Feb 19, 2017

Sunday Salon: Loving My Library Books

I read these three books in the last several days. The travel book on India is short but honest, and the book of poetry, Milk and Honey, is absolutely sublime. Orphan Train was quite revealing about the history and fate of early immigrant children to American who were also orphans.

February is National Library Lovers Day. From the library, I borrowed two other books, my current reads.

The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict, October 18, 2016. Einstein's first wife, Mileva “Mitza” Marić was a brilliant physicist in her own right and may have contributed to his theory on relativity.

The Twilight Wife by A.J. Banner, December 27, 2016. This is a thriller about a woman who has lost the memory of her last four years and has to rely on her husband, now a stranger to her, for information on the diving accident that led to her memory loss. I am in the middle of this one and enjoying it.

We also saw the movie, Lion, yesterday and hoping to see La La Land today before it leaves the theaters. I recommend Lion, about a five-year-old Indian boy lost in Calcutta who is adopted by an Australian couple. Have you seen these, and what did you think?

What are you reading this week?
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17 comments:

  1. I'm a librarian so I'm glad you're using your public library! I still haven't read Orphan Train, and I wanted to see Lion and La La Land too, but the only movie I got to was Hidden Figures.

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  2. I loved Orphan Train (and, yes, I got it from the library, where, honestly, I get all my best books).

    http://readerbuzz.blogspot.com/2017/02/four-reads-plus-my-favorite-love-story.html

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    1. I am appreciating my library once again. The best books are there!

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  3. I read a book about women behind famous men and Einstein's first wife was discussed. She sounded absolutely amazing in her own right and I'm curious about The Other Einstein. I really need to read Orphan Train. It sounds like a fascinating read. Have a great week!

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    1. IO am starting The Other Einstein and have great hopes I will enjoy it!

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  4. I loved Orphan Train...and The Twilight Wife. I need to get to the theater before La La Land leaves, too!

    Enjoy your week, and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

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    1. Hope you get to see the movie. We didn't go today as planned, but hopefully another day.

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    2. I like the cover of the India book. I've read "The Other Einstein". I received it from Netgalley. Really liked it.

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  5. I have a copy of both ORPHAN TRAIN and THE TWILIGHT WIFE. Hope to read them both soon. Lovely that you use your library. Not sure what we'd all do without them. People really have no idea what life would be like. They may not use theirs much, but it's always there - just in case.

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    1. Hope you enjoy those two books. I got one as an ebook loan and the other as a regular library loan.

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  6. That India book in particular sounds really interesting. And laLa Land is supposed to be so good!

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    1. The writer is very honest about Delhi, for instance, but it's interesting, yes. We have to see La La Land another time as we didn't go yesterday!

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  7. I have heard of many of these but haven't had a chance to read any. Too many books! Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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    1. I agree that there are more books than we have time for!

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  8. I'm so behind in watching movies ... argh. I have many of your books on my list too.

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    1. We should go to more movies. I have missed most of the ones nominated for Oscars this year.

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