Archive for July, 2012

July 26, 2012

Marcus Didius Falco Books in Order

You know what drives me crazy? When I have a hard time figuring out what order the books in a series are supposed to go. I got all kinds of off on the Harry Bosch books – read about 3 books way out of order recently. So, as a courtesy to the public, I thought I would occasionally list series like this in order. This is round 2.

Lindsey Davis’s Marcus Didius Falco Series

  1. The Silver Pigs
  2. Shadows in Bronze
  3. Venus in Copper
  4. The Iron Hand of Mars
  5. Poseidon’s Gold
  6. The Last Act of Palmyra
  7. A Time to Depart
  8. A Dying Light in Corduba
  9. Three Hands in the Fountain
  10. Two for the Lions
  11. One Virgin Too Many
  12. Ode to a Banker
  13. A Body in the Bathhouse
  14. The Jupiter Myth
  15. The Accusers
  16. Scandal Takes a Holiday
  17. See Delphi and Die
  18. Saturnalia
  19. Alexandria
  20. Nemesis

(Updated 4/16/2014)

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July 23, 2012

A Girl’s Gotta Have a Hobby

Recently finished my first big needlepoint project, which is bound for my nephew Brad’s nursery wall. It took almost a year for me to finish – I started it before Brad was a zygote. So excited to see it all finished up and on the wall.

Hoping there will be a spot to put those great lyrics from Rain for Roots below the piece.

 

July 20, 2012

One of the lessons I have learned in six and a half decades of life is that very few good dreams should go on hold while you improve the shortcomings of your life. To be sure, the shortcomings should be opposed with Jesus’s help in the power of his Word. The life of faith is war till our last breath (2 Tim. 4:7). To be sure, there are times you need to stop what you are doing and focus on conquering a flaw. But if you wait until all your shortcomings are remedied, your dreams will die. All our advances are with a limp. 

– John Piper, Bloodlines, 109

July 19, 2012

Harry Bosch Books in Order

You know what drives me crazy? When I have a hard time figuring out what order the books in a series are supposed to go. I got all kinds of off on the Harry Bosch books recently – read about 3 books way out of order recently. So, as a courtesy to the public, I thought I would occasionally list series like this in order. This is round 1. (If you are interested in more information, like how Connelly cross-uses characters, go here.)

Michael Connelly’s Harry Bosch Series

  1. The Black Echo
  2. The Black Ice
  3. Concrete Blonde
  4. The Last Coyote
  5. Trunk Music
  6. Angels Flight
  7. A Darkness More Than Night
  8. City of Bones
  9. Lost Light
  10. The Narrows
  11. The Closers
  12. Echo Park
  13. The Overlook
  14. The Brass Verdict (technically from the Lincoln Lawyer series)
  15. Nine Dragons
  16. The Reversal (technically from the Lincoln Lawyer series)
  17. The Fifth Witness (1 page appearance in a this book from the Lincoln Lawyer series)
  18. The Drop
  19. The Black Box
  20. The Burning Room (due out November 2014)

(Updated 4/16/2014)

July 14, 2012

Reading Update

Well, I’ve been terribly ill. So… here’s an update on my reading (since May 12), since I don’t really have a whole lot else to talk about.

55. Last Bus to Woodstock by Colin Dexter

56. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

57. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

58. The Passage by Justin Cronin

59. Horten’s Miraculous Mechanisms by Lissa Evans

60. The Doctor and the Diva by Adrienne McDonnell

61. The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: The Mysterious Howling by Maryrose Wood

62. City of Bones by Michael Connelly

63. The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict by Trenton Lee Stewart

64. Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw

65. Lost Light by Michael Connelly

66. Hannah Coulter by Wendell Berry

67. The Borrowers by Mary Norton

68. A Secret Kept by Tatiana De Rosnay

69. The Vanishing Sculptor by Donita K. Paul

70. Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie

71. The Narrows by Michael Connelly

72. The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole

73. How to Tell a Story and Other Essays by Mark Twain

74. The Third Gate by Lincoln Child

75. Flabbergasted by Ray Blackston (AUDIO read by Andrew Peterson)

76. 100 Cupboards by N.D. Wilson

77. By Darkness Hid by Jill Williamson

78. To Darkness Fled by Jill Williamson

79. From Darkness Won by Jill Williamson

80. A Delirious Summer by Ray Blackston

81. Lost in Rooville by Ray Blackston

82. The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett (AUDIO)

83. The Dark Tower and Other Stories by CS Lewis

84. A Darkness More Than Night by Michael Connelly

85. The Closers by Michael Connelly

86. A Body in the Bathhouse by Lindsey Davis

87. Harry Potter 0.5 by J.K. Rowling

88. Thursday Next: The First among Sequels by Jasper Fforde

89. Dandelion Fire by N.D. Wilson

90. Kane & Abel by Jeffrey Archer

91. 9 Dragons by Michael Connelly

92. The Prodigal Daughter by Jeffrey Archer