Weekend Update: April 30, 2011

>> Saturday, April 30, 2011

This week:
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.


Kay 4/30/2011 9:42 AM  

Loved the flowers. Oh how well I remember waiting on spring in Portland! LOL

I've been on one of those cruises as well. Great pics!

Did you enjoy THE BRUTAL TELLING and are you anxious to read BURY YOUR DEAD? I'm just saying....

I think I read HAWAII many years ago. I know I read TEXAS and I think I read parts of CHESAPEAKE and CENTENNIAL. Michener books - haven't thought about those in years. Real chunksters.

Eleanor 4/30/2011 1:51 PM  

I feel so fancy!

samantha.1020 5/01/2011 6:19 AM  

I read and really enjoyed The Last Queen by Gortner. I've been looking forward to reading more by him since then. I hadn't heard of False Mermaid but the title has me intrigued so I think that I'll have to check it out :)

SuziQoregon 5/06/2011 3:12 PM  

Kay: thanks - I'm glad you liked the pictures. Yes I thought The Brutal Telling was good and as soon as I finish my current audiobook, Bury Your Dead is up next - I gotta find out what happens because, well, . . . . you know.

El: you ARE fancy!!

Samantha: I haven't read The Last Queen yet - I actually have the audio version my ipod for someday. I did love The Confessions of Catherine de Medici, though.

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