Month: October 2014

  • Book review: Finder by Greg Rucka

    Finder by Greg Rucka My rating: 4 of 5 stars It always (pleasantly) surprises me when I find an author in the thriller genre who develops three dimensional and flawed characters. Greg Rucka is one of those unicorns. The main character in this series, Atticus Kodiak, is an ex-Army professional bodyguard. He suffers a tragic…

  • Book review: A Morbid Taste of Bones by Ellis Peters

    A Morbid Taste for Bones by Ellis Peters My rating: 4 of 5 stars I have a dim memory of reading this book many years ago and not liking it (I’m not quite sure why). I picked this up (again?) a couple of weeks ago and found myself enjoying it very much. Brother Cadfael is…

  • Best Buddies DC 2014

    The annual Best Buddies bike ride/run/walk in DC was held on Saturday, October 18. Best Buddies is a non-profit that helps people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, both socially (hence its name) and professionally, by encouraging companies to hire people with disabilities and by providing leadership development. The annual event is made up of a…

  • A Baking Frenzy

    As those of you who follow me on Facebook know, I indulged in a frenzy of baking over the Columbus Day weekend.  I find baking to be quite relaxing, and it had been a rather stressful week.  And since it was a long weekend, I had the time to do it.  (Although I admit that…

  • Book review: Keeper by Greg Rucka

    Keeper by Greg Rucka My rating: 4 of 5 stars I am reading the work of Greg Rucka backwards, having started with his Queen and Country series, “Alpha” (the first book in his new Jad Bell series) and now back to his initial series with Atticus Kodiak in “Keeper.” As I’ve mentioned in a previous…