Book Stuff


Book Stuff



2002 Michael Crichton – Prey


Here’s the book I’m currently reading. I’m about half way through, and it’s really good.


I’d been in a sort of a doldrums with finding something to read lately. I kept reading parts of old books I’ve read several times, and yeah, they were good, but after so many times, I just couldn’t finish any of them again. I really don’t like to be without something to read that keeps me interested for awhile, and want to read more every chance I get.

I have tons of books, old ones, and even new ones. The thing is, sometimes I’m in a mood for something, but don’t really know what it is …until I run across some book that will hook me for a few days.

This one I got at a book sale, probably, a long time ago. I hadn’t read it before, and I guess it just hit the right mood at the right time.

So, you can enlarge the photo to see the back cover synopsis, if you want.

Here’s what I’ve figured out so far.

The main character husband has been without a job for awhile, so stays home to care for the children. His wife has a high powered job, and is doing good, But…she starts acting very weird…like nice to everyone one minute, then cross and snappy with her family the next minute.

The baby gets sick.

There’s a super secret scientific lab out in the Nevada desert (the wife works there).

The lab is manufacturing tiny robot cameras. Some of them escape.

That’s as far as I’ve gotten. So…I have to keep reading to find out what happens next.


So, how do you go about finding something new to read? Like me, do you stand in front of your bookshelves, picking up one after another, reading a few words, then going nope, nope, nope, okay I’ll try this one…nope…Hey, this one sounds pretty good. Start reading it, and it turns out that you picked a good one after all! 🙂


Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

10 responses »

  1. I go to the library and wander (used to do this at the bookstore, but the library is cheaper 🙂 ). I bring home a stack then wait for one of them to call to me. Mostly my challenge these days is finding the time to sit down, turn everything off/shut everything out and just read.

    • Thanks, Tara! I’ve done the same, taking out a lot of library books. They all sound pretty good, but until you start reading them, you get more interested in one more than another. Good to have some back up books! I mostly read while I’m eating meals…with a book propped up, then later before bed. 🙂

  2. I like the library a lot. I like to GO to the library and browse. When I’m feeling spendy, I will do the same at Half Price Books — love their sidewalk sales — they’ll be $1-3 and I’ll leave with a dozen. When I read or hear about a good book, I’ll see if I can get it cheap on Amazon or I’ll stick it in my list for the library. I generally am not out of books. TBR is big and long, at the library and on Amazon. Plus, I’ve got some freebies and cheapies in my Kindle. I do like to reread some books, cause I get moody and I want to read something comforting. Socks, Jeeves, Dorian Gray, The Brightest Star in the Sky, and Prodigal Summer are my comfort books.
    AND, if you haven’t read Crichton’s book “Travels” you absolutely MUST. You will love that book, Barb-Weena!

    • Very cool! Glad you can get to your library quite often. I haven’t been to ours in a long time, because they are so far from us, even all the branches are too far now. My daughter and I go to the main library book sale twice a year, though…she drives us. I used to go all the time, and take out tons of books, then keep re checking them til I was done. Last time I looked, you couldn’t find any new books, because the waiting list was so long, and then they only give you like 3 days. Ugh…
      We don’t have half price books here, but wish we did.
      Oh I’ll sure have to find that one Travels that you mentioned!
      I do have some books I read over & over too.
      Thanks so much, Joey! 🙂

      • Okay, apart from the sales, your library sounds rotten 😦 I love mine. I wish you had one like mine, you’d be happy as a clam!
        Do get you a copy of Travels. I’d send you mine, but I can’t part with that one. 😉

      • I wish we had a library closer to us, then I might be able to go once in awhile. There was talk not long ago about closing them all here, because they’ve become just movie check outs, or something. I don’t know what happened with that, because they are still all open.

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