Philosophy is defined as a theory underlying or regarding a sphere of activity or thought. Well, my theory is if I can add at least 10 new books to my Wishlist and move at least 5 older Wishlist selections to my TBR list every month, then life is a ice cream sundae. And if I can find those 10 books from at least 5 new blogs each month then that's the cherry on top.


Well, I've made it almost 5 years now, so for better or worse, I continue on. I tend to blog in spurts as the urge to be creative erupts. As I don't have an artistic bone in my body, you will see very few changes in the layouts. Hey, I'm a reader not an artist like so many of the awesome bloggers I follow. I know you don't always have the time but if you stopped and looked, take a half a minute and say your piece. Recommend a book that you have enjoyed or hated for that matter. Thank you to all who visit.
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Monday, February 8, 2010

The Lost By: JD Robb, Gaffney,Blayney, Langan

The Lost
Author: J. D. Robb, Mary Blayney, Patricia Gaffney, Ruth Ryan Langan
Rating: * * * *
Reviewed 2/5/2010
Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Jove; Original edition (November 24, 2009)
ISBN-13: 978-0515147186

"J. D. Robb "Missing in Death" investigates a female tourist's disappearance during a ferry ride. Detective Eve Dallas wonders - if she didn't jump, and she's not on board, then where in the world is she?

Patricia Gaffney "The Dog Days of Laurie Summer", a woman awakens to a familiar yet unsettling world.

Mary Blayney  "Lost in Paradise", a man locked in an island fortress finds hope for freedom in an enigmatic nurse.

Ruth Ryan Langan  "Legacy" belongs to a young woman who unearths a family secret buried on the grounds of a magnificent but imposing Irish castle."

The only reason I bought this book was for the JD Robb, Eve Dallas story. It was excellent as always and really got me in the mood to start Robb's "Kindred in Death". I seldom read anthologies, because as soon as you get involved in the story, it's finished. I always feel like I've been cheated. This is a good way to check out an author and occasionally I discover one that I might have missed otherwise. I quite liked  Gaffney's story, where the character has been hurt in an accident and is in a coma. She comes back as a dog, that takes up with the family that is trying so hard to cope with the possibility that the mother and wife may not return to them. I found it humorous even while I fought tears for the pain of the 5 year old little boy. The other two stories were just so-so but as I only expected to like the Dallas story and bought the book solely for it, I'm still giving it 4 stars.
In Death
1. Naked in Death (1995)
2. Glory in Death (1995)
3. Immortal in Death (1996)
4. Rapture in Death (1996)
5. Ceremony In Death (1997)
6. Vengeance in Death (1997)
7. Holiday in Death (1998)
8. Midnight in Death (1998) (in Silent Night)
9. Conspiracy in Death (1999)
10. Loyalty in Death (1999)
11. Witness in Death (2000)
12. Judgment in Death (2000)
13. Betrayal in Death (2001)
14. Interlude in Death (2001) (in Out of This World)
15. Seduction in Death (2001)
16. Reunion In Death (2002)
17. Purity in Death (2002)
18. Portrait in Death (2003)
19. Imitation in Death (2003)
20. Remember When (2003) (with Nora Roberts)
21. Divided in Death (2004)
22. Visions in Death (2004)
23. Survivor in Death (2005)
24. Origin in Death (2005)
25. Memory in Death (2006)
26. Haunted in Death (2006) (in Bump in the Night)
27. Born in Death (2006)
28. Innocent in Death (2007)
29. Eternity in Death (2007) (in Dead of Night)
30. Creation in Death (2007)
31. Strangers in Death (2008)
32. Ritual in Death (2008) (in Suite 606)
33. Salvation In Death (2008)
34. Promises in Death (2009)
35. Kindred in Death (2009)
36. Missing in Death (2009) (in The Lost)
37. Fantasy in Death (2010)
38. Indulgence in Death (2010)
Big Jack (2010)

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