Aug 8, 2015

Sunday Salon: A Library Surprise

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Getting used to Windows 10. Anyone using it? How do you like it?
I haven't noticed too many differences, so far.

We went to the library to return books and borrow DVDs. I got a book I thought my hubby would like, but landed up reading it myself. The thriller, One Mille Under by Andrew Gross, reminds me of some of the Nevada Barr mystery novels featuring park ranger, Anna Pigeon. At least at the beginning.

This one features Dani, a whitewater guide in Aspen, Colorado who finds out more than the sheriff wants her to after she discovers the body of an expert kayaker in the river. Her godfather, who happens to be a PI, is sent to her rescue. Enjoying it so far!

New books on my reading shelf:

9 1/2 Narrow: My Life in Shoes, a memoir by Patricia Morrisroe, published April 14, 2015; by Gotham. 
A funny, poignant coming-of-age memoir told through the shoes that she wore.

A Window Opens, contemporary fiction by Ellizabeth Egan, to be released August 25, 2015; Simon and Schuster
Alice Pearse, a compulsively honest, longing-to-have-it-all, sandwich generation heroine for our social-media-obsessed, lean in (or opt out) age. 

Broken Homes and Gardens, a novel by Rebecca Kelley, published April 28, 2015; Blank Slate Press
A girl, a guy, a broken-down house. Not exactly on-again, off-again, Malcolm and Joanna are in-again, out-again: in love, out of each other’s arms, in an awkward co-living arrangement, out of the country. Their unconventional relationship is the only way, Joanna says, to protect herself from the specter of commitment, which inevitably leads to heartbreak. (goodreads)

The Guilty One, a novel by Sophie Littlefield, to be released August 11, 2015 by Gallery Books.
(A) gripping exploration of the damage people can do to each other, and the resilience they find in themselves.
A man stands on the Golden Gate Bridge, poised to jump…if a woman on the other end of the phone tells him to. (goodreads)

What books are you reading this week? I am reading several books at once -
 Updike,  a biography by Adam Begley
and a few others. 


Brian Joseph said...

This is an interesting looking bunch of books.

The Guilty One looks very good. It seems like book that delves into psychology and human motivations.

Bryan G. Robinson said...

I like Windows 10, but for me, it's a larger upgrade maybe since it's a move up from Windows 7. I missed 8 and from what I'm hearing I'm glad I did. Sad but true, the thing I like most so far about Windows 10 is the solitaire collection.

Greg said...

Broken Homes and Gardens looks nice (and I like that title).

Unknown said...

Loved a window opens and just finished Broken Homes, which was also good, but the blurb is deceiving. Hope you enjoy them.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Ooh, love the look of all your books...and I enjoyed A Window Opens.

Now I am adding Broken Homes and Gardens....and I'm bookmarking the Sophie Littlefield. I still need to read her book that is resting on my Kindle (House of Glass)..LOL

Enjoy your week, and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

Christina T said...

I've got A Window Opens on my TBR pile and need to read it soon. Hope you enjoy it and your other books!

Katherine P said...

Can I just get all of these? They all sound really interesting. The Andrew Gross sounds really good as I used to love the Nevada Barr books and I'm seriously intrigued by the idea of a memoir told through shoes. My TBR is groaning! Have a great week!

Mary (Bookfan) said...

I'm hoping to read A Window Opens in the next few weeks.
My husband has been getting used to Windows 10 this weekend (I'm a Mac user).

The Reading Date said...

The Guilty One sounds great to me. And I'm eagerly waiting for A Window Opens. Enjoy all your new arrivals!

Suko said...

Enjoy your new goodies, Harvee! A Window Opens interests me.

Anonymous said...

A Window Opens looks lots of fun, enjoy!

bermudaonion said...

All of your new books look good to me. I want to get to 9 and 1/2 Narrow soon since I love shoes and that's the size I wear.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

What terrific titles you received this week. A Window Opens sounds especially good.

Tea said...

Never have read a mystery about a kayaker.

Elizabeth said...

I have a MacBook Air so I haven't had to deal with Windows 8 or Windows 10. I liked XP the best....why do they always have to change things.

I have had my Mac for about two years now and like it.

You should like ONE MILE is a bit slow at first but the end will have you biting your fingernails.

THE GUILTY ONE looks good.

I have a giveaway going on tomorrow through August 18 for A WINDOW OPENS.

ENJOY all your books and your reading week.

Silver's Reviews
My Mailbox Monday

gautami tripathy said...

What great books! Sounds good to me!

I WANT One Mile Under!! :D

Happy reading!!

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Unknown said...

I updated to Windows 10 and I'm really loving it. It's more user-friendly than win 8 ;)

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