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So it is Monday again so time for the big reveal on what we are currently reading.  I just finished the book in the last post but couldn’t decide what book to start next, so I’m starting two:

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In my search to find new things to read, I thought I’d give old Agatha another try.  Find it so hard to believe that this is the same author who wrote the Hamish Macbeth series.  But maybe I need to get further into the series to appreciate the main character.

The other book promises to be “gripping” so that might be refreshing. 🙂

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Waiting on Wednesday

It is Wednesday ~ I know, you are thinking “No duh, Kath, way to be Captain Obvious”.  My 38 year old son tells me that all the time though, obviously, you have to substitute “mom” in place of my name.

However, as it is Wednesday, I must reveal the books I am waiting on – the list is rather extensive so will only name a few:

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These are all books I’m waiting for from the library – they have been out for years but I’m just getting around to them on my Goodreads list.

My “preorder” list is smaller:

Death of an Honest Man  The Cat of the Baskervilles: A Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery

 

Awesome!

So I have been trying to figure out how I am going to make my Goodreads book challenge this year when I am so picky about the books I read.  You know, monster books are one of my favorite genres at the moment – actual monsters or perhaps a ghost, but not vampires.  This genre needs more writers and is often overlooked by libraries – at least it seems so to me.

I work overnights now and had time in the wee hours of the morning to peruse the library’s digital collection for something to read.  Going off my long (100+) list on Goodreads, I typed in title after title only to be told the library doesn’t have it.  Talk about frustrating!

Many times in the past I have hit the “recommend” button asking the library to buy a title only to hear nothing back from them.  Even so, I pushed it just once last night, expecting nothing.  However, this afternoon I got an email from the library saying they purchased the book and I could download it immediately.

It made me wish I had pushed the button on several other books higher up on my wish list.  But still, how awesome to see such quick results! I love the library – always have and always will.  🙂 The book was “House of Lost Souls” by F.G. Cottam.

Tracker review

 

14288244Goodreads: Off the blustery streets in the medieval heart of Budapest, Captain Tucker Wayne and his war dog, Kane, rescue a mysterious woman fleeing three armed men. The secret she holds will unlock a terrible treasure, one steeped in blood and treachery, tied to a crime going back to the fall of Nazi Germany and a heritage of suffering and pain that reaches out from the past to wreak havoc today. In a final showdown in the depths of a lost cemetery, truths will be unearthed, treasures exposed, and the fate of all will rest upon the shoulders of one man and a dog whose courage is beyond measure.

Interesting little novella but it did not make me want to start reading the Sigma Force series. I like James Rollins but this genre is not really my thing. Good story though.

Currently Reading

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In this inimitable, beloved classic—graceful, lucid and lyrical—Anne Morrow Lindbergh shares her meditations on youth and age; love and marriage; peace, solitude and contentment as she set them down during a brief vacation by the sea. Drawing inspiration from the shells on the shore, Lindbergh’s musings on the shape of a woman’s life bring new understanding to both men and women at any stage of life. A mother of five, an acclaimed writer and a pioneering aviator, Lindbergh casts an unsentimental eye on the trappings of modernity that threaten to overwhelm us: the time-saving gadgets that complicate rather than simplify, the multiple commitments that take us from our families. And by recording her thoughts during a brief escape from everyday demands, she helps readers find a space for contemplation and creativity within their own lives.

With great wisdom and insight Lindbergh describes the shifting shapes of relationships and marriage, presenting a vision of life as it is lived in an enduring and evolving partnership. A groundbreaking, best-selling work when it was originally published in 1955, Gift from the Sea continues to be discovered by new generations of readers. With a new introduction by Lindbergh’s daughter Reeve, this fiftieth-anniversary edition will give those who are revisiting the book and those who are coming upon it for the first time fresh insight into the life of this remarkable woman.

The sea and the beach are elements that have been woven throughout Anne Morrow Lindbergh’s life. She spent her childhood summers with her family on a Maine island. After her marriage to Charles Lindbergh in 1929, she accompanied him on his survey flights around the North Atlantic to launch the first transoceanic airlines. The Lindberghs eventually established a permanent home on the Connecticut coast, where they lived quietly, wrote books and raised their family.

After the children left home for lives of their own, the Lindberghs traveled extensively to Africa and the Pacific for environmental research. For several years they lived on the island of Maui in Hawaii, where Charles Lindbergh died in 1974.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh spent her final years in her Connecticut home, continuing her writing projects and enjoying visits from her children and grand-children. She died on February 7, 2001, at the age of ninety-four.

This is the book I am currently reading – should have a review up soon.