What are you reading the week of September 7, 2019?
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Dark Truth by Mariah Stewart
(Truth series, book 3/is an old series of murders related to new murders?)
Am now struggling with The Katharina Code by Jorn Lier Horst. Like Nesbo, the author is Norwegian. It should be an interesting tale, and it was a best-seller in Europe, but I am not getting into it at all. I may try something else instead.
The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware (5 stars, spooky & twisty)
(modern-day Turn of the Screw tale/Scottish Highlands/nanny job/Echo-type home system/ ghostlore/I don't normally like tales which unfold in a missive style, but I am enjoying this one)
**Thanks to a Wowbrary.com email, I was first in line for this new novel**
“The White Noise Supremacists” from Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung by Lester Bangs
Excerpt from The Story of My Life by Helen Keller from The Norton Book of Women's Lives edited by Phyllis Rose
“The Neutrals” from The Secret History of the War, Volume 2 by Waverley Root
“Your Evangalista, Esperanza” from Uncommon Type: Some Stories by Tom Hanks
“The Resotration of Whiskers a Neglected Factor in the Decline of Knowlege” from Laugh with Leacock by Stephen Leacock
“Her Uncle vs. His Father” by Graham Greene from Esquire Magazine - 40th Anniversary Celebration edited by Don Erickson
I've now started The Woman Who Died a Lot, the seventh, and so far last, entry in Jasper Fforde's delightful "Thursday Next" series.
The House by the River: A Novel by Lena Manta
The house and the river are at the foot of Mount Olympus.
Years following a massive flu epidemic and the death of his wife, Hig finds himself adrift despite the company of his dog and his neighbor. With his wife gone, there is nothing to live for anymore. After his dog dies, he decides to take his plane for a final ride leaving his friend to take care of his property. He lands in an area and finds a father and a daughter trying to eke out a living on their plot of land and stays with them when he makes his decision of what to do with his life. I enjoyed Heller’s book Celine and this one too. Looking forward to reading more of his books!
The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency: BBC Radio Casebook Vol.2: Eight BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatisations by Alexander McCall Smith
I love these short revisits with my Botswana "friends."
They like me. They really like me.
It **HAS** to be better than Lanny was. It just HAS to be.
* “Ilya Ehrenburg Is Haunted by Ghosts of the Homeless as the Germans Retreat in Russia” from A Treasury of Great Reporting: "Literature Under Pressure" from the Sixteenth Century to Our Own Time edited by Louis L. Snyder
* “Morons Can Be Millionaires” from Magazine Digest - August 1949 edited by Murray Simmons
* The chapter on the Milwaukee Braves from 1963 Official Baseball Almanac by Bill Wise
* “On a Vision of Eden” from Leaves in the Wind by Alpha of the Plow (a.k.a. A. G. Gardiner)
* “Cruise Control” from Creek Walk and Other Stories by Molly Giles
* “Little Miss Universe” by William Saroyan from Esquire Magazine - 40th Anniversary Celebration edited by Don Erickson
I've now begun Action at Aquila by Hervey Allen. This is a novel about the Civil War first published in 1938. Allen is best known, I think, as the author of Anthony Adverse.
Meet Me in Monaco: A Novel of Grace Kelly's Royal Wedding by Hazel Gaynor
(mid 1950s/Sophie is a parfumeur/James is a tabloid photographer/a female and a male narrator)
**Thanks to a Wowbrary.com email, I was #1 in line for this novel**
"It's a safe bet no other mother refused to read her children bedtime stories because she found them jejune. You actually used that word—jejune, for Christ's sake!"
"There you are—I gave you a word you still remember...."
"But can't use."
"Then try moving in more educated circles."
"I sit in the House of Lords, Mother."
"You make my point for me."
There's also a prequel series "The Young Montalbano" starring Michele Riondino, also available on DVD.
This is an allegorical book that is supposed to help teach you the different aspects of quantum mechanics by following Alice around as she encounters the different theories. This got very high marks but this is not for everyone. I had taken physics many decades ago but had lost that knowledge since it was never my major field of study. I think someone studying beginning quantum physics now would benefit from reading this cleverly written and illustrated book.