>> Saturday, April 30, 2011
I finished reading The Tudor Secret by C. W. Gortner and I have to admit that it took me longer than it should have because it was just too easy to put down (thus the 2.5 star rating). I also finished my audiobook The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny. Once again the wonderful Ralph Cosham makes listening to that series such a pleasure.
I started reading You Believers by Jane Bradley and I’ve been looking forward to this one for a while now. My friend Eleanor is quoted on the Unbridled Books page for this book and any time she is that enthusiastic about a book, I know I need to read it.
My current audiobook is Seeing a Large Cat by Elizabeth Peters. I decided I was due to spend some more time in Egypt with Amelia Peabody.
Other than books and reading:
My employer treated us to a lunch cruise on the Willamette River this week. I was pleasantly surprised to be able to get a couple of decent photos with my iphone from the boat. Those are over at Out on a Whim.
We’re still waiting for the arrival of Spring weather for more than an hour or two around here. I did manage to find a few signs of spring out there though.
Added to my TBR List (To Be Read) this week:
The Kitchen Daughter by Jael McHenry
Within a matter of a few days I saw a rating of 4.5 stars at S. Krishna’s books and a 5 star rating from Eleanor. When two of my most reliable recommendation sources agree about a book like that I know I have to read it.
Purchased this week:
Hawaii by James Michener
When The Hubster and I were discussing whether we wanted to listen to the Sarah Vowell audiobook Unfamiliar Fishes about Hawaii, I mentioned that much of what is mentioned in the description I was familiar with from reading Hawaii by Michener. I discovered that he had never read that one. This needed to be remedied. My worn and battered mass market paperback edition that I think I first read when I was in 9th grade and then re-read multiple times could not possibly survive another reading so I bought the trade paperback edition for The Hubster. My old beat up copy is one of my most treasured possessions because I read and re-read it and it remains one of my all time favorite books.
I can’t wrap this up without the current library stack even though it hasn’t changed from last week.