, get it right? Maybe you'll all vote to scrap it and do something different. But it runs on a similar principle to FBM.

I started Funny Bone Monday because I was sleeping all day Monday and still wanted to post. Hence, I'd set up the funnies days, sometimes a week or two, in advance. Now I find myself working all day on Tuesdays, yet wanting to post consistently again.

Here's the idea: Reviewing a book every Tuesday. Or maybe reviewing an author. Not for any monetary gain. Some of these books have been around forever and I'm just now discovering them. But I spent much of my summer reading novels, and the trend seems to have carried itself into my fall schedule. Some weeks I read as much as a novel a day.

My other thought is that in reviewing a book a week, maybe I'll have to read other genres. I've read nearly all of Jonathan Kellerman's Alex Delaware series. Have been reading Kathy Reichs. Harlan Coben. Coban. I don't know. Most of the Scarpetta series, till Cornwell changed point of view in her books. Three or four more of those and I was done. Jeffery Deaver was awesome in the beginning, but grew formulaic. Steven James only has four thrillers out, dang it.

Anyway, murder mysteries galore. And I don't want to give them up, but I think it's time to.

So. Next week will be my first review. Probably a Kellerman, since he's my current favorite.

Oh. And? My favorite used bookstore recently had a tent sale. All books a buck, paperbacks fifty cents. I spent way too much money padding my library. Who knows? I might also give away the paperbacks I really like.

Let me know what you think of this idea. Anyone interested? I'd also love suggestions for a name for this feature. I figure I should put all this reading to use somehow. It's that or I need to commit the perfect murder. And no one I'd want to kill lives in Tulsa, so that's out.

Until I write again ...



Marguerite said...

But that would make a great alibi! "Officer, I don't even live there." Then again, you posted it on your blog for all the world to see. So, it looks like you'll have to rely on your fallback option.

Mental P Mama said...

What about your boss?

Daryl said...

check out Robert Ferrigno NOT the Assassin series, I think you wont like that or maybe you will .. check out Michael Connelly ... Carol O'Connor ... Elizabeth George .. go look at the list I post on my sidebar of books I've read .. lots of good ones there.

Daryl said...

If you like Jonathan Kellerman, check out his wife, Faye Kellerman .. awesome

Trisha said...

I like the idea! Sadly I have no reccommendations right now - I am too busy to read much (gasp!!).

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

I like the idea and I think Trisha and I are twins! Read a book? Me?

Debbie said...

Where are Fred & Bessie?

Just kidding...I like the idea and maybe I'll learn a thing or two.