Jul 26, 2020

Sunday Salon: A Theory of Everything Else: Essays by Laura Pedersen

Re-reading


A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

March 26, 2019, Penguin

This, for a book club meeting early August. A reader on FB admitted to reading the novel four times!  I might go for three, but I doubt four times!


Books to be finished

I have too many of these. I must be having attention deficit when it comes to reading, as I'm tempted by new Netgalley and Kindle Unlimited books very quickly. And I'm not always in the mood for a specific genre. How about you?

In the mail 



She Writes Press (September 1, 2020)

In A Theory of Everything Else, Pedersen vividly demonstrates how life can appear to grind us down while it’s actually polishing us up―and why everyone wants to live a long time but no one wants to grow old. (publisher)

What are you reading this week?

Memes: The Sunday Post hosted by The Caffeinated Bookreviewer. Also,  It's Monday: What Are You Readingand Sunday Salon

Jul 19, 2020

Sunday Salon: Amor Towles and Dee Ernst

A Gentleman in Moscow

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

March 26, 2019, Penguin
I'm re-reading this for a book club discussion next month. I am getting all the details I missed or forgot, which makes the novel even more interesting. On facebook, a reader confessed to reading A Gentleman in Moscow four times! She said the writing was exquisite. I agree.
Think about practicalities, and master any difficulties so they don't master you. Great advice from a man confined to one location because of politics, and relevant to us in the days of coronavirus. 


Maggie Finds Her Muse

Maggie Finds Her Muse by Dee Ernst, April 20, 2021, St. Martin's Griffin  Genre: romance, contemporary fiction Source: Netgalley 


I loved this book, the surprise of where Maggie takes us when she needs to find her muse in order to finish writing the final book in her romantic trilogy. Her ex, Alan, is interested in getting back together, and their daughter Nicole is all for it. But Maggie finds her muse in an unexpected and different way.


I won't tell where all this takes place, but it involves lots of wine, cheese, bread, pastries, and fresh fruit. The setting makes the book even more romantic. 

Rules of Civility
Rules of Civility

Next on my reading list will be Amor Towles' first novel, Rules of Civility.  If the writing is like his second book, A Gentleman in Moscow, it will be worth reading. 

What are you reading this week?


Memes: The Sunday Post hosted by The Caffeinated Bookreviewer. Also,  It's Monday: What Are You Readingand Sunday Salon

Jul 12, 2020

Sunday Salon: Weeks of Very Hot Weather Produce Flowers

Getting ready for more hot weather: It's been high 80s into the 90s the past 10 days or so and seems this will continue another week, with temps going up to 100 degrees midweek. Thank heavens for our central air, which we put in last year. 

The garden is going great, however, due to the rain in spring.  

A galley from Netgalley:
Moonflower Murders

Moonflower Murders by Anthony Horowitz

Nov. 10, 2020 publication by HarperCollins

Description: a brilliantly complex literary thriller, the follow-up to Magpie Murders.
Susan Ryeland is asked to return to England from her home in Crete to solve the murder of a man whose death was solved in a book she edited and published some years ago. 


Book club selection for August:



A Gentleman in Moscow

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

March 26, 2019, Penguin
Description: In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, and is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery. 


What are you reading this week?


Memes: The Sunday Post hosted by The Caffeinated Bookreviewer. Also,  It's Monday: What Are You Readingand Sunday Salon


Jul 6, 2020

It's Monday: Contemporary Fiction

I have gone back to a monthly subscription for ebooks, Kindle Unlimited, a wide selection of books that suit my reading tastes just fine. I've found books I would not normally have chosen to read, ones outside of my usual genres.

Just finished a contemporary fiction/romance, Sorry I Missed You by Suzy Krause,  recently published. Enjoyed it. 

Sorry I Missed You

Sorry I Missed You 


Next, I'll be reading Krause's first book, Valencia and Valentinepublished June 2019.
Valencia and Valentine
Valencia and Valentine
This one is about a 35-year-old Valencia who's afraid of flying, and Mrs. Valentine, a lonely, elderly woman desperate for company.  I'm interested to see how their stories intersect. 

For more serious subject matter, I'm reading historical fiction, 
The Library of Legends by Janie Chang, set in China 1937
The Night Tiger by Yangtze Choo, set in 1930s Malaysia

What are you reading this week?

Memes: The Sunday Post hosted by The Caffeinated Bookreviewer. Also,  It's Monday: What Are You Readingand Sunday Salon


It's Monday: Books Set in Cleveland and Tuscany, Italy

  New books from publishers/publicists 2207 South Green Road  by Janice C. Spector,  Two Bairns Press (June 22, 2021) Source: Saichek Public...