19 thoughts on “Reader Friday: What Would You Watch?

  1. Thanks for the cred, Terry. I don’t recall suggesting it but thank you.

    I have three: Black Widows by Cate Quinn; Paradox Lake by Vincent Zandri; and Hairpin Bridge by Taylor Adams.

    Have a great weekend, Terry!

    • Thanks, Joe. You suggested it on June 13th, and yes, I had to check to make sure I was giving credit to the right person. Aging Brain Syndrome.

    • My TBR list is growing. After my days working with the zoo in Miami, rhinos are special creatures for me.

      • Thanks so much, Sue and Terry. Terry, what did you do at the Miami zoo?

        As Sue knows, my research into rhinos ended in a love affair! Maisie, the elephant, and that naughty goat, Boozy, also made it to my LoveList. 🙂

  2. Choices…choices! Great question.

    Any espionage series (most settings are in the Middle East) by Joel Rosenberg.

    The Mountain Between Us by Charles Martin.

    Any of JSB’s legal thrillers.

    And that’s just a start…oh, and I wouldn’t mind my No Tomorrows…but wait, it’s not published yet. 🙂

  3. A long-term many seasons series. Illona Andrews’ Kate Daniels urban fantasies. The pendulum of energy between magic and technology has swung to magic with slight wobbles in the direction of technology so, sometimes, tech energy exists and, sometime, magic energy exists, No one can guess when they will change so you bring both a gun AND a sword to a fight.

    Modern day Atlanta is now mainly rubble because magic hates modern buildings, and all the monsters of our fantasies and our mythologies exist. Humans, were-people, and vampires have joined into various alliances to keep civilization going in so much destruction. Human Kate Daniels starts out as a loner mercenary who protects humans but gradually changes as she develops a community, a romance, and a family around her. Lots of cool visuals, monsters of the week, awesome characters, and action/adventure. Illona Andrews is the author I recommend for people who want to learn how to write action, fights, and large battles. Each is done flawlessly.

    And for the kid audience, grown ups will enjoy it, too, A WIZARD’S GUIDE TO DEFENSIVE BAKING by T. Kingfisher. Mona has only one very small magical talent— working with bread and dough, but someone is killing magical talents, and she is on the top of his list. Mystery, mayhem, fights, royal intrigue, and sentient sourdough starter and gingerbread men ensue. A really clever, fun story with more ways to turn dough into weapons than you could ever think of. A major plus is that it isn’t another Hogwarts magic school cliche. Since there’s only one book in the series so far, it would be a standalone movie or short term streaming series.

    • Thanks for those suggestions, and your descriptions. Yep, my TBR list is growing.

  4. One for the Blackbird, One for the Crow (incidentally on a monthly Kindle Daily Deal this month) and no, I don’t know the author – just LOVED the book!

  5. I’d like to see “The Last Flight” by Julie Clark. Read it recently on a trip (including on plane flights!), and while it was OK in paperback, I think Hollywood could really tighten up the plot and add some better twists and a more boffo ending.

    • That’s another consideration, Harald, and thanks for bringing it up. Some books do well in visual media; others, not so much.

  6. I’d like to see Survival of the Fittest by Jacqui Murray. It’s set 85,000 years ago and is kinda like Clan of the Cave Bear with all the hunting and gathering and stuff. Except, of course, there are different characters and a different plot

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