Books Finished March 2012
So why did I buy the book? I thought it was about language spoke by men (as opposed to women) I thought there may be some insights along those lines - I should have scanned it a lot more thoroughly before buying.
Remote Control - Cheryl Kaye Tardiff
Be careful what you wish for! A very lazy and unhappy man discovers that he holds unusual power in his hands. His unhappy wife discovers his secret and gets what she wishes for too!
A Real Mom's Travel Guide: Paris with Kids - Christina Monk
Although I won't be travelling with children, I still found some interesting tid bits here.
Julius Katz Mysteries - Dave Zeltserman
Julius is urbanity personified, and takes cases only when he absolutely needs to (ie he's had a losing streak at the track and wants to buy a case of rare wine). His offsider Archie is an assistant par excellence, an intelligent electronic device in effect. Archie has a real personality, and we see everything from his perspective. The story references other classic PIs. A very amusing and entertaining mystery series.
Inspector Zhang Gets Wish - Stephen Leather
This short story is in the Agatha Christie vein - step by step Zhang works through the intriguing "locked room" puzzle. Very well written
Renaissance History 101- a Text Vook
An overview of the Renaissance and its place in history.
Bit Literacy: Productivity in the Age of Information and E-mail Overload - Mark Hurst
Some good tips on getting technology to work for you