Weekend reads and hiding out...

My phone tells me it's going to hit a high of 95 today, so I've locked myself in the bedroom with the AC on high, a big mug of coffee, three terribly fussy cats, a boatload of books, and my laptop.

My weekend reads include Chocolates for Breakfast by Pamela Moore, Instruments of Darkness by Imogen Robertson, and finishing up Susanna Kearsley's The Firebird.

I also plan to marathon Sherlock which I'm obsessed with (late to that party, I know!). But oh, that Martin Freeman is so cute! I'm loving the show so much I'm contemplating attempting the Sherlock Holmes stories. Will I regret this?

So, what are you reading this weekend? 

(And how are you staying cool?)


  1. Ooh, that IS hot. I hope your coffee will be iced.

    Enjoy the Sherlock marathon. I'm even later to that game than you are, but I hear fantastic things about it. Maybe one of these days I'll start it!

  2. OMG OMG OMG! We share a brain! I've been on a total Sherlock bender, and I'm sort of in lust with Benedict Cumberbatch. Just tellin' it like it is. I watched the Hound of Baskerville episode last night, and I FELL ASLEEP for the final episode of season 2. I woke up just in time to think WTF??!!! And I'll be re-watching it tonight. Cheers to weekend reading, staying out of the heat, and Sherlock.

  3. It's been so rainy here that we've kind of been stuck inside too. The up side of all the rain is that it's kept temperatures down. We've got company so I'm not doing much reading this weekend.

  4. I am so in love with the Sherlock series - I've already rewatched them all! I ended up getting the audiobook version of volume 1 of the collected novels and short stories, although I haven't listened to it yet. I read most of the short stories when I was a kid, and really enjoyed them.

  5. I need to give Sherlock a try; my oldest daughter loves it too! I'm reading Flight Behavior right now and have a stack of fluffy stuff I want to get to very soon...all series installments :)

  6. Just finished The Firebird and loved it (http://books-n-music.blogspot.com/2013/07/the-firebird-by-susanna-kearsley.html)! Hope you do also! Needless to say, I now have other Kearsley books on my TBR list since this was the first one I've read. Just completed Luanne Rice's The Lemon Orchard (http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16158484-the-lemon-orchard) and am preparing a blog posting for that, as well as The Heist by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg (http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16169737-the-heist). Preparing to launch into Kristen Hannah's Firefly Lane and Fly Away, then that should make me current with the free books I've been sent! Ah...and there are always plenty more on the list, aren't there? Of course, like you, we are living with the AC though we are only in the 80's here, thankfully! Last summer was deadly hot!

  7. We've watched all the Sherlock that's available through NetFlix, and are trying House of Cards. Not as enjoyable so far! It is SO HOT! I had to work today, but the library was quiet; no one wanted to go out who didn't have to, I guess. This weekend, in between family who are visiting from out of state, I've got Sisterland and The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. going. Stay cool!

  8. I have been pretty much on lockdown too - went out earlier and was dripping in no time!

    I am also finishing Firebird and a non-fiction - Love in the Alley of Love and Yellow Jasmines.

    Stay cool!

  9. Not that hot here this week. It does warm up in the daytime, but the nights cool down, so that is great. I have been listening to The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness at the Fair That Changed America. It's lengthy and dark and full of historical facts. It is non fiction but reads like (listens like) a novel. 12 cds 14.5 hours and it has taken me awhile. So my intent is to finish this weekend.
    Hope your kitties aren't too cranky!

  10. My daughter visiting with our grand daughter so that is going to keep us occupied! its always hot and humid in this part of the world so we are more or less used to it, though I do not like it at all. Fat lot of good that is going to do for me. Those books of yours look yummy.

  11. Oh, I still haven't joined the Sherlock party even though everyone I know has been trying to get me into it! I definitely need to get to it, and soon!
    My plan for the weekend includes reading Chevy Stevens' Always Watching while drinking iced tea and lemonade!

  12. It's hot here too. YUCK. I'm a big fan of air conditioning!

    Hope you enjoyed Firebird. I really did even though I didn't expect to. I'm reading The Queen's Vow right now. Oooh I'm all fangirly and squeeeee about it :)

    Have a great weekend, stay cool!!

  13. Girrrrrrrl. Sherlock. SO GOOD. I watched the first series when it came out in 2010 and couldn't get over how brilliant the production and editing was (and the acting of course). So amazing; the cruelty of having to wait so long between series is terrible though! It did prompt me to read Conan Doyle (hadn't done so before) and they're fun stories, though best characterized as "dense".


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