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Books Brought Home March/April 2017

What Are You Reading Now?

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Mar 1, 7:39pm Top

Quiet Meg by Sherry Lynn Ferguson. Somebody told me Ferguson is considered Georgette Heyer's heir. Thought I'd pass my own judgment and sample what may be her best Regency romance. Maybe my memories of Heyer are overblown, 'cause book seems rather thin in character development compared to my nostalgic memories.

Haven't read in this genre since my misspent youth. Now misspending some old age.

Edited: Mar 2, 6:38pm Top

Artichoke Tales by Megan Kelso - graphic novel

Mar 2, 6:39pm Top

Koan Kreativity by Tim Ljunggren.

Mar 3, 1:48pm Top

Binti: Home by Nnedi Okorafor

Mar 3, 1:49pm Top

The Horseman by Tim Pears
The Schooldays of Jesus by J. M. Coetzee

Mar 5, 5:50pm Top

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

Mar 8, 9:43am Top

Swing Time by Zadie Smith

Mar 8, 12:04pm Top

South and West by Joan Didion
Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

Mar 8, 3:40pm Top

Mar 9, 4:17pm Top

Went to an author event at my local indie bookseller on Tuesday and snagged a signed first edition of The Hearts of Men by Nickolas Butler.

Mar 12, 4:31pm Top

I, too, downloaded A House Without Windows. I've only read one of Hashimi's books, but really enjoyed it and have two or three others on Kindle waiting. This one sounds particularly intriguing.

Picked up The Murder Stone from the library.

Mar 12, 7:56pm Top

>17 whymaggiemay: A House Without Windows will be my first Hashimi read. It did sound interesting, didn't it?

Downloaded The Cruelest Month by Louise Penny.

Edited: Mar 13, 2:02pm Top

I got Arizona 100 Years Grand 1912-2012 by Lisa Schnebly Heidinger used, My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem for my book club, and Rocks, Minerals & Gems by Sean Callery from the Scholastic book order.

Mar 15, 11:22am Top

Received an ARC of Fateful Mornings by Tom Bouman.

Mar 16, 2:52pm Top

Arrived this week:

Swimming Lessons by Claire Fuller
99 Poems: New & Selected by Dana Gioia
James Merrill: Life and Art by Langoon Hammer
Idaho by Emily Ruskovich
Nights at the Alexandra by William Trevor

Mar 16, 5:40pm Top

My preorder of In this Grave Hour downloaded.

Edited: Mar 18, 2:03pm Top

Mar 19, 11:52pm Top

Today I got Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey and 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami from a used bookstore, and inherited a 1911 copy of The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett.

Mar 21, 3:06pm Top

Visionaries: Creating a Modern Guggenheim by Megan Fontanella and the Guggenheim Foundation

Mar 21, 8:13pm Top

All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris

Yesterday, 3:11pm Top

Starting Jennifer Chiaverini's Elm Creek quilting series, so picked up:

The Quilter's Apprentice
Round Robin
and downloaded
The Aloha Quilt

I also downloaded The Hiroshima Maidens

Edited: Yesterday, 8:05pm Top

>32 mollygrace: I'm reading Katherine Kuh's book, My Love Affair with Modern Art: Behind the scenes with a Legendary Curator. I know Katherine from her time as the art critic for The Saturday Review. Before that she was modern art curator at the Art Institute of Chicago for many years. An introductory chapter deals with her life as a curator, dealing with the whims of potential donors and the timidity of board members. The following chapters focus on individual artists including Brancusi, Van Gogh's nephew, Mark Rothko, Mark Toby, Isamu Noguchi, Mark Toby, Franz Kline and Fernand Leger, among others.

It's outstanding, full of affection and insight.

Tell me a little about your Guggenheim book.

Yesterday, 10:27pm Top

>35 lansingsexton: I know and respect the name Katherine Kuh. I'm not sure where I first encountered her -- perhaps in The Saturday Review. Thank you for putting me back on her trail -- the book you're reading sounds like something I would enjoy.

Visionaries: Creating a Modern Guggenheim is the book that accompanies the current exhibit at New York's Guggenheim. This link includes a wonderful video which tells about the exhibit and the six visionary collectors whose gifts to the museum are being honored. There is also a slide show of exhibition views.


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