Sunday, June 22, 2008

Sunday Salon #5

It is a rainy and thunderstormy day in New England today. The perfect reading weather! I am smack in the middle of Stealing Athena by Karen Essex, a historical novel about the Elgin marbles of the British Museum. I was already a fan of this author, so I'm really enjoying reading it. Look for my review mid week.

New books this week are:

The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher by Kate Summerscale. This is a true crime story about a Victorian murder case and it looks great!

Mr. Fooster Traveling on a Whim by Tom Corwin, illustrated by Craig Frazier. A very interesting little book with fantastic illustrations that I received courtesy of Rachel at Doubleday.

The Crystal Skull by Manda Scott. Sent on to me by a fellow Library Thinger...Thank you, Thank you! I loved this author's Boudica series, so I'm looking forward to trying this one.

Mrs. Lieutenant by Phyllis Zimbler Miller. A novel about four young army wives in the 1970s. Courtesy of the author, thank you!!!

I'm so admiring of Marie at The Boston Bibliophile , who says she reads three books simultaneously. I have to read one at a time and I have a hard time stopping in the middle even if the book is horrible. Somehow I feel like I need to finish it, no matter what. I'm never without a book, though. If I'm travelling I always have both my current book and the next one on my TBR list with me. I would be lost if I didn't have reading material!


Literary Feline said...

I was wondering how Stealing Athena would be. I am glad to hear you are enjoying it so far.

I haven't yet received my copy of Suspicions of Mr. Whicher, but I am looking forward to reading that one.

I tend to read one book at a time too. Sometimes I can juggle two, but rarely. Once I get into a book, I tend to only have eyes for that one book until I finish it.

Amy said...

I can only read one book at a time mostly, too, unless one of them is non-fiction.

I'm jealous of your rainy weather! It's just soooo hot here!

The Tome Traveller said...

Amy, are you in California? I know the heat has been awful there! That happens here too, later in the summer. And most of us don't have air conditioning, so it's tough. Makes me appreciate days like today!

Thank you!!

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