Books Read from Sept 2014 to Dec 2014

Here are all the books I’ve read from September to the end of the year. I’m still working on a presentation format. I don’t know if 2015’s will be split like it was in 2014.

  1. Killed by Clutter by Leslie Caine; A Domestic Bliss Mystery
  2. Cold Vengeance by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child; #11 of the Pendergast series
  3. Two Graves by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child; #12 of the Pendergast series
  4. The Persian Pickle Club by Sandra Dallas
  5. White Fire by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child; #13 of the Pendergast series
  6. Dancing on the Head of a Pen by Robert Benson
  7. Bones Never Lie by Kathy Reichs
  8. Knit 1, Kill 2 by Maggie Sefton; #1 in Knitting Mysteries
  9. Needled to Death by Maggie Sefton; #2 in Knitting Mysteries
  10. A Deadly Yarn by Maggie Sefton; #3 in Knitting Mysteries
  11. A Killer Stitch by Maggie Sefton; #4 in Knitting Mysteries; Eh. Moves the storyline along, but doesn’t do much else.
  12. Fleece Navidad by Maggie Sefton; #6 in Knitting Mysteries
  13. Dyer Consequences by Maggie Sefton; #5 in Knitting Mysteries
  14. Dropped Dead Stitch by Maggie Sefton; #7 in Knitting Mysteries
  15. Skein of the Crime by Maggie Sefton; #8 in Knitting Mysteries
  16. Unraveled by Maggie Sefton; #9 in Knitting Mysteries

Unless marked otherwise, all titles are recommended.

Dancing on the Head of a Pen: The Practice of a Writing Life by Robert Benson

Writer Robert Benson says it beautifully, “But listening to someone else describe the tricks she uses to keep herself digging every day reminds us of what works for us, and what does not, and helps us remember to be attentive to the things we already know to do” (pg. 9). And he is so right. I love reading books by writers about how they write, and this book, Dancing on the Head of a Pen, is one of those books.

Benson takes you through his process, never shying away from the negatives, and is completely honest about it all. I’ve bookmarked a lot of good quotes to use. This book will definitely be one of my books in my office that I turn to when I’m stuck.

If you like reading about how writers write, I recommend this book!

© Cori Large 10/30/2014