40 Things (9)

Institute of Arts
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Following along with Boof’s 40 Day Challenge leading up to her 40th birthday and her next question is:

9) A favourite crime fiction book

It isn’t a genre I read often, but I have read some good ones.  On audio I have enjoyed Patricia Cornwell‘s novels about Kay Scarpetta, Diane Mott Davidson’s catering sleuth, and Sue Grafton‘s alphabet novels about Kinsey Milhone.  I remember staying up all night reading John Grisham‘s “The Firm” – I couldn’t sleep until it was done – and feeling just as compelled to read Dan Brown‘s “DaVinci Code.”

#9 on my list was to “go to the Minneapolis Art Institute,” which I did with Deadra and John in April of 2007!  I should make it a yearly pilgrimage, as there is always so much to see in a museum and I just love looking at art.

Off to read!

Monday’s Muse

What are you reading today?
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MizB at Should Be Reading has posed the question:  What’s the last thing you stayed up half the night reading because it was so good you couldn’t put it down?

I think the most recent book I had a hard time putting down was Christopher Cleave’s, “Little Bee.”  I just had to see what was going to become of the people in that book so stayed up waaay past my bedtime to finish the book.  Great book.

I also remember staying up until 4AM to finish John Grisham‘s, “The Firm,” way back in 1993 or 1994.  That felt different, though.  I knew I wouldn’t be able to sleep because my heart was racing and I was filled with suspense.

Ah, good times.

Well, off to read!